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  1. racedog's Avatar
    Going to move to using a password app. I've never used one so I'd like some feedback from those of you who have.

    What password apps have you tried that you no longer use and why did you quit using them?

    What app do you use now and why do you like it?
    07-22-2019 02:15 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Used: BlackBerry Password Keeper - Stopped using it because it's not available everywhere I need it to be. It's a phone only app.
    Moved to: 1Password. It's pricey, and subscription based but it's everywhere I need it to be. Multiple devices, desktop, etc. and it's a solid app with great features and an excellent track record of secuirty AFAIK.
    07-22-2019 02:58 PM
  3. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    I use Lastpass. The ease of any device and ease to 'autofill'.

    BlackBerry password was my back in the day app. Alas, not available everywhere.

    Tried 1Password, too. But, had an issue with it synching to Dropbox. So, go nervous about it. Alas, that was ages ago...
    07-22-2019 03:12 PM
  4. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    I use Enpass and am pretty happy with it. Main reason is because subscriptions rub me the wrong way.

    I used Dashlane for a while but stores y after it deleted all my passwords and failed to load a backup.

    If you're cool with a monthly sub I'd say lastpass looks like it's probably the best all around.
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    07-22-2019 04:32 PM
  5. Mooncatt's Avatar
    What password apps have you tried that you no longer use and why did you quit using them?
    I've only used one after much research, so I can't answer this question. I just wanted to first recognize that it's a very astute question to ask.

    I personally use Last Pass. There is a yearly charge for premium features, but the basic version is free. I love it for the cross platform compatibility, all encryption and decryption is performed on your device (their servers never get access to your raw info), you can get a storage vault for notes and files, and ease of use. This was the video that sold me on it.



    Note that it is a little old and some of it is out of date (I.e. The premium price has gone up, but I believe mobile access is now included in their free services). They start talking about it at 53:30 into the video. There's a couple extra things worth mentioning too.

    There is no master password recovery/reset if you forget yours. Since they never have access to that, it's likely impossible to have that feature even if they wanted. Instead, you can create a custom password hint to help you remember. Because this is a hint you create yourself, it can also be a bit cryptic. I.e. "My birthplace city, split in half with birth year backwards." So if born in Boston and your birth year was 1976, your master password could be "Bos6791ton" You'll obviously want something better than that, but it makes the point.

    Also, and this goes for any password manager, don't use a PIN number for quicker login. I don't remember if LP still has this option, but it can be a huge security risk by essentially locking your vault with only 4 digits. It is ok to use fingerprints (face recognition has been tricked rather easy, even with forensics level detective work).
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    07-22-2019 04:38 PM
  6. edubb256's Avatar
    About a year ago I tried LastPass, Dashlane, and 1Password. I chose 1Password and have been happy with it.
    07-22-2019 04:49 PM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    About a year I tried LastPass, Dashlane, and 1Password. I chose 1Password and have been happy with it.
    I've been using Lastpass....free version
    07-22-2019 05:07 PM
  8. djlee0314's Avatar
    +1 for Lastpass (free version)
    07-22-2019 05:09 PM
  9. williams448's Avatar
    Samsung Pass works well for me
    07-22-2019 06:27 PM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    I use LastPass for personal and Bitwarden for work.
    07-22-2019 10:12 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    There is no master password recovery/reset if you forget yours. Since they never have access to that, it's likely impossible to have that feature even if they wanted. Instead, you can create a custom password hint to help you remember. Because this is a hint you create yourself, it can also be a bit cryptic. I.e. "My birthplace city, split in half with birth year backwards." So if born in Boston and your birth year was 1976, your master password could be "Bos6791ton" You'll obviously want something better than that, but it makes the point.
    Not correct. You can fully setup recovery for LastPass.
    07-22-2019 10:13 PM
  12. racedog's Avatar
    Thanks for all the feedback! I'm going to do a lot of reading on Lastpass, 1pass, Bitwarden and Enpass.

