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Best Password Manager for Android

Identifying the best password manager for android users can be a daunting task as the vast majority of password management solutions are specifically designed for desktop computer use.

The onus is on the individual doing the market research to find the password manager to meet their needs, while also being designed for use on the Android operating system. With this in mind we have summarized some of the best password managers for Android devices to help you in your search.

Bitwarden

A feature-heavy offering from Bitwarden that works as an online service that is soaked in simplicity of use no matter how you are using it. This is an inexpensive service, compared to others on the market and the low price does not take away from the security and peace of mind that it offers.

Credentials are saved via the ‘Add Item’ button. This prompts the user to complete their details – password, card details, online identity, or notes – so that they can be saved and automatically entered during each login process.

256-bit AES encryption is used for data and PBKDF2 SHA-256 for the security key. For individual users, two-factor authentication can be turned on and there is a multi-factor authentication option for enterprises.

Roboform

RoboForm is another budget-friendly option and is a power-packed Android app. The UX is seamless, very streamlined and easy on the eye. It is very intuitive.

This solution makes the storage of passwords, notes, identities, and card details safe thanks to AES 256-bit and PBKDF2 SHA-256 encryption. This creates an almost impenetrable shield to stop cybercriminals from gaining access to your passwords. 

Keeper

Keeper is extremely popular and is a simple to use option that comes with a lot of features. While it does feature a lot of the same tools as the other solutions mentioned in this article, it does have a number of shortcomings – multi-factor authentication is still not available for users.

There are some nice additions like being able to share passwords and notes with contacts thanks to an instant messaging tool.

1PassWord

Aside from a couple of issues, 1Password works well on the Android system. The vault that it provides can store a variety of different things such as passwords, notes and usernames. Considering the challenges of mobile optimization, the user interface is easy to use. Encryption is AES 256-bit and two-factor authentication can be created for accounts.

There is an auto-fill capability that works well. Once data is saved, auto-login is available for the majority of mobile apps and online payments can be completed simply.

Dashlane

Dashlane is a nice app that has a lot of features. The solution can save an unrestricted amount of passwords, notes, cards, and online identities, which are protected using AES 256-bit encryption and there is a further option of enabling two-factor authentication.

The best features of Dashlane are the VPN facility and the automated audit review capability. The latter is excellent and can identify all weak and reused passwords. The solution also features a dark web scan to check if your accounts have ever been hacked. The VPN works well also. However the app is not without its issues, and the auto-login feature is poor. 

Author: Patrick Kennedy

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