Passwords are a hassle and changing them frequently is a total headache, especially when working in all those quirky alphanumeric combos and symbols. This is why password manager apps exist. One of them, the recently released Password Boss, offers comprehensive support for password vault and digital wallet functionality. We tested it out and here’s what we found.
Unlike the vast majority of password manager apps, Password Boss is easy to use. In this way, its makers have aimed their sights on the 92 percent of people who don’t use password managers because they’re hard to figure out. When you download the app you’ll be prompted to create a master password. This acts as a “single sign-on” through which you get access to your password vault and digital wallet, where all of your sensitive information lives.
Once you log in to the app, you’re given access to the main interface which gives you access to a number of functions. The Password Vault is where you manually key in and store your login credentials for websites. Tapping the plus icon lets you enter the desired website URL, username and password. You can also choose to enable auto login for specific sites, or set a requirement to key in your master password every time you access the site.
A separate Digital Wallet section lets you store banking and credit card information, including routing and account numbers or CVV and PIN data. Also included is a secure browser and a password generator that helps you create strong passwords that won’t be easily guessed. A separate Personal Info section that can be used to store other bits of random information, like your wall safe combination number or the hidden location of your spare house key.
All data is protected by bank-grade, 256-bit AES encryption, and you can pick between U.S. East, U.S. West, Ireland, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Sao Paulo as your storage location of choice.
Password Boss is available as a free download for Android, iOS and Windows desktops – but the freemium version is only good for 30 days, after which you’ll be prompted to upgrade to the premium version for an annual subscription of $29.
That said, Password Boss gets away (for at least 30 days) with claiming it’s the only “free” password manager that lets you store an infinite number of usernames and passwords, share your info with anyone you want, and choose where your encrypted information is stored.
If and when you upgrade to the premium version for $29 per year, you get access to automatic backups, unlimited sharing with others, and cross-device syncing. Other perks of Password Boss Premium include two-step authentication and remote data deletion if your mobile device gets stolen.