In this age of having tens of online accounts for services ranging from emails to ecommerce, remembering passwords is a hefty task. There are many password managers that let you store passwords securely, and these tools have even migrated to the online world. Many [tag]online password managers[/tag] are now available for you to keep track of passwords. Let me review four of them here.
I’m not gonna go into reviewing their encryption stuff and that, what I’m gonna see is the usability factor.
Passlet Online Password Manager
[tag]Passlet[/tag] is a very light weight password manager. There are no bells and whistles here. It’s just a password manager that uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
It’s very slick, and adding entries is a breeze: just use the box on the left, type in your password, account name and other notes. But an URL field was lacking there whereas all other password managers have it. So you can’t associate an account with a specific website easily.
There’s a trace feature which traces every piece of information sent to the Passlet server.
Clipperz Online Password Manager
[tag] Clipperz[/tag] is a very feature rich online password manager with all the features you would need. Get an account, login and get ready to have a great experience.
Every entry is called a card here, and there are a few card templates to choose from. The ‘Bank Password’ card template has all the fields pre-defined: bank’s name, account number, online ID, etc. You just gotta fill ‘em up. Easy to use.
There’s also a so-called direct login available which lets you sign in to any online account without having to type in your username and password.
You can also download all data into a read-only offline version which is as secure as the online one. In the upcoming version of Clipperz, you’ll be able to share your account details with other people too!!
Overall, Clipperz is a very intuitive password manager with all necessary tools packed in for easier password management
PassPack Online Password Manager
[tag] PassPack [/tag] is another one with a web 2.0-esque stripe-filled design Addition to a UserID and a password, you also have to create packing key. You also get a client code.
For each entry, you can also add tags – so that you can search them easier.
PassPack’s very unique feature is the ‘Anti-Phishing’ welcome screen that protects you from prying eyes. It detects your IP, greets you with a custom welcome message that you can set and also a hand eye training message. You could check the welcome message to know whether you’re on the right place.
Disposable logins are available with one-time use, particularly helpful when you’re traveling. There’s also an in-built password generator that lets you make passwords quick.
An auto-lock feature is available with which you can lock instantly your pack if you go off temporarily away.
Free Password Manager
[tag] Free Password Manager [/tag] is another tool with a very good features that mimic a desktop password manager. You can categorize entries, sort and search them with ease.
There’s also a mini version – which essentially is a browser pop-up that you can carry around while you’re surfing.
It’s perfect for all users with who just need a password manager.
In my humble opinion, Clipperz is the best. You’ll prefer it if are an advanced user. Free Password manager will also be useful for advanced users. If you need just a password manager with nothing else, no nifty features – try Passlet. Passpack is intermediate. But the interface of PassPack is lovely.
It’s time to turn to you, readers: Which of these did you find the best? Or do you still you use offline managers? Share your views in the comments.