Dropbox Passwords will soon be free for all users

Dropbox Passwords
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Remembering all of the strong, complex and unique passwords for each of your online accounts can be difficult which is why more users are turning to password managers (opens in new tab) to do it for them.

Last year the cloud storage (opens in new tab) provider Dropbox (opens in new tab) unveiled its own password manager called Dropbox Passwords and made the service available to all of its paid users at no additional cost.

Dropbox Passwords remembers all of your usernames and passwords across all of your devices so that you don't have to. At the same time though, even Dropbox doesn't know your passwords as the service uses zero-knowledge encryption (opens in new tab) to ensure that only you know your passwords.

Now though, the company has revealed that even its free users will soon be able to use Dropbox Passwords to secure their online accounts.

Dropbox Passwords for all users

In an effort to make the passwords experience easier for all users, Dropbox has announced in a new blog post (opens in new tab) that beginning in early April it will roll out Dropbox Passwords to all of its users.

Even with a free Dropbox Basic (opens in new tab) plan, users will soon be able to try a limited version of Passwords. With Passwords in Dropbox Basic, users will be able to store their 50 most important passwords in one secure place, access their passwords from anywhere with automatic syncing on up to three devices and securely share any of their passwords with anyone, though the company says the last feature is coming soon.

As the number of data breaches (opens in new tab) and cyberattacks continues to increase, using a password manager can provide you with peace of mind as you know all of your passwords are safely stored in one secure place. 

While there are other free alternatives such as Bitwarden (opens in new tab) available, if you already use Dropbox's cloud storage service than it makes a great deal of sense to use the company's password manager as well, especially now that it will allow you to store the credentials of up to 50 online accounts for free.

Anthony Spadafora

After working with the TechRadar Pro team for the last several years, Anthony is now the security and networking editor at Tom’s Guide where he covers everything from data breaches and ransomware gangs to the best way to cover your whole home or business with Wi-Fi. When not writing, you can find him tinkering with PCs and game consoles, managing cables and upgrading his smart home.