Comparison / 7 password managers tested February 2022

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Comparison / 7 password managers tested February 2022 By Renaud Labracherie (@RLesnumeriques) Updated on 03/10/21 at 11:00 a.m. Share:

They protect your connection identifiers, but also your bank cards and store your contact details or your administrative papers. Password managers simplify your experience on the Internet or on your smartphone by playing the role of a real set of keys to your digital life. Often free, but limited and opening up to paid versions, we've tested different password managers to help you find the one that's right for you.






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Wasn't that "3#BxeLeygy^Kpq or ^@c%Kv55xyFn2k"? Difficult to remember your password for Fabebook or your email account? The creation of passwords becoming more and more draconian with the obligation to use a precise number of characters, capital letters and symbols, it is more and more difficult to remember all our identifiers. With password managers, you only have to remember a single password to open all the doors to your online services, your means of payment or quickly fill in contact forms. Available on both a computer and a smartphone, the password manager should accompany you everywhere and ensure both ease of access and a good level of protection.

In our comparison, we test the software in their free version, but we naturally mention the features present in the paid options. These features are taken into account in the final rating with a weighting according to the limitations imposed by the paid versions.

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They protect your connection identifiers, but also your bank cards and store your contact details or your administrative papers. Password managers simplify your experience on the Internet or on your smartphone by playing the role of a real set of keys to your digital life. Often free, but limited and opening up to paid versions, we've tested different password managers to help you find the one that's right for you.


photo credit: designer491/iStock

Wasn't that "3#BxeLeygy^Kpq or ^@c%Kv55xyFn2k"? Difficult to remember your password for Fabebook or your email account? The creation of passwords becoming more and more draconian with the obligation to use a precise number of characters, capital letters and symbols, it is more and more difficult to remember all our identifiers. With password managers, you only have to remember a single password to open all the doors to your online services, your means of payment or quickly fill in contact forms. Available on both a computer and a smartphone, the password manager should accompany you everywhere and ensure both ease of access and a good level of protection.



In our comparison, we test the software in their free version, but we naturally mention the features present in the paid options. These features are taken into account in the final rating with a weighting according to the limitations imposed by the paid versions.

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Let yourself be guided by our experts

  • What is a password manager?

    A password manager is software that stores all your passwords and saves you having to remember them all. All your identifiers are stored in a database, itself encrypted and accessible by a general password. Once the software is unlocked, it automatically fills in credentials for a website or smartphone app. Additionally, the password manager also saves new accounts automatically. It also makes it possible to store documents or means of payment. The main password managers are Dashlane, LastPass, Keepass, Keeper, Bitwarden, roboform...

  • Should I enable two-factor authentication?

    Double authentication makes it possible to lock the digital safe with more security. In addition to a "traditional" password, the application will ask you for a second identification using a mobile or a physical key. Additional security.

  • Free or paid, what is the difference for a password manager?

    Most password management software is paid (this is called a premium version), but they are also available in a free version. In this case, the functionalities are limited (restricted number of passwords, limited synchronization, no emergency access for relatives, no two-factor authentication, etc.), but the degree of security is identical for your Passwords.

    In addition to the premium versions, password managers can also have an enterprise version that offers specific tools, especially for sharing between users and applications.

  • What is zero knowledge?

    The zero-knowledge operation allows the company that offers the password manager to assure the customer that he cannot decrypt the database. Encryption takes place on computers or smartphones before being sent to the software's servers. The password is not known to the company and you can perfectly recover your identifiers in the event of bankruptcy. On the downside, the company cannot resend the encryption password to you if you forget it.

  • Do password managers work everywhere?

    Most software has a version for computers (Windows, macOS, Linux), but also for internet browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge) and smartphones or tablets with iOS or Android operating systems.

  • Is my data secure with a password manager?

    Major password managers like Dashlane, LastPass, 1Password, Bitwarden, or Roboform use strong 256-bit encryption algorithms on both desktop and mobile. A very high level which makes the discovery of the code very complex and very long.

  • What to consider when choosing a password manager?

    Software like Dashlane, Roboform, LastPass or Bitwarden offer many features to classify sensitive data, save sensitive documents such as bank accounts or digital identities. Password managers also make it possible to share certain data with other users in a completely secure way. It is important to choose software that offers a password generator with all the options generally requested, such as numbers, special characters. It is important to choose a manager that works on all your devices (computer, tablet, smartphone...) in order to be able to access all your data and information. Access via a web interface is therefore an important criterion for the user.

    The solutions sometimes offer storage space for your documents, but generally, you have to choose a premium plan to benefit from it. It is important to find easy-to-use software to easily and quickly access your information.


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