What is Password Manager?
We have seen that in the internet world, a huge number of accounts are being everyday whether it is internet banking accounts, email accounts or other various accounts including social media accounts. The password manager tool or software helps users in this regard. The Password manager tool is a software which helps user to organize passwords and PINs. This software holds passwords, PINs and data in its local database or file and allows users for secure logon to their systems, or networks or any other application data files. In some cases these password managers act as an automatic form-filler.
Here we will discuss about such password manager software and their uses.
1. Norton Identity Safe:
Norton is a well known security platform from Symantec. Norton Identity Safe is a password manager tool that makes logging into your favorite sites easier and more secure. It is a free password manager tool for desktop, Android and iOS with no premium upgrade fee. The only thing is that you have to have a new or an existing Norton account. It has various standard features like-
a. Support for multiple browsers: Your user names and passwords are always available to you - even if you decide to change browsers.
b. iOS and Android support: Free apps for your Android & iOS mobile devices and therefore you can easily and more securely access your favorite Web sites on the go.
c. A form filler and unlimited notes: Using this Norton Identity safe, you need not to fill the same form again and again. It will auto fill your address, credit card details, frequent flyer number and much more.
d. Identity Safe includes Safe Web, a browser extension that alerts you when a site might not be what it appears to be and safe search as it avoids bad sites and give you about the information of the site before you visit.
2. KeePass Password Manager:
KeePass is an open source password manager tool for Windows, Mac OS X, PocketPC and Smart Devices, Windows Phone 7, iPhone/iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and Palm OS. While going for installing KeePass, an installation wizard asks you where do you want to store your database. KeePass makes that database easily portable, you can transfer it to a USB drive and connect to another PC. You can keep it in the cloud service provider as per your choice. The desktop and mobile apps directly synchronize to the Dropbox or Google Drive.
KeyPass doesn't save database files, registry keys etc. on your PC. KeePass is an OSI certified software.
3. DirectPass Password Manager:
Like other password manager tool, DirectPass is also having all the same features from Trend Micro. Secure browser, one of the special feature of DirectPass is especially designed for online banking solutions and other financial websites. It provides password generation, 256 bit AES encrypted form filler, and other security related features. DirectPass password manager software is available for Windows, iOS and Android. All the features are free for 5 passwords, further you have to buy the premium products.
4. Dashlane Password Manager:
The Dashlane password manager is a tool which is offering features not limited to password management, it incorporates social into its product by use of a points system that rewards you for securing passwords or storing online receipts. It provides very good experience in online shopping sites through the use of easy understanding process like color coded information and enabling customers to complete online transactions by clicking a few tabs.
The basic free version of Dashlane offers all the features like premium version, but comes with limited support, a limited number of notes.
Dashlane is compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.
5. mSecure Password Manager:
The mSecure password manager tool innovated by the company mSeven Software, comes with 17 various standard templates for web logins, email accounts, credit card etc. However you can create custom templates with unlimited fields as per your requirements, using mSecure password manager. mSecure is available with Windows, Mac OS, iOS and Android.
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