LogMeOnce is a unique password manager that offers photo verification as an alternative login to the standard master password. It’s an eccentric choice, but is it ultimately any better than a more traditional password manager, like Enpass?
- Both have password generators that allow you to create strong, unique, customizable passwords
- Both use a master password to protect your data
- Both use one-sided encryption
- Neither offers a specific family version of the application
- Both are free
- LogMeOnce offers photo verification as an alternative login method to the master password
- LogMeOnce produces productivity charts that demonstrate account activity
- LogMeOnce offers a business version of the application
- Enpass has a password audit feature that analyzes the strength of your passwords
Enpass easily comes out ahead in this category, featuring a straightforward, easy to use interface. Enpass displays all of your saved passwords in a simple list layout. When you click on an entry, the information for it will conveniently pop up right next to the list.
The LogMeOnce interface is unique in that it features a lot of colors, crazy fonts, and fun animations. While fun, it can also be a little distracting, and makes the interface as a whole look pretty cluttered. It also looks a little outdated. Overall, Enpass is much cleaner looking and ultimately easier to navigate.
LogMeOnce offers some unique security features you won’t find in other password managers. Most notably, it offers an alternative login option that uses photo verification instead of a master password. The application snaps a photo of you on your computer and sends it to your phone. From there, you will be able to confirm your identity and access your passwords on your computer. This option is a little extreme, but it adds a layer of security beyond password protection alone. It also employs two-factor authentication by default, since you have to have access to another device in order to login.
Enpass does not offer two-factor authentication. LogMeOnce also offers an anti-hacker feature called “mugshot,” which takes a photo of the hacker and shows the date, time, and geolocation of the hack, as well as the IP address of the hacker. Enpass has a “password audit” feature, located conveniently in the navigation toolbar. This section shows you if you’re using any weak, identical, or old passwords. Enpass offers more conventional security for a password manager, but LogMeOnce does ultimately offer more security features.
Neither Enpass nor LogMeOnce offers an application specifically for families. You could potentially use Enpass for family use by sharing information across multiple accounts. You could do this with LogMeOnce as well, but it’s not probably not as ideal with its clunky interface.
Enpass does not offer a business application. LogMeOnce does offer a business application, which offers the photo login feature just like its individual counterpart. In the business version, a central administrator verifies the identification of each employee. It also allows employees to create two, distinct, encrypted vaults, one for personal use and one for business use, allowing them to safely use their own device for business.
Both LogMeOnce and Enpass are free to use, with options for a paid premium version.
The LogMeOnce mobile app definitely benefits from the photo verification login feature, since it’s so easy to snap a photo of yourself on your phone. This makes LogMeOnce a great option for mobile use. Plus, Enpass only lets you store up to 20 items for free in its mobile app, then costs $10/platform.
Who Enpass Might Be Better For:
- Users who want a basic, no-frills password manager at no cost
- Users who want to be able to easily monitor the strength of their passwords
Who LogMeOnce Might Be Better For:
- Users who might prefer the photo verification over a password login, or want both options
- Users who want extreme security features
- Users who don’t mind a more eccentric looking interface
LogMeOnce is definitely an appealing password manager if you want extreme security measures. It offers a photo verification login option in addition to the standard master password, an anti-hacker “mugshot” feature, and in-depth activity analysis charts. Some may find these features a little too extreme, and maybe even distracting. But if security is your number one priority, it could be a good option.
The downside to LogMeOnce is its interface, which is a little cluttered and outdated. Enpass is a better option for those who want a sleek, simple password manager for no cost. It’s not the most impressive free password manager out there, but it beats LogMeOnce when it comes to efficiency and overall ease of use.
To learn more, read our review of the best password managers of 2019.