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The Best Password Manager for the iphone – April 2018

The Best Password Manager for the iphone - April 2018

Security is a bigger issue in the modern day than ever before, especially on the internet. Over the past little while, we have seen some major hacks that have destroyed and devalued many companies and individuals. These hacks have cost companies and individuals millions of dollars a ton of bad PR. While you yourself are not overly likely to become a hacking target (at least compared to those large companies), it truly can happen to everyone, so it is a good idea to be prepared and have your information secure just in case.

The best way to protect yourself from the possibility of hackers targeting you is to have strong passwords. A strong password normally needs to be long, fairly random and contain letters, numbers and special characters. However, most people have several different online accounts and as a result, have several strong passwords to remember. Unfortunately, trying to remember and keep track of various different passwords is not always easy and can be a big pain. Thankfully, that is where a good password manager app comes in. These apps allow you to safely and securely store passwords and other important data in a secure location.

With security being a huge concern these days, many of these different apps have popped up over the last years. Some are great and worthy of a download, while others are better off being avoided. The purpose of this article is to show you a number of the best options for secure and safe password managers. Any of the apps on this list are worthy of a download, and which one you choose will depend on the features and options you prefer.

Winner - LastPass
Winner - LastPass

Compatible With

IOS

With a number of different password manager options on the iPhone, choosing a winner was not an easy task. However, after some consideration, the app that we have chosen as the best password managing app is LastPass. LastPass is a password manager user by millions and millions of people to keep their most sensitive information safe and secure. You will wonder how you lived without this app as it makes keeping track of all of your various online accounts easier than you will ever imagine, and you will likely continue using it for as long as you need to remember passwords and keep them secure.

Instead of having to remember a number of long and strong passwords, this app only makes you remember one. Your LastPass master password is your entry key into this app and from now on, will be the only password you need to remember off the top of your head. Also, this app can be used on your phone, your tablet and even your desktop or laptop computer. So wherever you are and whatever piece of technology you are using, you will be able to have quick and easy access to all of your passwords and private information.

Lets’ start first by taking look at some of the features of this app, to truly understand why it has been named the winner. As mentioned, the app keeps all your password safe and secure. Once you enter in your LastPass master password, you gain access to the app. You can easily scroll or search through the app to see and find all of your passwords for the various different accounts you have.

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Another great feature that the app can do is to help you quickly and automatically fill in forms online. The app can also securely store things like your name and credit card information to fill in forms online in seconds. The app also allows you to sign into accounts with saved passwords in seconds by using TouchID. LastPass not only keeps your passwords safe but ensures you can use those passwords and log into your accounts in seconds. You can also organize passwords, so you will never feel lost or not know where a certain password or piece of information is.

The app also allows you to share passwords with ease and can even set up a feature that allows certain people to have emergency access to the app, in case something bad happens to you. This is a great feature, but make sure you only access emergency access to people you really do trust, as you definitely don’t want all of your personal information and passwords getting into the wrong hands. It is also a good idea to use this feature as if you don’t, your passwords to various accounts may be lost forver if something bad were to happen.

Another thing that the app can do is to help you create strong passwords. Simply put, if you don’t use strong passwords, you put yourself at risk for being hacked. However, many of us don’t know how to craft passwords that will be classified as strong. Thankfully, this app can help you with that and you never have to worry if your passwords are strong enough. LastPass features a password generator that lets you customize what type of password you want in terms of length, capital or lowercase, symbols and a number of other things.

In addition to storing passwords, there is more that this app can keep safe and secure. The app can store memberships, IDs, software keys and other things as well. You can also keep private and sensitive notes on this app and you will know they are secure. Audio and video can also be added to the notes. While it is branded as a password manager, it truly is a way to keep everything safe and secure that you want, and it is very easy and simple that everything can be kept and stored in one single app.

Being that this app is all about the safety of your passwords and information, let’s look a bit more closely at the type of security that exists within this app. The app has 256-bit encryption and the app never has your encryption key, you are the only person who knows the password to the app. You also have the option to use a pin code or even use Touch ID if you prefer. The app uses multiple different levels of authentication to make sure you are really you.

