LastPass Alternatives - Our Recommendations
Looking for a reliable password manager? We're not going to mince words here, you could do worse than LastPass. The popular freemium app makes managing login data as easy as pie thanks to its intuitive browser-based user interface, reliable autofill, and wealth of features. LastPass isn't perfect though, and so, below, we've provided a list of which password managers outperform it in specific areas.
But before that, it's important to stress that we really liked LastPass's high security standards, straightforward installation process, and solid mobile app. It doesn't reinvent the wheel, instead focussing squarely on the basics and providing all of the essentials that any good password manager should, at absolutely no cost. Overall, the service staked out sixth in our review, with a number of its competitors simply doing better.
Dashlane - Best in Show
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, it also came first in our sample 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, the provider's customer outreach also cut a very fine figure.
One of the things we liked most about Dashlane though was its automatic password changer, which allows users to change multiple passwords for specific online services or websites in one fell swoop. The service has also added a VPN to its package of extras.
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)
1Password - Overflowing With Features
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.
Autofill functioned smoothly during our assessment, with 1Password offering unlimited templates as well as the ability to customize these according to your preferences.
1Password's security management suite comes filled with special features. One of these, Travel Mode, lets you temporarily remove sensitive data from your devices and restore it later, so that you won't have to worry about searches when crossing borders, for example.
Unfortunately, no free version of 1Password is offered, and the desktop app is slightly cramped.
Tons of features, including Travel Mode
Offers a high level of security
Can be used either through the desktop app or browser extension
Keeper - Autofill Made to Order
Keeper is a competent all-rounder that impressed us with its extensive autofill settings. These allow you to set precisely which information should be shown in form fields in your browser. Qualitatively, it's solid as well, with autofill functioning smoothly.
You'll also have a free hand when adding data sets since these are customizable with user-defined fields and can be outfitted with additional security via one-time passwords. As drag & drop functionality comes integrated, the program is also highly intuitive to use.
Keeper's main disadvantage is that it doesn't offer a free version. As a consolation, you can trial the full version of the program for 30 days at no cost.
Customizable autofill settings
Neatly arranged folder structure with drag & drop functionality
Provides excellent security
NordPass and Bitwarden - The Best Free Alternatives
In 2021, LastPass reworked its free version, limiting the number of device types that syncs can be performed on to 1, whereas in the past, unlimited cross-device syncs were allowed. LastPass's loss is another's gain. In our opinion, NordPass and Bitwarden, fourth and fifth in our comprehensive evaluation, respectively, represent the best free password managers out there.
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 high degree of security. Bitwarden has even gone so far as to validate its security through external audits.
If you miss LastPass's free version, we're sure that you'll feel right at home with NordPass and Bitwarden.
No data set or sync limits
Intuitive to use
In addition to the five services we've highlighted above, there are a number of other password managers that are comparable to LastPass, such as Enpass and RoboForm, which achieved the same score in our ranking. With the former, we liked that it's possible to book a lifetime subscription for a reasonable flat fee, and that cloud syncing is optional, meaning that you can save your data locally if you prefer. RoboForm shined thanks to its high-quality desktop client and mobile apps, to say nothing of its bountiful customization options.
Below, we've provided a summary of all of our top alternatives to LastPass:
Generally speaking, any password manager is better than no password manager. Unfortunately, in this day and age, it's nearly 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, ease of use, and decent free version (even considering its limitations).
As we've tried to point out though, LastPass is neither perfect nor does it have the figurative 'last word' as far as password managers are concerned. A number of apps within the same price range are just as good, with several offering objectively better free versions.
For in-depth reviews of 12 of the most popular password managers, be sure to check out our comprehensive assessment and comparison.
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