Dropbox declares its password manager will be free to use


Password managers are important. You don’t want to remember all of your credentials or write them down in a notebook – your brother might steal them.

This is why (or maybe another reason) Dropbox is making its password manager function available to everyone from April. The cloud storage service launched this feature last year for its paid customers.

With this new announcement, anyone with a Dropbox account could use it. However, there are a few caveats to this service: you can only store 50 passwords and sync up to three devices to access your credentials from anywhere.

In terms of security, the application uses unconscious encryption – a type of encryption where you do not have to reveal the password for verification. It can also generate unique passwords for new registrations and automatically fill in your credentials on apps and websites. The company said it will bring a new feature soon that will allow you to securely share passwords with your friends.

For a basic user, this is not a bad deal. You can store your social media and email account credentials on Dropbox. Plus, if you have a phone, laptop, and a third device like an iPad, you don’t need to pay any money.

Dropbox’s timing for this launch is excellent. Famous password manager LastPass last month said it would limit its free offer to just one device – a phone or a computer. Thus, users wishing to switch services might find the Dropbox offer lucrative.

If you want to store more than the 50 free passwords, you’ll get an update for Dropbox’s paid plans starting at $ 9.99 per month. It’s more expensive than other password managers like 1Password and Lastpass which offer $ 3 per month plans. However, Dropbox also offers storage services.

If you don’t use a password manager, this is your chance. You can sign up here to receive an alert when the Dropbox password becomes available to you.

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Published March 16, 2021 – 12:59 UTC


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