Best Recommended Password Managers For Chrome OS

Published by Lamin Kanteh on

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It is amazing how life has become so much easier because of the internet. As a reliable portal that enables you to instantly connect to millions of people from several parts of the globe, the internet is a tried and tested tool that has become the one place where most people consume information, share their daily experiences, meet new people, and occasionally get their identities stolen.

And because there’s one variation of either which everyone uses, people tend to have multiple accounts for several purposes like school, work, just to name a few.

Having several accounts can in some cases present unique problems of their own since you are left having to remember all the passwords for them and this can be quite a challenge provided you use complicated and different passwords for each account.

However, most of these problems can be migitated if you have a password manager platform.

There was a time when LastPass was to be the viable candidate for Chrome OS but, a lot of that has changed though with the introduction of Android apps.

Now, there are several managers to chose from and to help you make a choice on which one, here is a list of all the password managers tried and tested on Chrome OS.

Lastpass

Arguably one of the best password managers available, Lastpass earns its reputation for being secure by leveraging cybersecurity technologies like AES-256 bit encryption with PBKDF2 SHA-256.

Additionally, since one of the ways hackers grant themselves access to your most personal data is listening in and stealing it while it is in transit, encryption and decryption of data only occurs at the device level making it extremely hard for anyone incluing Lastpass to read your data.

On Chrome OS, there are two ways to access Lastpass. You get the platform either through Web Store as a Chrome browser extension or from Play Store as an Android App.

After getting the app or extension, you will need to create an account and a master password. This is the only pass you will need to remember as all of your other passwords from multiple sites is stored securely in the vault.

You can get Lastpass for free with almost all the features you will need but there is a premium tier for those looking for extras like:

  • 1GB encrypted file storage
  • Premium multi-factor authentication like YubiKey
  • Priority tech support
  • Desktop fingerprint authentication

1Password

Accessible through the Android Play Store on Chromebooks — the browser extension only works in conjunction with the desktop app Windows/Mac — 1Password password manager tout a beautiful design language but expectingly secure.

The app allows you to store all your usernames and passwords when you sign in to apps and websites.

You can also use the app’s  automatic form filler that allows you to sign in to any of your online accounts with a single click, look, or touch — it supports fingerprint authentication and facial recognition.

All of your data is kept secure using end to end encryption –your data is encrypted before a single byte ever leaves your devices. All encryption keys are protected by your Master Password, so you are the only one who has the keys to unlock your secrets.

The platform can be tried for free for thirty days after which you will be required to pick from several of its payment tiers which offers features like:

  • Create strong, unique passwords for all your online accounts
  • Fill usernames and passwords into websites and apps
  • Access your information on all your mobile devices and computers
  • Share passwords securely with your family or company
  • Unlock with a single tap using Fingerprint Unlock

Dashlane Password Manager

If either of the two mentioned managers didn’t really do it before you, then mind taking a look at Dashlane Password Manager? With a catolog of over 8 million users, the platform appears to be quite popular.

If your Chromebook supports Android apps, you can get Dashlane Password Manager through the play store but you can opt for the browser extension should you prefer something simple.

Using secure online security technologies, all stored credentials are safely stored in a vault that only you can access and for your convience, the app allows you to choose how you want your data to be stored either local-only or synced and backed up to the cloud.

The platform is technically free — allows storage of up to 50 passwords — but the premium version offers additional features like:

  • Manage unlimited passwords on unlimited devices, plus Dark Web Monitoring and secure VPN.
  • Securely store passwords, secure notes, payments, personal info, IDs, and more in your encrypted vault.
  • Instantly autofill forms and payment info using our mobile browser.
  • Replace weak passwords in seconds using our Password Generator.
  • Monitor your Password Health in our new Identity Dashboard.
  • With Dark Web Monitoring, get instant security alerts for each email account you add in Dashlane.
  • Inbox Security Scan to scan your email inbox and find all the accounts you’ve created, analyze their security, and save them in Dashlane.

Enpass

If you are looking for a password manager that has all the bells and whistles of Lastpass and predorminately free, then Enpass should be a perfect choice.

The platform offers some really interesting features like managing the security for your data by using open source and peer reviewed cryptography libraries of SQLCipher engine.

Additionally, Enpass is an offline password manager allowing you to manage your credentials even without internet.

Other features includes:

  • Automatically fills logins details in apps, Chrome and Other supported browsers.
  • Securely fills Credit card details while shopping online.
  • Supports use of Fingerprints for quick unlock to access information.
  • Users can save attachments, Bank accounts, Addresses for autofill, Social Security Numbers, Travel documents and all other kind of credentials you have.

Bitwarden

A cloud-based open source password management platform, Bitwarden uses AES-256 bit encryption, salted hashing, and PBKDF2 SHA-256 to secure all your most important login credentials.

Read our full in-depth review

Its features includes:

  • -Items types such as Logins, Secure Notes, Credit Cards, and Identities
  • Secure sharing of vault items with other Bitwarden users
  • Auto-fill login information into websites and other applications
  • Password generator
  • Two-factor authentication via authenticator apps, email, Duo,YubiKey, and FIDO U2F
  • File attachments.
  • Cloud-synchronization

These the best listed password managers that I have tested and found to be top-notch. If you are currently using any of them or a variation that isn’t listed, feel free to share your experiences with us in the comment section.


Lamin Kanteh

I live, breath, and dream technology. I've only known myself to push the boundaries on what's possible in my mental scope in relation to technology. And having been a writer for the good part of the past three years (covering varying subjects on the major mobile platforms), No place has ever felt more like home than Chrome OS. And as you may know, Chrome OS is ushering us into a future of the unknown and I'm here to help in the process of easing the way into that future via ItsChromeOS.

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