Password Managers for Mac: Forget forgetting your passwords

You’re probably reading this post because you’re getting fed up with all those passwords. Maybe you just got locked out of an account because you forgot your password? A new set of super secure applications may be able to help you: password managers.

The leader in this space is 1password and the clue is in the name with these guys, you decide upon one password for the 1password application, then let it do the rest. It integrates with your desktop and browser so that, when you need a new password it’ll generate a super secure one for you, and remember it. Next time you need to login the application will sign you in, just using your 1 master password. You don’t need to remember all the different passwords.

1password say you can use the app, not just for passwords but for keeping your whole online identity safe, including all your personal information, too. In addition to your Mac, 1password is available for Windows, iPhones and Android phones so you’re able to login securely on all your devices. 1password actually communicate their value prop very clearly in this video (plus, we love this guy’s dead pan expression):

You install 1password directly on to your Mac from the AppStore. It does cost a few bucks, but this is worth it when you consider what’s a stake – you need a professional application which is super secure that you can trust. You’ll find it directly on the Mac AppStore here:

In the interests of fairness, there are others out there too (all with apps for most desktop and mobile platforms). Some are free, whilst others are paid for check out: