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PasswordBox Premium Review

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PROS / The sharing tools make it easy for trusted friends to use certain logins without accessing your entire account. You can also assign a digital heir to access your passwords after you are gone.

CONS / PasswordBox does not automatically complete online forms.

 VERDICT / PasswordBox is preferable to manual password management. However, its competitors include more features.

PasswordBox Unlimited is a password manager that performs basic tasks. It is simple to use from the outset, and installation is a breeze. In fact, you can import passwords easily from your old password manager if you switch from 1Password, LastPass, RoboForm, Dashlane or KeePass.

PasswordBox saves time if you are starting fresh as well – you do not need to navigate to the pages you frequent. PasswordBox has a menu with the most popular sites. You just have to click on a site and enter your username and password, and it becomes part of your PasswordBox account – which means a one-click login for that site from that moment on. PasswordBox will also record your login information automatically as you surf and shop. If you change a password, all you have to do is click an Update button and PasswordBox will save the new information. The password generator within PasswordBox creates new passwords and rates current ones. It even estimates how long each new password would take to crack.

The best password managers offer easy ways to share logins without compromising your entire account. PasswordBox lets you share passwords via email without ever having to actually email sensitive information. The person you share a login with just gets a link and is able to access the specified account until you disable access.

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You might not have given any thought to what would happen to your personal account information if you were to suddenly pass away, but PasswordBox allows you to assign a digital heir. When you pass away, only your heir will have access to your accounts, and only after your death certificate has been validated. You may not think you have much of a digital legacy to pass on, but with all the social media, blogging, photo storage and everything else we all do, you may be surprised.

You can easily add devices to your account to have full PasswordBox functionality on all your iPhones, iPads, and Android phones and tablets. PasswordBox is also compatible with a wide range of browsers – it works great with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera.

PasswordBox does not have quite the same automatic form-filling capacity as competing password organizers. You can copy and paste credit card information from your PasswordBox account, for instance, but this password management software will not fill it in for you automatically with a couple of clicks in the way some password software does. However, it is able to fill in usernames and passwords, whether you are on your phone or desktop computer.

Customer service is restricted to access by email. However, there are video tutorials about nearly every feature, which will be a great help to new users.

Summary

PasswordBox is among the most user-friendly secure password managers in our review. Setup is a snap. The user interface is intuitive. It supports the operating systems, browsers and mobile devices that are about average for the password manager product category. However, it has fewer features than most.

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