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# 143642 22-Apr-2014 10:55
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The Heartbleed thing has finally managed to conquer my inertia and make me look at password managers, particularly for the wider family. Because of this, my key criterion is simplicity and ease of use. My leading contender so far is Passwordbox. In particular, it offers a (patent-pending) "1-tap" login system for mobile apps. See, e.g. and Basically, the password manager will enter your app log ons and passwords too.

Does anyone else use Passwordbox? Any feedback about pros and cons?

I've seen in earlier forum posts that Lastpass and KeePass are popular choices among the Geekzoneratti. I've also had a look at Keeper, Roboform and Dashlane. All seem to work smoothly and easily in a desktop environment, but seem to me to fall down a bit in the mobile space. Because I intend to get everyone in the family to use the same password manager (easier for me), it needs to work on a variety of PCs, Macs, Androids, iPhones and iPads. The most common solution used by some of the other password managers for iOS seems to be to produce their own mobile browser that will enter passwords, but this doesn't appear to work for native apps. Android has a little more flexibility, with some keyboard alternatives, but Passwordbox's system (if it actually works) seems much more intuitive.


Passwordbox also has a nice pricing sytem (up to 25 log ons for free with all features), then a yearly subscription, but does fall down on some other features. e.g. no form filling, no two factor authentication.

Any feedback most appreciated.

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  # 1029033 22-Apr-2014 11:10
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I've been using LastPass since July. No problems that I can think of. Works across all my Windows browsers and on my android phone. $US12 a year is pretty much nothing for what it provides.

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  # 1029046 22-Apr-2014 11:30
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For years I used eWallet (first on a US Robotics Palm device then Windows Pocket PC, and so on). It's been great synchronising from mobile device to Windows, automatically. I still have eWallet Windows, Windows 8 Modern App, Windows Phone and Android but I have been using LastPass more and more. I store passwords in both - eWallet for "offline access" and non-digital life information (bank acocunts, document numbers, etc) and LastPass for browser usage.


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  # 1029074 22-Apr-2014 12:23
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KeePass2 - open source. There's a free Android app too.

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