Forgot Password? Password Manager Help

Forgot Password?

When I return to the library in August, I am anticipating that I will forget several of my go-to passwords for several websites. I have tried several different password storage apps, but I have had trouble deciding on one. Some seem expensive, while for others the commitment seems too great.

Can I really trust the app to keep track of ALL my passwords?

I tried three password storage managers. Here’s the breakdown on each:

Enpass:

  • It’s device agnostic–meaning it can be used on a Mac or iPhone or PC, etc.
  • There’s a free desktop-only version.
  • You must pay to access passwords from any device.

LastPass:

  • It’s device agnostic–meaning it can be used on a Mac or iPhone or PC, etc.
  • There is a free version available.
  • It offers a family connection for multiple users.
  • It’s received lots of great reviews.

1Password:

  • It’s device agnostic–meaning it can be used on a Mac or iPhone or PC, etc.
  • It offers a 30-day trial.
  • It can be used for unlimited devices.
  • It offers a Multiple Users option for an additional cost.
  • It’s received great reviews.

And the winner is…

1Password

Why?

  • The price was great for one user.
  • The 30-day trial allows a user to try it out and test out the features and see what works best.
  • It offers browser extensions to easily input username and password, along with generating new passwords when needed.
  • The support and updates are quick and responsive.
  • It has a great website for additional information.

While keeping my Google Doc or Notes list of all my passwords helps me most of the time, my list of passwords continues to grow. A password manager can help organize and easily locate a much needed password.

Author: Becca Munson

Becca Munson, Librarian, is a National Board Certified Teacher with over 23 years of experience in education. She is currently a school librarian at Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park, KS. Becca continues to find ways to positively impact student learning with literacy initiatives, technology integration, and building rapport with students and staff. Follow her on Twitter to view the library in action @bvwlibrary and @beccamunson .



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