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May 25, 2015

Open, Sesame: Windows Phone 8.1 password managers

Passwords: We’ve all got dozens of them. To make it easier for you to track them, check out these password-management apps for your Lumia.

Password Padlock – Free


This app starts with just one password, the “master password,” to encrypt all of the other passwords that you’ll store within.

Feel safe in the knowledge that the master password is never stored and passwords are encrypted using AES-256 encryption.

Encrypted passwords can be backed-up and restored to your OneDrive, giving you the flexibility to access them wherever you have an Internet connection.

Want to access your private data à la voice? Just ask Cortana* to find a password.

One reviewer of the app named John gave five stars:

“The fact that it syncs with my Surface and laptop through OneDrive makes this a 5 star app. No more having to update different password safes across multiple devices…….yippee.”

Keeper – Free


As well as being able to generate passwords for you, Keeper stores your passwords and credit card details, auto-fills Website passwords, and supports various encryption and security measures:

  • 256-bit AES data storage
  • PBKDF2 encryption keys
  • Double-encrypted syncing
  • Two-factor authentication

The Vault-to-Vault feature allows for sharing of sensitive information between people, such as joint bank account details, etc.

Here’s what one five-star reviewer had to say about Keeper:

“Excellent app. I have no issues at all. Saves me from a lot of stress from managing passwords and profiles.”

LastPass – Free (subscription after free trial)


The built-in browser helps you log into your favorite sites by saving your passwords.

If you arrive at a billing form, LastPass can fill out the relevant details with only a click, provided you’ve saved them securely with the app.

The handy password generator makes it super-easy when signing up to new services. LastPass also stores your passwords using multi-factor authentication when configured on your LastPass account.

This app is free to download and you’ll get a 14-day free trial. After that, if you wish to continue using LastPass, it’ll cost you $12 per year.

Here’s Eric’s five-star review:

“Love this app. Loyal premium customer since 2010. Best service – on desktop or mobile – I’ve ever used.”

OneSafe – Free


Whether you’re trying to remember your Twitter, bank account, email, or tax details, OneSafe has it all locked up using AES-256 encryption.

The random password generator can create super-complex passwords using letters (uppercase and/or lowercase), numbers and symbols, to keep unwanted visitors out of your accounts.

The category section, which includes “computer,” “work,” and “wallet,” makes it quick and easy to find what you’re looking for.

Đorđe left this five-star review:

“So far, so good. Brilliant design! Keep up your good work.”

Which password-management apps are you using on your Lumia? Share them with us and other readers in the comment section below.

*Available in select markets.