Top 5 Free Password Managers for Windows 8 / 7

Be it a site that provides free email service, online shopping or an online banking site, all of them demand a username and password. While using the same username and password for all the sites is JUST NOT a good idea; remembering dozens of them isn’t exactly easy either.

So what does one do under such circumstances? Well, there are programs known as password managers, that can save the day for you. These software programs allow you to store your registration related information in a secure electronic form. To login to a site you just need to enter a single master password that allows retrieval of the specific password information for that site.

The information is then used by the password manager to automatically login. This helps in assigning different passwords to individual sites, eliminating any need to remember them and therefore adding more security. If you are looking for such a utility check out our list of  some of the best free password manager software for Windows 8 | 7.

Free Password Managers for Windows

LastPass

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To make your web browsing easier, and more secure the free LastPass password management program offers easy access from anywhere. It uses high-class encryption algorithms to keep you data secure and safe in every manner. The key to decrypt the data is available only to you, which means your information never travels over the Internet or touches servers. You can download it here.

LastPass Features:

  • Creates strong passwords
  • Stores unlimited passwords
  • Automatically fills out forms for you, thereby saving time
  • Manages your data from multiple computers seamlessly
  • Supports Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrome, Safari, iPhone, Opera Mini, via Bookmarklets
  • Ability to import passwords from other password managers such as Roboform, Keepass, PasswordSafe,
  • In Windows, helps you recover lost passwords stored on your computer

LockCrypt

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LockCrypt is another fine password manager for Windows. The program provides a secure, central database to store your passwords, telephone numbers and accounts related information. Different view modes enable quick sorting of accounts based on a name, type or the creation or modified date.

LockCrypt uses Cipher Block Chaining and AES encryption that scrambles the information you enter so it is of no use to anyone without the password. Besides, it includes a password generator which generates passwords up to 511 characters in length. Go get it here.

LockCrypt features:

  • AES or TwoFish encryption to provide secure storage for data.
  • Password generator
  • Secure clipboard to protect passwords
  • Windows mobile version for PDAs and Smartphones
  • J2ME version for Java capable mobile phones
  • Groups to help keep accounts organized
  • Support to export to XML, CSV, HTML or Plain text files
  • Easy to use drag and drop interface
  • Print output

KeePass

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This free open-source password manager puts all your passwords in one database, which is then locked with one master-key or a key file. KeePass is quite simple to use.

You are just required to follow onscreen menu, enter a Website’s information and its corresponding user name and password.

The entry then automatically gets stored in an alphabetical directory with all your other entries. Available here.

KeyPass features:

  • Highly encrypted databases
  • Requires no installation
  • Strong random password generator
  • Consumes less memory
  • Compatible with Windows OS (Windows 7, Vista, XP)
  • Supports master passwords and key-disks
  • Easy database transfer
  • Time fields and entry attachment support
  • Auto-type, global auto-type hot key combination and drag-n-drop support
  • Multi-language support
  • Open-Source!

Password Safe

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With over 1 million downloads registered, Password Safe has become the ultimate choice of many users. It helps you to safely and easily create a secured and encrypted username and password list. You can choose to store all your passwords in a single encrypted master password list (an encrypted password database), or use multiple databases to further organize your passwords.

The free Windows utility uses Twofish encryption algorithm, a fast, free alternative to DES, and can be downloaded here.

You can use Password Safe to store:

  • Web site passwords
  • Credit card and PIN numbers
  • Computer logon passwords
  • Telephone banking codes
  • Email passwords
  • Software access passwords
  • Door entry and alarm codes

RoboForm

One of the very popular password and online form managers and probably one of the oldest, RoboForm is an easy to use freeware that has the ability to remember numerous passwords and usernames.

