I was curious what you all find to be the most accessible/most secure password managers on IOS, that are also accessible on Windows in Chrome.
I am currently using Dashlane and it isn't bad, but it has its issues. I will also say I tried Keeper and 1Password 8 and found they were a bit inaccessible in areas. I guess that to say, the three I tried didn't hit it out of the park in my eyes. This is just one users view though, so if you have experiences with any of these or others, please comment on them.
I'm using LastPass on iOs and chrome. Both platforms are accessible.
Bitwarden works great for me under Windows as well as Keeper.
It depends somewhat on the features you want, but we use Keepass on both iOS and Windows. Last I checked it's free on both platforms.
Bitwarden or Lastpass
Both of these options are good. They are both accessible and work well across platforms. They are also some of the most secure password managers. Bitwarden is free or you can pay for some premium features. Lastpass does cost if you want it on multiple platforms.
are there things you leave out of password managers?
I was thinking of converting everything to a password manager of some kind, however, if I put something like my Apple ID password in a manager, how do you use that to log in when your OS may be needing a reinstall? Or if, let's say, I need to set up a new device, since iCloud needs your info fairly early in the process. And you can't retrieve a randomly generated password from your memory, since you don't know what it is?
Thanks. I subsequently tried Bitwarden on some of you guys feedback and so far I'd say its the most accessible of the ones I've tried. My plan is to keep using it. Thanks for all the input.
Re: are there things you leave out of password managers?
A password manager doesn't always have to bbe about autofilling passwords. Obviously you will need to remember your master password to the encrypted vault. That said, you can lookup the password to enter it if autofill isn't available, such as during a device restore or something. Just my thoughts.
Assuming you're using the…
Assuming you're using the default Bitwarden setup your data is in the cloud and accessible from any computer or any of your mobile devices. If you were doing an OS install you could look it up there or look it up before the install.
Something else to consider in addition to accessibility of the service, is that LastPass doesn't have the best reputation in regard to its security: https://techcrunch.com/2022/12/14/parsing-lastpass-august-data-breach-notice/
I'm a long-term 1Password user, and have mostly been happy with the service over the years. However, it's moving of focus to the business market; a family price that's starting to look a little steep; and what feels like a decreasing attention to accessibility, have me considering other options.
Until Apple makes iCloud Keychain more of a fully featured password manager,
Bitwarden is looking like it night be worth checking out.
The nice thing about…
The nice thing about Bitwarden is that it's completely free to try and you could easily get by with just the free features. In most cases I would be skeptical of this, but they make a good deal of their money from their enterprise plans and have said their free plans (and cheap yearly plans) are great word of mouth for them. I pay the $10 for yearly and have been happy with BW for over a year.