There is no shortage of digital lockers on Android
When it comes to passwords, Google has been on a tear lately. The company has been working behind the scenes over the past two months to raise the bar for how well its password manager works on Android and Chrome. Just because it’s a free option doesn’t mean it’s the perfect tool for everyone, of course. In fact, password managers on Android and beyond seem to be more popular than ever.
Between an all-new, more consistent user interface, a convenient shortcut for one-click access, and improvements to password checking, Google’s password manager is better than ever. Ease of access is one of the biggest changes the company has made to the app, making it easier for everyone to find it on their phone. Chrome users are also getting improvements down the road – this week we learned that Google is planning to add support for biometric authentication.
Google Password Manager may be free and readily available on all platforms, but it’s not the only option available. Bitwarden remains my personal reference – its free and open source nature appeals to me. LastPass may have caused controversy last year, with most users requiring a subscription, but it’s still a popular choice on the Play Store. Dashlane, 1Password, Keeper – all great options for maintaining a digital locker for your passwords.
So which one are you currently using? Has Google finally scored with its streamlined service, or is a third-party option still on your mind? These are just a few of the most popular options by number of downloads on the Play Store, but with so many apps in this category, we’re sure to miss a few. If your choice is not listed below, be sure to leave a comment.