Best Password Managers - 2019

There are hundreds of password managers, whether free or paid, that have popped up over the course of the last 20 years. Some started very basic over a decade ago and grew alongside the rapidly expanding technology., Oothers are brand new and offer a fresh and unique take on password management.

With so many similar companies with near-identical offerings, how can you be sure you’ve picked the right one?

How do you find the best password manager?

As is the case with any software, there are so many biased password manager reviews on the web that it can be difficult to determine what is objective analysis and what is money-minded nonsense.

At Tech Jurythe Software Tribunal, we’ve been testing and reviewing all of the top and lesser-known password managers. In each of these password manager reviews, you will find background information, thoughtful analysis, in-depth looks, feature tests, and pros and cons for each password managing application.

Here are the most important factors that we test and compare:

  • Ease of use
  • Auto-filling features and efficiency
  • Security
  • Cross-platform performance
  • Business values (dummy features and hidden fees)
  • Cost

Find the detailed review process here.


10 Best Password Managers for Security (2019)

The best password managers are the ones you can forget about when you use them. The entire online experience is streamlined seamlessly through intuitive interface and smooth integration. On top of that, the best applications have a proven track record of managing security breaches and quickly fixing any problems that come.

So without any further delay, here are the top 10 password managers we have tested:

1) Dashlane – The Best “All Around” Password Manager

Total Score: 8.6/10
Rank: #1 among Password Managers
Devices Compatible: macOS, Windows, iOS

Located in New York City and Paris, Dashlane was founded in 2009 and is the winner of the best all-around password manager award.

Purchasing Dashlane gets you a secure, streamlined password management experience without any real performance drawbacks.

The service is available on just about any device you could imagine. The performance is rock-solid on every platform. Dashlane for Mac is just as good as Dashlane for PC and Dashlane’s mobile apps are simple, but robust.

Dashlane has the widest array of top-notch features. These include services such as VPN, identity theft protection, and dark web monitoring. Not to mention the standard password management tasks, which Dashlane was able to execute flawlessly.

The browser extensions strike a perfect balance between understatement and performance. They don’t slow you down as you use them and provide a beautiful contrast to the native application.

Within the native application, you can find your Identity Dashboard and many other features to monitor the health of your passwords and the effectiveness of your security.

The only downside? Dashlane is the most expensive password manager, coming in at $60 annually. The value for the price, however, is unmatched.

Dashlane Pros

  • Ease of use
  • Weak password management
  • Password import
  • Essential features + VPN
  • Great business values (no useless/dummy features or hidden fees)

Dashlane Cons

  • Priciest password manager

2. True Key – Best Password Manager for Security

Total Score: 8.5/10
Rank: #2 among Password Managers
Devices Compatible: Windows 7/8/10, Android, iOS, Mac OS

True Key by Intel, formerly PasswordBox, was founded in 2012 before being purchased by Intel in 2014. Since then, True Key has provided an ideal password management experience, offering tremendous security at a minimal price.

What stands out most about True Key is their many authentication methods. Most password managers only offer one option for two-factor authentication. With True Key, you can utilize fingerprint and facial recognition as featured options in their multi-factor authentication suite. Users can select from factors such as their face, fingerprint, trusted device or a master password to log in to their True Key application.

If you have any trouble, True Key support is one of the few in the industry that is available 24/7. In our tests, we were able to get response within minutes and problem resolution within a 10-minute window each time.

True Key Pros

  • Strong security
  • Stellar support
  • Affordable premium
  • Futuristic features

True Key Cons

  • No Auto-form filling

3. Keeper – Best Support

Total Score: 8.5/10
Rank: #3 among Password Managers
Devices Compatible: Windows 7 and up, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry

Keeper was founded in 2011 and has since risen to the top in the password management space. Upon using Keeper, it is easy to see why. Keeper offers support for all major platforms, as well as a great website version to maximize efficiency. There are a few features we’d have liked to see added, such as stronger form filling and the ability to change passwords en masse.

If you’ve used Keeper in the past, but not recently, it is definitely worth giving it a second try. Keeper’s redesign gives users a much cleaner and streamlined password management experience.