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The functionality of this app is great as you can see, but that is not the only good thing about LastPass. The design of this app is also quite superb and is one of the best in the category. It has a simple design and color scheme, while still being appealing to the eye. Navigating the app and knowing which password is which is also incredibly easy to figure out.

Perhaps best of all, this app can be downloaded and used for free. The free version of the app should be more than enough for most people, but if you seek a more complete and in-depth experience, you might want to go with one of the two paid versions of the app. The first version is called LastPass premium, and it will only cost you $12 a year. The premium version of this app will allow you to have unlimited sync on any device, give you more security options and will allow you to get priority support. Another version of the paid app is called LastPass Enterprise, and it is created specifically for businesses. You can easily add and remove employee accounts, set requirements, and security policies and many other features.

All things considered, this is one of the best password managers out there and has great security features, a gorgeous design and a simple user interface. Also, while many of the other apps on this list will only have a free trial, this app can be used for free forever if you choose not to upgrade your membership.

Winner - LastPass

Runner-up - 1Password
Runner-up - 1Password

Compatible With

IOS

While many consider LastPass to be the best app in this category, there are also those who feel 1Password deserves the top spot. While we prefer LastPass, it is only by a small margin. As a result, 1Password has been named the runner-up in this battle of password manager apps for the iPhone.

The beautiful thing about this app is just how simple it is and how good it looks. All you have to do is add your passwords for various accounts into the app, and it will do the rest. With just a few taps in the app, you will be able to sign into your account on almost any website on the internet. If you are having trouble coming up with strong passwords for the app (or for the app’s master password itself), the app has you covered as it comes complete with a password generator.

While it is made for keeping passwords safe and secure, this app can do so much more. The app allows you to store a wide array of private information including credit cards, addresses, bank accounts, and more. It also categorizes these entries for you, so you always know where to find the information that you desire. This is a great way to keep everything separate and easy to navigate without getting confused.  You can also add notes and extra information to these passwords and sensitive bits of information if you think they need further explaining or clarification.

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The app also has a few other great features that warrant the app such a high spot on this list. You can easily add tags to the content of this app and can even favorite certain passwords or information. So if you frequent a certain site quite often, it is a good idea to favorite the password to that site so you can always find it easily and quickly. The app also has the capability of supporting both team and family accounts. Information can easily be migrated from account to account and sharing is painless with this app.

As mentioned earlier in this entry, one of the best things about the app is just how simple it is to navigate. Everything is laid out in a very clear manner and even if you just downloaded the app, you will be able to understand everything with ease. On top of the app working well, it also looks very good too, and isn’t too crowded or cluttered with unnecessary text or features.

When you first download the app, you get a 30-day free trial to try the app out and see if it works for you. If not, you can just let the trial expire. However, if you enjoy the app, you can make the purchase in the app to subscribe to 1Password, and this will only cost you $3.99 a month for an individual. This subscription will get you full access to all the features, will get you automatic and secure syncing, and many other features to make you 1Password experience better than ever.

This app is a great option to download and combines a great interface with an app that does its job in keeping your private information safe and secure. With the inclusion of the free trial, this app is almost a no-brainer to try out. It has great reviews and has been used by millions of satisfied customers from all over the world.

Runner-up - 1Password

Dashlane
Dashlane

Compatible With

IOS

Dashlane is all about keeping your digital activity as safe as possible. If you need an app that can keep your passwords safe and secure, keep your online transactions safe and more, this could be the app for you. Dashlane makes it extremely quick and easy to save and retrieve passwords for your various different online accounts.

In addition to keeping all your information safe, you can also use the app to auto-fill your password and information when signing into various different accounts. This streamlines everything and saves you a lot of time in the long run. The app also lets you know when your passwords are being used outside of the app, to alert you in case these are hacking attempts and you don’t know about them. In addition to being a password manager, this app also acts like your own digital wallet. This can keep your credit card and other payment information safe, while also allowing for a very quick checkout from various online stores.

In addition to being a password manager, this app also acts like your own digital wallet. This can keep your credit card and other payment information safe, while also allowing for a very quick checkout from various online stores. The app also allows for all of your sensitive information to be synced amongst all of your devices, so you are never away from your passwords in case you need them. In addition to being able to download the app for free, you can also opt to pay $39.99 to get the premium version of the app. This gets you secure backup, along with many other useful features and perks.

