In this age of security woes and data breaches, you need to take action to protect your online accounts. This is especially true of the Google account that’s connected to your phone. Two-factor authentication (2FA) is the best tool at your disposal, but it’s such a pain to use, right? Well, not if you use Authy. This app can act as an authenticator for any service that supports open 2FA systems.
Set up Authy with your mobile number, and the app generates codes that you need to log into services like Google, Dropbox, and many others (once 2FA is activated). What makes Authy special is that it syncs your encrypted authentication tokens across all your devices including phones, tablets, and computers. Set it up once, and you’ll always have your 2FA codes close at hand.