[vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output]In the last 10 years whenever I’ve had the ear of a young person I always asked that they protect their identity. This was way before all the Facebook problems they now encounter. I was referring to their personal information. Well it’s not just for kids anymore. I’m concerned for all of you now.
I could go on about the dangers out there, why you need to do this, a bunch of stats to scare you, and review of different products but I know you’re busy so I’ll cut to the chase.
Yes you need a password manager
With that out of the way which one should you get?[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″]
Easier to use
Syncs across all your devices
Costly to startup with no free version
A ‘Family Pack’ to reduce costs[gap size=”1.313em”]
1Password Website [/pricing_table_column][pricing_table_column interval=”Yearly” title=”Dashlane” price=”30 and a FREE version” currency=”$”]
Can be a bit intrusive for folks
Not quite as easy to use
FREE version can get you up and running now[gap size=”1.313em”]
Dashlane Website [/pricing_table_column]
Which password manager do I use?
I use 1Password because it’s been around a long time and there weren’t any good alternatives. When I help someone with their computer I start them out with Dashlane because it’s free and I want them to have something.
Both these apps offer lots more like auto filling and storage of credit cards, addresses, all sorts of notes and the like.
EVERYONE finds password managers to be a pain in the butt. You will too. Stick with it. Ask me to help you set it up and figure it out.
The big stumbling blocks for folks when using password managers
- They don’t get the concept of letting the app choose a ridiculously complex password for all your websites. Go ahead and set it up for 16 character passwords. You don’t care how complex they are because you only have to remember one password to get the app running.
- When invoking the password manager they don’t always get the right info in the right field. This is because not all websites set up their password fields in the same way so the password manager gets confused and you have to copy and paste sometimes.
All of these stumbling blocks are better than having your information stolen.
Do you really want to do your own research? Here are a few reviews.
Painful decision Dashlane or 1Password[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”ups-sidebar-keywords-for-hire”][/vc_column][/vc_row]