I am beginning a new series of blog posts where I will post about iPhone apps, web apps, productivity tools and other “tech” stuff that I use, what I like about it, what I don’t like about it, what I use if for, how often I use it, and maybe a tip or 2 on how to use it.
So, the first app I am going to talk about is a password manager. If you are like me, you have a bunch of different online accounts, (social media accounts, website hosting, blogs, seller accounts, buyer accounts, banking accounts, etc.) and they each have different rules for creating passwords. For instance, some passwords must include a special character, but other websites prohibit you from using special characters in your password, etc. Plus, they say it is not safe to use the same password on all your accounts. So, how am I supposed to remember all those passwords?
The answer is: I don’t!
I remember one master password and my password manager remembers all the rest. The password manager I use is 1Password.
What I like about it:
- I use a macbook and an iPhone and an iPad. I like that it works seamlessly on all 3 and syncs between all 3. (It also works on Windows and Android)
- It has Chrome (my fav browser) extension, so all I have to do when I want to login to a website is click on the “key” icon in my browser bar and type in my master password.
- You can also store your credit card and bank account info and it will automatically fill in order forms when purchasing items online.
What I don’t like about it:
- It is not free, but it has been well worth the small investment I made several years ago.
- I will have to pay to upgrade.
How often do I use it:
Do I recommend it?
- Yes. However, I think there are now some other less expensive options that might be just as good.
*I am not an affiliate and do not receive any compensation whatsoever should you purchase 1Password.