LogMeOnce is a unique password manager that offers photo verification as an alternative login to the standard master password. But how does it stack up to a more conventional password manager like Password Boss? We’ve compared the two side by side in a number of different categories to see which comes out ahead.
- 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
- Both offer two-factor authentication
- Both are free for the most basic version
- Neither offers a version specifically for families
- Both offer an application specifically for businesses
- LogMeOnce offers photo verification as an alternative login method to the master password
- LogMeOnce produces productivity charts that demonstrate account activity
- Password Boss has a more customizable interface
Winner: Password Boss
Password Boss offers a clean, simple interface. It’s customizable, allowing you to view your passwords in either a list layout or tile layout, and it even displays the logo for the website or application associated with each password, making it easy to find entries quickly. The LogMeOnce interface pales in comparison. It features a lot of colors, crazy fonts, and fun animations, which can be fun, but it’s also largely distracting, and the interface as a whole is cluttered and a little outdated.
Password Boss doesn’t offer many security features aside from two-factor authentication and an auto-lock feature. LogMeOnce, on the other hand, offers a plethora of in-depth security features. It’s known for offering 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. It also employs two-factor authentication by default, since you have to have access to another device in order to log in. 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. While some of these features may seem extreme, there’s no denying that LogMeOnce offers more in the way of security.
Winner: Password Boss
Neither Password Boss nor LogMeOnce offer a specific family application. Password Boss does have an efficient sharing feature that allows you to share saved data while maintaining control over what the recipient can do with it. You could potentially use this feature to securely share passwords between family members. LogMeOnce offers a similar feature, but it’s not quite as intuitive.
Winner: Password Boss
Both LogMeOnce and Password Boss offer impressive business applications. The LogMeOnce business application also offers the photo login feature as an option, but a central administrator is the one who verifies the identification of each employee. Both allow users to create separate vaults for business and personal use, and both offer in depth security monitoring. In the end, Password Boss takes the lead in this category for having a sleeker, more intuitive interface, which is ultimately more ideal for businesses dealing with multiple users.
Both LogMeOnce and Password Boss are free with the option for a paid premium version.
Password Boss has an impressive mobile app, but the LogMeOnce photo verification login option makes it more ideal on a mobile platform. Given how easy it is to take a picture of yourself on a smartphone, it’s an amazingly helpful security tool that couldn’t be easier to use.
Who Password Boss Might Be Better For:
- Users who want an efficient password manager for no cost
- Users who want a more customizable interface
- Companies that want a solid, reliable password manager for its employees
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 an eccentric interface
LogMeOnce is a great option for users who want a password manager that offers a wide range of security features. 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. The downside is the interface, which is a little cluttered and definitely not as sleek as the Password Boss interface. If you want a simple, basic password manager, Password Boss is likely the better option. They’re both free, so it really comes down to whether you value extreme security or ease of use the most.
To learn more, read our review of the best password managers of 2019.