5 Best LastPass Alternatives to Manage Your Passwords

Dan Price 22-02-2017

In the current landscape, using an effective password manager is just as important for your security as installing a quality anti-virus suite, enabling two-step verification on your accounts, and making regular backups.


Most people consider LastPass to be the king of password managers — it’s packed with features and boasts more users than any of its competitors.

But it’s far from being the only option. In this article, I’m going to introduce you to some alternatives. For each suggestion, I’ll give you one core benefit that distinguishes it from its ubiquitous rival.

1. KeePassX

KeePassX is perhaps the most well-known of all the LastPass alternatives. It’s entirely free, it’s open-source, and all your data is saved locally rather than in the cloud.

The fact that it’s open source is important. If you’re so inclined, it means you can check the source code of the app and ensure all the encryption methods are implemented correctly and operating perfectly.

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Of course, locally-saved data isn’t for everyone. If you regularly need to access your passwords on multiple computers and mobile devices, it’s a pain. You will need to move your password database around from device to device manually.

From a security standpoint, KeePassX uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and the Twofish algorithm, and it relies on SHA-256 to hash your data. Interestingly, it doesn’t only encrypt your passwords — all the data fields within the app are also secured.

Core Benefit — Open source software app that saves data locally.

2. Dashlane

Dashlane is like LastPass in terms of functionality. Even the user interface is remarkably similar.


The app has five core features:

  1. Password Manager — Instantly save any password for any account.
  2. Form Autofill — If you do a lot of online shopping or regularly find yourself punching your address into online forms, the autofill feature will save you a lot of time.
  3. Digital Wallet — Not only will the digital wallet keep your payment details secure, but it also automatically captures the receipts of any online purchases you make.
  4. Password Generator — A password manager isn’t going to help if all your passwords are “hello123”. You need to create unique and complex strings How To Create A Safe Password That You Can Actually Remember Passwords are a tricky beast. You want a password that you can remember, but you also want to make sure it's secure. How do you find the balance? Read More for each individual account.
  5. Password Changer — The password changer can alter your weakest passwords without having to log into each account separately.

There’s also a premium version. It will set you back $39.99 per year but introduces syncing across multiple devices, account backup, two-step login authentication, and web access. It’s worth noting that lots of these features are available for free on LastPass and other services.

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Dashlane comes into its own when accessing its security. It claims to have the strongest master password requirements in the industry, but more importantly, it also claims to have the best security architecture. The developers filed a security patent to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in March 2012,which was granted in February 2016. The developers go into great detail about all features on the Dashlane website.


Core Benefit — A customized and unique approach to data security and encryption.

3. In-Browser Password Manager

Most browsers have a password manager How to View Google Chrome's Saved Passwords (And Prevent Others From Peeking) Think Google Chrome's password manager uses encryption? Nope! Your passwords can be viewed by anyone. Here's how to prevent it. Read More . Every time you enter a password, you will be asked whether you want the browser to remember it. These managers are convenient if you use the same browser on all your devices; all your logins will be automatically synced across all your devices without needing to install third-party apps.

The security of these managers varies widely from browser to browser. For example, the Firefox manager offers a master password option, whereas Chrome just automatically populates your credentials on sites.

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Chrome does offer a “sync passphrase” so if someone has your master Google Account password, they still won’t have access to your logins. Nonetheless, the bottom line is none of the browser-based solutions offer the same level of security as a dedicated manager.

Core Benefit — Simplicity. No new accounts, no hassle of dealing with third-party apps.

4. aWallet Password Manager

aWallet is a password manager for Android and iOS. There is no web version and no desktop version.

There are two versions of the app: a local version and a cloud version. The local version has no internet access permissions and saves all your sensitive data on your mobile device. The new cloud version can sync your passwords, credit card details, and online banking credentials with either Dropbox or Google Drive so you can access them on several devices.

The app encrypts all data fields and relies on AES and Blowfish algorithms with key sizes of 256, 192, and 128 bits. As an extra level of security, the app will automatically delete your local password data file after a predefined number of unsuccessful login attempts.

