Do you trust to your memory? How many different passwords do you have to remember? If you count them all up, chances are there are far more than you might think.
What about writing them all down – keeping a special notebook for them? Well that’s risky. Most of all, will you remember to write each and every password down?
Password Managers are another way. In fact, they can be really helpful, taking the trial and error out of thinking up and recalling at will a new, complex password. For most of them, all you need to do is to remember one ‘Master’ password. Most are installed into your browser directly, then every time you need a new password the manager will generate one for you, then remember it. It will also pick up any existing passwords and store them securely. All this means you are less likely to need to reset passwords after forgetting them.
There are several FREE Password Managers on the market, and many you pay for. Paid solutions will usually have a few extra bells and whistles, but the best of the free options are very good too. Some of the premium options will offer a free trial period so you can try before you buy, which is a good idea, allowing you to make sure you are happy with the way they work.
A quick internet search will have you tumbling over dozens of them, but these are some we are happy to tell you about: