Unless you’ve got the memory of the Rain Man you’re probably struggling to manage all the passwords in your life. This is a problem and let’s face it a security issue. You don’t want to be resetting your passwords all the time, because you forgot which password you used for what site. What you really need is a password manager.
We shortlisted the six best the best online password managers on the market. They all offer military grade encryption and freemium accounts to get started. You can preview the key information about the password managers that we reviewed below.
|Software||Starting From||Best Thing About It||Biggest Problem|
|Dashlane||$40 a year||Bunch of handy extra features.||Expensive|
|LogMeOnce||$33 a year||Lots of useful features.||Cluttered UI.|
|Password Boss||$30 a year||Nice interface and cool features.||None.|
|LastPass||$24 a year||Market leader.||None.|
|Sticky Password||$20 a year||Nice user interface and easy to use.||No team feature.|
|Roboform||$30 a year||Fully featured platform.||Cluttered UI.|
Now you know what they cost, read on for the full review of the best password managers on the market.
Dashlane is my favourite password manager. The reason for this is that it goes beyond just saving your passwords. The developers created a system that ranks your security from 0-100. It makes you more aware of security issues, which is great. You can improve your score by taking certain steps, like updating old passwords every month.
The software logically builds on this rating system with handy features. My favourite is the ability to automatically update all your passwords with new secure options at the click of a button. Unfortunately Dashlane is the most expensive password manager. The Pro version for single users costs $39.96 per year per user. The Business Account, which allows you to share passwords with colleagues, costs $48 a year per user.
LogMeOnce has some cool features you don’t get with the other password managers. For example the developers have saved the input fields for 4,500 popular websites. This pretty much guarantees the software will store all your login information in the correct format. There are also a bunch of integrations to third party verification apps and it’s got the Dashlane security feature that forces you to update your old passwords to keep your passwords secure.
The password manager has a bunch of unique features. There’s the facial recognition login. The software will take mugshots of anyone trying to hack your account with their camera (and even record the audio with their microphone). You can even do things like remotely lock and wipe the memory of your phone, locate your phone and make the phone ring loudly.
Unfortunately getting an account is a pain. The website copy is all over the place and it’s not clear what you’re buying because the pricing page is a mess. It’s a shame, because LogMeOnce is a great product. The Single User Package costs $33 a year per user, which is cheaper than Dashlane, plus it has more features.
Password Boss is an easy to use password manager. The premium version of the software gives you access to things like optional two step authentication (this means they send an authentication code to your phone). You can also choose where your passwords are stored around the world, which makes you feel like an international spy, or maybe just a computer expert.
In terms of pricing, Password Boss has three premium plans. The Single User Plan costs $30 a year. They also have a Standard and Advanced plan for teams that cost $22 per user per year and $36 per user per year respectively. It’s a great feature rich password management system.
LastPass are one of the best online password managers. Unfortunately the size of the company has made it a target of hackers. The worst attack happened in 2015 when hackers stole account email addresses, password reminders and other user information. Serious security flaws in the software were also identified by programmers in 2016 and 2017.
Despite these problems LastPass is one of the best online password managers on the market. The software UI is intuitive and easy to use, feature rich and cheap. Pro accounts cost $24 a year for single user and $48 a year for up to six users with the family account. The Business Plan meanwhile costs $29 per user per year for teams and $48 per user per year for Enterprise.
Sticky Password Pro is one of the best online password managers. You get automatic website login, secure password generation, the ability to access passwords across any device and a soon to be launched team feature with the software. Everything is secured with 256 Bit AES encryption.
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Roboform was one of the first password managers to launch online. It has the simplest pricing model out of all the software on the list. The starting price for the Pro Plan is $29.95 per user per year for up to 10 users. This goes down to $21.95 per user per year for organisations with 100+ employees.
It is a great password manager with powerful features. Unfortunately the user interface is in need of a serious update. It currently looks like something that you’d run on Windows ‘98, which compares badly to the smooth iOS style interface used by some of the other password management software on the list.