The 10 Best Password Managers for Families

Best Password Managers for Families

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Best Mobile App

Dashlane Dashboard

Most password managers are still available on desktop, but more people are starting to use them on mobile devices. If you’re looking for a mobile password manager for your family in 2023, it’s hard to find a better recommendation than Dashlane. The mobile app has a sleek yet straightforward interface. It’s backed up by excellent review scores of 4.6 out of 5 on Android and 4.8 out of 5 on iOS, with nearly 250,000 total ratings across both platforms.

Pricing is one downside of Dashlane compared to most of the other providers we’ve looked at. Family plans are surprisingly expensive at $8.99 per month for a group of six. Dashlane Family still runs $7.49 per month when paid annually — slightly less than the monthly plan, but still more than the average family password manager. However, Dashlane compensates cost with extra features like 1 GB of storage, automatic password changes, and even a virtual private network (VPN) to help keep your internet traffic secure.

The main reason we chose Dashlane as the top mobile app was its incredibly strong user reviews. Its combined Android/iOS score average was 0.1 higher than what we saw from Bitwarden. While every application inevitably gets at least some criticism, almost every reviewer was happy with Dashlane’s functionality and ease of use.

Pros:

  • 4.8 review average on iOS and 4.6 on Android
  • Family plans include a free VPN

Cons:

  • Somewhat expensive at $8.99 per month/$7.49 per month, paid annually
Dashlane Password Manager Features
Price# of DevicesAmount of StorageCompatible WithMore Features
$5.99/month billed annually61 GB per personDevices: MacOS, Windows, Linux
Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, Edge, Opera
Mobile: iOS, Android
>Password sharing
>Device syncing
>Multi platform support
>More features at Dashlane

 

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Best All-in-One Bundle

Keeper Security Dashboard

Securely sharing and storing your passwords is a great way to start taking more control of your cybersecurity. However, dark web monitoring is another crucial aspect of keeping your information safe. The Keeper Family Plus Bundle includes the platform’s password manager as well as file storage and dark web monitoring. With that service, Keeper lets you know whenever one of your passwords is compromised, helping you fix potential weaknesses before they lead to a security breach.

Keeper Family costs $74.99 billed annually, which works out to 11 months at $6.25 and one month at $6.24. Naturally, Keeper has used some creative math to round that down to an advertised rate of “$6.24 per month.” Note that Keeper’s family plans come with private vaults for just five users, compared to six with most other family subscriptions. The Family Plus Bundle with storage and dark web monitoring runs $8.62 per month, paid annually at $103.44.

Keeper Security stands out more for its Family Plus Bundle than anything else, but it also has even better mobile reviews than Dashlane at 4.6 on Android and 4.9 on iOS. Feedback is similarly positive for the desktop version, with many users praising the platform’s customer support.

Pros:

  • Family Plus Bundle includes file storage and dark web monitoring
  • You can get the family password manager alone for just $6.25 per month

Cons:

  • Family subscription only comes with five vaults
Keeper Security Password Manager Features
Price# of DevicesAmount of StorageCompatible WithMore Features
$6.24/month billed annually51 GB per personDevices: MacOS, Windows, Linux
Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, Edge, Opera
Mobile: iOS, Android
>Password sharing
>Account recovery
>Password generator
>More features at Keeper Security

 

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Best Customer Support

1Password Dashboard

Password managers can be complicated and time-consuming to learn, so you may find yourself needing some help troubleshooting technical issues or simply figuring out how to use the application. 1Password is our pick as the provider with the best customer service due to its 24/7 availability and strong performance in user reviews. Subscribers can even upgrade to the Business tier for “VIP support.” Unfortunately, 1Password doesn’t offer any information about the benefits of VIP support. Still, regular premium subscribers can expect highly responsive customer service from the 1Password team.

1Password doesn’t offer any free access for either individuals or families. Individual subscriptions cost $2.99 per month, billed annually. There doesn’t appear to be any option for monthly payment, but you can at least start with a 14-day free trial before making your decision. Family plans run $4.99 per month, billed annually, but base family subscriptions are limited to a total of five unique users. You can add extra family members for $1 per month each.

