Graphic and media powerhouse Adobe works the same way and stakes out the premium end of the application spectrum, and leaves the low-end and mid-range for lesser applications which seem to flourish. The same holds true for password management apps. There are many, but one dominates the premium space, while others carve out a niche elsewhere. Here’s one that could be called the Android of 1Password.
Save The Cloud!
Password managers for Mac, iPhone, and iPad are a dime a dozen. Seriously. I think I could find a dozen and keep the total expenditure down to less than a dime. Of course, the good ones have a price tag, and the big daddy that everyone loves, 1Password, has taken the subscription route to join Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office 365 on a per month, or annual pricing. Yes, subscription apps are all the rage.
If that bothers you, and you still want a full-featured, highly recommended cloud-based password management system that syncs and works with Mac, iPhone, and iPad, look at the oddly named SafeInCloud password manager.
If you’ve used 1Password or any of the many multi-platform password managers you’ll be familiar with SafeInCloud.
Encryption – Everything you save is encrypted on Mac, iPhone, or iPad with 256-bit AES encryption.
Cloud Sync – Your password database is synced with any of a number of cloud services from Google Drive, Dropbox, even Microsoft’s OneDrive, and others, but oddly, not iCloud; perhaps because SafeInCloud started life on Android, and iCloud Drive doesn’t work there.
Passwords – There’s a built in password strength analyzer so you can see relative strength of new passwords.
Browser Integration – SafeInCloud, like all good password manager apps, integrates with major browsers so you can log into websites with ease.
There’s much to like here, including the option to import password and login data from other applications.
The iPhone and iPad version work much like the Mac version but the iOS SafeInCloud has a nominal price tag while the Mac version is free (there’s also Windows and Android versions, so it’s truly cross platform).
SafeInCloud looks, feels, and works much like another multi-platform password manager I use (as a backup to 1Password which is becoming a luxury item) called EnPass. Pricing and features are similar. Of course, 1Password is the industry gold standard, but priced a bit like gold, while some of these second tier password managers have very similar features, 256-bit AES encryption, work on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and even Watch, but are bargains by comparison.