Password managers are a great way to store your many passwords.  They offer secure storage of your passwords with the advantage of recalling one master password instead of dozens.  Password managers also can generate encrypted and secure passwords for you, a time saver when you are asked to create yet another password to one more online account. 

There are any number of password managers available today, most have the ability to securely store your passwords on your device, but here are two that were featured in a workshop I attended last week.   Both have useful features. 

The first is Dashlane

Dashlane -A password manager that you can use securely on one device or across your devices.  The key features of this app include its ability to:

  • Keep your passwords in one place
  • Generate secure passwords
  • Uses AES-256 encryption
  • Stores information and security codes for you
  • Login automatically from Safari
  • Change your passwords instantly
  • Receive security breach alert

Dashlane is free if you use it for one device, but you can upgrade to the premium services for $39.99 and use it on all your devices.

       Roboform - Offers the features you expect from a password manager but in addition Roboform allows you to single click to your favorite website.  In addition, Roboform has a form filer to fill out long form for you instantly.  Cost is $9.95 a year.

Submitted by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian on April 25, 2016

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