Description of App:
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 help’s 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 got 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 banks and the NSA use to protect their information.
- Multi Device Synchronization:
Are your 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.
- What is two factor authentication?
"Two-factor authentication is one of the best things you can do to make sure your accounts don't get hacked" - LifeHacker
Apple Watch Support:
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Device(s) App Was Tested On:
Accessibility remains just as good since my previous review of version 16.1.
This app is very usable.
During setup, some drag exploration may be required, but besides that, almost all buttons are clearly labeled, or if not, are self-explanitory.
The only unlabeled button on the main screen opens the account list, where you can choose an account to get a one-time password for, or to add a new account.
You can protect the app with a PIN, and if your device supports it, Touch ID as well.
The app can backup your tokens to Authy servers, encrypted by a passphrase. This can be used to recover them if you lose your device, or if you get a new device. More than one device can be linked to your account, and your tokens will sync between them.