Do you use a password manager like 1Password, Dashlane, LastPass, or another option? It’s one of the best ways to keep your personal data safe from password breaches because the security software generates a unique string of letters, symbols, and numbers as a password. They’re all capable clients, with support for almost all the browsers, phone platforms, and desktop clients. The one limiting factor for these apps is the price, which almosts everyone has. While they’re only a few dollars a month to maybe $50 a year, they aren’t always an expense you want to plan for. Luckily, Bitwarden is a free and open-source password manager.
The app has the same functions and features as the leading password managers. There is even a syncing service that lets you use the password across all your devices. All your passwords are secured with AES 256 bit encryption, but the syncing servers never know your information. The information is stored client side, so you’ll never have to worry about server breaches.
The best part is the cost zero. There are no hidden cost or service fees to sync your information. This means you won’t have another subscription on top of Spotify, Netflix, and whatever apps require monthly subscriptions now. I’m using Dashlane, and have a 5-year subscription, but I’m thinking about making a move over to Bitwarden. As long as they have an active developer community, you’ll get timely updates and improvements. There are importers to bring your password and other saved information over to the app, making moving over easy as 1-2-3.
Tell us in the comments below what you think about Bitwarden, and whether you’ll use the app over the leading alternatives.