Review: The best password managers for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices
6 local and cloud-based password managers make passwords stronger and online life easier for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone users
KeePass isn't the only open source password manager. There's also Password Safe, currently available for Windows in both installable and portable versions, and for Linux in a beta version. Password Safe is not nearly as feature-rich or mature as KeePass, and I'd be hard-pressed to give you a reason to use it over its big brother. That said, Password Safe is a viable alternative, and if all you need is a local password manager, the decision may come down to which program you find easier to use. The result may be Password Safe.
My1Login has both a free version, supported through advertisements and affiliate links to partner sites, and a pro version, which eliminates the ads and affiliate links for $2 per month. My1Login offers features commonly found in the other contenders such as secure sharing and strong password generation. The problem with My1Login is that the entire service is Web-based, with mobile support coming through the mobile Web app only. While My1Login is enthusiastic about the minimal setup requirements due to the lack of client applications, I find this method to be more difficult to use in the long term.
Keeper Backup is full-featured password manager supporting multiple client platforms, including Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Security features offered by Keeper Backup include two-factor authentication and secure sharing. Keeper offers three pricing tiers, starting with a free edition that supports one device, no sharing, and a limited amount of data. Keeper Backup provides unlimited storage, access to the Keeper Web app, secure sharing, and access to the support team for $9.99 per year. Backup Unlimited adds support for synchronization across devices for a heftier $29.99 per year.
Trend Micro's DirectPass has a free option that supports only five passwords. Trend Micro's subscription service, which costs $14.95 for one year or $24.95 for two years, supports an unlimited number of passwords and devices. Desktop clients are available for both PC and Mac, and mobile clients are available for iOS and Android. While there's nothing wrong with DirectPass, it doesn't match other competitors in features or polish.
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