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Given how many different online services the average person uses everyday, you’ll be forgiven for forgetting a few passwords. However, the mistake most people make is to use one password for all their online accounts, and while it’s convenient, it’s a big risk in case any one of your accounts gets compromised.
Hence, we always recommend that you use multiple passwords for different online accounts, and to make sure you don’t lose them, we’re going to review the 7 Best Free Password Manager Apps for Android. Just download any one of these apps on your Android phone and you won’t have to worry about forgetting difficult passwords ever again.
#1. Password Safe
Password Safe is one of the best and most reliable password manager apps for Android. The free versions works perfectly well and provides Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128bit encryption, which should be more than enough for average usage. If you want 256bit encryption though, you can get that by upgrading to the pro version. Moreover, you can rest assured that the app itself is secure because it doesn’t have any internet access permissions.
The app also lets you generate strong, random passwords for better security but due to lack of internet access it cannot sync your passwords to an online cloud. You can however import and export CSV files in the free version. If you like the app, you can consider the pro version because it has several other useful features.
#2. aWallet Password Manager
aWallet is another secure and reliable password manager that has no internet access permission and simply focuses on doing what it’s meant to do. You can store any type of sensitive data, including your passwords and back up your database for remote storage or export as CSV format. Updating to the pro version lets you export encrypted CSV files and also allows you to generate random passwords to use for your accounts.
#3. Dashlane Password Manager
Unlike other password managers, Dashlane is completely free and saves all your passwords and personal information for auto filling online forms. You can also generate random passwords which are encrypted with AES-256 encryption and you can save your data both locally and on the cloud. If you’re looking for free and secure password keeper, you can’t go wrong with Dashlane.
#4. My Passwords
My passwords is a simple app which gets the job done and keeps all your passwords secure behind one master password. All your saved data is automatically encrypted and you can easily create backups and generate random passwords. The app also has minimal permissions with no internet access for additional security. Another great feature is that the app automatically exits when you turn off the screen, preventing accidental access by others. All in all its a password manager you should try.
#5. SecureSafe Password Manager
Another great free password manager, Securesafe keeps your personal information away from hackers and allows you to log into one account from any device and access your data. You can use it to store your passwords, PINs, credit card details and any other documents, pictures or videos you want to keep secure and encrypted.
The app uses AES-256 and RSA-2048 encryption and all data transfers are done over HTTPS connections. If you upgrade your account you can also avail two-step verification via SMS messages and the most interesting thing is that the developers claim that they store your data in a former Swiss army bunker. The app’s free functionality extends to 50 passwords and files up to 10 MB in size.
#6. B-Folders Password Manager
B-Folders lets you keep your passwords and sensitive data (like bank account and credit card details) safe and secure in one account which can be synced with multiple devices. It uses AES 256-bit encryption and you can use the app’s auto-fill option to automatically fill information into web pages.
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Apart from other small useful features, it also lets you import data from other password manager apps and can be synced with your BlackBerry devices as well.
#7. NS Wallet Password Manager App
While NS Wallet hasn’t been updated lately, it’s still a good free password manager that has no ads or permissions to access the internet. You can save all your passwords, PIN codes and credit card information easily and if you’re looking for cloud sync feature you can get their paid version (though you don’t really need it for basic functionality).
All your data is obviously encrypted and the app shuts down if it’s not being actively used. The free version does lack the search functionality and cannot be customized in terms of themes etc, but is still worth a download if all you want is a secure password manager.
While there are other password managers for Android available on the Play Store, they are either paid or have limited trial editions which are free. However, unless you want extremely high levels of encryption for your data, you should be fine using any one of the apps in our list. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please feel free to comment below.