Free password managers
Updated: July 12, 2019
2019. Firefox gets enhanced tracking protection, desktop password manager
Firefox team is launching one of its broadest sets of releases that aim to keep advertisers and others from following you across the web, while also making it harder for Facebook to track you. In its standard setting, which is the default, Enhanced Tracking Protection will block all third-party tracking cookies, based on the Disconnect list. You can also opt for a strict setting, which may break some sites, or opt for your own custom settings, too. Mozilla is also expanding its Lockbox password manager to the desktop. Until now, Lockbox only existed as a set of mobile apps, but Mozilla launched a Firefox desktop extension, too. It’s also changing the name to Lockwise. It’s a pretty straightforward password manager experience, though, at least for the time being, notably not as fully featured as Dashlane, 1Password, LastPass or similar options.
2019. Mozilla launched free password manager - Firefox Lockbox
Mozilla’s new free password manager Lockbox is designed for Firefox users that want to use other browsers on iPhone and Android. Firefox Lockbox mobile app offers a simple if a bit basic way for users to access from their mobile device their logins already stored in their Firefox browser. The app is nowhere near as developed as password managers like 1Password, Dashlane, LastPass and others as it lacks common features like the ability to add, edit or delete passwords; suggest complex passwords; or alert you to potentially compromised passwords resulting from data breaches, among other things. However, the app is free — and if you’re already using Firefox’s browser, it’s at the very least a more secure alternative to writing down your passwords in an unprotected notepad app, for example. And you can opt to enable Lockbox as an Autofill service.***
2017. Zoho Vault offers free option for LastPass users
LastPass doubled the price of its premium subscription for individual users from $12 to $24 per year, in the process removing some of the features previously available in their free plan. And Zoho takes this opportunity to lure Lastpass business users to its alternative solution Zoho Vault with one-year free subscription to the Professional Edition for teams and FREE forever plan for personal use. Zoho also provides a tool that allows to import your data from LastPass to Zoho Vault in just a couple of steps. Zoho Vault is an online password manager for individuals and teams that comes with an intuitive user interface, advanced sharing features, tight third-party integrations, native iOS and Android mobile apps, extensions for Chrome, Safari and Firefox, rock-solid security, and complete data privacy.
2016. Password manager LastPass is now free
LastPass, the password manager owned by LogMeIn, is making a core component of its service free. Before now users could access the the browser extension for free but had to pay a $12 annual fee to take their passwords with them on mobile. From now this feature is free. Free services will also now include two-factor authentication, password generation and sync, and access from unlimited devices. Basically, LastPass is now charging only for enhanced features rather than convenient access. The company also earns revenue from its enterprise offerings. LastPass says that the change is motivated by a commitment to bringing password security to the masses. But the pricing change might also be intended to lure users from other paid password management services.