Best LastPass Alternatives 2023: Our Recommendations
Do you need a reliable password manager? LastPass is not a bad place to start: The popular freemium app makes it easy to manage sensitive data thanks to its intuitive browser-based user interface, reliable autofill, and wealth of features.
However, LastPass isn't perfect and below, we'll introduce you to several password managers that outperform it.
However, we'd like to emphasize that we really like LastPass's security standards, straightforward installation process, and solid mobile app. It doesn't reinvent the wheel but focuses on the basics and gives users everything a password manager should, for free. Overall, the service finished in the middle of our ranking (6th place), with a nearly equal number of services ahead and behind it.
Dashlane - Best in Show
Dashlane has left a lasting impression on us, demonstrated by the rare "Very Good" it earned and first-place finish in our sample of 12 password managers.
There are plenty of good reasons for this: Installation is easy, the software is intuitive, users get plenty of features, and security is second to none. Its support is fast and features a live chat, both of which we look for in all software we review. However, what we liked most about Dashlane was its automatic password changer that can easily change multiple passwords for online services or websites. There's also a VPN.
Best of all, this premium quality comes at a very reasonable and affordable price. This is good because the platform's free version is limited to 50 data sets, and not practical for long-term use.
With its numerous strengths and few, if any weaknesses, Dashlane offers the best overall package at a reasonable price.
Tons of features (password changer and VPN)
Extremely easy to use
Reliable and fast support (with live chat)
1Password - Overflowing With Features
1Password doesn't have an automatic password changer like Dashlane, but it still does nearly everything else you'd expect from a password manager. Autofill functioned smoothly during our assessment, and users get unlimited data set templates that can be customized to their preferences.
In addition, 1Password's security management suite comes with plenty of special features. "Travel Mode", lets you temporarily remove sensitive data from your devices and restore it later. This comes in handy if you're concerned about your data's security when abroad.
Unfortunately, there isn't a free version of 1Password, and the desktop app is slightly cramped.
Tons of features, including "Travel Mode"
High level of security
Functional desktop client and browser extension
Keeper - Autofill Made to Order
Keeper is a capable all-rounder with extensive autofill settings. You'll be able to specify which information appears in web form fields and autofill is reliable. Data sets are fully customizable and can be given additional security with one-time passwords. Because folders and entries can be dragged and dropped, the program is also very intuitive to use.
Our biggest complaint is that Keeper doesn't offer a free version. As a consolation, you can try the full version for 30 days at no cost.
Customizable autofill settings
Drag and drop functionality (folders)
NordPass and Bitwarden - The Best Free Alternatives
NordPass and Bitwarden, fourth and fifth in our comprehensive evaluation are two of the best free password managers on the market. Neither limits the number of data sets users can save, nor how many devices (and device types) they can sync with. Beyond that, both provide a top-of-the-line user experience, reliable autofill, and considerable security. Bitwarden has validated its security through external audits.
Both fill the gap left by LastPass's, pre-2021 free version.
No data set or sync limits
Intuitive to use
There are plenty of other password managers that are comparable to LastPass, like Enpass and RoboForm. We liked Enpass's very affordable lifetime subscription and optional cloud syncing, which allows you to save your data locally. RoboForm shined thanks to its high-quality desktop client and mobile apps, to say nothing of its bountiful customization options.
Both services scored equally in our ranking.
Below, we've provided a summary that includes more of our top alternatives to LastPass:
Any password manager is better than no password manager. Unfortunately, it isn't possible to safely navigate the web these days without some automated login management tool. LastPass's popularity can largely be traced to the fact that it provides the basics, is easy to use, and offers a decent free version.
Still, LastPass isn't perfect and there are many apps that cost just as much and offer equally good (or better) free versions.
For in-depth assessments of 12 of the most popular password managers, be sure to check out our comprehensive review series.