    If anyone has other suggestions I'm still to them.
    07-22-2019 10:35 PM
  13. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Not correct. You can fully setup recovery for LastPass.
    When I signed up, this wasn't an option and I hadn't seen any updates announcing it (their emails are not very regular). I'll stand corrected, and they do now have a few options that seem to give that flexibility without giving up too much security (though I do still see some potential issues). I'm glad they are opt-in features, though. If you have security concerns about allowing recovery methods, simply don't set them up. I found a recent blog on it here.

    https://blog.lastpass.com/2019/05/ne...y-mobile.html/
    07-22-2019 11:37 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    When I signed up, this wasn't an option and I hadn't seen any updates announcing it (their emails are not very regular). I'll stand corrected, and they do now have a few options that seem to give that flexibility without giving up too much security (though I do still see some potential issues). I'm glad they are opt-in features, though. If you have security concerns about allowing recovery methods, simply don't set them up. I found a recent blog on it here.

    https://blog.lastpass.com/2019/05/ne...y-mobile.html/
    They had it years before this as well. I have been with LP for the past 3 or so years and they have had recovery as options ever since. They only recently introduce the mobile recovery but other methods have been available for a long long time.
    07-22-2019 11:38 PM
  15. cohoman's Avatar
    Enpass is my password manager on all my Android devices and my desktop Mac.
    07-23-2019 04:49 AM
  16. hallux's Avatar
    I use Roboform. I admit that the fingerprint login doesn't always work on my device but otherwise it works to auto-fill passwords in web pages and apps (not copy/paste, it just fills once you select the password to fill). There's a cost to sync across devices (Roboform Everywhere, about $2 a month billed annually with discounts for multi-year plans), and they allow you to designate someone as your "backup" in case something happens to you and someone needs to get to your accounts.

    Roboform is cross-platform as well, Android, Windows, macOS, iOS...
    07-23-2019 05:13 AM
  17. N4Newbie's Avatar
    I've used eWallet for years - many, many years.

    It's available for multiple Android, iOS, Windows and Mac, even Blackberry . By default, your data resides only on your device, but if you want to, you can set it to sync among your devices via your *own* Dropbox account.

    Oh, and no subscription pricing...

    https://www.iliumsoft.com/ewallet
    07-23-2019 05:22 AM
  18. infinidim's Avatar
    I'm using Empass. Have been since it first came out.
    07-23-2019 07:45 AM
  19. criminal_bg's Avatar
    this is an important thread. for all the passwords we have to remember these days, having an app that can do it would be great. i will be keeping an eye on this thread to find one suitable for me as well.
    07-23-2019 08:26 AM
  20. Genesis Serviano's Avatar
    KeePass. KeePass2Android is a great app as well.
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    07-23-2019 08:49 AM
  21. STiK's Avatar
    Using Enpass
    07-23-2019 08:53 AM
  22. jlsosajr's Avatar
    I use “Keeper” and find it fantastic!! Great app to use on my mobile while I use as well with my PC and don’t have to worry about my password.
    07-23-2019 09:33 AM
  23. rallen562's Avatar
    I use BlackBerry Password Keeper for the same reason that Bla1ze stopped using it. It's a phone only app. I don't want it on my desktop or laptop, or any other device. If I don't have my phone with me, I obviously don't need to enter a password. I switched from BlackBerry to Samsung a few phones ago. I still use a lot of the BlackBerry software for the security aspect. As of today, I have 195 passwords to keep track of. And with all of the data breaches happening, I change most of my passwords monthly. Randomized (computer generated) passwords 16 characters in length, making use of upper and lower cases, numbers, and special characters makes it impossible to remember or to steal. I can't think of a possible need for me to be without my phone and have to enter a password. My Galaxy S10+ has almost completely changed my needs for a full blown computer. Chrome's desktop settings gives me access to desktop only software, and if I want a full desktop experience, I just plug in the Dex cable and I am set. That, along with 1.5TB of on device storage does everything possible I could ask for. BlackBerry Password Keeper, I think, is the absolute best.
    07-23-2019 09:44 AM
  24. SergeantDroid's Avatar
    I've been using mSecure for years. Works well for me and is compatible with multiple platforms. It is backed up to the cloud so I never worry about losing my data. It is $30 one time, not annual.
    07-23-2019 10:17 AM
  25. huko84's Avatar
    I use Bitwarden. It syncs across practically anything, comes with a CLI and has a free tier that allows sharing between two accounts. You can self host as well if you like.
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    07-23-2019 11:03 AM
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