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.
Dashlane - Our Test Winner
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)
1Password - Full to the Brim With Features
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
Avira Password Manager - Password Management Made in Germany
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
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:
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.