Password Management

Review: Keeper Password Manager

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Keeper is the password manager I use myself daily, because it’s feature set is damn amazing. Even the free version of Keeper has second factor authentication and self destruct mode included (if you activate them).

Keeper is also a zero-knowledge service, meaning they themselves have no way to access the information you store in it. This is the only password manager I tested that allows you to unlock it with your fingerprint and face ID on mobile devices. How cool is that?? It has a log out timer that if activated will log you out of your account after a specified time, which is a very important feature for me because I’m forgetful like that. Keeper has a ‘self destruct’ mode that if activated will delete all of the information in your account after 5 unsuccessful login attempts. That’s way to hardcore for even me to be honest, I’d be too afraid of someone playing a practical joke on me by deleting all of my stuff.

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In terms of ease-of-use, Keeper was the best for me. It is extremely easy to use across all devices, which is the main reason I chose it. It has the ability to auto-log you in to websites, it saves new logins with ease and it also automatically fills in the page when you click ‘change password’ on websites. Like some of its competitors, Keeper gives all of your passwords a score in terms of strength and tells you when the password was last changed (very useful). When you do choose to change your password, it will also generate a new one and fill in the form for you automatically. It’s the only manager I’ve used that has done this. The graphical interface of Keeper looks great and you can customise some aspects of it.

Keeper does have some downsides however. First of all, you can only store user accounts / passwords, addresses and card details. So no secure notes, passports or anything like that. You can still write that information into a record using custom fields, it’s just that there’s no specific entry format for those things. I think that’s the main thing Keeper could improve on. Also Keeper’s address form leaves a lot to be desired for, it doesn’t have an apartment number box or other specific details like that. I also find the auto login prompts annoying on some websites (particularly blog sites like WordPress). Unfortunately the auto login prompts are either switched on or off for all websites, there’s no way to turn them off for selected websites. Lastly, Keeper has had some data breaches in the past. That’s all in the past now of course but you can read about what happened on Wikipedia.

Out of all of the password managers I tried, Keeper requires the least permissions upon adding the browser extension. In my opinion Keeper is the best password manager available. The only thing that would make it better was if it was open source like Bitwarden.

Pros

  • Most impressive features
  • Zero knowledge
  • Unique feature: Ability to unlock with fingerprint and face ID
  • Two factor authentication even in free version
  • Unique feature: Self destruct mode
  • Very comprehensive free version
  • Works on all devices and all major operating systems
  • Auto-login
  • Generates super strong passwords
  • Unique feature: Auto change password and entry feature
  • Great user interface
  • Data breach report and password health indicators (even in free version)

Cons

  • Can only store logins, addresses and cards
  • Address form isn’t detailed enough and is missing some important fields
  • Some two factor authentication modes need a paid subscription
  • Free version is limited to one mobile device
  • Share options only in paid version
  • It doesn’t have the ability to turn off auto login prompts on selected websites (it’s either set to on or off for all websites)
  • Has had data breaches in the past (now all fixed)

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Score: 9 / 10

Reviewer: Adam Rouge

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