Best Password Management Softwares for Free

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Remembering passwords, without a doubt, is one of the most difficult tasks. Passwords are the key to every valuable service you use on the web and they cannot be compromised. Forgetting your passwords result in time consuming retrieval, because you have to go through all the verification processes to get your password back. Of course, every problem has a solution. In this roundup we will share some of the best free password management software that you can use to store your passwords securely.

1. LastPass

A Quick Look:

  • Price: Free + Premium
  • Automatic Form Filling
  • Save Secure Notes
  • Available for almost every platform, browsers and mobile devices

Since 2008, LastPass have taken the process of securing and managing passwords to the next level.  You just have to remember only one password (that of LastPass) and LastPass will remember all the passwords of every website or service you use. You will be provided with a LastPass Vault, in which you can store all of your passwords. Using LastPass is very simple, suppose that you want to save a new password in your vault, you don’t have to login to LastPass Vault and create a new password field, you just need to visit that specific website and login with you Username and Password, LastPass will automatically ask you whether you want to store the login information or not.

LastPass encrypts your sensitive information on your PC and only the Master Password can unlock it. LastPass has taken major steps to eliminate hacking and key logging risks with services like Automatic Password Generator, Virtual Keyboard facility and a One Click Login feature. It also supports features like sharing passwords with your friends without risk of phishing, importing/exporting your data,  backing up and restoring it. You can access your data from anywhere in the world, you just need to have internet access. You get all of these features for FREE.

Moving on to LastPass Premium, one thing I love about LastPass is their very cheap and affordable Premium Plan. It costs only 1$ per month (billed annually) and you get LastPass applications for your iPhone, Blackberry, Android and all other mobile devices with a leading OS. All the features remain the same in the premium plan as they are in the free package, but you get an Ad-Free experience and an awesome application for your mobile devices. I personally use LastPass, so I strongly recommend it.

2. KeePass

A Quick Look:

  • No need to install
  • Offline password manager
  • Can run from USB and other portable drive
  • No browser integration

Keepass is a very small, free and OSI (Open Source Initiative) certified offline password manager. First thing you will need to do after the installation is to create a database and Composite Master Key (CMK), the CMK is the only password you will need to remember. However, if you forget your CMK, you can use a key file and a Windows user account to access your Keepass database. Key files can be created by Keepass and should be stored securely. If they get misplaced then the Keepass database and all the stored data will be gone. Just be careful while securing your key files.

KeePass offers a very secure Advance Encryption Standard (AES) and Twofish algorithm to encrypt it’s password database. It supports Multiple User Keys; only one master password decrypts the complete database. You can export your data to TXT, HTML, XML and CSV files and can import from many file formats. You can get these and many other small, but useful, features for free.

3. 1Password

Quick Look:

  • Cross Platform Browser Integration
  • Available for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android.
  • Professional Looking Interface.

1Password enables you to securely fill your username and password in a login form with only a few keystrokes and a single click. You can also create your identities, which can help you in filling web forms rapidly, for example; you can store multiple credit cards to simplify and speed up your online shopping for filling checkout forms with ease.

Mobile versions of 1Password are available for iOS and Android devices so that you can take your information with you. 1Password makes synchronization between your devices easy as you can use Dropbox for this purpose. Dropbox will create a folder on your computer; you just need to simply move your 1Password database to your Dropbox folder; which will be accessible from all the devices supporting Dropbox functionality. 1Password is free for 30 days and after that you can buy it for 29.95$.

4. RoboForm

A Quick Look:

  • Free and Pro Plans.
  • Save Passwords, Contacts, Bookmarks and Safenotes.
  • Cross Browser and Platform support.
  • Full USB portability.

RoboForm is a powerful cross-browser extension for managing your passwords and auto form filling. It is available in 30 international languages, offers full USB portability and mobile phone support. You can save your contacts, bookmarks and notes. RoboForm offers profiles which allow multiple users to use the same computer while securely keeping their RoboForm data separate.

RoboForm offers a great multiple login feature if you want to login to multiple websites at once, simple open your editor, ctrl+click on a few of your logins, then click “Batch Login” to login to all those sites simultaneously.

