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PasswordBox.com Free Password Manager

CNET Editors' note: PasswordBox is free to download. Save up to 25 passwords before upgrading to a premium account for $1 per month

CNET Editors' review

PasswordBox keeps all of your online passwords in one convenient location and accessible from any computer. This application is slowly becoming a preferred tool around the office, as it's known for decreasing log-in time on Facebook and Tumblr.

The installation file will you set you up with the PasswordBox add-ons for popular browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and IE. It runs from within the browser environment and works the same way across the board. Installation was quick and relatively painless.

Essentially a vault for all of your online passwords, PasswordBox sets itself apart from competitors with some innovative security features. To access your PasswordBox account you would need a Master Key that only you would know. Keys are placed under Military-Level AES 256-bit encryption on the client side (your device) before being sent off to PasswordBox. If your data is ever compromised, the thief would have no way of accessing it since PasswordBox would not have the needed decryption key. Unfortunately, that also means that should you ever lose your Master Key, there would be no way to retrieve it. This is great for all of you conspiracy theorists out there who want to keep your master plans top secret.

After creating an account, you would proceed to either manually enter all your online handles (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc.) and passwords into the extension or let PasswordBox keep track of how you log in through normal use. Following this initial setup, the process of logging into your online life is reduced to a couple of clicks. Clicking on a Facebook account from a PasswordBox extension or set homepage will log you in and take you to the main page of Facebook without having to touch a keyboard. You can also set the sharing of passwords with coworkers and project collaborators for community aliases.

The Legacy feature allows you to designate someone to inherit your passwords and account in case of a life-changing event. The inheriting user would need a PasswordBox account, if he did not already have one. PasswordBox requires official documents such as a death certificate to release any information. Unfortunately we could not test out this feature as it requires an editor faking their own death. The PasswordBox Homepage is customizable and allows you to log in to all of your favorite sites from different accounts with a couple of clicks.

If you maintain a large online presence with many usernames, or are just annoyed about keeping track of multiple passwords and want a simpler option, PasswordBox may be a solution. Now available across most platforms and mobile devices, PasswordBox has made logging in from multiple devices that much easier.

This review has been updated for the official launch with the addition of some features

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.3 stars

    out of 42 votes

    • 5 star: 23
    • 4 star: 14
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current version:

    4.1 stars

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Greatest program I run!!!"

    April 15, 2014  |   By Jim Brunner

    Version: PasswordBox.com Free Password Manager 1.15

    Pros

    It makes signing in so easy and troublefree and FAST!!!

    Cons

    I had problems with PasswordBox rejecting my multiple emails, but Thomas in customer service honed in on the problem....fixed it for me, and I am on my way again.

    Summary

    After the multiple email address problem was addressed, everything worked fine. LOVE PasswordBox.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Password manager"

    April 14, 2014  |   By Robert_Garcia

    Version: PasswordBox.com Free Password Manager 1.15

    Pros

    1. Invite friends and it's completely free. You'll be helping others be safer on the internet by suggesting they use it.
    2. Saves passwords as you log on to the sites, or enter them into Password Box itself.
    3. Works across all the platforms I use. Mac, Windows, Android and using IE, Chrome, and Firefox.
    4. Works with most sites automatically, some require a click or cut and paste the password.
    5. Generates super secure passwords for new sites or if you want to go back and change you're existing ones.

    Cons

    Hmmm.... I'll keep looking for these, but nothing really stands out at this time.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple with High End Features Try it!"

    January 11, 2014  |   By remarcableGeek

    Version: PasswordBox.com Free Password Manager 1.15

    Pros

    Start Page is well done

    Working across all platforms

    Humble Attitude!

    Cons

    I believe tho product is growing and found no cons so far

    Summary

    I reviewed the more expensive products. This is a good fit for $12.00 and FREE if under 25 passwords They even give points if you bring customers. So tell them Marc Nicholson stands behind their product. The Start Page is Simple Elegance

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  • 3.0 stars

    "OK program"

    September 8, 2013  |   By River-Pens

    Version: PasswordBox.com Free Password Manager 1.15

    Pros

    It's quick to log in to you'r web site and so far easy to work with.

    Cons

    Doesn't support all web site's for log in. 4 out of 10 web site's i have entered, Password Box doesn't want to support the 4, so i have to enter the info. in myself. The premade icons that Password Box has, some of them are for Canada use and not for the U.S.

    Summary

    I guess time will tell if it's worth paying for. 25 and under passwords are FREE ...... over 25 passwords $1.00 mth.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not sure - some problems initially."

    July 29, 2013  |   By rj-work

    Version: PasswordBox.com Free Password Manager 1.15

    Pros

    Don't think I got far enough to find out any Pros.

    Cons

    Some problems installing it or getting it started (can't remember details now). Have decided to abandon it and try Keesafe again.

    Summary

    Sorry can't remember details now - others may have better luck than I did.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "NO RATING APPLICABLE
    NO RATING APPLICABLE"

    July 4, 2013  |   By yeldini

    Version: PasswordBox.com Free Password Manager 1.15

    Pros

    I cannot advise of any because I did not use the software

    Cons

    The software name etc lead me to believe it was "FREE". After downloading it, I deleted it when I requested to pay a registration fee for the software to operate!

    Summary

    No thanks

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best password manager"

    June 27, 2013  |   By Carzal

    Version: PasswordBox.com Free Password Manager 1.15

    Pros

    Great product for desktop computers and Android devices.
    Have used differents password managers over the last year and this one is the best

    Cons

    Sharing can be hard to understand

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Service, Good App"

    June 27, 2013  |   By rdgsmith

    Version: PasswordBox.com Free Password Manager 1.15

    Pros

    Great way to stay secure if set up the right way.
    Syncs between all devices and computers!

    Cons

    It would be useful to be able to search more effectively

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great and simple app!"

    June 25, 2013  |   By pier-smith

    Version: PasswordBox.com Free Password Manager 1.15

    Pros

    Highly convenient, with many intuitive preset.

    Cons

    Would give 5 stars if it was possible to use my own icons

    Summary

    A great way to create numerous secure passwords. Just as long as you remember the master password.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It works as advertised"

    June 25, 2013  |   By shajone

    Version: PasswordBox.com Free Password Manager 1.15

    Pros

    Easy access to the app from everywhere, secure copy and paste, free and secure sync

    Cons

    It doesn't support multi-user.

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