Dropbox, a company we know for being a cloud storage service provider has quietly launched a private beta of its password manager app on the Google Play Store. The app dubbed, Dropbox Passwords, is a password manager that is currently in an invite-only private beta for existing Dropbox customers.
Stumbled upon by folks over at Android Police, screenshots of the app reveal that the app looks similar to any other popular password manager like LastPass, Dashlane or 1Password, with a more clutter-free approach. It will securely store all your passwords and sync them across all your devices. It also has “zero-knowledge encryption” which basically means that only the user has access to their passwords. This feature is also found in other password managers so it is not exactly new.
The app also seems to support the auto-fill feature in Android which means that you can enter your login credentials in an app or website in just one click.
Dropbox Passwords can be downloaded from the Play Store but it is in private beta and you cannot use it if you have not received the invite. For a password manager to be successful, it is important that it is available across all major platforms. So, it is likely that Dropbox is also working on an iOS app and a browser extension of its password manager service although there’s not been any evidence to suggest that those two are out there.
Dropbox is yet to make a formal announcement about its password manager app for now. It is interesting to see the company jump into the crowded password manager game as there are plenty of other great password managers out there like LastPass, 1Password, BitWarden, and more.