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    Question Need recommendation for password manager

    I need to replace my old Password Pro — a PC Magazine Utility from about 1995. I'm not looking for something free, but I would like to know what folks here think are the best ones. I've had LastPass recommended as well as one other which name escapes me at the moment. I use SPAMfighter in Thunderbird and love it, and they just came out with PASSWORDfighter, so I'm inclined to consider that too.

    Which password managers do YOU like? Why? What features are most important?
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    I use Last Pass. I can sign onto my account from any PC. I also use the form filler option quite often. Works very well with web forms. Speaking of form filler, the notes section is where I have stored all my keys for the apps I have purchased. This app has never let me down.

    With the paid version, you can use Last Pass on your phone as well.
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    I've used Password Coral for a number of years and it's free.

    http://download.cnet.com/Password-Co...-10165333.html

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    Check out Roboform. They have a free version and several pay options. I have used Roboform for quite a number of years and currently use Roboform Everywhere.

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    I've been using the free version of KeePass for more than three years. There is an Android version, and by storing the file on DropBox, I always have the latest version with me.

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    Well you have recommendations for all the major players. I suspected you would. The best way is to try them all and see which suits you best. I believe even the paid options have free trials available.
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    <I've been using the free version of KeePass>

    KeePass does not have a paid version, it's open source.

    cheers, Paul

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    I am waaay in the minority here, but I have never cared for any of the popular managers. Yes, they work, but entering data for a 100 sites is very time consuming.
    I simply use a text file with web sites, user names [I use many] and passwords. Then encrypt the one file using Free TrueCrypt and 512 bit encrypting and a very complex password. Open in seconds and I have them all at once. Not a common way to manager p/w's, but it sure works.

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    You don't have to enter the data manually. These password programs automatically pick up the userid/password as you enter them to access a particular site as you need to do anyway. For a new site, they will offer the option to create a strong password or allow you to supply your own.

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    I use Last Pass. I can sign onto my account from any PC. I also use the form filler option quite often. Works very well with web forms. Speaking of form filler, the notes section is where I have stored all my keys for the apps I have purchased. This app has never let me down.

    With the paid version, you can use Last Pass on your phone as well.
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    RobertPri — I've been using a similar system PasswordPro from PC Magazine back in the early 90s. Only runs in XP mode now. But having to manually look up the username and password every time one is needed is a pain. Looks like many of these applications automatically fill them in for you. That's a big advantage IMO.
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    Which of these applications can also fill in a password when required inside Quickbooks to download bank or credit card information? Or do they ojnly work inside a browser?
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    I believe Last Pass will work inside a browser and on your phone (Paid version) It does not give the option to insert a password in my Quicken. I am not sure on QuickBooks.
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    LastPass endless loop on password

    Based on good info on this thread, I decided to try lastpass.
    I installed and created account. I even watched the video
    But upon restarting FF, the little lastpass icon in the UR corner is not there.
    I also did not get a confirmation email. Methinks that is the problem, and it's not in spam folder.

    Soooooo....tried to log into my last pass, but the p/w won't work.
    I tried reminder and that email arrived.
    Tried again, no good.
    [I used copy/paste to enter the pw, so there is no chance I typed wrong]

    Tried again and again.
    Gave up, and tried to create new account, but it won't let me.
    That email addy is already used.
    Grrrrr/
    Gave up, and will try another one.

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    Bob,

    First I've heard of a problem like that. Have you tried restarting your computer??

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