1Password has changed my digital workflows more than any other product or service since Dropbox. Â As a password manager, 1password encrypts all of your passwords behind one master password. Â That seems a bit counter-intuitive, but the end result is that I only have to remember that one master password. Â It alone gets me access to all my passwords for various sites & programs. Â Built-in browser extensions make the process pretty seamless.
I’m slightly ashamed to admit that in a previous job I maintained a spreadsheet full of passwords. Â But no more! Â 1password also lets me use stronger and unique passwords for each service, since I don’t need to commit them all to memory. Â It feels odd to say that I honestly don’t know what my facebook or gmail passwords are (not to mention my bank), but that’s where I stand today.
With versions for PC, mac, android, and ios I have pretty reliable access to my password list wherever I am. Â It’s not free, but it is on sale! Â The 5-pack of licenses for $50 is a steal. Â (There’s also educational pricing!)