Ratings and Reviews
There are so many Authenticators that I had to analyze each. This one wins due to the ability to change devices and numbers. If you use google authentication you have to do everything all over and there is no backup with google authentication. If you have issues, contact them where they’ll give you steps to recover your account. It’s a bit troublesome in the beginning to figure it out and why it’s not working. You must remember that when you do it, you’re on a trusted devices. If you go into your emails section to “remove all devices” and try again, it’ll request the Authenticator. Which, is what we need. Next, be smart, write down your backup password so you can log back in. I’ve read the critical reviews and that seems to be an issue with their forgetting. Please note, it doesn’t work for yahoo because yahoo doesn’t have it and depend on the two step which can be a problem if hacked. Once those criteria are changed, your screwed because there isn’t support for lost accounts that ever help. They have their version but it’s a physical device that plugs into your machine, via usb, to continue. But that’s specifically for yahoo. At any rate, it’s pretty solid and this is old technology that should have been used years ago to prevent forgotten or hacked passwords.
Excellent use for Apple Watch
Not the best graphics, or interface, app even feels a bit sluggish at times and the Settings section UI could be better. But this is the best “Authenticator” app available. The ability to have all your codes securely backed up, and synced across multiple devices, is great. Meaning, you upgrade your phone, and all your hard work is still available. You add an account to one device, you have access to it other places.
I also can’t say this enough, love the Watch part of this. So convenient to be able to find my codes on my watch. Even without my iPhone I can still access my codes when I need them quickly. Might be my favorite part.
I’m very happy with this app overall. It works well, it’s easy to set up, looks nice, and most importantly: it’s secure. My only two gripes are the lack of landscape support on iPad and the speed at which the app opens. When I’m using 2FA on almost every site I’m on, I don’t want to wait 4 or sometimes 5 seconds to load up the app. I want it to happen instantaneously. Sometimes this app feels a bit bloated. I still prefer to use Authy over something like Google Authenticator, which is much faster, because Authy’s UI is better and it’s more fully featured. But even so, these two issues have prevented a 5 star review. I love that this app receives continuous updates so I’m holding out hope that this will be fixed in the near future! Still the best 2FA app out there!
Developer Response ,
Hi awaldoch, thanks for writing us a review.
Now we support iPad landscape mode, go check it out ;)
Best, the Authy team
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.