Top 3 Best Password Managers for 2020

Hello and welcome to NanoTech 365’s guide to the best password managers for 2020. My name’s Anik, and in this blog, we’ll be exploring our top three picks for password managers, as well as why you shouldn’t trust your browser’s password manager. Before getting into it, be sure to like, comment and subscribe to stay up to date here at NanoTech365. We help you find the best software, protect your privacy and data online.

Let’s get started. If you’re anything like me, you have hundreds or even thousands of logins, with your browser constantly pestering you to save them. There’s always this sense of dread when Google asks if I want to save my login to Chrome. Although the security of browser-based password managers is fine, I don’t want to trust my logins to the likes of Google. Thankfully, there are third-party tools that up the security while seamlessly integrating with your browser and mobile phone. In our search for three options, we’ve looked at 21 password managers where we considered things like price, features, security and support.

However, above all else, we considered ease of use. The password manager is essential, no matter if you’re a technophile or a technophobe. Because of that, using one shouldn’t be a nuisance. Although security is, of course, the most important aspect of any online security tool, we paid close attention to usability when making our selections for this guide.

1Password: Starting at the top of the list is 1Password. 1Password hits all of the marks a good password manager should, with top-notch security, excellent user experience and a slew of features. It’s pretty cheap too, with a personal plan running only three dollars per month. If you like to see an individual 1Password review please comment us here or check out our written review download in the blog. You get unlimited password storage, multi-device sync and one gigabyte of encrypted file storage. You can also use a travel mode, which is probably my favourite feature. With it, you can remove all personal data from your mobile device and store it in your 1Password vault. That way, if you lose your phone or it's confiscated while travelling, your personal data won’t be at risk. Speaking about favourite features, you cannot only store your passwords but credit card info, too, along with all necessary information that you need for online shopping like CVC, 3D secure PIN codes and expiry dates. There’s even support for custom fields, allowing you to morph any entry type into what you need. If you’ve been a bit lazy in the past like me, you may have duplicate or weak passwords piling up. 1Password warns you about them so you can change them all in one go. 1Password’s usability is excellent, too, but it makes the top of this list because of its security. 1Password uses a unique two secret key model to unlock your account. When you download the application, 1Password generates a unique key based on hardware and software specifications. That key along with your master password is used to unlock your vaults. That means even if someone has your master password, they won’t be able to see your logins.

Dash lane: Next, we have Dash lane. When it comes to features, ease of use and security, it doesn’t get better than Dash lane. I have a tough time choosing between it and 1Password, in fact. It’s only ranked second because of the price tag. Dash lane’s base plan runs five dollars per month, and there’s a ten-dollar variation as well. That’s because Dash lane is much more thane password manager. The five-dollar plan includes dark web monitoring and a VPN, as well as unlimited password storage and multi-device sync. Above that, the ten-dollar subscription comes with full identity theft protection, with credit monitoring and one million dollar sin identity theft insurance. I like that Dash lane offers multiple security tools under a single subscription. That said, the VPN and identity theft protection are just okay. If you want to know which one is the best VPN that I’m using on a daily basis instead, click on the banner here. These features make the higher than average price tag tough to justify. Still, if you have the coin to spare, Dash lane rivals even 1Password when it comes to managing your passwords.

Bit warden: Rounding out this list is Bit warden. It’s a free, open-source password manager that’s surprisingly easy to use. The fact that it’s included alongside Dash lane and 1Password is a testament to that. Although lacking in features compared to those two, Bit warden offers unlimited storage and multi-device sync for the low price of, well, free. The fact that Bit warden is open-source is an advantage onto itself as well. Unlike Dash lane and 1Password, Bit warden allows you to host your own password server. Using Docker, you can host Bit warden’s infrastructure stack on your own server, which eliminates the security concerns surrounding cloud synchronization. Being open-source also means Bit warden should be more secure. Because the source code is available to everyone, security analysts are free to dig through it for vulnerabilities.

With that, we have our top three password managers for 2020. 1Password is certainly the best option, but Dash lane and Bit warden are solid alternatives depending on the features you need and your budget. If you want to learn more about any of these tools, you can find our written reviews on the blog.

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