The best password manager apps for Android

March 5, 2014

    password manager apps for Android
    Getting your password hacked is not a pleasant event. Dealing with password recovery, convincing the website the account actually belongs you, and getting everything back in order is a real pain. If you make your password too weak and easy to remember, the chances of getting hacked goes up. If you do a really complicated password, chances are you’ll either forget it or have to write it down somewhere to remember. If this sounds like a problem you’re having then why not try out a password manager?

    Password managers allow you to save your passwords to apps and websites in a secure place. You can make them as complicated as you want and the manager will remember them for you. Then, you just have to remember one password: the password to the password manager. If this sounds like something you want to do, here is our list of the best password manager apps for Android.


    password manager appsaWallet Password Manager

    [Price: Free / $2.49]
    First up is aWallet and this is about as standard as you can get in terms of password manager apps. It looks reasonably well done. The UI is a little boring but this is storing your passwords so looks don’t matter all that much. It stores passwords, supports backup and restore of your password database, and even an auto-lock to keep your passwords safe. Get it on Google PlayIf you fork out the $2.49, you can get CSV importing and a password generator that will concoct complex passwords for you. It’s as solid as it comes and definitely worth a look.
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    password manager appsDashlane Password Manager

    [Price: Free / $29.99/year]
    Dashlane is another very popular and very solid password manager app that’s made top lists before in this category. This one has more unique features including auto-login on websites and apps, compatibility with Google Authenticator, a password generator, and auto-locking with a PIN. The only caveat is that there is a subscription service that costs $29.99 per year or about $2.50 per month. Dashlane does come with a Get it on Google Playbetter looking interface than most and the feature set is more than you’ll see with many others. If you’re okay with shelling out the money every year, this is a great option to entertain.
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    password manager appsDataVault Password Manager

    [Price: $9.99]
    DataVault is lesser known but it’s up and coming. Unlike many of these which are free or require subscriptions, this is a pay-once app and you can use it for life. The only caveat is its ancient-looking interface. It has all the standard features like password storage, password generator, categorical organization, backup support, and more. Some of the more unique features include a password security strength meter and the Get it on Google Playability to tap on entries to log into that particular website. It’s a little pricy at $9.99 but so far the people who have bought it don’t seem to regret it much and it’s a solid option.
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    keepass2android iconKeepass2Android Password Safe

    [Price: Free]
    Keepass2Android (along with similar apps like KeePassDroid) are a set of open source apps for keeping your passwords safe. If you’re into the FOSS way of doing things, this really is the only option for you and the reader comments have stated very frankly that these apps belong on this list. We happen to agree. Some of the more unique features include a software keyboard built-in to prevent password sniffers from grabbing your information and an online and offline mode so you can keep passwords how you choose. There are desktop clients available as well that Get it on Google Playcan share information between your computer and your Android device. It’s free, it’s open source, and it rocks an incredible rating on the Google Play Store. It’s definitely worth a look.
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    password manager appsKeeper Password & Data Vault

    [Price: Free / $9.99/year / $59.99/year]
    Keeper is an oldie but a goodie. I once used this application on my iPod 4th gen many, many years ago and it’s still around today. Keeper does what you expect these other apps to do and a few things you didn’t expect. Some of the unique features include double-encrypted syncing, two factor authentication, a permission system, and more. There are three pricing options. Most of the basic features are free to use. You Get it on Google Playcan get an individual license for $9.99 per year and a group licenses –with unlimited supported devices– for $59.99. If you’re here looking for your business, this is an amazing option.
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    password manager appsLastPass Password Mgr Premium*

    [Price: Free / $12/year]
    LastPass is an increasingly popular, cross-platform password manager. The desktop version is actually free while the mobile version is $12 per year or $1 per month. It features a recently re-designed UI that doesn’t look bad, a password generator, a built-in browser so you can auto-login to sites if you so choose, and even support for tablets. This is a popular option because it’s very simple and there are LastPass Get it on Google Playplugins available for Chrome and Firefox should you want it there (which we recommend). It’s solid, it’s simple, and it’s powerful. Definitely worth trying out the 14-day free trial.
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    password manager appsmSecure – Password Manager

