LastPass vs 1Password: Battle of the password manager titans

Passwords are a fact of life, and if you’re one of those people who reuses the same couple of passwords because that’s all you can remember, then you really need to think seriously about a password manager.

But in a world where there are countless options, which one is the right one for you?

Here I’m going to look at two of the most popular options — LastPass and 1Password — and examine the pros and cons of each.

But before I go on, what is a password manager?

A password manager is an app, or more commonly these days, a combination of online services and apps that safely and securely store your passwords — it also securely distributes them to all your devices.

Because password managers are storing your passwords, it’s important to choose a trustworthy, reliable, and secure service. This is not a job you want to entrust to any old no-name company.

The two services I’m going to look at here are LastPass and 1Password. I’ve used both extensively for several months, and I’ve found them both to be very capable password managers. And while on the surface they seem similar, there are some key differences between the two that

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