Both the Android and the iOS version require a one-off payment of $3.99.

Core Benefit — Mobile-centric for users who spent a lot of time on the road.

5. Keeper

Keeper offers all the usual features you expect, but there is one function which makes it a worthy addition to this list.

It’s the “Keeper Family Plan.” The developers understand that families share lots of digital things How to Safely Share Passwords With Friends and Family You should never share your passwords. But you do, don't you? That's why we're going to show you how to share your passwords while keeping your accounts as secure as possible. Read More  — whether it’s Netflix passwords, email logins, or Xbox accounts. The Family Plan is their attempt to offer a secure solution for sharing.

You can add five users, each of whom gets a private vault and 10 GB of secure file sharing space. You can bounce passwords bounced between vaults with nothing more than your fingerprint.

Best of all, the “legacy” feature lets you automatically share insurance forms, medical records, estate planning documents, tax documents, etc. with your next of kin if you pass away.

The individual plan is $29.99 per year. The family plan is $59.99 per year.

Core Benefit — The best service for large families who share lots of data.

Which Password Management App Do You Use?

I’ve introduced you to five password manager alternatives to LastPass, but there are many more out there. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses as well as different approaches to keep your passwords secure How Do Password Managers Work? 3 Methods Explained How do password managers work and which one should you choose? It's time to secure your online accounts with a password manager. Read More . Obviously, I’d love to know which password manager app you rely on!

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  1. Carol
    December 31, 2018 at 7:20 am

    I agree with Barbara. LastPass has gone downhill rapidly. Used to be I could manually put in a new site but not so any more. Therefore, once I get into a new site, LP does not remember unless I log out and log back in. But who is going to do that? Might be weeks until I go there again and by then what is the pw? Also, I carefully choose a new pw but then I have to reset it when LP has failed me.

    There are other problems I can't think of right now, I am so angry.

    LP is horrible now, should not ever be recommended.

  2. Barbara
    May 17, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Even with this information I still do not know which one to choose. I am going from LastPass to another password manager. The LastPass of old does not exist anymore. Since LogMeIn took over the program does not work as it should. I lost my entire LastPass passwords in March 2017. It was a disaster for me. I have had LastPass since the beginning, can you imagine all the passwords saved over the years?
    I think you should do some research on LastPass and the changes, the bad changes that have happened with LastPass and do a new article on that. Very upset with what happened.

    • Bruce
      January 15, 2019 at 11:28 pm

      I agree that LastPass isn't performing as well as it used to. I like a lot of the features, but, yes, it seems harder to use now. Also, I have a Mac, and it hasn't been possible to make a CSV backup file for almost a year. They are still working on it. I feel a bit vulnerable without this feature. And, I don't want to use a second browser as a workaround.

      I'd be interested in anyones comments about converting to another password manager. I understand that it's possible to import LastPass info into some of the alternate password managers??

      Thanks for any feedback.

  3. Ricardo Leon
    April 6, 2018 at 4:43 am

    I use Splashid Sage for years without any problem and synchronised in all my equipment ie. Windows notebook , Apple iPad and Android smartphone. Can you indicate me whether it is a good choice?

  4. Heather
    January 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    I've used TeamPassword while managing marketing teams at 3 different start ups. It is by far the easiest to set up and the grouping is a great fit if you have to manage multiple clients and multiple accounts. Also very easy to add and remove users.

  5. Daniel
    December 9, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I've been a user of RoboForm software for over 10 years and very happy with it. Some 5 years ago I started using Roboform Everywhere. Use it on my laptop, my PC, my cell, my tablet - all synced via Roboform Everywhere. Looked into other options to test but find it hard to migrate all my passwords to another application.

  6. Craig
    December 9, 2017 at 7:09 am

    I used to use LastPass but was never too impressed with it. I moved to Dashlane which is superb. I've been using it now for 4 years and am totally happy with it.

