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A password manager is a software application (or hardware) that helps you store and organize your passwords. The software uses encryption to store and protect passwords and requires a master password before you can access the password database. Password managers are very handy especially when it comes to remembering all your passwords since it is advised that you use a different password for each of your online accounts. With the right permissions, some password managers can log into your online accounts using the details stored in them, and all you need to remember is your master password.

Most password managers have two-factor authentication, browser integration, security alerts, mobile support, password sharing, one-time-use and other very handy features.

Here are some free password managers.


Dashlane is well known for its simple and easy to use interface. This password manager offers two-factor authentication, auto-login, auto-filling of web forms, and a digital wallet that stores your bank account information and saves receipts from purchases you make online. It also lets you share passwords with emergency contacts in case you can’t access your accounts. Passwords and log in credentials are stored locally in an encrypted vault/folder protected by a master password. An in-built password changer allows you to reset the password of any of your accounts to a new one if it gets hacked or compromised.

Dashlane is available for free on Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS, and has plugins for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. You can also install Dashlane on multiple devices, but if you want your data to sync across your devices, and be accessible online, you’ll need Dashlane Premium for $3 a month or $40/yr.

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LastPass is a very popular password manager with lots of great features. It uses two-factor authentication, supports free credit monitoring, multiple identities, and even auto-fills your online forms. Encrypted information is stored in LastPass cloud servers, which means you can use LastPass on other computers and devices. Once your master password is setup, you can import all your saved login info – usernames and passwords from your web browser into LastPass, and you can use just your LastPass master password to sign into your online accounts.

The software also comes with an in-built password generator that aids you in creating strong and unique passwords.

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KeePass is a free and open source password manager. The KeePass software uses the highly secure AES and Twofish encryption algorithms to store your data. KeePass stores passwords locally on your computer in an encrypted database, and it does not sync user data or upload it anywhere. It also has a password generator, supports third-party plugins and tools to extend its functionality and availability to browsers, and other platforms. The KeePass is portable and it makes transferring data between multiple devices easy. Its open source nature allows users configure multiple keys that you can share with other authorized users.

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You can also check out Roboform, 1password and Password safe.

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This article was first published on 29th November 2016


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