1Password Review: Our New Favorite Password Manager
1Password is a password manager created by AgileBits, Inc. More than just a password manager, however, 1Password aims to be an all-in-one digital vault for things like passports, documents, email accounts, credit cards, and more.
What is a password manager?
You should only have to remember 1 password, hence the name!
As we move more of our lives into the digital sphere, the number of passwords required for various services and software applications has increased drastically. A password manager, like 1Password, maintains a secure vault of the many account logins and passwords that we use on the internet. Password managers often have built-in encryption features that help keep your information secure. They also save you the headache of having to remember the passwords you use for all of your accounts. You should only have to remember 1 password, hence the name!
Do I need a password manager?
Everyone should use a password manager.
Most people will end up using the same password for every account they have on the internet. And most of those passwords include one or two dictionary words, which makes the passwords particularly vulnerable to dictionary attacks. Both of these scenarios are highly insecure for a couple of reasons:
- Using the same password for every account means that if someone gets the password for one of your accounts, they can easily access every account you have on the internet.
- Not using a random, securely generated password means that hackers can use a variety of methods to eventually get your password.
So, unless you're willing to write down every long, random password and retype it each time you visit a website, then yes you need a password manager like 1Password.
Are they all the same?
We're going to highlight what differentiates 1Password from other password managers like LastPass, NordPass, or Dashlane.
Not at all. That's exactly why we're writing this guide. We're going to highlight what differentiates 1Password from other password managers like LastPass, NordPass, or Dashlane. There are differences in things like:
- Compatibility with operating systems and apps
- And a lot more.
We'll also highlight the features that help 1Password stand out from the competition—so you can make an informed choice, (It's a very important one!) And check our side-by-side comparison of 1Password vs NordPass to see how it compares.
How do we know so much about 1Password?
Howchoo switched to 1Password this year. Our small team uses 1Password for both our business and personal needs. We're excited to tell you what we love and what we don't about 1Password!
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