These days, we're always hearing about sites and retailers getting hacked, and your information is being exposed. This is why most security experts say not to use the same password on every account. Even though most of us still do just that. Given the number of accounts we have these days, having a different password for each one can be pretty tough to remember. And that's where 1Password comes in.
1Password is a password manager, that will keep all of your passwords safe and secure. It will also generate passwords for you. So if you are having trouble creating a password for your new account, 1Password is able to help you out there. It will also automatically save your password for you. This is great, because the only password you'll need to remember is the password to your 1Password account.
You can save a lot more than just passwords in 1Password too. It can also be used to save notes - like a passcode to your garage door, or the combination to your lock you use at the gym. It also can store your credit card numbers and form auto-fill information like your address and phone numbers. It makes things much easier, and safer than writing everything down on a sticky note and putting it on your monitor.
1Password also works on mobile, allowing you to sign into all of your apps and services by using your fingerprint. The 1Password app for Android does indeed support the Fingerprint API. This makes it a whole lot easier than having to copy and paste your username and password into the app.
Storage is unlimited for passwords and items, with a 1GB limit for storing documents (which should be plenty, since secure notes are text only).
As far as pricing goes, it starts at$2.99 per month when billed annually. So that's $36 per year, and for peace of mind of keeping your accounts safe, this is almost nothing. If you share some accounts with your family, you can get 1Password for families, which does jump to $4.99 per month or $60 per year. 1Password for Families does offer up to 5 accounts (so it's a good way to lower the cost of the service), and you can share credit card numbers, secure notes and much more.
1Password offers a free 30-day trial, allowing you to really check out the service before needing to pay the $2.99 per month that it costs. You can sign up for a free 30-day trial of 1Password using the link below.