Password Managers


5  /  40 Reviews
Jan 20, 2020 Last updated


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# Change Log

- Added option 'Use file transactions for writing configuration settings' (turned on by default).

- If the option 'Do not store data in the Windows clipboard history and the cloud clipboard' is turned on (which it is by default), KeePass now additionally excludes its clipboard contents from processing by Windows' internal ClipboardMonitor component.

- Added commands to find database files ('File' - 'Open' - 'Find Files' and 'Find Files (In Folder)').

- Added 'Edit' menu in the internal text editor (including new 'Select All' and 'Find' commands with keyboard shortcuts).

- Added keyboard shortcuts for formatting commands in the internal text editor.

- Added 'Cancel' button in the save confirmation dialog of the internal text editor.

- Added {CLIPBOARD} and {CLIPBOARD-SET:/T/} placeholders, which get/set the clipboard content.

- Added support for importing True Key 4 CSV files.

- Added command line options for adding/removing scheme-specific URL overrides.

- Added an auto-type event for plugins.

- When loading a plugin on a Unix-like system fails, the error message now includes a hint that the 'mono-complete' package may be required.

- In order to avoid a Windows Input Method Editor (IME) bug (resulting in a black screen and/or an IME/CTF process with high CPU usage), KeePass now disables the IME on secure desktops.

- Auto-Type: improved compatibility with VMware Workstation.

- Auto-Type into virtual machines: improved compatibility with certain guest systems.

- The option to use the 'Clipboard Viewer Ignore' clipboard format is now turned on by default.

- Improved menu/toolbar item state updating in the internal text editor.

- Improved performance of Spr compilations.

- Before writing a local configuration file whose path has been specified using the '-cfg-local:' command line parameter, KeePass now tries to create the parent directory, if it does not exist yet.

- Improved conversion of file URIs to local file paths.

- Improved compatibility of the list view dialog with plugins.

- If ChaCha20 is selected as file encryption algorithm, the database is now saved in the KDBX 4 format (thanks to AMOSSYS).

- Minor process memory protection improvements.

- HTML export/printing: KeePass now generates HTML 5 documents (instead of XHTML 1.0 documents).

- HTML export/printing: improved internal CSS.

- HTML exports do not contain temporary content identifiers anymore.

- XSL files: HTML output now conforms to HTML 5 instead of XHTML 1.0.

- XSL files: improved internal CSS.

- CHM pages are now rendered in the highest standards mode supported by Internet Explorer (EdgeHTML mode).

- Migrated most of the documentation from XHTML 1.0 to HTML 5.

- Various code optimizations.

- Minor other improvements.

- In the internal text editor, the 'Delete' command does not reset RTF text formattings anymore.

- The KeyCreationFlags bit 2^19 (for hiding the passwords) now works as intended.


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.

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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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