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 Post subject: Password managers
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:30 pm 
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I am considering using a password manager, as I'm really getting fed up of trying to remember lots of different ones. Dashlane looks to be the favoured one for Macs. I see there's a new kid on the block called Bitwarden, and there are lots of others. Just wondered if anyone has had any experience of password managers, and whether they would recommend a particular one.

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 Post subject: Re: Password managers
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:39 pm 
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I've been using 1Password for a few years now. Highly recommend it. Passwords can be synced securely with iOS devices using Dropbox or iCloud (I use Dropbox), it can suggest passwords for you with varying complexity. 1P will also save previously used passwords for you 'just in case'. The applications are regularly updated as well.

Can't recommend it enough.

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 Post subject: Re: Password managers
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:55 pm 
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I use 1Password too. It's expensive but very good.

Have you tried Apple's Keychain? It's a bit clunky but tight integration with the OS gives it some advantages, and it's free.

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 Post subject: Re: Password managers
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:13 pm 
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Apple's Keychain would work only on my own devices, yes? What if using something else, even - shock horror - a PC when travelling?
According to their website, 1Password is $2.99 a month, which seems reasonably cheap.
https://1password.com/sign-up/
On the other hand, there's this from October 2015, that raises some issues:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShT4O29Tceg

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 Post subject: Re: Password managers
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:23 pm 
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It's a one horse race . . . . 1 Password as Anndra said expensive but superb.
Not understand a monthly payment scheme? I paid 25 dollars in 2014 for 1 Password 4. It's now at version 6 with no further payment.

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 Post subject: Re: Password managers
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I also use 1Password and have for about 10years. Works cross platform Mac/iOS/Windows. I use it across all platforms all the time.

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 Post subject: Re: Password managers
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:26 pm 
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Not understand a monthly payment scheme? I paid 25 dollars in 2014 for 1 Password 4. It's now at version 6 with no further payment.

They appear to be pushing the subscription model now starting at $3/month for an individual. A one off payment of $65 ( https://agilebits.com/store/cart ) is hidden away but lacks some features of the subscription. (Quote.
Yes. We offer standalone licenses of 1Password for those who need them.

These licenses enable you to get the benefits of 1Password but it is important to know that some features depend on our hosted service and are therefore only available to subscribers. For example, web access on 1Password.com, automatic syncing, item history, secure sharing with family members, and several other features will not be available to those who purchase a license./Quote.)

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 Post subject: Re: Password managers
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:58 pm 
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1 PW for me as well used it for years. I too paid for it as a stand alone app. I to am on V6.
Very highly recommended.

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 Post subject: Re: Password managers
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:22 pm 
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I also use 1Password and I'd just add one more thing : the people at AgileBits who make it are really nice people, and will get you past versions if you can't run the latest.

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 Post subject: Re: Password managers
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:56 pm 
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Resounding endorsement for 1Password then. Thanks so much to everyone for your advice. Much appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Password managers
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:32 pm 
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Lastpass is good, it's the one I use on my iPhone, Mac and Windows PC (work). It's also now free to use on multiple devices, so even better.

I have also used Zoho Vault, which was pretty good and free, but didn't feel quite as good as lastpass.

I looked at using 1Password a couple of years ago, but it seemed expensive to have it on multiple devices and when I tried it there was an issue with synchronisation that I couldn't fix, so just used Lastpass instead!

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 Post subject: Re: Password managers
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Free is good!

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 Post subject: Re: Password managers
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:58 pm 
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1 password here too.

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 Post subject: Re: Password managers
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:45 am 
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On the other hand, this doesn't look good for Lastpass:
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... are_btn_tw

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 Post subject: Re: Password managers
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:54 am 
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that was one of the reasons I like 1password. If I say went to paypal's website and used 1P, it wouldn't fill in the login details it it was a fake site.

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