We live in a world where a sizeable chunk of our personal lives is now over the internet. Be it social security numbers, bank accounts, credit card numbers and what not, we require them on daily basis to carry out our day to day tasks.
The integration of technology and finance has brought both convenience and challenges in our lives. Still, the ease that smart financial solutions has instilled in our lives greatly outweighs the accompanying risks. The first line of defense against misuse of any personal info is passwords.
Here is the irony about passwords. Choose an easy password and it will be cracked in a moment. Go for a difficult password with many different characters and you’ll end up forgetting it yourself. So where does one go in this ordeal. Well, the answer is password management software.
You can consider Password Management Software (PMS) as online vaults that store your passwords in an organized manner. Moreover, a good password management solution will immediately recall the password you need for a specific application or process and make it a hassle free affair.
The good news does not end here, not only are such PMS available, but some of them are even free and today’s post will cover some of the industry’s best solutions that come at no cost. Some of these software also have premium versions in which you have to pay for certain bonus features.
So far as basic functionality is concerned, you will get it without any charge. Some of these solutions date back to the early 2000’s but they have evolved and also maintained a strong track record of protecting user’s passwords.
We have prepared this post in the form of a matrix and tried to highlight features of each software for a more objective comparison. This in turn will help you zero in on the best software solution based on your specific needs. Please note that the PMS have been tabulated in no particular order.