Why does Apple make a password-manager app for Windows, but not for the Mac, iPad, or iPhone?
The latest update to Apple’s iCloud for Windows adds a password manager, which lets you access your iCloud keychain on your Windows computer. Back at the start of the year, Apple also made its iCloud password manager available as an extension for the Chrome browser. And yet, on the Mac and iOS, you have to dig deep into the settings apps or into Safari’s preferences to access your passwords. Isn’t this all a bit of a mess?
“The current password-manager app does the bare minimum and won’t do anything extra to convince a user to switch from an app more robust like 1Password. However, if Apple made a proper app, it might compete with 1Password or Nordpass, especially with Apple’s software accessibility features,” Katherine Brown, founder of remote-monitoring security service Spyic, told Lifewire via email.