By Sudeep Baral
According to Google, more than 25% of us have used the words “password” or “qwerty” as our primary password at some point in our lives. Another terrifying stat is that 60 out of 100 people admit to using the same password across multiple accounts like online banking, email and social media accounts. These are some of the reasons why Intel created World Password Day – May 6 – to address the critical need for solid passwords and to promote better password habits.
In this post we will talk about the importance of password managers and the best password managers for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows and Linux available in 2021.
Why do you need a Password Manager?
To ensure the maximum security of your accounts, you have to use different passwords for every account and your password should contain a mixture of lowercase, uppercase letters along with numbers and symbols. A random strong password such as 7e$!D5^pRJbMUy is very difficult to remember. There’s no way you can remember such passwords for dozens of your accounts. You can’t risk writing them down on a notebook or a notes app, as they can be stolen away. Also there’s a hassle of resetting the passwords of your accounts if you forget any of them. So, you will need a password manager.
There are many good password managers available that charge a certain monthly fee for usage, but in this blog post we will only focus on free services.
“A random strong password such as 7e$!D5^pRJbMUy is very difficult to remember. There’s no way you can remember such passwords for dozens of your accounts.”
Bitwarden is probably the best password manager there is at the moment. It has everything you want from a password manager like native desktop and mobile apps, major browsers integration, open source and two factor authentication.
It also supports fingerprint and face unlock for that added security and ease of use on iOS and Android.
Though it has paid subscription plans we believe most of the people will be able to do without extra features in them.
Download Links :
iOS : Download
Mac : Download
Android : Download
Windows : Download
Linux : Download
Google Chrome : Download
Mozilla Firefox : Download
We only have bitwarden here on our list because it is hands-down the best password manager available at the moment and no other services come any close to be mentioned in this post. Plus we love that it is an open source project.