Sticky Password
Sticky Password

Compatible With

IOS

Sticky Password is a simple, yet powerful, app for making sure all of your most sensitive information is safe and securely locked away. Security is the biggest concern in apps like this, and this app has been created by experts who know it best. You can rest assured knowing that everything you enter into this app will be as secure as possible.

This app allows you to sign into any website automatically, as long as you have a password stored for them. This helps you save a ton of time when logging into various accounts over time. But while it is incredibly quick and easy to use, it still uses the highest grade encryption possible, so you know everything is safe and no one accesses your data at all, except you.

The app is completely free to use, and Sticky Password can also be used on a desktop or laptop computer too. This ensures that you will always have your passwords with you, whether you are on the fly, or just sitting at home. It is a well-designed app, with a simple user interface and is definitely among the most popular and powerful apps in the space.

Sticky Password

Keeper
Keeper

Compatible With

IOS

Millions of people trust the simple and flexible security options that Keeper provides. This app will protect everything you need secure in a safe place. Whether you need to store some passwords, credit card information, documents or anything else, this app will work for you.

This app features an encrypted vault that makes sure no one can get your information unless you give them the password to the app. Not even the developers and creators of the app will be able to see what type of information you have in the app. You can even opt to use touch ID, which means that only your fingerprint will be able to unlock the app.

However, if you want to share the information with others like friends or family, that can be done as well. The app will also seamlessly sync your private information and passwords over a number of different devices. The app is available to be used and downloaded for free with a trial, but there is indeed a premium subscription if you want to unlock the true potential of this app.

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True Key
True Key

Compatible With

IOS

True Key is an app that removes the hassle of remembering multiple passwords for multiple accounts. It can instantly log you into most sites and can keep all your passwords and private information safe and secure. While the fact that a ton of people use this app should convince you that it’s a good option, that may not be enough for some people. If you need more convincing, the app is created by Intel Security, so you know you’re in good hands. Also, your information will never ever be shared or sold.

While this article features many apps that use one master password or your fingerprint to log you into the app, this one does things a little different. True Key uses your own face with its unique facial math technology. The app both protects your passwords, and also helps you use them quicker as it can automatically sign you into the websites you frequent. The app also works on a variety of different devices, and will automatically sync your information from one to another.

The official download page for the app also suggests that many new features and options will be added to the app in the future. This is very good news, and the fact that this app is free, makes it a great option for downloading. So while it might not be our winner or runner-up, once those additional features are added, who knows how great the app could become.

Enpass
Enpass

Compatible With

IOS

Enpass is an app that keeps you from having to remember a number of different passwords, while still having them at your disposal whenever you want them. You can access the app with one “master” password, and this gives you access to all of your stored passwords for various different sites.

The app lets you either use the passwords and manually enter them in Safari, or you can use the in-app browser, which will let you automatically sign into your accounts. The app is very customizable and you can change how your passwords are organized, and laid out, so you never feel lost or confused within the app.

There is a Pro upgrade that you can purchase, but the free app is fairly solid on its own. Also, the desktop version of this app is completely free and fully-featured, which is a fantastic move by the developer. While the app doesn’t do anything additional than most of the apps on this list, it is still very much worth a download if you like the interface.

SplashID
SplashID

Compatible With

IOS

SplashID might just be the most trusted app on this entire list. This app has been around for more than a decade and has more than a million loyal users. As a result, you should feel safe knowing it will ensure that your information is secure. While it has undergone a number of updates and changes over the years, it still remains a great choice.

If you have never heard of or used this app or others like it, think of SplashID as your personal vault for all of your most sensitive information. Passwords, credit card information, registration codes, and many other things can be saved and safely stored in this app. This is a much safer option than just keeping them all written down or trying to remember them.

The app is completely free to use, and looks just as good as it performs. Keeping your items organized is extremely easy and you can even share information with others like friends and family if you so choose. While its feature list is similar to other apps on this list, the fact it has been around for so long and has managed to stay relevant is quite impressive and reassuring to the users.

