Password Managers - Why you chose what you did?


TheBrokenBee

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I chose bitwarden because it was free and as good as any other password manager out there. If you really wish to self host it, you could do that too. Its secure and free.
 
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adrianlondon

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I do. Well, I think I do :) On reddit this question was asked and the answer was that there's really only one person on the payroll and they get enough dosh from people willing to pay for the family or business accounts.
 
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mikzn

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OK - I throw myself to the wolves too - LOL - :)

I have been using iAccounts since 2010 (iPhone3 days) works great on every iOS since then (so far) and it was $10 (Back then) and I have it on 2 phones, 2 ipads and 2 MBP's all synced and working fine with same data on each.

The developer gave up about 5 years ago and left the app on the app store N/C - AFAIK it's still there - too bad - i think it is a great great app.

That said, maybe someone will tell me it is a risk problem - but it still works for me - anyway it's days are probably numbered considering the next OSX and next iOS - my guess the next updates will be the end - i am surprised it made it this far on iOS.
 
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BasicGreatGuy

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OK - I throw myself to the wolves too - LOL - :)

I have been using iAccounts since 2010 (iPhone3 days) works great on every iOS since then (so far) and it was $10 (Back then) and I have it on 2 phones, 2 ipads and 2 MBP's all synced and working fine with same data on each.

The developer gave up about 5 years ago and left the app on the app store N/C - AFAIK it's still there - too bad - i think it is a great great app.

That said, maybe someone will tell me it is a risk problem - but it still works for me - anyway it's days are probably numbered considering the next OSX and next iOS - my guess the next updates will be the end - i am surprised it made it this far on iOS.
Consider using 1Password. You can buy the non-subscription version from their website. They also offer a fully versioned trial period with the app.

I have tried many password managers over the years. And in my opinion, 1password is the best.

I would not keep using an abandoned app, even if it seems to be working for you. It may not be safe.
 

rbrian

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I use LastPass. It's the only one I found with free cross platform sync. Previously I've used 1Password, but it's got too expensive. Of course password security is important, and certainly has value - but why pay when there are free alternatives?

It's always worth checking why they're free. Most of them have limited functionality, and are basically demos trying to upsell you to the paid version, which is ok by me. The premium features of LastPass don't appeal to me, so I don't feel I'm missing out.
 
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MisterSavage

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1Password. They prefer a subscription model but they still let you but a standalone license if you want.
 
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tarsins

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1Password for the cross-platform familiarity. I have it on Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android. Never let me down.
 
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MacDawg

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I've used 1Password for years
I used LastPass for a while, and I am sure there are others that are very good as well
This is just the one I settled on and I am willing to pay the subscription for it
 
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Zxxv

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On iPhone MiniKeePass as not only is it free but the code used is open source based off of keepassX, so anyone can and security experts have, gone through it to see it does what it says it does.

What others allow this? You only have their word it does what it says.
 
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willmtaylor

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I bought 1Password (non-subscription) several years back and haven’t regretted it once. I use it daily.

Also, iCloud Keychain is nice, as most of my daily driver workstations are OSX and not public.
 
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DenalB

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Consider using 1Password. You can buy the non-subscription version from their website. They also offer a fully versioned trial period with the app.
But you are not able to buy a standalone license via website. You have to buy it while installing the (Windows) app. ;)
I used the 30 days trial period and came to the conclusion to buy a subscription.

When I decided to use another solution to store my passwords I wanted to manage all locally for security reasons and concerns. I wanted to have a password safe that is saved locally on my devices and that I'm able to sync like I want to sync e.g. via Dropbox or iCloud. I liked the idea of having my passwords locally and be able to manually sync. So I wanted to use 1Password with a standalone license. But to use my passwords on different devices I had to buy standalone licenses for all of my operating systems like Windows, iOS and Android too. But I still want to have the option to use the next version of 1Password. But for every new version I want to use I have to buy standalone licenses again. And that would be much more expensive for me then buying the annual subscription.

Then I tried the 1Password membership and I have to say, that this is exactly what I want to have. All my passwords are locally on my devices. So if I don't have an internet connection I still be able to use my password entries. Like I have a lot of entries for local things too. I'm allowed and able to use 1Password on every operation system I want to use it and I'm also able to use the newest version of all the apps. And all of my passwords are synced in a second to my other devices. I don't have to think about external sync via a 3rd party company. All works very well. That's why I paid for the annual subscription.

I have tried many password managers over the years. And in my opinion, 1password is the best.
The same with me.

I put a working link in my previous post.
Yes, but the link only brings you to the "iOS Apps" forum... :/
 

AlliFlowers

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Years ago, I did a comparison review of password managers for a blog I worked for at the time. I really liked DataVault and just stuck with it after the piece was done. A while after, I wound up going to work for the company that develops DataVault (there are two people). I still use DataVault even though I haven't worked for them in a couple of years now. I trust the app and I trust the two men behind it.
 

BasicGreatGuy

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In the middle of several books.
I have time, all I need is a working link!
I fixed the link. Sorry for linking to the wrong thing before.
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But you are not able to buy a standalone license via website. You have to buy it while installing the (Windows) app. ;)
I used the 30 days trial period and came to the conclusion to buy a subscription.

When I decided to use another solution to store my passwords I wanted to manage all locally for security reasons and concerns. I wanted to have a password safe that is saved locally on my devices and that I'm able to sync like I want to sync e.g. via Dropbox or iCloud. I liked the idea of having my passwords locally and be able to manually sync. So I wanted to use 1Password with a standalone license. But to use my passwords on different devices I had to buy standalone licenses for all of my operating systems like Windows, iOS and Android too. But I still want to have the option to use the next version of 1Password. But for every new version I want to use I have to buy standalone licenses again. And that would be much more expensive for me then buying the annual subscription.

Then I tried the 1Password membership and I have to say, that this is exactly what I want to have. All my passwords are locally on my devices. So if I don't have an internet connection I still be able to use my password entries. Like I have a lot of entries for local things too. I'm allowed and able to use 1Password on every operation system I want to use it and I'm also able to use the newest version of all the apps. And all of my passwords are synced in a second to my other devices. I don't have to think about external sync via a 3rd party company. All works very well. That's why I paid for the annual subscription.


The same with me.


Yes, but the link only brings you to the "iOS Apps" forum... :/
I am pretty sure you can get their stand alone Mac version on their website. If you can't find it, they can direct you to it.

Here is the Bitwarden security link.

https://www.electricmonk.nl/log/2018/05/01/a-short-security-review-of-bitwarden/
 

DenalB

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