5. Sxipper

A Quick Look:

  • Firefox add-on
  • Form Filler
  • Manage OpenIDs
  • No account needed

Sxipper is a free Firefox add-on. It can keep track of an unlimited number of usernames and passwords, it can remember your personal data for accurate form filling and it recognizes OpenID forms and helps you manage your OpenIDs. Sxipper protects your personal data by keeping it secure on your computer system and if you want to share it online, you can easily retrieve it. No account is required, just install the plugin and it will begin to save your data automatically. It is available for Firefox only.

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15 Comments Best Comments First
  • Larry

    Sunday, March 20th, 2011 20:55

    6

    I use KeePass and I have 2 usb sticks I carry around seperated (one in my wallet, the other is a tiny sd-card I store in my wallet behind my id), this way I need to insert 2 “usb sticks” in the pc to access my passwords. I sync my passwords file on my site, using the keepass Sync tool. The Key-file is stored on my backupdrive as well that is hidden (well not really, tho only I can access it).
    The routine to access my passwords is:
    1. Enter the tiny usb drive – Simular to this one: http://www.amazon.com/PQI-Intelligent-waterproof-dust-proof-characteristics/dp/B001D7PNYM
    2. I take the small SD card with only my key file, So I also need a SD-USB adapter
    3. I enter my easy password in keepass (something like “qwertyuiop0000″)
    4. I select the key-file on the SD card
    5. Login!

    It’s an annoying routine, and I cannot remember my passwords since they are around 64 chars with alphanum and symbols. If I would lose my wallet I don’t think a person would figure out my passwords, and I always have them with me.
    The good thing about this I always have around 8GB around me for storage (as a web-developer this is soo useful, portable Chrome and RapidSVN, also WinDirStatPortable, so useful when you’re an ICT-geek and people ask you often to help with various pc problems.)

    0
  • Sergey

    Monday, March 21st, 2011 01:49

    7

    In the past I used Keepass programm. Keepass liked me. Keepass have versions for windows and for Linux.
    But next I try to use FireFix plugin (SyncPlaces). SyncPlaces allows you to store passwords on your remote server. It doing in manual and automatic mode. Very cool!

    0
  • Sergiu

    Sunday, March 20th, 2011 20:01

    5

    I use keepass with dropbox. My database is in Dropbox folder and the keyfile is saved local on every device (PC, HTC Desire, Asus EEE) so I have all my passwords allways at the same level on every device and it is secure and for free. :)
    For me it works perfect.

    0
  • Marc

    Sunday, March 20th, 2011 19:05

    4

    I use Roboform for years now and it does what it is designed for: remembering all my passwords. It also has a Firefox plugin. I never used the other ones, so I can’t compare between them.

    0
  • Fabian

    Sunday, March 20th, 2011 12:36

    2

    I use Keepass, because I like the idea to have my passwords available even when offline, so I can not only store passwords for websites but also for other things. To get the convenience of easy synchronization with other computers I store my database in my dropbox.

    0
  • Simone D'Amico

    Sunday, March 20th, 2011 12:08

    3

    I bought 1Password and I love it!!

    0
  • Madrukus

    Monday, March 21st, 2011 03:16

    8

    Just started using keepass on a usb flash drive and is very helpful with all the passwords you have to remember these days. Just curious how safe are the other ways like last pass? I was thinking about trying it out

    0
  • Faraz

    Sunday, March 20th, 2011 12:16

    1

    I have never heard of password recover apps but they all seems to very useful .I have visited 1password and thinking to but it as it really works out.

    0
  • Laura

    Monday, May 16th, 2011 14:10

    14

    Is there any recommendation for on a manager that also helps keep Client usernames and passwords….?

    0
  • Dory

    Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 09:30

    15

    Hi,

    I would also like to suggest you guys look at SafeWallet.
    SafeWallet Password Manager also support a local and remote sync, with browser plugins and solid mobile support.

    Cheers
    D.

    0
  • Daniel

    Thursday, April 7th, 2011 01:30

    13

    I use 1Password in the Mac great app. The iPhone sync feature is brilliant.

    0
  • Arpan Kar

    Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 20:33

    12

    This is really helpful, considering all the IDs & memberships we have nowdays at various sites
    Thanks

    0
  • TIm

    Monday, March 21st, 2011 18:30

    9

    1Password is by far the best one. But not free. But worth buying. However, you did not mention Keychain.

    0
    • Taimur Asghar

      Monday, March 21st, 2011 18:56

      10

      Keychain is good too, but these 5 are top 5 in my list :) !

