If andOTP seems over the top and Twilio Authy‘s requirement to sign up scares you away, but you still need an authenticator for both iOS and macOS, you should seriously consider Step Two. The interface is minimalist: Both the iOS and the macOS versions are reminiscent of Apple’s Calculator app, and that is nice in its own way.
To match its minimalist interface, Step Two has minimal settings and features, although it does offer iCloud sync. In addition, the desktop app supports QR code scanning, which it does through screen capture (requiring users to grant permission, which makes the feature somewhat risky; in theory it lets the program see everything else they’re doing).
- No unnecessary features,
- No need to create an account,
- iCloud backup/sync,
- Ability to scan QR codes (macOS version),
- Apple Watch support,
- Ability to search by token name.
- No access protection,
- Does not hide codes,
- Inability to export and import tokens,
- Ten-token maximum in the free version,
- Screen-capture permission needed to scan a QR code (macOS version).
Step Two is a minimalist authenticator for anyone who has a Mac and iPhone and doesn’t need bells and whistles.
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