LastPass Alternatives - Our Recommendations

Are you looking for a reliable password manager? There are many providers that don't earn your trust as much as LastPass. The popular freemium app makes managing your login data as easy as pie, and its free version is simply great. But that doesn't make LastPass perfect – and there are a few competitors that do some things just a bit better.

During our test, we especially enjoyed LastPass's high security standards, the straightforward installation process and the solid mobile app. The app certainly doesn't reinvent the wheel; it mainly focuses on the basics and delivers the essential functions a password manager should have in a solid package that even in its free version is completely functional. This puts LastPass in fourth place in our test - which means that there are apps out there we liked even better.

1.

Dashlane - Our Test Winner

Best Overall 2020
Dashlane Password Manager
(124,889)
High customer satisfaction
Zero-Knowledge Encryption
Dark-Web Monitoring
Premium: built-in VPN
Dashlane is the all-rounder among the password managers, which makes the administration of your logins with many features, high security and an uncomplicated handling a minor matter.
Passwords
50 - ∞
Devices
1 - ∞
Users
1 - ∞
Dashlane Free
$0.00
monthly price
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Best Overall
4.6 / 5
excellent

With its thoroughly rounded overall package, Dashlane has left a lasting impression. Not only has the app earned the rarely achieved "Very good" test score, it's also won our test of the best password managers available.

Because Dashlane does almost everything perfectly: Installing the app is super easy, using it is foolproof, there are features galore and the app's security meets the highest standards on the market. With fast response times and a live chat feature, the provider's customer support cuts a fine figure as well.

A special feature Dashlane offers its users is the password changer that lets you change all your passwords at once. This saves a lot of time, especially if you want to update weak or reused passwords.

Now, if you're thinking that all that premium quality comes with a premium price, you'll be surprised by Dashlane's pricing. The app might limit the use of its free version to one device and 50 datasets (unlike LastPass) which doesn't offer users a full-fledged experience, but Dashlane Premium is one of the more reasonably priced options on the market.

With its many strengths and not really any weaknesses, Dashlane offers the best overall package at a reasonable price.

many features, including a password changer and VPN

dead easy to use

fast support (with live chat)

Review Score
4.6 / 5
03/2019
excellent
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Setup
5.0 / 5
Features
4.7 / 5
Security
4.7 / 5
Mobile Use
4.7 / 5
User Interface & Ease of Use
4.7 / 5
Support
4.0 / 5
2.

1Password - Full to the Brim With Features

1Password Password Manager
(42,236)
High customer satisfaction
Zero-Knowledge Encryption
30 days free trial
No free version
1Password's password vault is filled to the brim with features and scores with extra functionality like the travel mode, but also with excellent security and solid usability.
Passwords
unlimited
Devices
unlimited
Users
1 - ∞
1Password Standard
$2.99
monthly price
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Review Score
4.2 / 5
good

1Password doesn't come with an automatic password changer like Dashlane does, but, overall, the app does everything you'd expect from a password manager.

The app lets you choose between the typical desktop/browser combination and the slimmed-down browser version 1Password X. Whether your passwords are managed in a stand-alone downloadable dashboard or a less intrusive browser plugin is up to you.

1Password's security management is also filled with special features. The app's travel mode lets you temporarily remove and then restore sensitive data from your devices - so you don't have to worry about unwanted searches when crossing borders, for example.

We didn't quite like 1Password's mobile app, especially in comparison to other mobile apps such as Dashlane's.

lots of features, including travel mode

high level of security

gives you the choice between a desktop app and a browser extension

Review Score
4.2 / 5
04/2019
good
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Features
4.7 / 5
Security
4.7 / 5
User Interface & Ease of Use
4.3 / 5
Support
4.0 / 5
Setup
4.0 / 5
Mobile Use
3.7 / 5
3.

Avira Password Manager - Password Management Made in Germany

Avira Password Manager
(587,634)
good free version without limits
simple and intuitive applications
excellent security
comparably few features
The Avira Password Manager convinces with intuitive handling, high security standards and a reliable autofill function, even if a few popular features are missing.
Passwords
unlimited
Devices
unlimited
Users
1 User
Avira Free
$0.00
monthly price
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Review Score
4.3 / 5
good

Avira is best known for its antivirus software, but its password manager isn't bad either. With the Avira Password Manager, the German developer offers a responsive password management app that guarantees excellent security standards and comes with a useful free version at lot like LastPass's. In our opinion, the browser dashboard's user interface looks a tad better than that of the LastPass Vault.

