Passwords protect some of your most important and sensitive information. It might not be a colossal loss if someone figures out the login to your Netflix account, but you’re in serious trouble if they get your banking information.
A password manager helps you create strong passwords and then keep all those passwords safe—and Keeper is one of the most secure password managers available. Plus it’s reasonably priced, easy to use, and customizable.
We’re big fans of Keeper, but is it right for you? Read the review below to find out.
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Keeper works with the following operating systems and browsers:
- Internet Explorer
- More security measures than other password managers
- Easy sharing and organization
- Custom fields for individual records
- Extra storage with family plan
- Ability to work with Blackberry devices
- High number of positive online reviews
- No bulk password changing
- Higher price than LastPass
- Extra security that makes it harder to switch from Keeper to a new password manager
What stands out about Keeper
Keeper is an excellent all-around password manager, but it especially excels at security and organization.
Keeper calls itself a “Zero-Knowledge security provider.” This means Keeper doesn’t have access to any of the data in your vault. Encryption and decryption happen only on your device when you log in. You can learn more about the specifics here.
We should mention that all this extra security brings a few minor drawbacks:
- Keeper doesn’t offer bulk password changing because it is less secure.
- You can’t directly import data from your Keeper account if you switch to a new password manager.
We think the extra security is worth the small inconvenience, but if you need to change lots of passwords or easily switch from one password manager to another, Dashlane is a good alternative.
Convenient organization and sharing
Keeper is one of the best password managers if you want to organize information and share it with others.
You can easily sort records into folders so you can keep all your banking information in one place and your media streaming accounts in another. This might seem like a small thing, but many other password managers don’t offer this level of personalization. In fact, Keeper also lets you add custom fields to records—a perfect spot for storing answers to security questions.
Once you’ve added your info, you can share individual records or folders with other Keeper users—Keeper will include an icon to show you which records are shared. This is particularly helpful if you need to share financial or medical information with a partner, ex, or family member.
Keeper has lots of happy customers—we found dramatically more positive online reviews than negative. Many positive reviews focus on convenience and security, while critical reviews mention frustration with unwanted autofill and difficulty regaining access to accounts after switching devices.
...Other password managers don’t offer this level of personalization.
If you’re willing to pay for a password manager, it’s hard to go wrong with Keeper. It offers security, easy sharing, and custom organization. Plus, it’s supported on tons of devices. If you’re one of the few Blackberry users left, Keeper is pretty much the only password manager you can use on your phone.
We think Keeper is worth its modest price, but if a password manager is just one too many things to pay for, we get it. If that’s the case, you can get try out the free version of Keeper or the free version of LastPass. Frankly, we suggest using LastPass if you need a free password keeper.
Help other customers make the right choice
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