      +1
  • LauraKreis

    Monday, March 21st, 2011 19:11

    11

    Roboform has worked flawlessly for me. New user but it seems to be really reliable and it’s got a lot a of qualities like form-filling, safenotes, syncing, etc. that made it my first choice.

    0
  • Dory

    Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 09:30

    15

    Hi,

    I would also like to suggest you guys look at SafeWallet.
    SafeWallet Password Manager also support a local and remote sync, with browser plugins and solid mobile support.

    Cheers
    D.

    0
  • Laura

    Monday, May 16th, 2011 14:10

    14

    Is there any recommendation for on a manager that also helps keep Client usernames and passwords….?

    0
  • Daniel

    Thursday, April 7th, 2011 01:30

    13

    I use 1Password in the Mac great app. The iPhone sync feature is brilliant.

    0
  • Arpan Kar

    Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 20:33

    12

    This is really helpful, considering all the IDs & memberships we have nowdays at various sites
    Thanks

    0
  • LauraKreis

    Monday, March 21st, 2011 19:11

    11

    Roboform has worked flawlessly for me. New user but it seems to be really reliable and it’s got a lot a of qualities like form-filling, safenotes, syncing, etc. that made it my first choice.

    0
  • TIm

    Monday, March 21st, 2011 18:30

    9

    1Password is by far the best one. But not free. But worth buying. However, you did not mention Keychain.

    0
    • Taimur Asghar

      Monday, March 21st, 2011 18:56

      10

      Keychain is good too, but these 5 are top 5 in my list :) !

      +1
  • Madrukus

    Monday, March 21st, 2011 03:16

    8

    Just started using keepass on a usb flash drive and is very helpful with all the passwords you have to remember these days. Just curious how safe are the other ways like last pass? I was thinking about trying it out

    0
  • Sergey

    Monday, March 21st, 2011 01:49

    7

    In the past I used Keepass programm. Keepass liked me. Keepass have versions for windows and for Linux.
    But next I try to use FireFix plugin (SyncPlaces). SyncPlaces allows you to store passwords on your remote server. It doing in manual and automatic mode. Very cool!

    0
  • Larry

    Sunday, March 20th, 2011 20:55

    6

    I use KeePass and I have 2 usb sticks I carry around seperated (one in my wallet, the other is a tiny sd-card I store in my wallet behind my id), this way I need to insert 2 “usb sticks” in the pc to access my passwords. I sync my passwords file on my site, using the keepass Sync tool. The Key-file is stored on my backupdrive as well that is hidden (well not really, tho only I can access it).
    The routine to access my passwords is:
    1. Enter the tiny usb drive – Simular to this one: http://www.amazon.com/PQI-Intelligent-waterproof-dust-proof-characteristics/dp/B001D7PNYM
    2. I take the small SD card with only my key file, So I also need a SD-USB adapter
    3. I enter my easy password in keepass (something like “qwertyuiop0000″)
    4. I select the key-file on the SD card
    5. Login!

    It’s an annoying routine, and I cannot remember my passwords since they are around 64 chars with alphanum and symbols. If I would lose my wallet I don’t think a person would figure out my passwords, and I always have them with me.
    The good thing about this I always have around 8GB around me for storage (as a web-developer this is soo useful, portable Chrome and RapidSVN, also WinDirStatPortable, so useful when you’re an ICT-geek and people ask you often to help with various pc problems.)

    0
  • Sergiu

    Sunday, March 20th, 2011 20:01

    5

    I use keepass with dropbox. My database is in Dropbox folder and the keyfile is saved local on every device (PC, HTC Desire, Asus EEE) so I have all my passwords allways at the same level on every device and it is secure and for free. :)
    For me it works perfect.

    0
  • Marc

    Sunday, March 20th, 2011 19:05

    4

    I use Roboform for years now and it does what it is designed for: remembering all my passwords. It also has a Firefox plugin. I never used the other ones, so I can’t compare between them.

    0
  • Simone D'Amico

    Sunday, March 20th, 2011 12:08

    3

    I bought 1Password and I love it!!

    0
  • Fabian

    Sunday, March 20th, 2011 12:36

    2

    I use Keepass, because I like the idea to have my passwords available even when offline, so I can not only store passwords for websites but also for other things. To get the convenience of easy synchronization with other computers I store my database in my dropbox.

    0
  • Faraz

    Sunday, March 20th, 2011 12:16

    1

    I have never heard of password recover apps but they all seems to very useful .I have visited 1password and thinking to but it as it really works out.

    0

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