It’s only been a couple of years, but (thankfully) internet security has come a long way since we published our pick for the best password manager. And while 1Password is still our favorite because it gives you a great design, powerful security features, and the ability to store just about anything private inside it, there are a lot of other options available for keeping your passwords safe.
One of the things that has changed in the last couple of years is that the pricing model seems to have smoothed out. Most password managers are now subscription-based and similarly priced. The few standalone apps, like OneSafe, haven’t been updated in a while, which makes us hesitant to continue recommending them. This is an interesting trend that wasn’t true just a few years ago, where there was a wide range in cost for both subscription-based and standalone apps.
One of the major changes in 1Password has been this change to a subscription-based pricing model, but we believe it’s worth it. One of the benefits of this model is the addition of a secret key to your 1Password account. 1Password combines this secret key (which you don’t have to memorize) with your master password to create an online fortress for your private data that is impossible to crack.
You can read more about the security features as well the types of things you can store in 1Password in our updated review.