Remembering each and every password you use on the different websites and accounts isn’t that easy, and most of the time you use the password managers for the same. For the users who do most of the networking and mailing on-the-go, it’s the mobile devices which they use and the high-end smartphones these days are quite advanced to provide the best, and that is where you want the devices to store your personal data in a secured manner. The password management applications are all out there, and we suggest the users to install one of them rather than trusting the password saving options of the device itself, because once the phone is lost you won’t be able to do anything much instantly, but at least the change of password of the actual password manager would make it easier for you to see the personal data safe.
If you are using the Google Chrome for Android and if any of your friend has an access to your computer, they can easily steal away your password in no time.
Below we list the five best password manager apps for the Android phones and tablet devices, with some of the features of each.
Password Genie Data Protection
The Password genie data protection app comes in both Free and Premium versions, and the free one is good enough too, if you are looking only to save the passwords securely, and in an organized manner. Only a single password is enough to access the entire folder and the data can be synced over the different devices as you have an account through Password Genie.
Using the 128-bit SSL and 128-AES encryption, the passwords are stored with a good protection and the storage isn’t limited to the passwords, but you can even store the bank account numbers, insurance info, PIN numbers and store the photos of your cards.
The app doesn’t come totally free but with a one-month trial, after which you will have to pay $5.99 per year which isn’t a very high ask for what the app provides. The premium version though costs you $20.
LastPass Password Manager Premium
LastPass is a very well known password manager application, already serving millions of PC users where the browser add-on is really one of the best out there, and the LastPass for Android doesn’t do any bad job as it comes with a built-in browser which would fill your login information and save each of your password. It comes with the syncing, so if you are already using this and saving the passwords on the PC, you just need to login on your Android device to access all the passwords.
Images, notes and audio recordings can be securely saved in the app, and this easily is one of my favorite apps, but it doesn’t come for free for long. Initially, you get to use it for 14 days without being charged, but after that the app costs you $1 per month.
aWallet Password Manager
For the users who are looking not to spend much money on protection of the passwords, and are searching for an app which does a neat job without a penny to be spent, the aWallet app is a good choice. It stores not just the passwords, but the credit card numbers, banking credentials and other stuff and there are options to edit the stored data, create and edit the categories, and this password manager supports the backing up and restoring of the encrypted files having all the password information, although this is limited to just a few phones.
The app can auto-lock at a preconfigured amount of time and that would help in enhancing the security, and would be handy if at all you had lost the phone. Security wise, the app encrypts data using AES and Blowfish algorithms with key sizes of 256, 192 and 128 bits. And also supports Triple DES with key sizes of 168 and 112 bits. There is a premium version of this app, but the free version has already got quite a lot of features.
Other Worthy Mentions
- mSecure – This app is quite similar to the Password Genie app and comes with the 256bit Blowfish encryption, but it is available for $9.99 in the Play Store. You can purchase this if you feel none of the above options are good. [Link]
- Keeper – This is yet another great alternative app for those who are looking for a free Password manager for the Android devices, although we would rate the aWallet app ahead of this. One of the best features of this app is that you can open the website directly from there by tapping on the login details. [Link]