Google has been on a tear lately when it comes to passwords. The company has been working behind the scenes for the past few months to raise the bar on how a password manager works on Android and Chrome alike. Just because it’s a free option doesn’t mean it’s the perfect tool for everyone, of course. In fact, actually, Password managers on Android and outside seems more popular than ever.
between completely new, more consistent UI, a handy one-click login shortcut, and improvements to Password Checker, Google Password Manager is better than ever. Ease of access is one of the most impressive changes the company has made to the app. making it easy for anyone to find on their phone. Chrome users are also getting some improvements on the way – we learned Google’s plans just this week add support for biometric authentication.
Google Password Manager may be free and available on all platforms, but it’s not the only option. Bitwarden remains my personal go-to – its free and open source nature appeals to me. It could be LastPass caused some controversy last year, most users require a subscription plan, but it remains a popular option on the Play Store. Dashlane, 1Password, Keeper — all great options for keeping a digital locker for your passwords.
So, which one are you currently using? Has Google finally gained some traction with its simplified service, or is a third-party option still holding your heart? These are just a few of the most popular choices in terms of downloads on the Play Store, but since there are so many apps in this category, we’re going to miss a few. If your choice is not listed below, be sure to leave a comment.