It is also the only adjustable UI we’ve come across, allowing the user to change themes, color schemes, select different view options. This makes the Keeper password manager the most personalizable option available.

Like True Key, if you do run into an issue, you can rest easy. Keeper provides the best technical support of all password managers we have tested, being one of the few with 24/7 support. In testing, they passed with flying colors. Completing all support queries almost immediately as well as providing helpful resources for future issues.

Keeper Pros:

  • Easy setup
  • Top of the line support
  • Sleek redesign
  • Great security
  • Plenty of personalization options

Keeper Cons:

  • Weak extension features
  • Average price for average offerings

4. PasswordBoss – Most Underrated Password Manager

Total Score: 8.2/10
Rank: #4 among Password Managers
Devices Compatible: Windows , Android, iOS, 

PasswordBoss is a lesser-known application that fits well among the top password managers. Since its release in 2014, this product has steadily evolved to provide a quality password management service, favorable features, and more. The only major drawback of using PasswordBoss is the lack of Mac support.

You can still access some of the features if you choose to utilize the web version and browser extensions on Mac, but the best experience is still on Windows. PasswordBoss blends a simple and effective UI, tremendous security, and ideal password organization all into a software that makes sense and works effectively.

PasswordBoss Pros:

  • Easy setup
  • Great 2FA
  • Unique password organization
  • Password inheritance and sharing

PasswordBoss Cons:

  • No Mac support

5. LastPass – The Best Value Password Manager

Total Score: 8/10
Rank: #5 among Password Managers
Devices Compatible: Windows , Android, iOS, 

Likely the biggest name in password management, LastPass comes in at fifth on our best password manager 2019 rankings. LastPass features the most robust “freemium” version we’ve tested so far, which offers features that usually run at $30+ annually with other password managers. Even better, the premium version of LastPass is still very cost-effective coming in at $24 annually. If Dashlane is the best password manager, LastPass sets the bar.

LastPass is far and away the best free password manager. However, that wasn’t quite enough to bring it to the top of this list. The essential issues we had with LastPass were the features afforded in premium and the support.

When it came to Dashlane vs. LastPass, the premium features offered by Dashlane were enough to offset the incredible price disparity. The LastPass password manager is simple and effective to use.

All the same, LastPass remains one of our most recommended software.

LastPass Pros:

  • Best free password manager
  • Stellar security
  • Great UI
  • Strong form filling

LastPass Cons:

  • Feature-poor premium
  • Poor support

6. 1Password – The Best Password Manager for Mac

Total Score: 7.4/10
Rank: #6 among Password Managers
Devices Compatible: Windows , Android, iOS, 

1Password is a long-standing name in password management. It’s been providing a tremendous password management experience for Mac users for years now, but recently expanded across other platforms with the new Windows password manager. The UI is clean and effective on all OS, the extensions are helpful and the security is industry standard.

They still have some work to do on getting the Windows password manager version up to the high standard of the Mac version.

The only real drawback we found so far was in the mobile apps, more specifically the Android app. It was no surprise that the Mac version of the product is more effective than its Windows counterpart, but what was odd was how behind the curve the mobile versions were.

If 1Password can streamline their mobile experience then I can’t imagine anything stopping them from climbing the ranks to be featured as one of our top password managers.

1Password Pros:

  • Password organization and labeling
  • Solid security
  • Consistent features
  • Feature-rich browser extensions
  • Wonderful mac version

1Password Cons:

  • Limited mobile apps
  • Weaker Windows version

7. RoboForm

Total Score: 7.25/10
Rank: #7 among Password Managers
Devices Compatible: Windows , Android, iOS, 

RoboForm is another large name in password management and happens to be one of the longest-standing applications available. RoboForm was initially released in 1999 and has been steadily evolving alongside the technology it supports.

The best part of this evolution is the RoboForm’s ability to autofill forms. In our web forms test, RoboForm was the ONLY password manager to pass each web form test.

However, there are some things that didn’t evolve equally well.

The desktop application could be much more robust, while the web interface and overall design are lagging behind their more modern competitors.

We will be keeping a keen eye on RoboForm to see if they can jump into top-5 contention in 2019. If you want a more classic interface and aren’t concerned about using the service on your phone then RoboForm is more than worth a look given their price and offerings.

