iCloud Keychain rolls over 1Password and LastPass?

September 17, 2020

As the title says, Apple should introduce a re-worked Keychain in iOS 14. This password manager should bring us two-phase password verification and greater competitiveness with 1Password and LastPass.

These two are the market leaders in the password manager section. Let us introduce them one by one, 1Password which was developed by AgileBits, and it was released in 2006. Since then, 1Password is the leader among password managers as one of the first it brings two-phase password verification so nobody can scam you via email or SMS message. 1Password works on almost all devices, and it has extensions for Opera, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox browsers. LastPass is our second choice, and it is because of the rich free version. It also provides a two-phase password and support for multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.

Let’s get back to the news. Apple should bring us better security in Keychain. Then you will be able to automatically save your passwords into your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Keychain’s most significant advantage is plainness because if you have 1Password or LastPass, you have to copy and paste your password into these two applications. Plus, it is built-in and free. However, on the other hand, with these two, you can get multiple platform password managers. After you save your password into 1Password or LastPass, you will also get it on Windows, Android, etc. With iCloud variation, you are limited to the Apple ecosystem, which can be frustrating.

Overall we think more competition is always better for all of us. Most people will stay on 1Password and LastPass because they have a lot of passwords in their app. The question is new coming customers: do they choose the free version of the upcoming better version of iCloud  Keychain, or do they spend some money to get a subscription on 1Password, LastPass, Dashlane, Keeper, Enpass, or Zoho Vault? Let’s be surprised.