One of the best ways to protect your online security is to use a password manager, and if you're a Mac user, then the best you can choose is 1Password, which nudges ahead of even LastPass in our tests.
As a fan of Apple products, you're likely to be aware of the tech company's own password manager software, iCloud Keychain. However, due to this service's limited functionality across other platforms and devices – as well as a few other notable flaws – picking up an outside password manager could make all the difference when it comes to protecting your privacy online.
Fortunately, we've thoroughly researched some of the top password managers on the market to give you a better idea of what's out there. You can even take a free trial of 1Password, our top choice, to try if for yourself. Read on to learn more about the best Mac password managers.
Our scoring is based on independent tests and assessments of features, ease of use and value.
Local Storage Option
Password Generator Function
A password manager can create secure, complex passwords for you. You won't need to remember them yourself.
Live Chat Support
Cost per year
Overall cost per year for a single user.
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BEST ON TEST
- 30 day Free Trial
- Even better than LastPass in our tests
- Local storage makes saving changed passwords more reliable
- Large number of secure note templates for storing sensitive information
- Very well-designed app
- No automated password changing feature
- Desktop app seems superfluous
- No camera integration on mobile
- Dashlane can automatically change multiple passwords at once
- Easy-to-understand security assessment of your password quality
- Auto-saves online receipts
- Virtual Private Network (VPN) included
- The free tier doesn’t backup your database to the cloud
- Very expensive compared to competitors such as 1Password and LastPass
- Free tier available
- Makes it super easy to securely log into your accounts from a web browser
- Detects when you’re using the same password on multiple sites.
- Available on all major browsers, iOS and Android
- Connection issues, though rare, can make password changes maddening.
- Password changing feature is very manual the first time round.
NordPass isn't the best password manager we've tested but it certainly doesn't look out-of-place in this company.
It lacks some high-end features, such as a failsafe function, but it remains a solid choice that will certainly help keep you and your data safe when using your Mac.
NordPass is available as a MacOS application and can also be accessed as a Chrome extension if you like to use Google's browser. Plus, it has an iOS app.
However, where NordPass really shines is in its pricing plans. It is one of the few good password managers that offers an entirely free plan. That's right, you get access to a password manager that can store an unlimited number of credentials as well as credit card information and secure notes.
However, you can't be logged in on multiple devices using the free plan. If you want that, you'll need to pay $2.49 per month or $29.88 per year.
Want to know more? Check out our full NordPass review here
- Offers a completely free version
- Easy to understand UI
- Neat extra features such as a data breach scanner
- Slick setup
- Can't change passwords for accounts in the NordPass app
- Lacks some features such as a failsafe switch
- Very well priced
- The automatic login features are fantastic
- Wide browser support
- Illogical saved bookmarks feature
- Desktop app design is outdated and can be sluggish
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