RoboForm Pros:

  • Phenomenal form filling
  • Quick and easy setup
  • Ideal pricing
  • Strong security
  • Good extensions
  • 24/7 support

RoboForm Cons:

  • Poor web interface
  • Feature-poor
  • Weak desktop application

8. Sticky Password

Total Score: 7/10
Rank: #8 among Password Managers
Devices Compatible: Windows , Android, iOS, 

Sticky Password provides one of the most well-rounded password management experiences available.

Its simple and intuitive interface allows for quick and effective access management. Sticky Password fails in the area of handling weak passwords, being able to identify all weak passwords but having no single method to replace them dynamically.

Sticky Password’s security is solid, features are acceptable, and auto form filling is well above average.

Unfortunately for Sticky Password, there just isn’t enough there to merit a score and a rank higher than eight. A few tweaks and a few feature additions, like those suggested in our password manager reviews, will surely put Sticky Password in the upper echelon.

You could do a lot worse than utilizing Sticky Password as your password protector.

Sticky Password Pros:

  • Great interface
  • Solid security
  • Easy form filling
  • Wide array of payment options

Sticky Password Cons:

  • Missing key features (no automatic weak password handling)

What Are the Benefits of Using a Password Manager?

A password manager, in theory, should make a user’s internet experienced streamlined. No extra time should be wasted going back and forth between emails desperately trying to figure out how to reset a password.

Those small inconveniences, over hundreds of logins, can add up to take some serious time and productivity out of the day.

Password managers are a way to alleviate that while putting your credentials in a much more secure repository.

In addition to fostering an easier and more streamlined online experience, password managers lower the risk of being hacked, doxxed, or having your identity stolen!

Many password managers also offer complete form-filling. Simply fill out your form credentials once and relax whenever you see a page-long form.

Password managers create a simple and streamlined online experience that keeps the user’s data safe.

Are Password Managers Safe?

I cannot speak for all password managers, but from the products tested, most definitely, yes, password managers are safe.

If you want to be extra careful, make sure to select a password manager that utilizes security measures like two-factor or multi-factor authentication. The question really should shift from, “Are password managers safe?” to “How safe are my passwords?”

The average user has 130 accounts linked to a single email address. That is 130 passwords to remember, of varying strengths and regular use. I would wager that less than half of those passwords are unique and strong on their own. With a strong password manager, you can ensure all credentials are far safer than ever before.

But what is the safest password manager?

We were impressed by many of the password managers we tested here at Tech Jury, but there is none we really feel like “the safest password manager”.

Security is top concern in In all our password manager reviews. In researching their safety, we found that many of the products use the same or similar methods to ensure user data protection.

With so many of them doing the same things, we won’t claim one to be the safest as they are all safe.

The products that impressed us most, as far as security goes, were Intel’s True Key and Dashlane. Both utilize industry standard AES 256-bit encryption, but go the extra mile and provide multi-factor authentication and additional safety assurances. It helps that these two were amongst our top password managers, so you know you are getting great password management service in addition to great security.

What About Web Based Password Managers?

We did not include any web-based password managers in our reviews. Not that these products are bad or aren’t worth using, but they often don’t use the industry standard AES-256 bit encryption.

The basic idea is that we want our device to be the key, not our login.

By using only native application password managers that offer extensions to web browsers, you get much better security.

Mind you, this is not an indictment against any online password manager. We just made the decision to review only full-featured password managers.

If there is a password manager you would like us to review, please let us know.

What is AES 256-bit Encryption?

We talk a lot about this as it’s the industry standard encryption method for password managers.

256-bit encryption is referred to the length of the encryption key used to encrypt a data stream or file. A hacker or cracker will require 2 to the 256th power of different combinations to break a 256-bit encrypted message. This level of encryption is virtually impossible to be broken even by the most powerful computers of today.

But what does this mean for password management?

AES 256-bit encryption ensures that even if a platform’s server gets hacked or infiltrated, your data will remain uncompromised. With this security measure, the master password on your device is the only thing that can decrypt your data.

This is why many password managers do not allow reset of master passwords.