Online accounts are password-protected from unauthorized access, but how secure this password protection is depends on your ability to create strong passwords. This is easy if you only have 1 or 2 accounts, but when you have multiple accounts, each protected by complex passwords that are different from one another, memorizing them all might not be easy.
Using one password for all accounts is also a death sentence to your online identity. So what is there for us to do? Well, we can use password managers.
We have previously written about password managers for desktops, as well as tools to help you generate random passwords at the click of a button. In this roundup, we will have a look at similar counterparts for Android apps instead. Here are 7 free and premium Android apps to help you create and manage your passwords. Name your favorite in the comments section.
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1Password is an app that makes password management a lot more convenient and safe. One of its best features is its strong password generator that you can use to make up secure passwords for all your accounts.
Besides that, you can store your passwords in a vault locked with a master password — so all you have to do is sign in to your 1Password’s account, use the app’s built-in browser and it will automatically plug in your stored login credentials on the website you are accessing. [Free]
LastPass is a handy tool that allows you to manage passwords and automate any sort of web form filling. This app offers you the option to store your passwords and other login credentials on their servers for easy access when needed.
Realizing how insecure it is to send passwords for shared accounts to your mates via email, LastPass developers have included the "sharing with friends" feature, which provides a safe and confidential method of sharing login credentials with others as long as they have registered LastPass accounts. [Free]
Besides the basic features you would expect from a password management app, Keeper also allows syncing with other devices like your computer or tablet. Therefore, you have access to your passwords anytime, anywhere.
Keeper also includes a robust feature that allows sharing on the go and claims to provide the users with unlimited data storage on their servers that are protected by their self-proclaimed world-class security. However, many services provided by Keeper are only available to paying users. [Free]
If you constantly forget your login details whenever you want to access your accounts, Roboform will come in really handy for you. Besides the usual features like password generator, form filling and password sharing, Roboform’s pro account is equipped with some additional features that will fascinate you.
You will be provided with a USB portability tool that allows you to travel securely with your login credentials on your USB drive. It is also integrated with Dolphin and Firefox browser for mobile. [Free]
Similar to 1Password, with mSecure you can generate random and unique passwords (using various types of characters, numbers and special symbols) in a matter of seconds. The password generator also comes with a conventional bar that displays the strength of a chosen password.
Besides features like auto-filling of forms, mSecure also provides a visually appealing interface. Once you have signed in to your account, you will find a neatly organized menu of different categories. mSecure also includes an intelligent backup system that sends you notifications when a backup is needed in case you’ve missed it. [$ 9.99]
6. Safe In Cloud Password Manager
Safe In Cloud Password Manager is another great tool that has synchronization with cloud services such as Google Drive, Box, SkyDrive and Dropbox. It has a clean and user-friendly interface. To store your private data, you create cards from predefined templates. There is also a search tool that helps you find any details saved on your cards.
However, the drawback of this app is its browser integration, which is still in the works. To fill in your login credentials on a website, you have to use the floating panel to copy data from the password manager and paste it into your browser. [$ 4.99]
Despite the lack of exceptional features to distance itself from the competition, eWallet is a tool that provides most of the features someone would need in a password management app, e.g. password generator, storage of login credentials with master password protection, etc.
There is also an option of getting your data synchronized between your Android device and a Windows PC, but additional fees apply. All in all, eWallet is a great choice for securing your valuable data in a digital wallet. [$ 9.99]