For managing your passwords
▪ LastPass is the “no-brainer” choice for anyone still without a password manager— a program that encrypts and stores your passwords, ensuring that each is unique and strong and saving you the bother of remembering or even typing them. Among its many features, the free app syncs across devices and, with a single click, generates secure passwords up to 100 characters long.
▪ 1Password can’t run on as many platforms, but on Apple products, it’s “the password manager to beat.” 1Password is faster than LastPass, the interface is “more polished,” and it can store your passwords locally if you don’t trust the cloud. ($36 a year, $60 a year for families, or $65 as a one-time purchase)
▪ Dashlane is another “fantastic” option that’s “neck-and-neck” with LastPass in terms of features. “There’s just little reason to buy it,” except for its slick interface and “spiffy” receipt-saving tool. ($40 a year)