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10 Top Password Managers

Tired of being stuck in password hell? Consider these password managers that balance security with convenience.
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KeePass, the only open-source app on our list, is a password manager for users who know their way around a PC. For example, when you install KeePass, a wizard asks you where you want to store your database. KeePass makes that database easily portable -- you can transfer it to a USB drive and connect to another PC. AES and 256-bit Blowfish encryption provide reasonable assurance that your data won't be compromised if the drive is lost or stolen. You can also keep it in the cloud provider of your choice. The mobile and desktop apps synchronize directly to Dropbox or Google Drive.

KeePass is lightweight -- it doesn't store file entries, registry keys or INI files on your PC, and it even clears the clipboard on exit when the enhanced clipboard protection option is enabled. KeePass is OSI-certified.

Open-source software for a password manager has pros and cons. On the plus side, it lets savvy users check the code to ensure the software performs as advertised and there are no backdoors. This is good for coders who like to tweak a setting or two; for example, choosing different encryption algorithms. On the other hand, granular features are not necessarily what most users want in a password manager.

KeePass is available for Windows, Mac OS X, PocketPC and Smart Devices, Windows Phone 7, iPhone/iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and Palm OS.

Price: Free (donations accepted)

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Andre RobertoD871
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7/16/2015 | 7:57:21 PM
A different approach to a Password Manager
Hi guys, there is a password manager called Ninja Password (ninjapassword.com) that is very different from everything else out there because it actually does not store your passwords anywhere. What it does instead is generate your password on the fly whenever you need it based on an hashing algorithm that takes into account the the websites domain, a personal PIN number and a random user ID that it generates. If you use that same user ID in other devices it will sync your settings and list of websites for you, which in handy these days. The catch is that you cannot choose your own password but stick with the one it generates for you. You can setup the strength of your password (length, use of special chars, etc.), but that's it. Now, the most awesome thing about it is that it has no registration, no e-mails, no names, no addresses, no credit cards, nothing. It is completely private.
HonzaD206
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1/7/2015 | 4:16:03 PM
Enterprise password manager
All of those are personal password managers, but what if you need to securely share passwords with somebody else?? Within the team?? Try Vaultier.org. It is server based encrypted storage. BTW... there is free community version available.
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8/31/2014 | 4:18:29 PM
sumbled upon...
Using Stumble upon I found this article... right after I found Password Locker @  pwlocker[dot]com

hit the back button to share. Trying it now, seems like it's missing some mobile functionality, but they're updating it all the time. I found their twitter handle @pwlocker and follow it for updates.

Going to give it 10 days or so as the password lists and funcitonality is pretty cool, but may close it out after that if I don't see some improvements with the mobile stuff (works well on smartphones, i'd just like to see some remembering of whom I am - have to repeat logging in over and over - although it's intergrated with Facebook, so i just log in with my FB credentials).

my 2 cents.
Jones201411
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6/21/2014 | 10:59:08 PM
Recommended password manager
If you are looking for a password manager that works everywhere without installation, try "Intuitive Password" password manager. I use it all the time.
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6/20/2014 | 10:35:40 AM
re: 10 Top Password Managers
I agree with you @juergenvogel19. Everybody has their own "fav password manager". For me, it will always be Password Depot. It is one of the best password managers out there. It provides best security features at an affordable cost Apart from that, it also provides other options to manage my personal data such as credit card, debit card, TAN lists etc.,. I think this piece of software deserves to be on the best password managers list. 
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5/12/2014 | 5:09:55 AM
Re: Password Manager & Safe
Yes, I miss Sticky Password too in this comparison. I use them for many years.
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5/8/2014 | 1:07:09 AM
Try "Intuitive Password" online password manager
You may try an alternative online password manager "Intuitive Password". It securely stores your passwords in the cloud, and be able to access/view them on all devices. It's free and you don't need to install any plugin to use it.
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4/20/2014 | 11:04:06 PM
re: 10 Top Password Managers
Keyfob is another great password manager that deserves to be on this list. They have apps for Windows desktop and Windows Phone 8. They also have a web app at keyfobapp.com in case you are away from your phone and computer. It's great for storing not only passwords, but any type of sensitive information, including security questions for websites, PIN numbers, etc. There is also a password generator to help you create strong passwords for your accounts. The desktop version does password auto-fill, which is a huge timesaver.
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3/27/2014 | 8:10:54 AM
re: 10 Top Password Managers
Password Depot deserves to be on top 10 list of password managers. I have been using it since a very long time now and it works great! I wonder why it was not included in this list. It provides so many features such as Security, Easy to Use, Easy to Understand, Clear Interface, Easy Pasword Generation, Facility to save personal Info, Super customer service, not only does it Import password list from other formats but also imports TAN lists...etc., I can go on and on about this tool because its a fantastic tool providing many features one can imagine. 

I think this link can explain much better about the features I mentioned above --> http://www.password-depot.com/overview.htm

 

 

 
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3/20/2014 | 2:06:02 AM
This article
LOL at the ELEVEN pages it took to write this article. You think I'm gonna click on 11 pages just to see a top 10 list of password managers? FFS, just put the article on ONE page. Won't be back.
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