What are the best apps for two-factor authentication?

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    #1Google Authenticator

    Google Authenticator

    2-Step Verification provides stronger security for your Online Account by requiring a second step of verification when you sign in. In addition to your password, you’ll also need a code generated by the Google Authenticator app on your phone.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Roger Vasquez
    Written on February 18, 2019
    "The go-to two-factor authentication app for most people. It's free, easy to use and is available for both Android and iOS devices. Try this first, it should be enough for most needs."
  2. 15

    #2LastPass Authenticator

    LastPass Authenticator

    LastPass Authenticator offers effortless two-factor authentication for your LastPass account and other supported apps. With one-tap verification and secure cloud backup, LastPass Authenticator gives you all the security, without any of the frustration.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Zhao Tang
    Written on February 18, 2019
    "While you will need a LastPass account to take full advantage of this app, its ease of use and seamless integration with other apps and services is worth it in my opinion. Go check it out."
  3. 6

    #3Microsoft Authenticator

    Microsoft Authenticator

    Sign in is easy, convenient, and secure when you use Microsoft Authenticator. Use your phone, not your password, to log into your Microsoft account or other accounts. Your fingerprint, face ID, or PIN will provide a second layer of security in this two-step verification process.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Bobby Austin
    Written on February 18, 2019
    "The way it works is similar with LastPass so if you're a little reluctant to try that out, this might be another one to try from a more recognizable brand name."
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    #4Authy

    Authy

    The Authy app generates secure 2 step verification tokens on your device. It help’s you protect your account from hackers and hijackers by adding an additional layer of security. It's available on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices.

    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Lin Ma
    Written on February 18, 2019
    "This is a little more technical of the app that I have tried so far with the all the extra steps and the possibility of getting your access to your tokens locked out if you happen to forget your password to decrypt them. Still, it's one of the best one to use as it stores everything in one place."
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    #5Authenticator Plus

    Authenticator Plus

    Authenticator Plus generates 2-step verification codes to protect your accounts with your password and phone/tablet. With it, you can seamlessly sync and manage all your 2-step enabled accounts in phones/tablet/kindle.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Gary Weaver
    Written on February 18, 2019
    "It works just as well as Google's own app. If you want a bit more functionality, you can opt for the paid version which adds automatic backups, cross-sync with devices, and added encryption and PIN security."
  3. 2

    #6Blizzard Authenticator

    Blizzard Authenticator

    The app offers two-factor authentication, protecting everything. The authenticator app provides a one-touch button experience so you can approve or decline any login attempt.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Han Lin
    Written on February 18, 2019
    "If you prefer to have just one app for your account, then this is a good option for you. It handles one-to-one app and account two-factor authentication."
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    #7Duo Mobile

    Duo Mobile

    Duo Mobile works with Duo Security's two-factor authentication service to make logins more secure. The application generates passcodes for login and can receive push notifications for easy, one-tap authentication.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Andy Ma
    Written on February 18, 2019
    "I've been using this app for a while now for two-factor authentication for personal and work use. It's simple and works as intended."
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    #8FreeOTP Authenticator

    FreeOTP Authenticator

    FreeOTP adds a second layer of security for your online accounts. This works by generating one-time passwords on your mobile devices which can be used in conjunction with your normal password to make your login nearly impossible to hack.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jeremy Fox
    Written on February 18, 2019
    "This hasn't been updated in a while but it still works fine. Hopefully, the devs update it soon as it is one of the simpler and lightweight apps to use for these purposes."

Summary

Best What are the best apps for two-factor authentication
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google AuthenticatorApps 17 Free
2LastPass AuthenticatorApps 15 Free
3Microsoft AuthenticatorApps 6 Free
4AuthyApps 4 Free
5Authenticator PlusApps 2 Free
6Blizzard AuthenticatorApps 2 Free
7Duo MobileApps 2 Free
8FreeOTP AuthenticatorApps 1 Free
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