Reasons For Using A Password Manager vs. Apple Keychain?

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lightandaprayer Senior Member • Posts: 3,436
Reasons For Using A Password Manager vs. Apple Keychain?

I have a friend who asked me why should she pay for a password manager when she has the Apple Keychain available for free.  Frankly, I could not provide her with a really good answer based on the couple of basic usage options she provided me.

Part of the problem is that I don't really know how well relying on the Apple Keychain is vs. a password manager. . .  I barely use the keychain these days.  I understand that Apple has made some changes to the keychain to make it more user-friendly but when I went searching for information I did not find anything that was helpful.  I've been using 1Password for so many years now and I know that I value its ease-of-use and that I can store so many kinds of personal data that I access on a regular basis. My friend's Internet use seems to be rudimentary compared to mine.

My friend can afford the cost of a password manager. (I would probably suggest getting a stand-alone license vs. a subscription for 1Password but I'm open to reasons why someone in her shoes may want to go the latter route.) But she is the kind of person who has no problem spending money on fun stuff yet spending money for data security is a hard-sell.

I'd appreciate hearing how others might answer her question. . . Links to info available online as well since for some reason I wasn't successful in locating anything.

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