Using a password manager is an easy and fast way to secure the online life. For every online account, you won’t have to remember a single, complicated, complex password. The password manager saves every password for you and minimizes the threat when a major data breach happens the next time. The single “main” key to password manager is your only code that you will need to remember.
Features like user experience, app help, protection and overall performance are tested, and we concluded that Dashlane and LastPass are the best overall password managers, providing the perfect combination for ease of use, comfort and safety.
Dashlane has a tool that changes your password on hundreds of websites, a fully interactive Linux, a Chrome OS website interface and support and an advanced desktop application. The cost of Dashlane’s Prime Plan has risen by 50% and LastPass and in particular Keeper, our second ranked manager, have a greater price benefit.
The free version of LastPass is unrestricted and versatile. It has also recently raised the cost of its premium editions, but is the most comprehensive of every password manager.
Dashlane also supports Ubuntu, Chrome OS and Microsoft Edge and has made the website application fully immersive, beating LastPass with platform support and crushing its chief rival in system compatibility with its outstanding desktop software.
The killer feature of Dashlane remains the bulk code switch that you can reset hundreds of your passwords simultaneously to save time and stress in the case of significant breaches of information. There is also a scanner on your iOS or Android e-mail box to locate the accounts you can miss. You will conveniently use the Password Manager to complete your personal information in online forms.
The main drawback for Dashlane is its high price. We have tested the package last time, it was $40 a year for the paid plan. In July 2018, Dashlane hopped a $60 per year in value and introduced a $120 per annum Value Plus package. At the same time it restricted 50 sets of passwords on its free plan which once provided unlimited memory for password storage.
To be honest, the Premium package also provides a dark web security system and a free VPN service. In contrast, the Premium Plus plan includes payment protection, recover identification help and identity theft prevention.
LastPass comes at second spot after Dashlane because of it is support for all major platforms, usability, a variety of settings and range of features. The LastPass free version has just as many apps as the paid version and synchronizes an infinite number of devices. However, in the past few years the price of the paid version has tripled, from 12 dollars a year to 36 dollars per year.
No software needed to use LastPass on your device. Alternatively, the code exists in full web-interface and application extensions. There’s the LastPass Pock for Windows and Linux alternative if you want to keep your data locally.
Keeper has a robust web interface and stores all type of files and documents, priced at $25.49 a year, is fast and comprehensive for a premium service, perhaps the best security for any password management and now has a premium service cheaper than both LastPass and Dashlane.
The downside to this increased safety is a little inconvenient. Keeper doesn’t have a large-scale code update and doesn’t require you to build a PIN to unlock the mobile app easily. You will have to enter the full master password every time you have an older phone that cannot recognize your fingerprint or eyes.
Enpass has strong, unrestricted, free Windows, Mac and Linux apps, free Android and iOS applications restricted to only 25 passwords. Unlimited protection of all devices costs 17.99 dollars a year or 1.49 dollars a month or 53.99 dollars for one order.
Enpass does not provide cloud storage of its own, so, you must sync your computers with Dropbox or a similar service. The Enpass software design is somewhat large, but usable. To some point both control biometric logins.
The service could be ideal for users who are careful about placing their data online.
Windows and Android variants of 1Password have finally come to tough compete with their Mac and their iOS counterparts, but many features are still more clunky than new password managers themselves. 1Password requires new customers to login and connect to the $36 yearly cloud database, while Mac users are able to buy the old stand-alone software which helps them to locally sync phones.
Nonetheless, 1Password’s latest Chrome and Firefox software updates, called 1Password X, largely emulate computer interface and function for web browsers rather than operating systems. Even yet, 1Password is expanded for Chromebook and Linux clients.
There is one password killer feature which is a mode that deletes sensitive data from their computers. Just cloud users are able to use that. 1Password also boasts excellent form filling features and has incorporated genuine double-factor authentication.
Zoho Vault belongs to a broader range of premium business tools, which make the Password Manager safe to use directly. You will not be able to obtain consumer-friendly features such as filling out personal information or a bulk key changer.
Unlike Enpass, Zoho Vault will do your sync with your own servers, so that all your desktop, laptop, and mobile devices are synchronized at no cost.
Since 1999 RoboForm has existed and sadly shows its age. For $24 monthly, the premium version is not pricey, and the software is well developed and works across a wide range of apps and networks. Its desktop software can be misleading, its website is still read-only and its usability is minimal. To cope even with the free version of LastPass, RoboForm needs redesign.
All seven password managers, with the most difficult form of encryption in broad use today, protect your information, both on your machine and in the cloud. Everything is available on a single account with an unlimited number of devices, saves an unlimited number of passwords, and creates powerful, new passwords for you. Many alert about the latest data breaches and most provide a two-factor master key authentication solution. We ranked Dashlane, LastPass and Keeper as number 1, 2 and 3 in our tests.