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It's 2023, and almost everyone should use a password manager. It's the best thing you can do to protect your online accounts —along with enabling two-factor authentication, of course. Using a password manager is better than forgetting a password and spending time resetting it or creating a simple password and using the same for all your accounts. The best password managers out there can generate and store complex passwords for all your online accounts and even save you the hassle by automatically entering those passwords in all the online forms. It's a no-brainer to use one and secure all your passwords, especially if you have a bunch of online accounts.

Choosing the right password manager in 2023, however, can be a bit overwhelming due to the sheer amount of options that are available on the market. Most modern password managers can also do a lot more than securing just your passwords and online accounts, so there are plenty of other things to consider too. You can check out my password manager guide to learn everything you need to know before picking one. But if you don't want to go through all the options and stick to the free ones for now, then here are some free password managers to consider in 2023:

Best overall: Bitwarden

Bitwarden is a fairly popular option on the market, and it's my best overall pick in this collection. One of the best things about Bitwarden is that it's an open-source option, meaning everyone is free to review, audit, and contribute to its codebase. Bitwarden also has a Premium tier, but all its core features are completely free, including a secure password generator, multi-device syncing, and more. You only really need to pay for the service if you're looking for features such as the built-in two-factor authenticator and file sharing. Bitwarden also offers vaults for other data, that too with support for saving unlimited items. It's available for a bunch of different platforms, and you can check out its Android app using the link below.

Most feature-packed: Zoho Vault

Zoho Vault is one of the many productivity apps offered by Zoho, and it's easily among the best options out there. Unlike its other products, however, the Zoho Vault is a completely free password manager that comes with all the essentials you'd expect from a premium password manager. The free tier of Zoho Vault can generate strong passwords, supports mobile platforms, has browser extensions, integration with other Zoho apps, and more. It is, in fact, significantly better than many other paid options out there, as you get features like password assessment reports, offline access, and more.

Zoho Vault is also available for a bunch of different platforms, and you can download its Android app using the link below. Zoho Vault's monthly and annual paid options are also competitively priced, and you get a 15-day trial to check them out as well.

Best for advanced users: KeePass

KeePass is an open-source password manager that offers a ton of advanced features for power users. It doesn't have the most modern or intuitive UI, but it works very well, and you can truly customize the experience to your liking with plug-ins and other add-ons. That's right, KeePass lets you add the features you want from a library of plug-ins that are easy to install and use. It also comes with all the standard features that you'd expect from a modern password manager, including password syncing, a secure password database, and more. KeePass, however, doesn't have official mobile support, so you'll have to rely on community-contributed unofficial ports for Android and iOS. I am leaving a link to download one such community-contributed port for Android below, so be sure to check it out.

Best for single-device users: NordPass

NordPass is brought to you by the same folks behind the popular NordVPN, which is still, to date, one of the best VPN services out there. One of the highlights of this particular password manager is that it doesn't put a hard limit on the number of passwords you can store. That makes it a better pick than the ones that make you pay a premium to store more than a few passwords. But you can only use it on a single device for free, which is why I recommend this to single-device users. You can always upgrade to the premium version if you want to use it on more devices or unlock more features. NordPass can also work on a bunch of devices, and you can check out its Android app using the link below.

Best with built-in VPN: Dashlane

Dashlane is also a solid option to consider if you only want a password manager for a single device. It supports a lot of great features, including a built-in VPN, two-factor authentication, the ability to share passwords, and more. You can consider it as an alternative to NordPass, but Dashlane has some other limitations that keep it from our go-to option as a free password manager. Free users can only save and use up to 50 passwords, and you can only share them between up to a maximum of five accounts. It comes with full support for Android and iOS devices, though, so no compromises there.

A unique option: LogMeOnce

LogMeOnce is also a great free password manager that comes with an abundance of features. One of the highlights of LogMeOnce is its PhotoLogin feature. It snaps a photo of whatever is in front of the phone or the laptop's camera to authenticate. It essentially scans for a particular pose or an item, so you can make a particular pose showing something like cufflinks or a stapler. It works as advertised and lets you log in without entering a password. Some other noteworthy features of LogMeOnce include support for secure wallets, a password strength calculator, and more. It's completely free to use and works across different platforms.

Best free password managers in 2023

There are plenty of other free password managers out there on the market, but these are the ones I recommend checking out right now. Bitwarden and Zoho Vault offer a lot of great features, with their free tiers covering all the essentials. KeePass is also a solid option to consider if you don't mind spending some time to truly customize your experience with downloads and plug-ins. I've also added some other options to the mix, including NordPass, Dashlane, and LogMeOnce, so be sure to check them out.

All password managers mentioned in this collection work across different platforms like smartphones, laptops, and even Chromebooks. Most of them also offer a premium tier which you can consider upgrading to if you like the free version.