Bitwarden password manager is an open-source software to securely store all of your credentials in an encrypted vault. It works on virtually all the platforms that one can imagine – Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, iOS and all the popular web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Vivaldi, Edge, Brave etc). It supports so many platforms that you will never have any trouble accessing your passwords from any device.
After the first start you have to create a new user account which can be created from any client software like the one meant for the Windows PC. You can simply choose Create Account option, supply your email address and the master password and your Bitwarden account is ready for use. The master password should be secure but at the same time easy to remember. In case, you forget your master password, there is no way to recover the password. For this reason, you should set an easy to use password hint.
If you have been using other password managers like LostPass or KeyPass, then you can easily import all of your credentials from those password managers into Bitwarden. But you cannot do this from the Windows client and this must be done from the web interface. After logging into your Bitwarden account on the Bitwarden website, open Tools section followed by Import Data. From here, you can import your passwords from dozens of different password managers.
In the Windows client of Bitwarden, it manages all of your credentials categorized by types (logins, cards, identities, and secure notes) and also by folders. For example, you can create a folder names “email” and store all of your passwords for various email accounts in that folder. In addition, it can also display frequently used passwords under the Favorites folder.
Bitwarden does not offer automatic logins to various websites, and you have to manually do the copy-paste or typing. But this is for your own security – you won’t accidentally login into a website just because you clicking on the wrong button. In the Bitwarden settings, you can enable two-step verification for better protection of your Bitwarden account.
Bitwarden is open-source and free password manager that work across all the platforms and web browsers. But it also offers paid premium membership for just $10 for a year. In this premium membership, you are given 1GB of encrypted cloud storage for your credentials, many different ways of two-step verifications and 2FA verifications for your Bitwarden account and future features.
You can download Bitwarden password manager from https://bitwarden.com/.