Jeremy Bauer
Jeremy BauerWriter + Arts Instructional Designer

What's the best free, cross-platform password manager?

I'm looking for a password manager that's free and can be used on Chrome and iPhone, mainly. I haven't used one before because they make me paranoid, but I've just got too many passwords to remember. I wonder if I just need to pay for 1Password, but I was hoping there would be a comparable free option that hasn't had big security issues. πŸ”‘ πŸ‘€
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  1. Kate
    Kate53Head of Social @ GitHub Β· Written
    No question, 1Password is the BEST password manager. It works across multiple platforms (iOS, OSX, PC, most web browsers have extensions for it) and it's filters/features elevate from being a "helpful list of passwords" to a "can't live without this tool". You can sort your passwords by websites with recent security risks, weak password strength, etc. or you can have it help you create super-secure passwords for you!
    Nina Stepanov
    Nina Stepanov@techstars // @fituniversity Β· Written
    I love 1Password so much. I used it for free at my old job and ended up buying it for myself. Definitely worth it but be sure to use the "tags" feature when you start out so it's easy to find passwords for different purposes.
    AustinFounder, Layman Lab Β· Written
    I tried a few PW managers before I settled on 1Password. I really like it. iPhone integration is mediocre IMO, but you can cut and paste PWs fairly easily. There's also plenty of room for improvement (e.g. periodic and automatic cycling of PWs would be amazing), but I've been using it for over a year with great success.
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    Newly launched Mac OS X integration for password management

    Jorge Mir
    Jorge MirProduct Manager Β· Written
    I think LastPass is a good option. All password managers have had some issues, but if you enable two-factor authentication it works pretty well. As of last year sync across devices is free, so that solves that.
    • matt kocaj
      matt kocajDev on a mission to work for himself

      It's definitely a leap to use a password manager. Actually it's a pain in the ass. but it's so worth it.

      Passwords aren't going away any time soon so this is the only safe options for the near future. Get onto it.

      If you're having trouble convincing your mainstream friends and family try this video

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    • Nick Allen
      Nick AllenHead of Marketing at FileInvite | Kiwi

      LastPass means you never have to use the same password on multiple websites again. Use the handy features to share your passwords with other users and sync your work account so that you can easily onboard team members. User for yeasrs.

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    Avast Passwords

    A free password manager for every device in your life

    Ryan Shook
    Ryan ShookCreative Director Β· Written
    I've tried 1Password and LastPass and I don't like them because they favored one platform too much or made me pay to have real functionality. Avast Passwords has been so useful to me because it's platform agnostic, completely free, and I trust Avast more than most tech companies.
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    Best Password Manager & Secure Digital Wallet.

    Ben Lang
    Ben Lang23Shipping Β· Written
    Dashlane is a great password manager to try out.
    ShervinResearch Engineer Β· Written
    I like Dashlane. It has a great iOS Safari extension, works great on all my browser on my computer (through extensions), and does a good job of synchronizing everything. It's also nice to have the auto-changing password feature, on some website it can automatically change the password for you (better security to update passwords every once in a while). Edit: love storing personal information and secure notes. All my cards are on there for easy payment as well.
  5. I've been using keepass for over 2 years. Has downloads for most platforms including Android and iPhone. I've only used the Windows and Android version. Local install, but can sync over Dropbox easily. I did a getting started blog post at the time if it helps.
  6. Ayrton De Craene
    Ayrton De Craene18Code @ Product Hunt Β· Written
    Vault generates safe passwords so you never need to remember them. It is written in JavaScript/Node.js and provides both a CLI and a web-based interface.
  7. Vinit Agrawal
    Vinit Agrawal13Co-Founder at Tars ( Β· Written
    This is what you want. It is a cloud-based password manager. Has a Standalone Mac, Windows, and Linux apps. And supports Android, iOS on the way. Encryptr is open source and is available on GitHub.