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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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juergenvogel19
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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

 

 

 
spazonymous
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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.
John2014
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3/13/2014 | 10:15:40 PM
An alternative password manager
Try "Intuitive Password". It's a comprehensive online password manager that meets your needs. There is a free version available.
anon9786219702
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2/19/2014 | 1:28:52 AM
re: 10 Top Password Managers
Thanks for your recommendation, Efficient Password Manager is really an excellent program! You deserve to own! http://www.efficientsoftware.net/passwordmanager/
yong926
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12/18/2013 | 1:10:52 AM
re: 10 Top Password Managers
I want to recommend Efficient Password Manager which is freeware yet very powerful. You only need to remember one password from now on. You can see more info at: http://www.efficientsoftware.net/passwordmanager/
pepeleches69
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12/8/2013 | 5:23:00 AM
re: 10 Top Password Managers
PassVault is a easy and powerful app to manage password in a very reliable and secure way. Store in a cipher database all your passwords for Web, email, Social Media, Banking accounts, etc.
- All your data is fully encrypted with a strong, password-based, government-grade 256-bit AES cipher. This way your information is protected from unauthorized access by thieves, hackers and malware.
- FREE and without Ads.
- Backup your database to your favorite services (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.singularapps.passvault&hl=es_419
SecurityManiacs
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11/28/2013 | 7:42:40 PM
Password Manager & Safe
I think, in article misses one interesting password manager - Sticky Password.


It is for PC and mobile too. (Google Play). On Google Play is free.
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10/5/2013 | 8:01:58 AM
re: 10 Top Password Managers
The description of SplashID safe is misleading as it confuses two different products. The basic SplashID safe requires no hardware and works in a similar way to the other products described. The image and description refer to SplashID Key Safe. Though the text does also mention mobile and desktop - where it does require installation.
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9/19/2013 | 9:47:09 PM
re: 10 Top Password Managers
Tried several, but, have settled on 1Password. Works seamlessly on every platform I own.
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9/12/2013 | 5:42:59 PM
re: 10 Top Password Managers
Thanks for the additional app ideas, all. We'll keep our eyes on doing a follow up. Let me know any other choices that should be considered.
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