1Password has decent yet not entirely convincing mobile reviews with an average of 4.3 on iOS and 3.9 on Android. Many users experienced technical issues, particularly with the Android app. Fortunately, feedback is significantly better when it comes to the desktop side, so this may be a better option for those who expect to use the platform primarily on a desktop or laptop.

Pros:

  • Outstanding customer support with 24/7 availability
  • 14-day free trial
  • Just $4.99 per month, billed annually

Cons:

  • No free option
  • Family plans support five users rather than six
1Password Password Manager Features
Price# of DevicesAmount of StorageCompatible WithMore Features
$4.99/ family of 5/month When billed annually51 GB per person Devices: macOS, Windows, Linux
Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, Edge, Opera
Mobile: iOS, Android
>Biometrics
>Form filling
>Data import
>More features at 1Password

 

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Best Introductory Offer

RoboForm Dashboard

While Bitwarden offers the lowest standard rate of any password manager we looked at,  RoboForm is even cheaper during the introductory offer. Family plans cost $47.75 per year, which is equivalent to $3.98 per month, for up to five users. However, each tier is discounted by 25% for your first purchase, and you can get a full refund for any plan within 30 days of subscribing. You can prepay for up to five years if you want to extend the discounted rate.

RoboForm allows users to import existing passwords from their browser, through another password manager, or from any other source using CSV files. If you want to avoid the security risks of storing passwords in the cloud, you can also opt for local-only storage so that your information never leaves your device.

One thing that stood out to us about RoboForm was its strong performance in user reviews. Professional reviewers tend to focus on its dated interface and some missing advanced features, but regular users give the app great marks. Its average review scores of 4.7 out of 5 (iOS) and 4.4 (Android) are among the best we’ve seen from a password manager.

Pros:

  • 24/7 customer service
  • $2.98 per month for up to five years, then $3.98 per month.
  • Excellent user reviews

Cons:

  • Unimpressive interface
  • Family plan only supports five users
RoboForm Password Manager Features
Price# of DevicesAmount of StorageCompatible WithMore Features
Custom Quote5Not providedDevices: MacOS, Windows, Linux
Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, Edge, Opera
Mobile: iOS, Android
>Password sharing
>Password generator
>Data import
>More features at RoboForm

 

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Easiest to Use

NordPass Dashboard

If you share digital subscriptions with the rest of your family regularly, you know that functionality isn’t everything. Ease of use can be even more important when it pertains to getting everyone set up and on the same page. We chose NordPass as the easiest family password manager to use in 2023 due to its sleek interface and detailed help resources for users who have more questions.

NordPass has a relatively high base rate of $7.99 per month for family plans with six accounts. However, that drops to $5.99 per month, paid annually, or $4.99 per month, paid biennially. You can also take advantage of the 30-day money-back guarantee if you end up changing your mind.

Unfortunately, NordPass has a concerning record with respect to customer reviews. Its average score is below 4.0 on both iOS and Android, putting it below most of the other family password managers we’ve seen. While users appreciate the design, they have had more trouble with technical issues on the mobile app compared to the desktop interface.

Pros:

  • Unparalleled usability
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Cons:

  • Average review score of just 3.9 out of 5 on Android and 3.6 out of 5 in iOS
NordPass Password Manager Features
Price# of DevicesAmount of StorageCompatible WithMore Features
$4.99/month6Not providedMobile: Android, iOS
Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, Edge, Opera
Devices: Linux, macOS, Windows
>Free version
>Password generator
>Password sharing
>More features at NordPass

 

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Highest Storage Capacity

LogMeOnce Dashboard

If you’re just sharing passwords, credit card numbers, and other short texts, you won’t have much of a need for storage. On the other hand, storage space could be more essential if you want to share other files, particularly videos and high-resolution images. LogMeOnce is our pick for families that need a lot of storage space. Family plans come with a base 10 GB of file storage, and you can always pay for more if necessary.

LogMeOnce family subscriptions cost $4.99 per month. Like most of the other family plans we’ve seen, this one supports up to six separate family members. Secure storage is available at $19.99 per year for 20 GB, $39.99 per year for 50 GB, $79.99 per year for 100 GB, and $199.99 per year for 250 GB. While some of the providers we’ve covered are basically limited to password management, LogMeOnce offers several other services including identity protection and two-factor authentication (2FA).

