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Enpass is my pick for password manager

I’ve used quite a few password managers. I was an early adopter of 1Password in 2007 and have been using these managers since then. With version 7 of 1Password, the developers moved to an annual subscription revenue model and the Safari browser extension from version 6 stopped working with Safari version 13 in mid 2019. Since I use Safari, I needed to find an alternative. I looked at Dashlane and Lastpass. Password managers do the same thing. They create random passwords for web sites and some apps, and recall them when needed. Newer features include the ability to generate one-time passwords so you don’t need to use an app like Google Authenticator.

I ended up settling on the Enpass manager. It has all the core functions. Works on Macs and iOS devices. But importantly, because it is available for purchase as a lifetime licence, without an annual subscription. A licence is now A$115, it was cheaper in 2019. But I think it’s still better value as I have two iOS devices, and two macOS devices I actively use. And a few more that are less often used. By comparison, this would cost US$40 a year, and LastPass would be $54. Enpass is cheaper.

Here’s a review: https://au.pcmag.com/password-managers/4371/enpass-password-manager. If your needs are simpler, and you only use Apple devices and software, the built in Keychain is going to get a nice upgrade in macOS Monterey. This will give you password management, but probably not one-time passwords.