There are a lot of password managers available out there. However, LastPass and 1Password have successfully managed to retain the attention of the users with the features, reliability, and the security they offer.
No matter what either of them offers, some people prefer one over the another. You’re at the right place if you are still wondering which one of the above password managers you should be using.
Here, we’ll compare LastPass and 1Password to choose the best for you.
LastPass vs 1Password
LastPass offers a variety of features that include saving form credentials, credit card/debit card information, and login credentials.
LastPass equips you with a secure vault where you can store important documents that need to be protected with encryption. It not only stores or saves all of your passwords at a single place but also auto-fills the password when the site or web page is detected to match for what you have saved the password for.
You can also generate random passwords for it (without wasting much time to think of a stronger password). After you are all set, it reviews all the passwords you have saved and lets you know a predictive percentage of security (how good are your password combinations or how common are those).
1Password lets you similarly save all of your important login credentials and credit card data. However, with 1Password you get utilize tags to differentiate quickly between what you have stored.
You also get to auto-fill the passwords here. Similar to LastPass security audit, you get to check your weakest password combinations and improve them to enhance the security of all your accounts with 1Password.
Verdict: In a nutshell, both LastPass and 1Password offer similar features to go with. You may choose 1Password over LastPass to login to the apps on your iPhone while the LastPass does not support much of the iOS apps as of now.
Availability of these Password Managers Across Platforms
While LastPass and 1Password both offer browser extensions (Chrome/Firefox/Opera/Safari/Microsoft Edge) and standalone applications for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. However, LastPass has got a version for Linux as well that can be used for Ubuntu or Debian-based OS.
Verdict: If you are a Linux user, LastPass provides more convenience to you. Else, it is your call.
Pricing of the LastPass and 1Password
It is pretty clear that LastPass has the edge over 1Password having a free plan as well. 1Password lets you try it for free but for a limited period of time. However, with LastPass, you can enjoy almost every other feature offered without even spending a penny.
If you opt for the premium plan, LastPass again beats 1Password being affordable (close to 1 USD per month) with Family sharing support whereas you would have to pay over 4 USD a month for 1 Password to get the family sharing feature.
Both password managers offer the similar level of encryption and security. You will find TouchID integrations for both as well as 2FA. However, 1Password offers an account key which is a unique ID that is required to unlock your account along with your master password. So, that is theoretically one layer more added protection for your password manager service account.
So, this was a very quick comparison between the best password managers – LastPass vs 1Password. Which one do you think you would go for?
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