While there are certainly a few options on this list that would almost make the cut in terms of clean lines and modern designs, there’s nothing sexy about password managers. That’s okay. Password managers exist because we all have way too many passwords to remember, and in order to keep those individual accounts secure—or just because Mr. Robot has you freaked out—we need some help in the security and memory departments. Throw out the Post-it Notes on the back of your keyboard. Shred the paper hanging on the bulletin board behind your desk (looking at you, Dad). Delete the “Notes” on your phone with plain text passwords. Slim down your wallet by taking the password note out of it and burning it. Do you really want to deal with identity theft? Of course not. Protect yourself, your livelihood and your data with a password manager.
With more Editor’s Choice, “our pick” or “best in show” selections when it comes to the best password managers out there, LastPass is hands down the best option out there. The easy to use, secure, feature-rich and widely-supported password manager that works on just about all devices across platforms, operating systems and connectivity options locks down all your passwords behind one secure master password that you can use for everything. If you don’t want to have to worry about any of your devices, do any research, pay a premium or deal with cross-platform compatibility, LastPass is an easy choice when it comes to a password manager. Link
If you’re into sleek interfaces, easy form filling and online order tracking, Dashlane is the David to Lastpass’ Goliath. The base of secure password management and cross platform device support is bolstered by those aforementioned bonus features, along with the ability to reset multiple passwords on hundreds of sites at once and share passwords with emergency contacts. It’s feature packed, cleverly designed, easy to use and widely considered to be the best alternative to LastPass on the market. Link
With a tagline like “Go ahead. Forget your passwords.” it’s easy to assume that 1Password knows what’s up when it comes to managing your passwords. They do. 1Password has everything from web access and offline access to automatic syncing and secure document like you’d expect from a premium password manager. Where 1Password truly excels is in the Teams and iOS departments. Teams (or Families) allow multiple accounts to have access to the same password repository for easy sharing, account recovery or access limitations. As for you Apple users out there, 1Password has the same look and feel you’re used to from the fruit, and more importantly, this is one of the few options that will work on mobile with TouchID. Link
Used by the likes of everyone from Rolex and Dell to the US Government and Boeing, LogmeOnce is a password manager that has more features than you will probably ever use. Password management and web access. PhotoLogin, fingerprint or PIN access. Mobile devices with cross platform syncing. Secure wallet and autofill for forms. Two-factor authentication and a secure password share. And those are just the features for the free version. Step up to the Pro or Ultimate versions and you’ll get features like secure backup, priority support or Selfie based two-factor authentication. If you’re not using a password manager yet, start with LogmeOnce. Link
For more than a decade—in other words, for longer than most of us have had to remember multiple passwords—KeePass has been the go-to password manager for people that wanted a free and open-source option on the Windows platform. It might lack mobile applications and cloud-based syncing, but those are actually benefits in disguise if you’re a truly security conscious individual that wants to manage a local or portable database without having to worry about a lifetime of important information being backed up to some server room you can never physically visit. And because it’s open-source there are a whole host of third-party plugins available. Link
With hundreds of thousands of dollars raised across multiple crowd-funding campaigns, Mooltipass is the perfect combination of physical security and digital usability. Your passwords are securely stored on a smartcard that, when inserted into the Mooltipass device allows you to access all your credentials using the built in screen or by physically connecting the device to a computer or phone. Once you unlock your secure password vault with a PIN entered on the device you even have the option of confirming your log in to websites with a simple tap on your desk. Link