    [Price: Free / $19.95]
    mSecure is among the most popular on the list and you’ll likely see it on all the other lists like this one too. It’s cross platform with desktop versions. Everything together costs $19.95 but they frequently have sales which is nice. It comes with an exhaustive list of features and they include a password generator, auto-lock, auto-backup, a self destruct if a hacker tries to gain access to it, categorical organization, Get it on Google Playtablet UI support, Dropbox sync, and a whole bunch more. Really, the list is pretty impressive. You do get a free trial so you can try it out if you want and we recommend you do.
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    password manager appsNorton Identity Safe password

    [Price: Free]
    Norton is a very well-known name in the antivirus space and that gives it an inherent advantage on a list like this because people recognize the name. Thankfully the Norton app isn’t half bad and comes with most of the standard features. It also comes with some of the more special stuff including the built-in browser. What’s unique about this one is Norton has built in some of its antivirus/malware/spyware features into this app and the built-in browser scans for phishing attempts, Get it on Google Playentering malicious sites, and other safety features you wouldn’t find in most other apps. Like aWallet, it’s a simple app for those who don’t need all the extra spiffy features.
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    password manager appsoneSafe | password manager

    [Price: $5.99]
    oneSafe is another up-and-coming password manager app that’s worth a shot if you’re looking for something new. Like DataVault, it’s a pay-once system that will cost you $5.99. Some of the features include Dropbox syncing, email backups, multiple authentication methods, Get it on Google Playa password generator, and a fun option that lets you capture information by taking a picture of it. It’s not for everyone but it is a solid choice if you don’t mind the $5.99 charge.
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    password manager appsPassword Genie Data Protection

    [Price: Free / $15.00/year]
    Password Genie is a not as well known as many of these others but it’s still a great option for password management. There is a free version and a premium version to choose from that costs $15 per year. To be perfectly honest, the free version really isn’t anything special. It’ll keep passwords and bookmarks some organization features. Get it on Google PlayThe premium version has far more features including more organizational features, form-filling features, and a few others. It’s a little simple but that works for some people.
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    password manager appsRoboForm

    [Price: Free]
    Last up on this list is RoboForm. A lot of people use the desktop version of this already and many don’t know that there is a mobile version. It looks ancient in terms of the UI, but it still does what you need it to do. The unique features of RoboForm include integration for Dolphin and Firefox browsers. If you use those browsers Get it on Google Playon Android and you want something that’s more out of the way, then this could be a good option for you. Just be sure not to judge it based on how it looks because it looks pretty bad.
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    Password manager apps wrap up

    Password manager apps are still up and coming. A few of these have outdated interfaces but they are still very effective. If there is an app we missed that we should’ve included, by all means let us know in the comments so we know about it! If you’re on the fence about using one of these, we recommend that you at least give it a shot. You’d be surprised how much easier and more secure things can be when you let a manager do the hard work for you.

    Comments

    • MasterMuffin

      F-Secure Key (because Finnish)! :)

    • Matt

      Keepass2Android – the Android version of Keepass :)

    • 2bitGary

      Keepass2android. Free and uses keepass standards. Database can be shared with desktop client. The latest update made entering info quick and painless. They have two versions, on and offline. Will auto-generate passwords with many options to do so.

    • Garbis Tapacian

      SafeInCloud..best one and it is free!!!
      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.safeincloud

      • mrband

        Not free in Android, only on Windows. But I agree it’s the best one for me too.

      • Alen Siljak

        Hard to see why you call it the best when it has nothing that the Open Source apps don’t already have. KeePass + related Android apps and browser plugins have at least equal functionality, if not more. And they are truly free.

    • Dan

      Another Keepass2Android user here. Nuff said.

      • JosephHindy

        This is why I ask people to comment :) sometimes I miss one or two (or in this case, one that’s been redone a few times). These didn’t even come close to showing up in my searches. Such a shame, they’re wonderful apps.

        They’ll be added to the list within the hour.

    • patrik

      What about PasswordBox?!

      • RoofRoof

        My biggest problem isn’t with logging into websites, but with apps on my phone. I open an app and I cannot remember the username and password, but online websites, my RoboForm handles it for me. Sure, I downloaded a couple of these apps that are to work with apps, but they both require their own keyboard. I’d much rather use my stock google keyboard or swiftkey keyboard and not have to switch back and forth. Any suggestions?