  7. ohad
    October 7, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Used lastpass and keypass in the past, now I'm using bitwarden and I'm very happy with it - very simple and intuitive, cross platforms and free

    • Mattia
      April 11, 2020 at 8:11 pm

      I agree :)

  8. Margaret A Conte
    August 11, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Keeper is and has always been my choice. Easy to use, great encryption, works across multiple devices, great live support and now the Family Plan. Can't beat it!

  9. Jane
    August 3, 2017 at 1:32 am

    1Password has been working well for me for abt a yr now. It's simple and quick to navigate. I do worry that it could get hacked, so impt passwords I keep the old fashioned way in a notebook hidden somewhere

  10. Chery Gladman
    July 1, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Roboform for over a decade - I'm sticking with version 7 - I will not be upgrading to version 8 as it requires a monthly fee to sync between devices.

    • Gary
      July 29, 2017 at 12:54 am

      I am using Roboform 8 Everywhere and I do not pay a monthly fee.It costs $19.95 annually and I sync my Android phone, tablet, Window 8 laptop and Window 10 laptop without any additional cost. I too have used Roboform for around a decade and only reluctantly switched to ver 8, but I am happy with the upgrade.

  11. Bruce
    June 20, 2017 at 1:37 am

    Have you RoboForm for many years and find it easy to use and very comprehensive.

  12. Mike Maddaloni
    May 1, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Hi - I have been using Keeper for several years now, and it's an app I use on a daily basis. It syncs well cross-platform, and allows me to access accounts and protected files whether on my iPhone, or browser. I use a single-user version, but know others whom I have referred it to and use the family version, and love it.


  13. GW
    April 28, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    IMO, Keeper is the best of this bunch. Dashlane requires a fee for features others give for free (in which case they should be used) or cheaper with Keeper. I've tried doing the KeePass thing on OneDrive or other cloud-based storage and it's kind of an awkward solution. As for In-browser password managers, I would never trust them. I've never used aWallet, though.

    Roboform is OK, but the last time I used it, it required a full installation instead of a plugin like LastPass or Keeper. Speaking of LastPass, I expected it to tank since LogMeIn bought them, but I haven't heard any news from them in the past year, good or bad.

    I wish Keeper scaled better. I want another family member to use it, but I would like some incentive to add another account, rather than to pay double what I'm paying now for 5 accounts, 3 of which will never be used.

  14. Francesco
    April 24, 2017 at 5:29 am

    I am a keeper user and i can't imagine a different way to secure my data now! You made it keeper!

  15. Alex
    April 17, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Bluink Key is great because it encrypts all your passwords on your smartphone and lets you automatically log in on your computer. Nothing is stored in the cloud for hackers to target.

    It's the only password manager that's both secure and convenient.

  16. Matt
    April 17, 2017 at 7:55 am

    KeyPass for me. Yes it's a minor pain having to copy a new file to each device when I change/add a password but it's no harder than plugging a phone into my pc to copy it across, then plugging the phone into my laptop to move it there. It means I can take a copy with me on holidays etc on a usb stick along with a locally installed copy of the app on the stick and access my passwords from hotel computers, internet cafes etc without compromising my security. It also means that my data's NOT stored "in the cloud", and since the single most important part of security is not letting someone else be responsible for it that seems like a sensible choice to me.

  17. Nicole Marie Delgado
    April 12, 2017 at 6:43 am

    I use the Keeper App and I absolutely love it. It's user friendly and all my passwords are stored in one place. The family plan is great because as my parents get more info the tech world they tend to forget all the different passwords they have so this gives me a chance to always store them in case I need to help them with stuff

  18. Steven
    April 8, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    I have been using Keeper for years and I love the security, ease of use, and multi-platform support.

  19. Talib
    April 4, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Keeper is far more secure than almost all others

  20. Christian
    March 30, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    As an Apple user I am happy to use 1Password for many years.
    This app was originally Mac only, but grew to a multi-system password management suite, which can now be used on every popular operating platform.
    So, it's especially a great solution for power users working on various system environments.