If you’re on iOS, you can feel good about LogMeOnce’s average review score of 4.5 out of 5. However, that figure only includes 151 unique ratings, so it isn’t quite as reliable as numbers for platforms that have received more reviews. Unfortunately, that score drops to 2.3 out of 5 on Android with a total of 392 ratings.

Pros:

  • 10 GB of storage space with add-ons available
  • Also provides identity protection and 2FA

Cons:

  • Poor reviews on Android
LogMeOnce Password Manager Features
Price# of DevicesAmount of StorageCompatible WithMore Features
$4.99/month610 GBDevices: MacOS, Windows, Linux
Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, Edge, Opera
Mobile: iOS, Android
>Free version
>Password sharing
>Device syncing
>More features at LogMeOnce

 

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Best Free Option

KeePassXC Dashboard

As with any other service, you’ll usually be able to get more out of a password manager if you’re willing to pay. However, KeePassXC offers more than enough to be a good option for users who want to avoid spending any money. You can store passwords, documents, notes, and other entries across Mac, Windows, and Linux, and you can even share information with other users at no charge. It’s the best free password manager for families in 2023.

While the KeePassXC team accepts donations from users who want to support their work, there are no premium features or subscriptions. Unfortunately, the platform doesn’t offer any storage space or family management features — each user needs to set up their own separate account. If you want to save money, you can use a free service like Google Drive to share files for free. One good note is that even though KeePassCX doesn’t offer storage, they still facilitate secure 256-AES encryption for transmitting your passwords or secrets to the storage location of your choosing.

KeePassXC doesn’t have a mobile app, and the desktop version has only received limited reviews, so we had more trouble finding helpful feedback compared to the other platforms we’ve looked at. Fortunately, the platform is completely free, so there’s no financial risk involved in trying it out for yourself.

Pros:

  • Strong functionality for a free service
  • Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux

Cons:

  • No storage space or family management features
KeePassXC Password Manager Features
Price# of DevicesAmount of StorageCompatible WithMore Features
FreeFreeNot providedDevices: MacOS, Windows, Linux
Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, Edge, Opera
Mobile: iOS, Android
>Free version
>Password sharing
>Device syncing
>More features at KeePassXC

 

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Cheapest Paid Plan

Bitwarden Dashboard

Even if you’re willing to pay for a more powerful product, you probably don’t want to overspend on a password manager. While you should stick with KeePassXC if you want a free application, Bitwarden is a surprisingly cheap platform at just $3.33 per month, billed annually. It comes with many features that are missing in KeePassXC, such as family groups, priority customer support, and 1 GB of personal storage for each user plus an additional 1 GB for the group as a whole.

Bitwarden’s 1 GB of storage per user plus 1 GB for organizational items may be enough for some users. Unfortunately, unlike some of the other platforms we’ve looked at, Bitwarden doesn’t give users any way to pay for extra storage. Individual premium plans cost $10 per year while Teams subscriptions run $3 per month, per user, and Enterprise goes for $5 per month, per user.

Dashlane narrowly beat out Bitwarden as the provider with the best mobile app due to its combined average of 9.4 out of 10 on Android and iOS reviews. Bitwarden is an extremely close second at 9.3, with a 4.6 average on Android and 4.7 on iOS. Users have some minor complaints about the interface as well as some occasional issues with autofill, but they generally give Bitwarden extremely high marks.

Pros:

  • Just $3.33 per month, paid annually, for a family plan
  • 1 GB of storage per user plus an extra 1 GB per group
  • Excellent user reviews

Cons:

  • No way to add storage
Bitwarden Password Manager Features
Price# of DevicesAmount of StorageCompatible WithMore Features
$3.33/month billed annually61 GB per personDevices: MacOS, Windows, Linux
Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, Edge, Opera
Mobile: iOS, Android
>Password generator
>Password sharing
>Device syncing
>More features at Bitwarden

 

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Honorable Mention

LastPass Dashboard

LastPass is a family password manager that supports up to six users for $4 per month, billed annually. It comes with all the features you would expect such as user management, file and folder sharing, dark web monitoring, and a built-in authenticator. While it dropped down our list due to some negative reviews on Android, most users have good experiences with LastPass on other platforms.

LastPass also provides an emergency access function to ensure that you won’t lose your account if something unexpected happens. You can quickly set up emergency access as needed and temporarily share your account with another user to recover your passwords. Emergency access is included with all premium plans including both individual and family subscriptions.