PasswordBox
PasswordBox

PasswordBox is an app that allows you to save, store, retrieve and use passwords in a completely safe and secure environment. No matter where you are, or what device you are on, you can always access your saved passwords and know you will never ever lose another password again.

In addition to a lot of happy users, this app has also gotten critical acclaim from a number of different publications such as PC Mag, Forbes and others. To be honest, the team deserves the credit and good press they get as the app works well. The app provides 1-tap logins, secure data transfer and syncing between devices, customizable start page and many other great features.

This app is completely free to download and use to its full extent, which is pretty good as many of these apps include a paid version to unlock every feature. This app will work everywhere you go on any device, so you never have to worry about being without your passwords or important information.

PasswordBox

RoboForm
RoboForm

Compatible With

IOS

RoboForm is not only the owner of the best icon of any app on this list, the app itself is pretty good too. It is a password manager and allows you to make sure all of your passwords to various sites are as safe as possible. It also helps you be able to log in to various sites very quickly, with a single tap. This is not only convenient, but it also is more safe and secure than simply writing your passwords down in a book or journal. You can also choose how your information is stored. You can choose to have it stored on the device only, can choose to have it synced between numerous devices, or can choose for it to be backed up on the cloud.

The design of this app is among the best of any in this article. RoboForm has a subtle green tint to its app, and that is quite appealing. But in addition to the app looking good, it also performs very well. The app never seems to crash, has very easy navigation and just ticks off about everything you’d want in one of these apps.

On top of security, one of the most important parts of apps like this is reliability. If these apps aren’t working or the support team isn’t responsive and supportive, that can leave you SOL. Thankfully, this app is very reliable. We already mention it doesn’t crash often, but it also has been in business for many years and also have 24/7 email support available and phone/live chat support available during business hours. It is that reliability, design and functionality of this app that makes it a good choice.

MiniKeePass
MiniKeePass

Before we talk about this app, let’s get into what you need to do before you can even use this app. This app will only work if you use KeePass. KeePass is an open-source password manager on the Mac and Linux operating systems. However, there exists ports that make various apps be able to work with this software. As you can probably guess, that is what MiniKeePass is.

This app lets you edit KeePass files, import and export them, all with the goal of making sure your passwords and private information is safe. The app is more barebones and minimalist than any other app on this list. It features very little in the form of design, but still functions quite well, if you can get around the basic and somewhat boring look of the app.

Whether you use this app, or use KeePass on your computer, you will be using one of the best apps in the space. Because it is open-source, the program is continually being updated and changed. While it may not be worth it to download KeePass and then use this app, this app is outstanding if you already use KeePass on your computer.

MiniKeePass

LoginBox
LoginBox

Compatible With

IOS

Loginbox is your traditional password manager app that aims to protect your most sensitive information from others. The app keeps you from ever having to remember passwords ever again (except for the one you need to access the app itself). Any password you have from any different website will be safe and secure in this app, so you never lose it or have it stolen.

Instead of having to use Safari or your other browser, this app lets you use the in-app browser, which doesn’t keep a history and allows you to browse in privacy. Also, the app automatically logs you in, which saves you a lot of time inputting your passwords, which will likely be long as you want to make sure you have strong passwords.

The app looks incredibly good and has a simple interface. The app is also able to be used free, but also gives people the option to subscribe to a Pro version of the app which unlocks more features and allows you to support the developers.

Password Depot
Password Depot

Compatible With

IOS

While the design of this app is fairly simple and many may not find it too attractive, don’t let that convince you that it’s a bad app. In fact, it is an extremely powerful and customizable app, that is also quite user-friendly as well. Not only will the app store and save passwords for you, it will also be able to keep other private information incredibly safe for you.

The software of the app claims it provides security for your passwords or information in three different respects. The app will store your password, it will guarantee that your information and data will remain secure, and the app will even help you create secure and strong passwords to make you even more safe from potential hacks or breaches.

This is a convenient and free app that is perfect for someone who wants a password manager but doesn’t need all the bells, whistles and a fancy design like many of the other apps provide.

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Kale Havervold

Apr 9, 2018

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