Top 4 Android password manager apps [October 2013]

Android Passwords

“I don’t need a password manager. I can remember all of them.”

“All of my passwords are the same so I don’t need to record them somewhere.”

“I have all of my passwords saved on my browser anyway.”

“Nobody will try to hack my account so I don’t need to securely store my information.”

If you have found yourself saying one of the above before, then you’re making a mistake. Password managers can offer so much to even the most average of users, and those of you that have multiple sign-ins on multiple websites (all of you) would be smart to securely write down your password.

If you’re one of the millions of people that use Chrome as a web browser, there’s something you should know. Anyone, and I mean anyone with access to your computer has access to all of your saved passwords on Chrome. Ever try typing “chrome://settings/passwords” into Chrome’s search bar?

You’ll find all of your usernames/passwords for all the sites you have saved the password for on Chrome. All of this is easily accessible by pretty much anyone on your computer.

Now do you want a password manager? If so, check out my list after the break of the top password manager apps available for Android.

Password Genie

1. Password Genie:

Password Genie is one of my personal favorites in the Play Store, as it serves almost as an electronic wallet, storing everything in one convenient place on your smartphone. The developers pride the app in its simplicity— it can be accessed with only one simple password.

You can sync all of your data with all of your devices, so any changes you make will be reflected across all platforms that you use.

And of course as any good password manager should, all of your information is encrypted, using 128-bit SSL and 128-AES encryption.

You can store all of your passwords, logins, credit card numbers, insurance info, pin numbers, garage codes, Rx numbers, and so much more. You can also store a photo of your card if you want.

Your passwords are organized by category, and the app allows for the creation of custom folders if the presets don’t fit your needs. Presents include: Bank Account, Birthday, Bookmark, Car Rental, Credit Card, Frequent Flyer, Hotel, Insurance, Note, Passport, Prescription, Saved Login, and Vehicle Information.

The app is free to download and comes with a 30-day free trial, but you’ll have to pay $5.99/year once the trial is over. It’s a great deal considering what you’re getting, and I definitely recommend Password Genie as a password manager.

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mSecure

2. mSecure:

mSecure is much like Password Genie, but has some more functionality when it comes to searching through your list of passwords and some other features. It’s also priced higher, so there is always a trade-off.

mSecure includes a built-in password generator which will create “unguessable passwords” for every website, which is a nice addition to add to the security-end of the program.

To make your information even more secure, the data stored in the app can self-destruct if someone tries to guess your password too many times. Worried about it self-destructing? You can back up everything through mBackup, your internal SD card, or through Gmail.

There is also a desktop version, so the app works cross-platform, on both PC/Mac and Android/iOS.

Like Password Genie, you can “group” your data into custom defined groups so you won’t have waste time searching for your passwords. You can also mark your favorite records for quick access. There are also search/sort functions so your can find them easier.

You can store an unlimited number of records, which is excellent, considering how many passwords people use these days.

The app also focuses on making things more efficient for the end-user, so the app can automatically fill in web-form fields in your browser so you don’t have to enter your passwords yourself.

Don’t worry about encryption, either, because mSecure has you covered. The app features ultra-secure 256bit Blowfish encryption.

Definitely grab this app if it seems like something you can use— it only has a one-time fee of $9.99 for the Android version, and a bit higher for the desktop version.

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aWallet

3. aWallet:

If you’re looking for a more lightweight option, or don’t want to spend money on a password manager, aWallet might be the solution for you.

aWallet is absolutely free in the Play Store, and has just enough features to keep you happy, and to keep your information secure. Once again, the app encrypts data using AES and Blowfish algorithms with key sizes of 256, 192 and 128 bits. It also supports Triple DES with key sizes of 168 and 112 bits— you’ll have nothing to worry about with this one.

If you do want to pay some money, however, you can upgrade to the pro version in the app, which adds a password generator and CSV import.

