Password Managers

KeePass

5  /  33 Reviews
49,045 Downloads
Sep 10, 2019 Last updated

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# Change Log

- Added tooltips for certain character set options in the password generator dialog.

- Added option 'Remember password hiding setting in the main window' (in 'Tools' - 'Options' - tab 'Advanced'; the option is turned on by default).

- Added yellow intermediate step in password quality progress bars.

- When the URL override field in the entry editing dialog is not empty, but the URL field is empty, a warning is displayed now.

- When an explicit request to generate a password fails (for instance due to an invalid pattern), an error message is displayed now.

- Added trigger events 'Synchronizing database file' and 'Synchronized database file'.

- Enhanced the Password Agent import module to support XML files created by version 3.

- The 'MasterKeyExpiryRec' configuration setting can now also be set to an XSD duration instead of an XSD date (for periodic master key change recommendations).

- KeePass now excludes itself from Windows Error Reporting.

- On Unix-like systems, file transactions now preserve the Unix file access permissions, the user ID and the group ID.

- Added workaround for .NET initial focus bug.

- Auto-Type: improved sending of modifier keys.

- Auto-Type: improved sending of characters that are realized with Ctrl+Alt/AltGr.

- Auto-Type: improved compatibility with VMware Remote Console and Dameware Mini Remote Control.

- Improved main window state handling.

- Improved construction and updates of the main menu and the group/entry context menus.

- Main menu items can now be deselected by pressing the Esc key.

- Top-level nodes in tree views cannot be collapsed anymore if no root lines are displayed.

- New entries in a group with the e-mail folder icon now have the e-mail icon by default.

- Improved performance of automatic scrolling in the main entry list.

- If user names are hidden in the main window, no user name suggestions are displayed in the entry editing dialog anymore.

- Function keys without modifiers can be registered as system-wide hot keys now.

- For file rename/move web requests, a canonical representation of the destination name/path is used now.

- URL override base placeholders can now be used within {CMD:...} placeholders.

- Directly after an import, the deleted object information is now applied/removed (depending on the last modification time and the deletion time).

- Improved compatibility of the 'Delete Duplicate Entries' command with the process memory protection.

- Improved handling of command lines containing quotes or backslashes.

- Various UI text improvements.

- Various code optimizations.

- Minor other improvements.

Description

KeePass is a free open source password manager that allows you to manage and store passwords in a secure way. This program allows you to put one or more passwords in one database.

Protection of database is assured by a master key or a key file. You will need to remember one single password or select the key file to unlock the entire database. It offers many features, for example, KeePass supports the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES, Rijndael) and the Twofish algorithms to encrypt its password databases. KeePass is easy enough for a beginner and it is at the same time a complex application that can satisfy even a computer expert.

Trademark Note 1: Microsoft®, Windows® and other product names are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

KeePass Review

I could write entire pages about KeePass and it would be probably not enough. To be honest, you can find tons of information's even the program homepage comes with excellent resources and support. However I think I can mention here the most important aspects of this program. It's free, "open-source", "lightweight" and "easy-to-use" which is more than enough. I mean, when you want the best password manager you can expect to be shareware, that means that you need to pay for a full license. KeePass is another proof that "best things in life are free".

I tested this application on a computer running Windows® 7. It took me several minutes to understand the basic features and usage. The program works excellent on Windows®. As an advice, make sure to remember the "master password" which is going to let you access the entire database.

TIP: Do not create a single password for all of your accounts. If you have one password that you're using it at your email account, bank account, computer login or others you can be in great danger. Supposing that you are a phishing victim, if the bad person is going to access all your accounts with one password you can realize that this is a bad thing.

This is where KeePass will surpass your ability to remember long and complicated passwords and it will become your best friend. As a conclusion, this is "probably" the best, free password manager.

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