4 Free and Cheap Tools to Safely Manage Your Passwords

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Free and cheap tools to safely manage your passwords
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One not-so-great thing about the internet is that crooks are out there trying to steal your money and even your identity by accessing your online accounts.

That’s why having strong passwords and keeping them of other people’s hands is so essential. But what are the best password managers for top protection online?

The Best Free or Cheap Password Managers for 2020

This article is going to show you four of the most highly rated and best passwords managers that are free or cheap. Let’s look at some top tools that store and secure all your passwords in one place.

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1. DashLane

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DashLane offers a free service that comes with basic capabilities, as well as two premium packages that cost up to $120 a year for more bells and whistles.

How DashLane works: The service generates a new master password for you every day so all your accounts stay locked down. It also offers the ability to act as an automatic form filler.

DashLane was rated #1 by Tom’s Guide for its many features. Let’s look at each plan and pricing:

DashLane Plan Features

Free Premium Premium Plus
$0 $4.99/month $9.99/month
Works on 1 device Works on unlimited devices Works on unlimited devices
Offers up to 50 passwords Unlimited passwords Unlimited passwords
Share up to 5 accounts Unlimited accounts Unlimited accounts
Form and payment autofill Form and payment autofill Form and payment autofill
Two-factor authentication Two-factor authentication Two-factor authentication
Free 30-day trial at Premium Dark Web Monitoring and alerts Dark Web Monitoring and alerts
VPN for Wi-Fi Protection ID Restoration Support and Insurance
VPN for Wi-Fi Protection
Credit monitoring

Download DashLane here.

2. LastPass

Rated the best free password manager by CNET.com, LastPass is another great option.

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How LastPass works: LastPass allows you to store multiple complex passwords for websites with one point of access, so you have only one password to remember.

LastPass is a freemium site, which means it offers both a basic free version as well as a premium version ($3/month) and a version for families ($4/month) with more features.

Here are some of the features that come with each version of LastPass:

LastPass Plan Features

Free Premium Families
$0 $3/month $4/month
Works on 1 device Multi-device password sharing Multi-device password sharing
1 user 1 user Up to 6 premium licenses
Save and auto-fill passwords Save and auto-fill passwords Save and auto-fill passwords
Includes 30-day free trial of Premium Available as 30-day free trial Available as 30-day free trial
1GB of encrypted file storage 1GB of encrypted file storage

Download LastPass here.

3. Sticky Password

Sticky Password is rated as one of the top password management services by PC Mag.

How Sticky Password works: Like LastPass, Sticky Password remembers all of your passwords, logins and more soo you only have to remember one password.

Here are some of the features that come with the two versions of Sticky Password:

Sticky Password Plan Features

Free Premium
$0 $29.99/year
Unlimited encrypted password and storage Unlimited encrypted password and storage
Automatic form-filling and auto login Automatic form-filling and auto login
Biometric and 2-factor authentication Biometric and 2-factor authentication
Cloud and local Wi-Fi sync across devices
Secure password sharing
Priority support

Download Sticky Password here.

4. LogMe Once

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LogMe Once is a password manager that offers a unique and convenient feature: Compatibility across Windows, Mac, iOS and Android operating systems.

How LogMe Once works: Logme Once offers four different password management packages: Premium (free), Professional, Ultimate and Family. They also have pricing for businesses.

LogMe Once’s Premium suite got 4.5 out of 5 stars from PC Mag. Here are a few of the service’s features with each plan and prices included:

LogMe Once Plan Features

Premium Professional Ultimate Family
$0 $2.50/month $3.25/month $4.99/month
5 secure password sharing 1 GB Encrypted Storage 10 GB Encrypted Storage 10 GB Encrypted Storage
Unlimited devices and sync 50 secure password sharing 50 secure password sharing 50 secure password sharing
Emergency access Anti-theft Unlimited credit cards

Download LogMe Once here.

Final Thought

Money expert Clark Howard says the fear some people have of these sites is that crooks would only have to crack one website to gain access to all your data.

But using one is still a smart idea and a good way to protect all of your online accounts, he says:

“Although there have been issues with some password managers, they’re still better than using the same password on multiple accounts.”

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