Password Managers

KeePass

5  /  63 Reviews
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Sep 9, 2022 Last updated

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# Change Log

- Added 'Copy Initial Password' command in the tools menu of the entry dialog; it copies (to the clipboard) the password that was current when the dialog was opened.

- When multiple entries are selected (containing at least one attachment), the number of attachments is now displayed in the 'Attachments' submenu of the entry menu.

- Added option 'Alt. item background color' (supporting the states 'Off', 'On, default color' and 'On, custom color'); this combines the previous two options 'Use alternating item background colors' and 'Custom alt. item color'.

- Comment placeholders ({C:...}) may now contain balanced braces.

- In the auto-type entry selection dialog, values in the 'Sequence - Comments' column are dereferenced now.

- The time when the password of an entry was last changed is now displayed in the entry dialog on the 'History' tab page.

- The {FIREFOX} placeholder and the 'URL(s)' menu ('Open with ...' commands) now support detecting the Microsoft Store version of Firefox (in addition to the regular versions).

- Added support for importing 1Password 8.7 1PUX files.

- Added support for importing Key Folder 1.22 XML files.

- Sticky Password XML import: added support for importing groups and expiry dates.

- Steganos Password Manager CSV import: added support for the new encoding of double quotes.

- Bitwarden JSON import: time-based one-time password generator settings are converted automatically now.

- KeePass now checks the 'KeePass.exe.config' file and shows a warning message when finding a problem.

- For development builds: added command for showing GC information.

- Plugins can now load the header of a database file more easily.

- Plugins can now subscribe to a master key change event.

- TrlUtil: added workaround for .NET tab control focus bug.

- Moved the command 'Save Attached File(s) To' into the 'Attachments' submenu of the entry menu and renamed it to 'Save File(s) To'.

- The command for saving attached files is now available only if at least one of the selected entries has at least one attachment.

- The {APPACTIVATE ...} auto-type command now ignores the options 'Cancel auto-type when the target window changes' and 'Cancel auto-type when the target window title changes'.

- {APPACTIVATE ...} auto-type command: if the specified window does not exist or cannot be focused, auto-type is aborted now.

- Unified creation of fields with indices.

- Improved database modification state and UI updating after imports/synchronizations.

- In the master key creation/prompt dialogs, the [OK] button is now disabled when checking the 'Key file/provider' check box and selecting '(None)' in the combo box.

- Improved drop-down menu width adjustment for certain combo boxes in the options dialog.

- Improved hashing performance of protected binaries, UUIDs, ...

- Performance improvements related to empty arrays.

- Improved Mono framework version detection.

- TrlUtil: improved preview dialog update performance.

- Various UI text improvements.

- Various code optimizations.

- Minor other improvements.

- Fixed a bug that caused a minimized main window to be restored to a normal window instead of a maximized window in certain situations.

- The 'Help' menu item in the entry dialog and the 'Help' button in the entry string field dialog now open the correct help sections.

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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