Many free password managers have annoying limitations that force most people to upgrade to a paid tier. Not Bitwarden. The free version of this open-source password manager does not restrict you to a certain number of entries or prevent you from syncing your vault across all your devices. Even the paid version, which adds several high-end security tools, is very affordable.

Our main complaints with Bitwarden are that the Premium tier offers very little encrypted storage space by default and that it had trouble automatically capturing and filling credentials on certain pages in our testing. Those issues notwithstanding, Bitwarden wins an Editors’ Choice award for the free password manager category. However, if you want to pay for a password manager, other products offer a more seamless and sophisticated experience, albeit at an increased cost.

How Much Does Bitwarden Cost?

Bitwarden offers three plans at the consumer level: Free, Premium, and Family. The Free tier allows you to sync an unlimited number of vault items across an unlimited number of devices. The free tier also includes a password generator, credential sharing, and the option to self-host. Not many other free password managers are as restriction-free.

When you upgrade to Bitwarden’s $10-per-year Premium tier, you get support for enhanced multi-factor authentication methods, password vault reporting and analysis, and the ability to automatically log in to sites that use time-based one-time password (TOTP) authentication. You also get 1GB of encrypted storage for files and file-sharing capabilities, as well as emergency access features. If you need more storage, each additional gigabyte costs $4 per year. The $40-per-year Family Organization tier gets you six Premium licenses, priority customer support, and the option to use the Organizations sharing tool.

Business customers can choose between three plans: Free Organization, Teams Organization ($3 per month per user), and Enterprise Organization ($5 per person per month).

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