When you get into the app, it’s pretty easy to navigate your way around. There are four main modules, including Favorite Category, Categories, Lock, and Category Editor.

Favorite Category allows you to designate certain passwords as “favorites” so you don’t have to waste time searching through a big list for just one password.

Categories lets you search through all of your categories of passwords, which store every password you enter into the application.

Lock lets you set/reset your master password, which will allow you to initially access the application. If you leave the app at any time and go back to it, you will always have to enter your master password as a security measure.

Category Editor lets you set custom categories for your passwords if you find that you need them. The presets include: Computer Logins, Credit Cards, e-Banking, e-Shops, Email Accounts, and Web Accounts.

aWallet certainly presents a nice, free, and lightweight option for those not looking to fork over cash to keep their data organized and secure. Although it may not include many of the nifty features that some others have, it still gets the job done, and gets it done well.

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Keeper

4. Keeper:

Keeper is probably the most mainstream app of the bunch on this list, and is also free. For that reason, it’s one of the best password managers available on the Play Store.

The application includes many of the same features as the other apps on this list, including a password generator that creates high-strength security passwords and remembers them for you.

The app can also launch websites— all you have to do is tap on the username/password information on your device, and the app will securely fill in the form data, doing all of the work for you.

Probably the feature that stands out the most with Keeper is the fact that you can share records with business teams, work groups, and family members. This makes every so much easier, so you won’t have to keep telling family members every time you change the Netflix/Spotify password. I know that’s always been an issue in my family.

Once again, data is military AES encrypted so you won’t have to worry about a security breach— your data is well-protected. You’ll also get unlimited storage on Keeper’s Cloud Security Vault.

The app is also available cross-platform, on both Mac/PC and Android/iOS and syncs all of your data up for you.

While the base app is free, you have the option of getting Keeper Backup for $9.99 per device per year if its worth it for you.

I’d definitely grab this app if you’re looking for another free, lightweight password manager program. Compare aWallet with Keeper and see what you like best!

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Obviously I can’t mention all of the password managers available on Google Play, as there are hundreds— do you guys have any personal favorites? Share in the comments section below. Stay safe out there!

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  • Dave

    You left out Last Pass. It has a standalone Android app and a Dolphin browser add-in for my phone and tablet. It syncs my passwords (encrypted) with Windows sui I also have all of my passwords when I’m working on my laptop and desktop too in all major browsers there too. Excellent!

    • TekCharlie

      Seriously! How do you leave out LastPass, the only password organizer that is actually useful for filling in passwords directly into apps, thanks to the included Lastpass keyboard?

      • Harrison

        Wasn’t aware of that one, I’ll have to check it out.

      • Steve

        KeepassDroid2 does this too. The advantage is no upfront cost, no monthly cost, it’s open source, and gives you a choice of how to share your database between devices (I use Dropbox).

    • Mr_Gee

      AND FireFox mobile plugin!!
      not to mention the extensions for all the desktop browsers

  • udoggie

    Really — No lastpass? What rock have you been hiding under?

  • James Martin

    You must try and include ENPASS. It’s has been launched last month but it is far better than other password apps with great UI and UX. It’s available for FREE on all major platforms ie Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone. iOS (coming this month)

    They are also offering Free DESKTOP version till the end of this month.

  • bobv

    Lastpass is really easy and usable on all the platforms i use. So simple and powerful.

  • MabelRuth

    I’m using Passwordbox to manage my passwords, and am very happy with the service. Easy to use, gets the job done, and I can always access my info quickly on my phone or computer.

  • luv2golfalot

    Strongly suggest a look into STRIP. It is top notch in terms of security, take the time and read up the report published by Elcomsoft. It may lack a couple of window dressing items, but that’s because the focus is on the integrity of the security of the product. Works flawlessly across iOs, OSX, Android. Have a try, you will be pleased.

  • J. Alex Campoe

    Dashlane is my absolute favorite.

    • Alark

      Yeah, agree… very secure I can assure.

