There are apps for Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS, and Linux, as well as extensions for all major browsers. Bitwarden also has Windows Hello and Touch ID support for its Windows and MacOS desktop apps, giving you the added security of biometric authentication systems.
Another one I like is Bitwarden’s semiautomated password fill-in tool. If you visit a website where you have saved information, Bitwarden’s browser icon will show how much information is saved on that website. Click on the icon and it will ask you which account you want to use and then fill in the login form. This makes it easy to switch between usernames and avoid the autofill pitfalls we mention at the bottom of this guide. If you just need to have your form fill out automatically, Bitwarden supports that too.
Bitwarden offers a premium paid account. The cheapest of the bunch, Bitwarden Premium, is $10 a year. This gives you 1 GB of storage for encrypted files, two-factor authentication and tools such as YubiKey, FIDO U2F, Duo, and a private report of cleanliness and vault health. Paying gives you priority customer support.
After registration, download the app for Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS, or Linux. There are also browser extensions for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Edge, Vivaldi, and Brave.
The Best Display Manager
I first came across Dashlane a few years ago. Back then, it was the same as competitors with no good morals. But recent updates have added several useful features. One of the best features is Site Breach Alerts, which some services have added as well. Dashlane keeps an eye on the dark corners of the Internet, looking for content that has been downloaded or stolen, and notifies you if your information has been compromised.
Setting up and migrating from another password manager is easy, and you’ll use a private key to encrypt your passwords, just like 1Password has implemented. In practice, Dashlane is very similar to the others on this list. The company doesn’t offer a desktop app, but I use passwords in a browser, and Dashlane has extensions for all major browsers, along with apps for iOS and Android. If a computer program is important to you, it’s something to know. Dashlane offers a free 30-day trial, so you can try before you commit.
After registration, download the app for Android and iOS, and hold browser extensions for Firefox, Chrome, and Edge.
The Best DIY (Do It Yourself) Method
Want to retain more control over your data in the cloud? Try using a desktop app like KeePassXC. It stores all your passwords in a digital safe that protects you with a password, a large file, or both. The difference is that instead of a service like 1Password syncing for you, you sync your database file using a file syncing service like Dropbox or Edward Snowden’s recommended service, SpiderOak. Once your file is in the cloud, you can access it from any device that has a KeePassXC client.
Why you alone? In a word: exposure. Like Bitwarden, KeepassXC is open source, which means its code can be and has been checked for serious bugs.
Download and desktop app for Windows, MacOS, or Linux and create your bedroom. There are also extensions for Firefox, On the edgeand Chrome. It doesn’t have any official apps for your phone. Instead, the project encourages KeePass2Android or Strongbox for iPhone.
NordPass is the new kid on the password manager block, but it comes from a company with a long history. NordVPN is a well-known VPN provider, and the company brings to its privacy manager much of the ease of use and simplicity that made its VPN so popular. Installation and setup is a breeze. There are apps for every major platform (including Linux), browser, and device.
The free version of NordPass is limited to one device, and no synchronization is available. There is a seven-day free trial of the premium version, which allows you to test the device’s synchronization. But to do this, you have to upgrade to a $36-a-year plan. (Like its VPN service, NordPass accepts payments in cryptocurrencies.)