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Authy

Authy is a simple way to manage two-factor authentication accounts. Authy supports Gmail, Dropbox, LastPass and thousands of other sites.

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad
Avg rating of 4 (9)| 11 comments
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Authy Features

  1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
  2.  Two-factor AuthenticationAuthy supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
  3.  Time-based One-time PasswordAuthy has support for TOTP, a computer algorithm that generates Time-based One-Time Passwords
  4.  Encrypted BackupAuthy uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
  5.  Multiple Account supportAuthy support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login

Authy information

  • Developed byTwilio Inc.
  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4
  • Alternatives62 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Apple AppStore

  •   Updated
  •   4.74 avg rating
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Our users have written 11 comments and reviews about Authy, and it has gotten 200 likes

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billdehaan
  
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Compared with other systems, I give Authy the nod because it supports both mobile apps and Windows. Linux support would be nice, but there's always WINE for that.

The major benefit I see of Authy over Google/Microsoft authenticator is the ability to clone the data to multiple targets, and then turn off the sharing once it's been cloned. In other words, I've got a clone of Authy on my desktop and tablet at home, so if my phone gets stolen or lost, I can still get into all of my accounts to change the passwords and reset 2FA. And when I replace my phone in a few years, I don't have to reset every single one of my accounts like I would have to with Google Authenticator.

I suspect that other authenticators will catch up in terms of convenience, but at the moment, Authy has them beat in terms of ease of use.

The fact that the biggest complaint people have about Authy is that they wish it had more web site icons shows that there really aren't a lot of major issues to complain about.

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2mmcro
  
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I like mainly becuase I can get on my Windows desktop or IOS (Iphone)

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cae
  
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I test the Authy app on my laptop (mac os) and phone (android). It does not offer me to use a fingerprint to enter an app and can't go to another way around the backup password. Icons failed to load on the laptop. Plus, no browser extetions.

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android037
  
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5 stars is pushing it but Authy does a good job for OTP and is best solution for average user. Much better than offerings from big tech companies and Authy went through M&A with Twilio in 2015 but their privacy policy has remained solid long enough to be comfortable that they are committed to that principal.

Authy is easiest to use. If able to, there are others that allow you to control your own encryption keys and import and export the OTP data should you want to change applications. None of them are as easy as Authy though and I would highly recommend Authy to anyone instead of using SMS or a big tech MFA solution.

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Olorin
  
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One of the better 2FA options. But the app does not remain consistent across all platforms. Some of this inconsistency is cause for some rather annoyingly necessary database entry management hassles if you use this on multiple platforms (i.e. macOS, Windows, mobile).

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TechPython
  
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Much better than other 2FA apps available. Had to use Google authenticator for years, made it so difficult to recover codes when my phone got lost or broke, this temporarily locked me out from most of my accounts, very frustrating.

Authy made it easy to recover and back up all my access.

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JackVegas
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Authy is the best 2FA I've used. I've tried several before, but Authy is the only one I've tried that makes moving to other phones feel completely painless thanks to its easy sync features.

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  • Encryption
  • Authenticator
  • Authentication
  • security-utilities
  • security-authentication
  • multiple-devices

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