RoboForm offers 2 advantages

  1. It uses strong Encryption algorithms like BlowFish and AES for complete security and protection.
  2. Creates a Master password to remember set of passwords.
  3. Very useful and feature-rich browser toolbar.toolbar roboform Top 5 Free Password Managers for Windows 8 / 7

The robust and top-rated password manager is compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, AOL and many other browsers. Installing RoboForm takes only few minutes, and it does not require installation of any additional software. Available here. It is available in 2 versions, free and Pro. The former version has some limitations.

Thus, if you want to avoid the hassle of remembering dozens of passwords and usernames you could try out one of these free password managers for Windows 8 or Windows 7. If you have any favorites, please do share them for the benefit of others.

Our PassBox is another fine password manager & generator that you may want to check out.

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You might want to also check out Sticky Password, a free password manager application that lets you store all your web account’s passwords, your identities and your personal data. Also check out F-Secure KEY Password Manager, Trend Micro DirectPass Password Manager and Dashlane Password Manager.

In a day or two, I will list down some of the better free online password managers and discuss why some prefer to use them instead of these desktop versions.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.
  • No

    Miss the best of them all 1Password

  • Soundmix

    RoboForm IS NOT free if you need more than 10 passwords…$29.95….and VERY buggy

  • xangria

    @No There is a new password manager currently in beta called Dashlane. It looks very similar in features to 1Password. Definitely worth a look.

  • Joseph

    lastpass is an online password manager lol??

  • Guest

    Sticky Password????

  • Starlight Dreamwalker

    I use Sticky Password Pro but they have a free version too!
    (Sorry about the Guest post – I wasn’t really sure what I was doing)

    Automatic login and form filling
    Save time and be safe online.
    Portable version
    Take your encrypted database with you wherever you go with USB portability.
    Secure Memos
    Safely store all sorts of personal data in the encrypted database

  • Anonymous

    I am also using Sticky Password Pro.Thanks for above collection.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve used RoboForm for >5 years and found it to be extremely bug-free.

  • Bob

    I’v used it since it was initialy introduced (almost 20 years)and still think its great. I would highly recommend it. Yes, I purchased it and have never been sorry.

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  • Xantes

    Out of all mentioned above KeePass should have been on the first place!

  • CherryBean2013

    I use Intuitive Password. A “rock solid” cloud password manager. Very secure and Ads-free! Developed by an Australian company.

  • Sarah Hs

    i am using the password managerwhich is good and convenient

  • Security Maniacs

    Hi, I’m also using Sticky Password. The main advantage for me is local database of passwords.

  • SpawnyWhippet

    Just downloaded LastPass. Total junk. The helpfiles are for a completely different version with completely different functionality. All the menus and buttons are hidden and there is no visual sign of how to activate them. The import function is completely missing, as are all the menus that could possibly help you use it.

    I’m just trying to use some kind of Windows Phone 8.1 compatible app to the Password Safe app that I have used on Windows desktop, IOS, Linux and Mac for years.

  • SpawnyWhippet

    OK, I found that just the app is total junk, you can still import via the web browser.

    How I detest desktop apps that can only run full screen and without menus….

  • Erich Pace

    Passwords manager, well this password program is free, and not bad, although not so popular, hope that you can consider about it, thank you~

  • Michael Hopcroft

    I need a password to start my computer — a common security feature in Windows 8.11. That’s the Microsoft password. But a password manager would almost by definition not start up until Windows has launched, so what I do about the password to launch Windows itself?

  • http://www.thewindowsclub.com Anand Khanse

    There is no way to make Windows remember your login password. If you do not use password, you could set Windows to login directly http://www.thewindowsclub.com/log-in-directly-into-windows-7-without-entering-password

  • Corinne

    “Intuitive Password” is a big win for manage your passwords online. No.1 Australian password manager!

  • http://www.thewindowsclub.com Anand Khanse
  • http://www.softwaresnkeys.com/ aziz ur rehman

    yes! downloaded successfully. thanks for it. i tried hack wifi by breaking passwords. but if we use password manager, our wifi will be secured :)

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