LastPass Alternatives - Our Recommendations

Martin Gschwentner

Are you looking for a reliable password manager? We're not going to mince words here, there are only a few that are better than LastPass. The popular freemium app makes managing your login data as easy as pie, and its free version is fantastic. But that doesn't make LastPass perfect, and so, we've provided a list below of which password managers outperform it and why.

But before that, a word of consolation to LastPass: We really liked your high security standards, straightforward installation process, and solid mobile apps. You don't reinvent the wheel, instead focussing mostly on the basics, but at the same time, you provided us with all of the essentials that any good password manager should, and at absolutely no cost. Overall, you came in fourth in our review, 0.1 off a place on the podium. We know, it hurts, but you did a great job!

1.

Dashlane - Our Overall Winner

Best Overall 2021
Dashlane Password Manager Test
Dashlane Password Manager
(207,084)
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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Try for free
Best Overall
4.6 / 5
excellent

With its well-rounded overall package, Dashlane has left a lasting (and positive) impression upon us. Not only was the app able to clinch a rare "Very Good" from us, but it also came in first in our review of 12 password managers.

There are plenty of good reasons for this: Installing the app is super easy, using it is foolproof, it comes loaded with features, and its security is second-to-none. With fast support response times and a live chat feature, the provider's customer outreach also cut a very fine figure.

One of the things we liked most about Dashlane was its automatic password changer that allows users to change as many passwords as they'd like in one fell swoop. This saves a lot of time, especially if you want to shore-up weak or compromised passwords, but not manually alter each one.

All of that 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 (a username and password combination, for example), meaning that it isn't all that usable long-term.

With its numerous strengths and few, if any weaknesses, Dashlane offers the best overall package at a reasonable price.

Tons of features, including a password changer and VPN

Extremely easy to use

Reliable and 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 - Overflowing With Features

1Password Password Manager Test
1Password Password Manager
(63,584)
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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Free 30 days trial
Review Score
4.2 / 5
good

1Password might not come with an automatic password changer like Dashlane, but it still manages to do nearly everything else you'd expect from a password manager.

When starting out, you're given the choice between the usual desktop/browser extension combination or 1Password X, a slimmed-down browser-based platform. As such, you can decide whether you want your passwords to be managed in a stand-alone downloadable dashboard, or a less intrusive browser plugin.

1Password's security management suite comes 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 weren't swept off our feet by 1Password's mobile app, especially when set alongside those offered by some of its competitors, like Dashlane, but the platform still did enough to secure second place in our ranking.

Tons of features, including travel mode

Provides a high level of security

Allows users to choose between a desktop app/browser extension or standalone 1Password X dashboard

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 - German Precision

Avira Password Manager Test
Avira Password Manager
(69,198)
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

Whether Hugo Boss, BMW, Mercedes, Zwilling J.A. Henckels, or Bosch, German products have a worldwide reputation for quality, precision, and efficiency, and Avira is no exception. Although the developer is better known for their antivirus software, Avira Password Manager is a highly responsive app that guarantees excellent security standards and comes with a usable free version that is very similar to that offered by LastPass. In our opinion, the browser dashboard's user interface even outperforms LastPass's Vault in terms of looks.

While evaluating the service, autofill worked well both in the mobile app and on the desktop, saving new login information as if on cue. Of course, Avira Password Manager's selection of features isn't all that great, and some basics, like password sharing, or the ability to add user-defined categories to the database, are missing.

However, Avira Password Manager did just enough to nudge out LastPass and carve out third place in our ranking.

Easy and intuitive to use

Solid free version without limits to synchronization or data sets

Provides 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

We looked at 12 different password managers, with half a point separating third place and twelfth place, and only 0.8 points between first and twelfth. What we're trying to say is that every program we reviewed was good, but some were better.

Should you be looking for further alternatives to LastPass, Sticky Password offers a convenient portable version that makes it possible to take your password vault with you on the go by transferring it to an external flash drive, Keeper's folder structure and drag-and-drop functionality are intuitive to use and even less complicated than those found in LastPass's Vault, and RoboForm makes sharing datasets and entire folders with others a cinch.

Depending on what you're looking for in a password manager, there are plenty of alternatives to LastPass besides the three we've mentioned above. If you'd like to take a closer look at the providers we've assessed, check out our list here:

Best Value for Money
Sticky Password Test
Sticky Password
(7,790)
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%
Work From Home Sale
Sticky Password Free
$0.00
monthly price
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Get 85% discount
Review Score
4.3 / 5
good
NordPass Password Manager Test
NordPass Password Manager
(3,678)
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
Visit Website »
30-day money-back guarantee
Review Score
4.2 / 5
good
Enpass Password Manager Test
Enpass Password Manager
(16,528)
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 Test
Bitwarden Password Manager
(31,292)
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 Test
Kaspersky Password Manager
(3,624,220)
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
Visit Website »
Try for free
Review Score
3.8 / 5
good
McAfee True Key Test
McAfee True Key
(902,022)
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

Any password manager is better than no password manager. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to safely navigate the Web without some automated way of managing login data. LastPass's popularity can be attributed, in large part, to its provision of all the basics at absolutely no cost.

As we've tried to point out though, LastPass is neither perfect nor does it have the figurative 'last word' on password managers. A number of apps within the same price range are just as good, with some even offering more or better features than LastPass.

For in-depth reviews of 12 of the most popular password managers, be sure to check out our comprehensive assessment and comparison.

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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