Proton Pass: Password Manager is a free password manager app by developer Proton AG. With strong competitors such as LastPass, BitWarden and Vault, this app brings some valuable features that put it one step ahead of the rest. It was created by the same people behind ProtonMail, the world's biggest encrypted email service.
However, this app isn’t restricted to its own email service. You can perform various actions to enhance your security, such as using end-to-end encryption to secure your login details and metadata. Since it's open source, the community can verify it at any time.
A myriad of uses
Proton Pass: Password Manager is much more than a regular password manager. Among the things you can do, it lets you store unlimited passwords on unlimited devices. You can also hide your password by using the email aliases feature to avoid tracking and spam.
A built-in two-factor authentication system is independent of any 2FA from websites or apps. You can simply add a 2FA for any website. On top of this, there's a vault feature to manage notes, email aliases and login data in different vaults.
Your data, fully encrypted
Encrypted data means that information is indecipherable, even if it somehow gets into the hands of unauthorised parties. The particular strength of Proton Pass: Password Manager is that it offers end-to-end encryption, unlike other solutions which only encrypt your password.
This makes it extremely safe to log into any website because everything gets encrypted, including your username and metadata. It uses bcrypt password hashing implementation instead of PBKDF2, which has been shown to be vulnerable in other password managers.
Excellent app for extra security
Whether you're conscious about the many ways in which your data can be hacked and stolen, or you simply want a convenient way to manage passwords, Proton Pass: Password Manager is the way to go. The plethora of functions available makes it a one-stop shop for all your password needs.
It helps you when juggling different passwords and password requirements, and the email aliases feature is also a godsend. With so many features available, it just makes sense to get it. However, bear in mind that nothing is fully exempt from being hacked, including this app's servers.