        • Alen Siljak

          How about Keepass2android and copy/paste via notification (clipboard)?

    • Jimmy Jamm

      The screenshot they use is missing…1Password…its new version is in beta…

      • JosephHindy

        I can’t add beta apps to a list of “best apps”. They typically have bugs and other issues and I can’t in good faith recommend an app that’s not even finished yet.

        • ilikefood

          But there is a non-beta version as well. I use it.

          • JosephHindy

            The non-beta version is still pretty broken. Lots of compatibility issues, design issues, and a stark lack of functionality. They really need to not be terrible then I’ll add them on here.

            • Jimmy Jamm

              Then WHY feature it in the above screenshot…

    • johnnyttoxic

      I like KeePassDroid (another port of KeePass2 for android)

      • http://tiberx.livejournal.com/ Tiberius

        I also recommend KeePass. I love the desktop version and it works well enough on android.

    • William Clayton

      Safe in cloud FTW. I personally do not trust keeper after they lost all my data in an upgrade. Safe in cloud as chrome extension and a ton of features the others do not even offer.

    • http://inntec.ru/ Maks

      Very good. Necessarily use this application.

    • alacrify

      LastPass also includes a plugin for Dolphin for Android – it makes Dolphin my go-to browser for secure sites.

    • Trace

      I’ve been using Passpack. Gets the job done at $18.00/yr.

    • DrDee

      Using free KeePass on Android and Windows flawlessly for years now.

    • Guest123

      I’ve been using KeePass on desktop and Android.

      Just did a hunt for password managers. . . and the big failure I found is, most want you to store in the cloud. No thank you! The second failure is, on Android, most don’t have a way to perform auto-login like they do on the desktop version.

      • JosephHindy

        Some of these include built-in browsers (or support for other browsers) that allow you to auto-login.

        • Guest123

          Yes, but, if I remember right, non that store your passwords locally do full auto-login. And I also remember something funny about the ones with their own browser — maybe they didn’t work properly with certain sites or something.

          • JosephHindy

            Well like I stated in the post, this is sort of a new genre for Android. It’ll take a while to work everything out :)

            • Guest123

              yeah, and I hope the open-source KP is as good on android soon as it is on desktop.

          • 2bitGary

            Try keepass2android offline, you can store your database locally, it uses its own keyboard to securely enter(or you can use unsecure clipboard). I use this for logging into my banking app, and websites. The latest update will auto switch from their keyboard and back if you have root or auto popup the keyboard chooser. I use this method and the dropsync app to sync database changes to dropbox so i stay in sync with desktop.

    • D. Sharer

      Last Pass user here. Absolutely love it, and the plug-ins for Chrome/Firefox ate top notch. Also, plug-in fire Dolphin gives me the same auto fill and quick access I have on desktop.

    • Greg Cardall

      Just FYI – the UI on the Roboform app has been overhauled as of a few weeks ago. It doesn’t look like that screenshot anymore.

    • http://www.team-soporte.es.tl/ Jeremy Molina

      I am very satisfied with Keeper Vault Security, they have a great and solid secure system and there support team act very quickly.

    • Ilikefood

      No mention of 1password?

      • crackinthewall

        Which is ironic considering they used a photo of 1password as the heading. It may have missing functionality but the beta is really nice.

    • http://www.bystander.info/ Željko Trogrlić

      LastPass. Copy notifications are great for app login.

    • Pedro

      I use Safe In Cloud.

    • Ron Fisher

      Please include safe in cloud password manager in your next review

    • Mike

      I have used eWallet by Ilium Software (since I was unable to find an Android version of Password Store from my Handspring Visor & Treo 270 smartphone days.)
      It has always been very well done & supported. They have versions for Windows, Android, Macs, iThings and more.

    • Rohit Naik
    • Jack

      NS Wallet Password Manager is Amazing with no permissions requirement and free

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nyxbull.nswallet

    • Rui Duarte

      I’ve been using SafeWallet both on Android and Windows. It’s free and synchronizes between all devices and they have some rather good security measures: Data is encrypted locally and they don’t know the master password. Read more at https://safewallet.com/security/

    • abd

      Keypass2Android isnt compatibe with ART. I wonder if KeypassDroid is

    • Lenneke

      Since I started using Android (ages ago ;-) I’m using BioWallet Signature. Works great.

