Password Managers

If you’re still typing “Password1234” when logging in to your bank account, you’re asking for trouble. Yes, keeping track of our every online password is a pain in the neck. But that’s where password managers come in. A good password manager will safely store all your passwords under one roof, leaving you with a single master password to memorize. A great password manager will give you even more options. And separating the “good” from the “great” is exactly what this section is all about.

What should you look for when shopping for a password manager?

First of all, a well-designed password management service must be impregnable security-wise. Apart from using cutting-edge encryption, it should offer two-factor authentication to protect your virtual vault from any remote hacking attempts.

Next, the password management app should be intuitive and easy to use. Complicating a process that should be a simple one-click endeavor is not a great way to create or manage a plethora of saved passwords. In other words: the simpler, the better.

Then, we examine the overall feature set: password sharing and synchronization capabilities, multi-platform support, password storage methods, and more. The best password managers will offer a whole range of security and quality of life features, while the not-so-great tools will only provide a bare-bones feature pack.

And finally, we take a look at the pricing. Most great password managers cost money, although some offer free plans with a limited feature set. However, expensive definitely doesn’t always mean better: the best password management tools will give you the best bang for your buck.

Regardless, whether paid or free, a password manager is a necessity in 2019. And here is where we help necessity become reality.