1Password is the premium password manager with a price tag to match. If money is an object and you have multiple cross platform devices, here’s an alternative that provides good security for a lower price.
Security, Low Price
What I find interesting about Easy Password Storage for Mac (plus iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Windows Phone, Windows, et al) is the combination of basic features, low price, multi-platform, and that everything is so 1999.
First, the good news. Easy Password Storage does not cost much. For a few dollars you get AES 256 bit or Blowfish 448 pit encryption technology built-in.
It all works easily enough, too. Setup a unique username and master password. Then, add login IDs, passwords, website login credentials or whatever else you need to save securely and share between various devices.
Easy Password Storage can sync between Macs and Windows using Wi-Fi, but also stores encrypted files on the cloud to sync between other devices.
There’s little that’s exciting about how the information is stored, either. Add a new item, enter username and password, set the category, even add notes. The toolbar is a bit 1999-sh and Fisher Price like but it works.
Easy Password Storage supports multiple users, can import and export passwords from and to others, and there’s an option to generate a more secure password. My Mac is home to over 300 logins, each with a different username and password, so using 1Password is a must, but I see no reason why Easy Password Storage could not handle a similar number.
Even the Easy Password Storage website has a decidedly 1999 look, but it’s hard to argue with what works well. Again, it doesn’t have the same bells and whistles as the premium brands, but being able to sync login IDs and passwords between multiple devices, cross platform no less, is a big plus.