Padlock is an open-source password manager that is available as an app for multiple platforms. It can be used on Android and iOS devices, and it can also be installed as a Chrome extension.
- Free and secure password management
- Works with multiple platforms and devices
- Save passwords in minutes
- Installs as a Chrome app and not an extension
- Simple to use
- Syncs across multiple devices
- No password creation tool
- No reminders for password changes
Most people have multiple passwords that they need to keep track of. Padlock offers an easy way to keep track of passwords and manage them efficiently. It's an open-source app that can be used on computers as well as mobile devices. The app's big selling point is a minimalist design which does not clutter up a desktop or consume lots of resources on a mobile device. Even though a version of Padlock can be downloaded for the iOS, it was really designed to integrate with Google-powered platforms like Chrome and Android. When used with Chrome, the program functions as an app that is very simple to use. The developers have done away with elaborate features that can make some password managers difficult to use. Users can simply go to the Chrome store and visit the Padlock page. From there, only a click is required to add the app to the Chrome browser. The app will then appear in the Chrome OS menu. Users are first prompted to create a master password, a fairly common step among password managers. The master password is what will allow individuals to access Padlock's list of stored passwords. This password needs to be strong. It would be nice if the app added a creation tool that would generate complex passwords, but maybe that is on the agenda at some point. The kicker here is that losing the master password means that the data on the app is lost. The developers can't even recover it. To add entries to the database of passwords requires about five clicks and a couple of minutes. Once a password has been added to the database and saved, a user only needs to open the program to retrieve it. The great thing about using this with Chrome is that users can access it from any device that lets them sign into the Chrome browser. The app supplies strong encryption, and it is free to use on Chrome and Android devices. It isn't fancy, but it gets the job done.