I’ve been using a password manager for ages now – and I recently switched to something different (I’ll tell you why, later).
I can understand if you’re paranoid about trusting your passwords to a password manager.
But if you are someone who has had multiple accounts on various services, having a password manager is the only efficient way to stay secure and productive.
Wait! You know that there are a lot of options available, right?
Well, you can just search for them on Play Store, if I’m not wrong.
So, what’s the point of this article? Well, here, I focus on useful and unique password managers for Android (and not just sticking to the popular ones).
Best Password Managers That You Need To Know About
You may not have heard about this before – but it stands out from the rest by focusing on local encryption (peer-to-peer) instead of relying on cloud storage to store and encrypt your passwords.
You might observe other password managers implementing local encryption as well – but in this case, they focus particularly on this matter.
In other words, your passwords will remain encrypted locally on your device – it won’t be stored in their servers. In addition to this, it also lets you autofill 2FA (two-factor authentication) tokens if you want.
No subscriptions required to use it – so it is free. However, if you want to unlock the “pro” features, you can do that by a one-time fee of $3 (approx).
Bitwarden is a completely free and open source password manager for Android. In other words, you can independently verify the source code for its security and privacy.
Personally, I’ve switched to Bitwarden from LastPass just because it is an open-source solution.
It offers everything that you would need in a password manager. You can opt for the premium subscription if you want some encrypted storage space (for note attachments) and priority support.
If you like it, I’d recommend you to upgrade it to the premium (like I did) to support open-source tools. It’s just $10 per year.
LastPass is an incredibly popular password manager app for Android. Unlike Bitwarden, this isn’t open source. But, it’s quite trustworthy.
I’ve had used it for years before switching to Bitwarden. No complaints so far.
It is completely free and offers optional premium subscription for $3/month (billed annually) for encrypted storage space, priority support, and few more perks.
I’ve always been a fan of Dashlane password manager for its user interface.
It provides all the essential features that you normally look for in a password manager. However, unlike others, the free plan lets you store only 50 accounts limited to one device.
So, Dashlane is mostly a premium offering which starts at $3.33/month (billed annually).
If you want a great user experience and some premium perks, Dashlane is the way to go.
Enpass is yet another decent password manager. Similar to the others, you will find all the essential features you need.
However, for the free plan, it just lets you store 20 items.
But, fortunately, the pricing plan is interesting. It takes a one-time fee per platform (depending on where you use it – Windows/Android/iOS/macOS).
It’s just $12 as the one-time fee – which is pretty cheap.
I hope you found the list useful. Even though there are more options to choose from – I will recommend you to try these first (based on my personal experience).
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Which password manager do you use on your Android device? Let me know in the comments down below.
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