      Only thing they ask 29.99$ a year…

  • Woody

    Roboform Everywhere is the one I prefer. You can run it on all your devices and access it from a web browser.

  • http://www.droid-den.com Rachid

    Not sure how you could have researched this subject and not include Lastpass… :P

  • JWells

    Been using LastPass for years. Better than those mentioned. Do we live on the same planet? How could you have missed it?

  • Noman Khan

    What about the app Safe In Cloud! It destroys all these apps.

  • rommi0

    Personally, I use keepass. The password database is protected by a password and a key file stored on my devices only. The database itself is synced through dropbox.

  • recloh

    LastPass!!!

  • erik

    Safe in cloud is the best app! It syncs the 256-encrypted dbase to your dropbox or google drive so you can use it with as many devices as you like

  • Sara Jhones

    I have downloaded Enpass a couples of weeks ago and it is much better than the other apps. If bet, you if u used it once you will forget all other password apps.
    Really the Best Password Manager on Play Store.

    • iamsujal.blogspot.in

      Yeah , i too used that app ! its prety amazing !

  • Major_Pita

    Tried mSecure a while back. Sort of ugly and sync between desktop version and Android was really buggy and I needed it to migrate a lot of data from previous app. If you are starting from scratch syncing isn’t a big deal. If you already have a lot of data it is…
    Currently using eWallet by Ilium Software. Syncs across two Android phones, a tablet and a PC without problems. It’s not free but neither is mSecure.

  • Jim

    Lastpass…research it…try it. One PW manager for your phone, PC, tablet. Virtually any OS. I’ve been using it for a year now and it is absolutely the most secure one in existence and it syncs across all of your devices.

  • neqis

    Passwdsafe deserves a mention. It’s cross-platform, uses an open file format, and (best of all) it’s designed by none other than Bruce Schneier. Syncing with cloud services under Android is available via a companion app, PasswdSafe Sync.

  • How to Buy Stocks

    between keeper and msecure? what is the pros and cons..

  • Craig

    Tried mSecure, dissappointed with the graphics. Makes it very hard to use. oneSafe is a new one I tried. Seems to have the best UI compared to the others on Android. Got it on iOS too. Happy with it so far.

  • Louloute

    No doubt oneSafe is the jewel in the Password Manager world…

  • Glenn Jones

    I don’t know why Intuitive Password is not on the list. I highly recommend Intuitive Password, because I have used it myself. Mobility and browser compatibility is fabulous. Also it is very easy to use. You technically have to remember zero passwords. Your passwords are securely stored on the enterprise-grade cloud servers.

  • jake3_14

    All of these apps seem to interact only with websites. Do any of these apps automatically fill in the login credentials of other Android apps. when you launch them? Is this even possible?

  • felix gottschalk

    Password Depot is a free app available in the android apps
    market. It is the mobile version of password depot 7, password manager software
    for desktop. It acts as a e-wallet, password generator and stores all the important passwords at one place,
    not only that it also stores credit
    cards, software license, pins, Identities, secure info, EC card details and TAN
    lists. All this valuable info can be stored on local, dropbox, google drive, Microsoft
    one drive. This provides flexibility for the user to use these files and
    transfer them to new device or for storage.

    The app is known for its UI, which is very
    simple, pleasant and user friendly. The autofill option makes it even simpler
    to use this app. You can sync all your data, so that you can use the data on
    any other of your device

    • illeana

      Totally agree with you. Always a password depot fan :)

  • John

    I use the new LoginBox which works very well on many sites. It perform automatic login better than the others.

    • Ron

      Thanks for the tip. Great app!

  • spring

    I can read all the data saved as a backup file by awallet as a
    . csv file
    Hows tht possible

  • S Clark

    I have used the Keeper for many years now and It’s great. You can backup your own files by downloading them onto your home pc or a external device.

  • Rena Wills

    is there an app or someway i can recover old passswords used on my android phone