Top Password Manager Apps for Android

Posted by jun auza On 5/29/2012
As more and more people are moving their personal life into their pocket-sized mobile phones, data security is something that has started gaining importance. Earlier, people used to store their credit card data, bank account numbers, their passwords, and other personal details on a piece of paper, and perhaps many people still do that. But now, thanks to the growing tendency of human beings to treat their smartphones as their personal assistants, the pen and paper method has become obsolete and insecure.

These days, people store all their confidential data either on their computer or on their mobile devices; whichever feels more comfortable for them. When compared, storing data on mobile phones seems much more convenient as you can carry the device along with you without having to worry about forgetting your important key codes and combinations. So, if you’re an Android user looking for some great password management solutions that you can rely on, read on as we discuss some of the best applications in the genre.


aWallet Password Manager

aWallet is one of the most popular password management applications for Android. Once installed, the app lets you securely store passwords, credit card information, e-banking credentials, and web accounts. aWallet is quite simple to use. Just open the editor and punch in your credentials, let’s say your bank account number, and then once you’re done, save it with a little icon that helps you identify it. Once stored, the data can be encrypted using AES, Blowfish or 3DES ciphers thus letting you sleep peacefully at night.

Compared to the other apps on the list, aWallet is one of the most reliable ones. The reason for this is the fact that the app doesn't ask for any single permission from the user, not even permissions to use the Internet. This makes sure that the app itself won’t misbehave at any point in the future. What’s more, the app is completely free and without any ads. I don’t think you would have much trouble choosing the app you need.



Universal Password Manager

Universal Password Manager is a simple password management app for Android. Equipped with AES encryption, you can secure the app itself with a master password. You can store your usernames, passwords, and URLs in the app without having to give the app exclusive access to the Internet.



Keeper Password & Data Vault

With military-grade encryption, Keeper lets you store all your passwords on your mobile device. The app allows full text searching along with syncing support thus making it really convenient to use. All your data is backed up to the cloud with full protection. If, in case, your phone falls in the wrong hands, Keeper comes with a self-destruct trigger that erases all personal data in case of unauthorized access. The app can sync to other devices like Mac, PC, iPhone, and even to our beloved Linux. More like LastPass, Keeper is a great app to have if you prefer frequent cloud-based backup and a much more organized service.



Password Safe Pro

Password Safe Pro allows users to store their web logins, credit card numbers, and insurance documents safely. The app uses 128 and 256 bit AES encryption and allows you to wipe the data remotely using SMS. One of the most interesting features of the app is its ability to backup data to Dropbox or SD card, thus making it easier for people who frequently switch their phones.



mSecure

Equipped with 256-bit Blowfish encryption, mSecure is a cloud-based password management application for Android and iOS. The app has seventeen templates along with 250 personalized icons to keep the data as organized as possible. The app lets you backup your data and also provide a secure wipe facility just in case the phone falls in the wrong hands. mSecure also provides optional Dropbox backup and its Windows and Mac apps can be purchased at a small price. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, mSecure is freely available for download from the Play Store.


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