  21. Sarah
    March 13, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I use Keeper every day, all day long for personal and business use to store and remember more than 100 passwords for the various websites I work on and manage. I can seamlessly move from my computer to my phone when on-the-go as well using my Keeper Android App. Generating passwords is simple. You just click the icon to create. I also love that I am able to save additional fields like security questions and notes. Remembering just one password is a must for me, and if it is a must for you, then Keeper Security is the solution you have been looking for!

  22. @mauricioformigli
    March 12, 2017 at 9:15 pm is very good!

  23. Jon Tanz
    March 5, 2017 at 1:52 am

    The article refers to keeper as having all the usual features but does not mention the unique ability to have custom design in the saving of information other than just form filling and passwords

  24. Salvatore Porcillo
    March 4, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I've been using Keeper Password for over 5 years and love it. It's incredibly useful, handy, affordable and secure.

    I have most of my family, kids, brother and sister and friends using it.

    It's awesome.

  25. CJ
    March 3, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    I've been a user of Keeper for several years and love it. It has been flawless in its use, provided the level of security I expect, and is intuitive to work with. I don't go online without it.

  26. Philip Leech
    March 2, 2017 at 3:05 am

    Keeper is the best one. Its cross platform, super secure and very easy-to-us!

  27. Philip Leech
    March 2, 2017 at 3:05 am

    keeper is the best one. its cross platform, hyper secure and super easy to use.

  28. Peter Everett
    March 1, 2017 at 9:47 am

    You should mention how well KeePass integrates with dropbox so that your password database can be synced across any PC/tablet/laptop etc.

  29. Bill Cooper
    February 28, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Used SplashID for many years on windows phones, PCs, IOS and Macs. Got it all does it all.

  30. Dave
    February 28, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Like others, don't understand why Roboform is not on these lists. Best things I ever did was sign up with them years ago. Even managed to use it on Linux, in a lite form, but nevertheless it worked. Also use it on my Android phone...

  31. J.C. R.
    February 28, 2017 at 2:28 am

    I use Keeper and love it.It's the #1 downloaded password app and for good reason. The interface face is simple to use, but the back end security is top notch. With 256 AES encryption, up to 100,000 PBKDF2 iterations, and 2 step authtication. It's available for all platforms and has add ons for Chrome and Firefox. Easily syncs to all your devices and does a backup in a couple seconds. Love the figerprint authentication on the iPhone. I've tried others and Keeper is the best by far. Plus they've never been hacked like LastPass and have a 3rd party paid audit done. Right now they have a 50% discount on iTunes.

  32. Pat Kevt
    February 28, 2017 at 12:16 am

    I have used Roboform for several years. I tried LastPass when Roboform got a little buggy, but didn't find an easy way to convert.

  33. Steven Kopischke
    February 27, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    I have used 1Password for almost seven years. Excellent app for Apple devices.

    • Anuschka
      February 28, 2017 at 9:20 am

      I've used 1Password for about 5 years. I've never used anything else so I can't compare it to lastpass. It works well for me because it syncs with all my apple devices.

  34. Paula-Dawn
    February 27, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Whats wrong with LastPass?

  35. Charles G.
    February 27, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    I've used RoboForm for years and wonder why it rarely shows up on such lists.

  36. Prasanna
    February 27, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    KeePass with Dropbox works better for me.

  37. Kilroy
    February 27, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    I guess my question would be why use any of these applications over LastPass. I've been a LastPass premium user for over five years and paid for an additional 10 years when they were purchased by LogMeIn to protect against price increases. At $1 per month their pricing blows away the competition.

    While LastPass does store your passwords they are unable to read them or give them to a third party as they only store an encrypted version which you encrypt and send to them. LastPass provides for sharing your passwords, you send a link to the person. LastPass also provides the ability for one time use passwords that can be used in case of your demise. LastPass allows for two factor authentication. I use LastPass on my home computers, work computer, iPhone, and Kindle Fire all for $1 a month.

