There’s no denying that NordVPN is considered among the top VPN providers in the world, but when Tefincom (the company behind the famous NordVPN), expanded with NordPass, everyone started to take notice. NordPass is an intuitive password manager that is new to the market, but it has shown some serious promise in a short time.
In this NordPass review, we will dive deeper into whether this password manager is worthy of standing next to other popular products of Tefincom and most importantly, does it have what it takes to make its own place in a market where there are already some of the most reliable password managers, such as Dashlane. So, let’s start this NordPass 2020 review.
Plans + Pricing
There are good pricing traditions set by many popular password managers and thankfully NordPass doesn’t break them and somewhat even surpasses them. For instance, its free plan and the option to pay every two years provide a lot of flexibility to the users.
As compared to other password managers around, NordPass makes it easier by giving you convenient options with your billing cycle. It offers discounted plans in one-month, one-year, and two-year durations. Overall, the price is reasonable and the features are solid.
It has two plans:
Free Plan (For A Lifetime At $0.00 Per Month)
In the free plan, there are all core features, data import, and unlimited storage. However, you can use only 1 device at a time and there is no secure password sharing. Nevertheless, it is still a good option for personal use. There is no need for a credit card to acquire this plan.
Premium Plan (Starts From $2.49 Per Month)
The premium plan comes with all the core features, unlimited storage, item sharing, syncing with up to 6 devices, and secure password sharing. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Now here is something that sets this password manager apart. It won’t be wrong to say that it is as good some of the most popular free password managers around. If you are a single user, we would recommend trying NordPass free to get a better idea of what it offers.
NordPass Free omits multi-device sync and sharing features, but it offers unlimited storage and features, such as password strength checker, autofill, and autosave. As you will be using it on a single device, it is as useable as the premium plan. So, it offers a lot of value to the users without asking them to pay for it – sounds like a good deal, right?
NordPass Features Overview
At first, we had a few concerns about whether NordPass covers the important features of a password manager or not and we were impressed by what it offers. Just like other popular password managers around, it also enables you to sync with multiple devices, share items, and autofill your browser search. There is an autosave feature for new entries, password generator feature, and password strength checker. NordPass password sharing feature easily allows you to share logins, credit cards, and notes with anyone in a secure manner
Does It Provide Robust Security and Privacy?
It follows some of the security practices and industry standards to ensure it provides robust security and privacy. It embraces the zero-knowledge model, which means that your data is encrypted before it reaches their servers. As if industry-standard encryption (AES-256) wasn’t enough, it takes a more robust approach for the protection of your data by implementing XChaCha20 and Argon 2 for key derivation. That’s why we are pretty impressed with the security features of NordPass. Moreover, it also has Two-factor authentication (2FA) and biometric authentication support, which enables you to replace your master password with a fingerprint. If you don’t want to use your fingerprint, you can use Face ID on your Google Pixel 4 or iOS device (however, we won’t recommend using this feature).
User-Friendliness and Compatibility
The streamlined interface of NordPass makes the setting up process hassle-free and it scores decently in user-friendliness. For desktop platforms, it is compatible with Windows, macOS, Linux.
Regarding Mobile platforms, it is compatible with Android and iOS.
The web browsers that compatible with NordPass are Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, Brave, and Vivaldi.
The Final Verdict
As NordPass is comparatively new as compared to other established password managers, it is still offering enough that it would be unfair not to recommend it. The price is fairly reasonable, the interface is accessible, and the features are solid as well.
Overall, we will give it a rating of 8.5/10 and we would recommend it free plan to users.
To sum up, we’d say that we are happy with NordPass password manager as it has shown the potential to give competition to some of the most reliable password managers, such as Dashlane.