The Best Password Manager for Your Mac Is…

MakeUseOf | 3/26/2019 | Akshata Shanbhag
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Writing down passwords on a slip of paper or in a text file is not a secure way to store them and never will be. You need a sturdy password management app for the job. For now, let’s focus on the best password manager for Mac users.

Thankfully, all the five options on our list have a suitable iOS counterpart, so you can easily access your passwords on the go.

Keychain - Access - Apple - Password - Management

Keychain Access is Apple’s free password management app built into macOS. It’s best used in combination with iCloud sync, which you can set up under System Preferences > iCloud.

This setup (iCloud Keychain) lets you store website logins, Wi-Fi passwords, credit card information, and so on. Your data stays accessible across all your Apple devices. iCloud Keychain integrates with Safari and ensures that filling of usernames, passwords, and other data is smooth and automatic.

Password - Manager - Apple - Devices - Keychain

If you haven’t used a password manager before or if you have only Apple devices, iCloud Keychain is the simplest and most obvious solution to choose. If you decide to go with it, our iCloud Keychain guide will come in handy.

Should You Use iCloud Keychain to Sync Passwords on Mac & iOS?

Keychain - Sync - Passwords - Mac - IOS

Should You Use iCloud Keychain to Sync Passwords on Mac & iOS?

If you primarily use Apple products, why not use the company's own password manager completely free of charge?

ICloud - Keychain - Feels - Windows - Mac

iCloud Keychain feels restrictive if you switch between Windows and Mac, or if you don’t use Safari. And in that case, you might want to pick one of the full-featured options we’ll cover next.

Dashlane, with its attractive free tier, proves perfect for many users. The basic plan supports 50 passwords, one device, and password sharing for up to five accounts.

App - Feature - Password - Changer - Passwords

The app has a unique free feature called Password Changer. This lets you update old passwords on many of your favorite...
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