Never forget your passwords again with this list of password management software.
We all know that having the same password for every website or app is a bad plan. With all the online accounts we have these days, however, who can remember the 20+ different passwords we’d need to stay secure? Password management software comes to the rescue and provides what your memory can’t: the ability to store multiple passwords for different websites. We’ve compiled a list of the six top password management systems, so you’ll never have to click the “Forgot password?” button again.
KeePass – Free
KeePass is a free, open-source password manager. Using the software, you can store all your passwords in one secure database, using one master password to keep them all safe. KeePass encrypts your password database using AES and Twofish, two of the most secure encryption algorithms around. The service is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Blackberry and Android.
1Password – $49.99
1Password is a comprehensive password management system that covers Mac, Windows and all associated devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android). Not only does 1Password store all your passwords under 1 master key, but the program also creates unique, strong passwords for your different accounts. When you need to log in to a website or account, simply click the relevant link in 1Password, and the software will automatically fill in your password for you. The service isn’t the cheapest on the list, but you have 30 days to try it for free.
RoboForm – $19.95 per year
RoboForm comes in different packages, depending on where you want to install password management software. Single licenses are available for Mac, Windows and USB at $29.95 each. You can also choose “RoboForm Everywhere”, which covers your entire collection of compatible gadgets for an annual fee. It also synchronizes your data between devices. As well as storing your passwords, RoboForm also stores Safenotes, identities and bookmarks.
Kaspersky – $24.95
Kaspersky Password Manager provides sophisticated protection against hackers and spyware. In addition to storing your valuable passwords under one master key, the software requires you to enter your private information using mouse clicks instead of the keyboard. This prevents hackers guessing your information using key strokes. The software automatically remembers log-ins and long form data. You can also get a portable version, which you save to a flash drive and use on multiple PCs.
Sticky Password – $29.99
StickyPassword lets you generate secure passwords and fill in online forms quickly and securely. Using the software, you can also organize your passwords for various website and applications, and save the data you use most for online forms. Stick Password comes with a portable USB version, so you can take your password data with you. The software is compatible with Windows-based PCs and iPhones.
LastPass – Free/$12 per year
LastPass password management software saves your password and online form information. Like other software, you use one master password to unlock your data, and can select the password for the account you want enter with a single click. The service is compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux, as well as iOS, Android, Blackberry, and a range of other mobile set-ups. A basic LastPass account is free. For access to a host of additional features, you can purchase a Pro account for just $12 per year.