While LastPass has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 on iOS, its average score is just 3.4 on Android. Android users appear to have recurring issues with lost passwords, account access, and unresponsive customer support to resolve those problems. Meanwhile, our experts use this provider and all agree that most of those issues don’t pop up in iOS feedback.

Pros:

  • Just $4 per month, billed annually, plus a 30-day free trial
  • Comes with dark web monitoring

Cons:

  • Poor Android reviews
LastPass Password Manager Features
Price# of DevicesAmount of StorageCompatible WithMore Features
$4.00/month billed annually61 GB per personDevices: MacOS, Windows, Linux
Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, Edge, Opera
Mobile: iOS, Android
>Free version
>Password sharing
>Device syncing
>More features at LastPass

 

 

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Honorable Mention

Enpass Dashboard

The last provider to make our list is Enpass. Enpass offers applications on all common device types including Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android. You can store passwords as well as other pieces of information like licenses and credit card details. One advantage of Enpass is that you can buy a lifetime license for just $79.99. However, that only applies to individual accounts.

Enpass is bundled with Google Play Pass, so it’s a good option for users who are interested in that subscription. Google Play Pass is available for $4.99 per month or $29.99 per year. As a member, you’ll be able to avoid in-app ads and access exclusive benefits in certain apps. If you opt for a family Enpass subscription on its own, you’ll pay $3 per month, billed annually, for the first year and $4 per month, billed annually, after that.

Enpass has an average review score of 4.4 on iOS, but just 3.9 on Android. While it’s normal for feedback to be more positive on iOS, Enpass is still below most of the other platforms we looked at. Android users have trouble getting the biometric and autofill functions to work consistently.

Pros:

  • Included with Google Play Pass
  • Available on Linux

Cons:

  • Poor Android reviews
EnPass Password Manager Features
Price# of DevicesAmount of StorageCompatible WithMore Features
$3.00/month billed annually6Not providedDevices: MacOS, Windows, Linux
Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, Edge, Opera
Mobile: iOS, Android
>Free version
>Password sharing
>Device syncing
>More features at EnPass

 

How We Chose the Best Password Managers for Families

Everyone has different needs and priorities, so it’s impossible to suggest a single password manager for every family. We used four basic factors to compare some of the top providers and help you find the right match for your budget and usage.

Evaluating each platform’s family sharing, pricing, ease of use, and other features should give you a clear idea of its pros and cons. This is how we identified the ten best password managers for families available in 2023.

Family Sharing

Naturally, the first thing you should think about when looking for a password manager is how well it facilitates sharing within a family. With the right platform, it should be easy for each member of the family to create new entries and share them with either the entire family or only specific people.

Pricing

A family password manager only adds a handful of dollars to your monthly budget, but it’s still a good idea to minimize your expenses as much as you can. Even though most password managers for families are paid, we found that KeePassXC is a good choice for families who don’t want to spend any money.

If you’re OK with paying a few dollars per month, you can get a lot more out of a cheap premium platform. Bitwarden was our pick as the most affordable paid option, with an annual rate of slightly less than $40 per year, which works out to about $3.33 per month.

Ease of Use

Coordinating five or six different people on a single digital platform is already hard enough on its own. It gets even tougher when you’re navigating family dynamics and trying to explain family sharing to people who may not be quite as technically literate.

A good family password manager makes this process as simple as possible. You should also be able to find support articles explaining how to use the service, and it should be straightforward to get in touch with a customer service agent who can answer any further questions. Don’t underestimate the importance of ease of use when it comes to setting up a family plan.

Other Features

Finally, you should think about any other features that could be relevant to your experience with a potential password manager. These could vary widely depending on what you’re looking for.

For example, LogMeOnce gives users a full 10 GB of storage with every family plan, which is more than we saw from any of its competitors. If you’re planning to share large files such as photos and videos, LogMeOnce could be your best option.

Family Password Manager Basics

How Do Family Password Managers Work?

Family password managers offer many of the same features you would expect from a conventional password manager. At the same time, they provide extra tools to help families store and share their information without putting any data at risk.

A family password manager might allow you to set up a shared vault for the entire family or share files directly with individual users. These plans usually come with about five or six unique accounts, but some providers offer custom pricing on a per-user basis.