The best way to prevent your passwords from being hacked or stolen is to store them on paper. Use our free password log printables to keep your passwords safe!
- What would you do if someone hacked into your computer or phone and stole your passwords?
- What would you do if you lost your phone or PC and your backup didn’t work? How would you access your passwords?
Keeping a password log on paper will prevent this from happening to you!
Free Editable Password Template
Border and Backgrounds
You can add a border to these free password templates. There are 101 borders available.
Word and PDF
The Word version is editable but the PDF version is not. The free printable password organizer pdf version is typeable so you can type the website, username, password and notes but you cannot change the layout of the template.
Bullet Journal Style
Add tables, doodles, and text with the click of your mouse.
Excel Password Template
This is a simple password spreadsheet that you can edit to suit your needs.
Don’t use the same password for all websites. Websites are occasionally hacked and if your password is exposed it can be used on other sites. Using a different password for each website solves this problem but is difficult to remember. That is why a printable password log is important. It helps you remember all your passwords. The reason we suggest a password keeper printable and not a document that you store online or on your PC is to keep your credentials safe. If your computer is hacked then your data will be exposed. Recording them with pen and paper is the most secure option assuming you keep the sheet safe.
Before I started using a password template, I used to rely on my memory to remember passwords. Unfortunately, that was more than unreliable. I just can’t seem to remember anything these days. I would land up having to reset my password more often than I needed to because I could not remember the password for most websites. I find that process so annoying and such a waste of precious time. We have so much on our mind every day that storing passwords should not be something you need to do.
How to choose a password?
Don’t use your birthday, anniversary, or other common combinations that can easily be guessed.
A strong password usually needs to include numbers and letters.
How to keep track of passwords
Select a free editable password template from the selection above. Type your username and password for each website.
Decide if you want to use a printable password list template or save the password spreadsheet on your PC.
The advantage to saving on your PC is that the log is accessible and won’t get lost. You can also copy and paste the passwords without retyping them. However, if you do decide to save the spreadsheet on your PC, I recommend that you lock the file by password protecting it. See step-by-step instructions below.
Should you keep your password sheet on your computer?
The most secure way to store your passwords is in writing and not on your PC (assuming that you keep the password keeper in a secure place). If you do want to keep a password spreadsheet on your PC then either use a password-protected file or save it in a password-protected folder.
How do I require a password to open an Office document?
- Open the password tracker document (Word or Excel).
- Click on File.
- Click on Info.
- Click on “Protect document”.
- Select “Encrypt with Password”.
- Type a password.
- Click “OK”.
- You will be asked to confirm your password so you will need to retype it.