    Using it for work is handy as I frequently have to sign up for accounts to support work applications. As a contractor when I leave it is nice to be able to give them a list of the sites with my user name (work e-mail) and password, so that they know what sites I needed and the passwords to access them in the future after I am no longer there.

  38. Mark Wiechec
    February 27, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    The KeePass data file can be stored in the cloud (e.g. google drive, onedrive). The app can be installed on multiple machines and use the file from cloud. Also there is an android app KeePass2Android (not by the same author) that can access the same file from the cloud. This allows me to get at my passwords from all my devices.

  39. Dub Dublin
    February 23, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Passpack, FTW. Easily shareable with teams (vital for non-trivial real world use), secure (good encryption, non-encrypted passwords NEVER stored), works from any platform since it's a web app, and can be easily and securely backed up anywhere using any backup method you choose. Oh, and browser integration is decent, too...

  40. lilpas
    February 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    I need to access my passwords on various machines, OS and browsers. For that I use an online password manager since years : htpps:// . Nothing to install and you can even download a protected offline copy of your passwords. Nice !

  41. Neil Smith
    February 23, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I use SafeInCloud. It is free and works well. Having said that, I will probably switch to bitwarden once they get their Firefox extension approved.

  42. Tapan
    February 23, 2017 at 10:42 am

    LastPass FTW. Been using it for years now. Sync is great, almost all the devices I have used lastpass plus everywhere. It's just hassle free and most economical too for premium version.

  43. Daniel
    February 23, 2017 at 9:57 am

    I've been a user of Roboform for PC, Everywhere, and Android for almost 10 years. Followed the evolution of the software which had its hick ups here and there. But overall, it is of easy use and practical in all environments.

  44. John
    February 23, 2017 at 2:47 am

    So lastpass wins, no contest.

    • Barbara
      May 17, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      LastPass has doubled its pricing since your comment. It is $24.00 from $12.00 and NOT worth it. Even with this information I still do not know which one to choose. I am going from LastPass to another password manager. The LastPass of old does not exist anymore. Since LogMeIn took over the program does not work as it should. I lost my entire LastPass passwords in March 2017. It was a disaster for me. I have had LastPass since the beginning, can you imagine all the passwords saved over the years?
      I think you should do some research on LastPass and the changes, the bad changes that have happened with LastPass and do a new article on that. Very upset with what happened.

  45. Ícaro
    February 23, 2017 at 2:32 am

    I use Enpass. It’s free for Mac.
    The iOS version has a limit os passwords that you can store, but you pay once and the full app is unlocked.

  46. Will English
    February 22, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    I have become increasing uncomfortable with password managers that have remote access to my passwords (example - Lastpass that I have used for years). Recently I have been doing a migration to Enpass - with which I am very happy. They have been doing some interesting developments with the product that is free for desktops & services most platforms.

  47. Henrik Schack
    February 22, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I would never use Dashlane, they don't protect their customers against fake email, no DMARC deployed.

  48. Bruce
    February 22, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I used KeePass for many years. Switched to LastPass a few years ago and have not looked back. By the way, LastPass also has family shareable passwords, which was not mentioned here.

    • Don
      March 31, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      I think it's kind of funny. I read your comment and I also used KeePass for a number of years. I even shared it with a whole bunch of people. It was the Bee's Knees sort of speak.
      But, I needed more and started looking and found LastPass and I investigated it thoroughly and started using it. Soon I became a Premium user and never looked back.

  49. Ebbe Kristensen
    February 22, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Roboform Everywhere. Its only downsides are that there is no Linux client and that the mobile clients (especially IOS) can be a bit difficult to use.

  50. Jim Finn
    February 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Have been using Enpass for the last couple of years after being a log time Lastpass user.

    Very happy with it but for one issue. The exported file is not a standard csv making it difficult to pass into an alternative but very happy otherwise,

  51. Neil Watson
    February 22, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I use Keepass and have done for years. If you have your password database in one of your Dropbox folders, then the local save issue is no longer there. It's automatically available to all your devices that can access your Dropbox account.