During our test, the desktop and mobile apps' autofill function worked reliably and when it came to saving new logins, Avira was always there right on cue. The feature pallet isn't very extensive and lacks certain functions other apps include by default. For example, there's no password sharing and no categories you can organize your datasets in.

As long as you know what Avira's password manager can't do, you should be happy with what it can do.

easy and intuitive to use

solid free version with synchronization capabilities and without any dataset limits

excellent security

Review Score
4.3 / 5
07/2019
good
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Security
5.0 / 5
User Interface & Ease of Use
4.7 / 5
Mobile Use
4.3 / 5
Support
4.0 / 5
Setup
4.0 / 5
Features
3.7 / 5

Other Alternatives

There are many other password managers beside the three we just listed that are a worthy alternative to LastPass. Sticky Password offers a convenient portable version that lets you transfer your datasets to an external flash drive and take your password vault wherever you go. Keeper's folder structure and drag-and-drop function are intuitive to use and even less complicated those of the LastPass Vault. And RoboForm makes sharing datasets and entire folders with other users super easy.

Depending on what you're looking for in a password manager, there are plenty other LastPass alternatives besides our top three. If you'd like to take a closer look, check them out here:

Best Value for Money
Sticky Password
(6,059)
Offline Sync possible
Fingerprint Scan
Easy setup
Good feature set
If you're not misled by the old-fashioned interface, Sticky Password is an intuitive and secure password manager that comes with great extras and covers everything important.
Passwords
unlimited
Devices
1 - ∞
Users
1 - ∞
85%
Black Friday Sale
Sticky Password Free
$0.00
monthly price
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Review Score
4.3 / 5
good
NordPass Password Manager
(8,958)
very easy to use
flawless user interface
reliable Autofill
keine deutsche Sprachversion
Passwords
unlimited
Devices
1 - ∞
Users
1 User
NordPass Free
$0.00
monthly price
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Review Score
4.2 / 5
good
Enpass Password Manager
(24,291)
intuitive desktop app
one-off price instead of subscription
optional cloud connection
Passwords
25 - ∞
Devices
1 - ∞
Users
1 User
60%
Discount
Code:
EN498-31UQR
Enpass Free
$0.00
monthly price
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Review Score
4.0 / 5
good
Bitwarden Password Manager
(16,274)
user-friendly applications
good security, externally tested
Self-Hosting possible
disappointing AutoFill performance
Passwords
unlimited
Devices
unlimited
Users
2 - ∞
Bitwarden Free
$0.00
monthly price
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Review Score
3.9 / 5
good
Kaspersky Password Manager
(3,468,692)
Low annual price
With Face ID and Touch ID
not in all browsers
no Two-Factor-Auth
Passwords
15 - ∞
Devices
unlimited
Users
1 User
Kaspersky Free
$0.00
monthly price
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Review Score
3.8 / 5
good
McAfee True Key
(729,369)
User-friendly dashboard
Reliable Autofill & Saving
Free version & low price
no real browser extension
Passwords
15 - ∞
Devices
unlimited
Users
1 User
McAfee Free
$0.00
monthly price
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Review Score
3.8 / 5
good

Conclusion

If there's a universal truth to password managers, it's that any password manager is better than no password manager. Nowadays, it's almost impossible to safely navigate the Web without some automated way of managing login data. There's a reason why LastPass is one of the most popular apps; it offers all the basic functions you need and its free version is much more than just a mere preview of what the paid version can do.

But LastPass is neither perfect nor is it the only password manager out there. There are many apps within the same price range that are just as good, and just as many freemium apps that offer an array of features that sometimes even outshine that of LastPass.

You can find in-depth reviews of 14 popular password managers in our big password manager review and test.

Author (German Version): Martin Gschwentner
Martin Gschwentner majored in American Studies and Media Studies in Germany, the USA and France and works as a freelance editor in Paris. He is a doctoral student at the Institute for English and American Studies at the University of Paris Diderot, where he is researching the influence of money on US politics. On EXPERTE.com he writes about IT security, data protection and software for the self-employed and small businesses.
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