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Dropbox is testing a new password manager app

Dropbox is entering this realm with a password manager of its own. With a silent launch, Dropbox’s password is available in beta for Android. It’s a private beta so you have to get an invite to try it out.

Passwords! Passwords! Passwords!
With the advent of intangible machines, we’ve been relying on it more than we know. The use of pen and paper has become a rare thing these days. 

Our transition to these online mediums has been smooth and rather joyful until we got to know that information security is also something we need to take care. With all the information flow online, we try to wrap them up securely with a digital lock and password. 

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But the catch always is that it’s hard to remember multiple passwords with all the information processing going in our heads—the solution, same passwords or passwords with a similar pattern. Another problem is that we don’t update password quite as often as recommended. To solve all these problems we use what’s called a password manager.

Dropbox password manager
Dropbox password manager

Dashlane, LastPass, 1Password are to name some. These password managers not only help you recall that old cryptic message but also generate one. 

Dropbox is entering this realm with a password manager of its own. With a silent launch, Dropbox’s password is available in beta for Android. It’s a private beta so you have to get an invite to try it out.

As an initial version, the app has limited functionalities. The app will help you generate new password, store them, sync across devices, autofill password entry like most other password managers. Two-factor authentication is not mentioned as a feature right now neither importing passwords. 

User will have entire control and access to the data on the app, a feature called, zero-knowledge encryption, seen in all password managers.

Dropbox’s entry into the password manager comes as no surprise since a lot the passwords use Dropbox to sync data between devices. With all said and done, today’s circumstances on the digital world require for us to use a password manager. With an established background, Dropbox might not have steep climb to populate the app with users. 

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Rohan Jain

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