Twilio Authy 4+
Designed for iPad
Authy brings the future of two-factor authentication to the convenience of your iPhone or iPad.
The Authy app generates secure 2 step verification tokens on your device. It helps you protect your account from hackers and hijackers by adding an additional layer of security.
Why Authy is the best multi factor authentication app:
- Secure Cloud Backups:
Did you lose your device and get locked out of all of your accounts? Authy provides secure cloud encrypted backups so you will never lose access to your tokens again. We use the same algorithm that banks and the NSA use to protect their information.
- Multi Device Synchronization:
Are you re-scanning all your QR codes just to add them to your tablet and smartphone? With Authy you can simply add devices to your account and all of your 2fa tokens will automatically synchronize.
Still waiting for an SMS to arrive? Do you travel constantly and lose access to your accounts? Authy generates secure tokens offline from the safety of your device, this way you can authenticate securely even when in airplane mode.
- All of your accounts:
We support most major multi-factor authentication accounts including Facebook, Dropbox, Amazon, Gmail, and thousands of other providers. We also support 8 digit tokens.
- Protect your bitcoins:
Authy is the preferred two factor authentication solution to protect your bitcoin wallet. We are the default 2fa provider for trusted companies like Coinbase, CEX.IO, BitGo and many others.
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.
This is actually better than Google Authenticator!
This authenticator does everything right, it keeps my codes secure, backed up and it does get the job done, and it also is just the absolute best! And it actually works parallel with Google Authenticator! Although, there are a couple of issues that need to be addressed:
1. Authy for Desktop
The issue with the desktop version is that every time it is started up, (and this also includes the desktop web version) the codes aren’t synchronized correctly because the codes are refreshed at different times than it actually is on the mobile version because the mobile version always refreshes and gets the right codes in real time, and it’s just not advised to any user reading this, to get the desktop version. It still syncs the right codes, but the syncing is delayed.
2. Dark Mode support!
Now, this isn’t really an issue but it’s just like feedback to the developers to add Dark Mode support because the app already looks great, but I want it to look better so please add it and so it can go easy on my eyes when I use this in the nighttime.
But, I also have one question. Why is there a clone to the app made by the same devs called Starling 2FA? Isn’t Authy enough or is this supposed to be a companion because, I kind of don’t understand as to why there is already a clone...
Mostly great with two glaring issues!
Possibly the best 2FA app out there. Unfortunately though it’s lacking two important features and one of those may be a deal breaker for some users. At the very least these two issues keep the app from receiving 5 stars from me.
First and most importantly the app lacks the means for adjusting the size of the icons representing each account. So, if your eyesight isn’t perfect or you have trouble seeing, it can be extremely difficult to make out which account is which. There desperately needs to be a way to increase the size of the icons representing your accounts or at the very least, a way to change from a grid style display to a list.
Second, there should be a way to sort your accounts in alphabetical order. Why this simple feature is missing is mind-boggling. As a developer who’s tinkered with iOS, this feature would literally only take a few minutes to add.
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- Authy Inc.
- 47.4 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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