Our password manager recommendations are built on thorough, independent test results. In order to help you choose the best password manager, we put each of the main brands through a series of rigorous tests and assessments.
First up, we test how simple it is to get started with each password manager – everything from creating a new account to importing your passwords or creating new ones. We evaluate the help and support on offer throughout, from initial setup instructions to the support options if you get stuck.
We also judge the most important features – can you use the password manager via a browser plug-in only, or also via a smartphone app or desktop program? Do you have the option to share your login with trusted individuals, in case of an emergency?
We test the day-to-day ease of use of the password manager, too, including how effective it is at seamlessly logging you into your accounts, to what happens if you lose your internet connection. Finally, we make a value for money assessment, to help you decide which password manager most deserves your buying decision.