You’ve already got so much to remember as a business owner. Adding countless online passwords to the list doesn’t make things any easier. Work smarter, not harder, by trying one of these mobile apps to store your password information securely, so you can save your brainpower for when you really need it.
We all know we’re not supposed to use the same password on every site, but it makes it harder to remember them all if you have to come up with a different one everywhere you log in. 1Password actually creates unique, strong passwords for every site you use for you, then remembers them so you don’t have to. While this is downloadable as an iOS app, you can also use it from your Mac or Windows PC. The app can also securely store your credit card information. The iOS and Android mobile app is free, but the single-user license for a PC costs $49.99.
Sometimes you have more than just passwords you want to keep secure, like important documents or photos you want to keep private. You can use Keeper to auto-fill your password info in apps and web browsers, as well as to securely sync files across all your devices. You can also share your files with specific people via an encrypted email. The app is available for iOS, Android, and PCs. The apps are free; Usage plans cost $9.99 a year for one device and $29.99 a year for unlimited devices.
What makes Dashlane unique is that it can automatically complete even complex log-in processes in which multiple fields must be filled in, such as when your bank asks for your secret question. (What was your first elementary school?) If your accounts are compromised, you can change all your passwords with one click. Because Dashlane doesn’t record your master password (the one you use to log into your Dashlane account), all the password and account information in your account is completely secure. The app is available for iOS, Android, and PCs. The app is free, as is the basic package. A Premium account, which includes data backup and syncing among devices, costs $39.99 a year.
Not only does LastPass memorize your passwords on every site, but it also stores them in a “vault,” where you can edit, delete, and organize them. You can also set up profiles for different credit cards or family members and select which profile to use for online transactions. LastPass also lets you conduct a “security challenge” to see how safe your online data is, which alerts you to weak and duplicate passwords, so you can update them to keep your data more secure. The app is available for iOS and Android, as well as through its website. The basic account is free, and the Premium account, which lets you manage joint accounts and sync data, is $12 a year.
5. mSecure Password Manager
If you’re looking to store more than just passwords, mSecure can help. You can set up records for categories like insurance policies, frequent-flyer numbers, and credit cards, and store all the information you need in one place. mSecure offers hacker prevention tools, which are additional layers of security for your sensitive data, including the ability to change a password or auto locking the app when it’s not in use. The app is available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone (each $9.99), and Mac and Windows PCs ($19.99).