    • Iftah

      I’ve been testing out PasswordBox for both PC and Android and thus far it’s been pretty sweet

    • ICptJackSparrow

      KeePass2Android & KeePass have been my go to for a long time as well.
      Sure I’ve looked at others, but few compare, and those that do, can not compare to the price.

    • Nicabod

      Off and on, I’ve followed Bruce Schneier over the years, and have gained lots of respect for him. He has repeatedly pointed out weaknesses in various encryption products created by well-intentioned people who are not crypto experts. Some time ago, he had a major part in creating a
      cross-platform keeper, which in its Android form is called “PasswdSafe” (please note exact spelling), which I recently installed, but have not yet set up; my bad.

      Two-factor authentication is more secure, but still by no means as common as it should be.

      Perhaps you could send a message to yourself by Dark Mail, when that starts; that could contain some passwords. However, Dark Mail might not store your messages.

      Good luck, and please don’t be stupid by using easily-guessed passwerds.

    • Robert O

      What about Passwords Plus by DataViz?

    • mc wong

      How about upm – universal password manager. Free with option to save on drop box database. PC Windows program available.

    • Gary Verster

      Would love to see DirectPass appearing on these lists… yes, I work for Trend Micro, and yes, that means I’m biased, but I’d like to hear opinions of our product from other ‘unbiased’ users – please let me know what you think – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trendmicro.directpass.phone

    • MikeM

      Prefer to see the level of encryption used. Even 256 is at risk now it appears. Ratings could consider all the other criteria used with other reviews but few if any score based on all platforms desktop, laptop, tablet and and phones (with notes which brands are best or may have issues with the encryption). Free should mean for all hardware and cost should allow on one customer’s entire inventory it wiil be used on.

    • Luis Mok

      Since that I don’t like cloud storage (I don’t trust them) and I use different browsers, a day I decide to create an android app just for me. After a year more or less I decide to publish it, because I think I am not the only person on the earth to use a lot of passwords different from each other. The app is more useful for me and secure as well. It keep your passwords in encrypted manner on your device, using the AES 128 bit encryption, in addition the access at the program is done via a hash function (password+salt) so if someone steal your device your passwords are still safe! Further, I added the possibility to do a backup of your credentials, still protected with a password of your choise, and restore backup as well. Try it! it is free!
      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mok.credentials

    • Gary20061

      “Intuitive Password” should be mentioned. It’s an online password manager to keep track of your passwords in the cloud, so you can easily access them on any device. You can also use it to login to any website with one-click.

    • Sicofante

      Only one of these apps can “auto-login on websites and apps”. Please explain what’s the use of a password manager that can’t do that. Since clipboard hacking is a security risk, what am I supposed to do with all these dumb password managers? Read the user and password, memorize them and then put them manually on websites AND APPS????

      I also wonder what’s “built in browser” supposed to give? I have my own preferences for browsing (I use Opera, since it’s the ONLY one capable of reflowing text at any scale). I have my bookmarks in it and I have my browsing habits already established. Are these developers seriously proposing I give up all that to use their browser (probably the simplest webkit instance) in order to use a password manager?

      I’m ASTOUNDED by the lack of insight of all these developers and by the fact that a million apps store lacks such an essential app at a reasonable price (Dashlane’s price is simply ridiculous).

    • http://www.spltek.com Silvio Pola

      Try Safebox password manager… is very intuitive with a beautiful graphic and totally isolated from internet for the best security of your data.
      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=src.safebox

    • Tim Schwab

      Nice collection. I would add Password Depot 7 for android to this list :) Many people have been using Password Depot and now android mobile version is an added advantage. It has a very clear UI and lot many features. Excellent Password Manager for android platform. It also provides the facility to store the locally, dropbox, google drive and microsoft onedrive. This flexibilty to let the users decide their storage convenience is awesome ! It can be easily used as a wallet , not just password generation and storage but also provides facilites to save credit cards, debit cards, software license, identities, secure info and EC card details. It can also save TAN lists. Most importantly, it has autofill feature which works flawlessly! :) there are many more features. What more can anyone ask from password manager ? It is an excellent piece of software.

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