Updated 18 May, 2013, 5:40 pm IST
5 Password managers for your Android
| by Naina Khedekar
So, you have a personal e-mail account, an official e-mail account, accounts on social networking sites, cloud storage, accounts on online shopping sites, bank accounts, and are an active member of several forums. Now, that’s too many passwords to remember, and the worst you could do is assigning the same password for all accounts and hamper their security. Mobile apps, which have been built for almost every purpose, have some nifty options that could serve as password managers. If you are an Android user, then there are several password managing apps, which will ensure that you don't have to bother to remember many passwords and keep your data safe and secure at the same time. We have listed out five such password managers for Android users.
Simple, open source password manager
KeePass is an extremely popular and favoured password manager, and its Android app version is called KeePassDroid. It is considered as one of the best open source apps and is quick to install and very effective. Users can get started by keying in a password to access the encrypted and password protected database where all your login data is stored. All passwords are hidden behind asterisks, but users get the option to temporarily see them. In case of inactivity, KeePassDroid will automatically logout the user. Users can copy usernames/ passwords onto the clipboard for easy pasting while creating the database. Moreover, it has the ability to automatically clear the clipboard after a username or password has been copied. If you are looking for a simple yet effective password manager without any bells and whistles then we think the KeePassDroid is a must-have.
Password manager plus digital wallet
mSecure is a combination of password manager and digital wallet. The highlight of mSecure is its password generator that creates unguessable passwords, and the auto-lock that protects the app from prying eyes. It comes with the Sync Everywhere cloud data protection architecture along with auto-backup facility and e-mail attachment backups. It ropes in 256-bit Blowfish encryption to protect personal information. Those who are concerned about data security in case the phone is lost or stolen can opt for the self-destruct option, which will be implemented if a hacker attempts to guess your password. The Android interface for mSecure is neat. It has over 250 icons to personalise your records, such as banking, credit cards, usernames, and e-mail passwords, and store the username and password for each. It has 17 standard templates for quick data entry, and comes with integrated search, sort, and collapsible section headers and groups to categorise your records.
Last password to remember
Splashes extensive range of categories
Safe and secure with multi platform support
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