Password Managers


5  /  15 Reviews
Jan 9, 2019 Last updated


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# Change Log

New Features:

- Added option 'Do not store data in the Windows clipboard history and the cloud clipboard' (the option is turned on by default; for entry clipboard commands in the main window).

- Added option 'Esc keypress in main window' (in 'Tools' - 'Options' - tab 'Interface'), which allows to specify the action of the Esc key (ignore, lock workspace, minimize, minimize to tray, exit).

- Added option 'Ignore search settings of groups' in the 'Find' dialog.

- Internal data viewer: added support for zooming images using the OEM + and - keys with Ctrl.

- Added accelerator keys (especially for labels) in various dialogs.

- Added UIFlags bit for disabling the 'Database Settings' menu item.

- Added workarounds for Windows RTF character encoding bug.

- Added workaround for Mono input focus restoration problem that occurs when a form gets activated.

- Plugins: added method to provide menu items.

- Plugins: added property to get the edit mode of an entry dialog.

- TrlUtil: added tab 'Validation', which shows the results of all checks that TrlUtil performs.

- TrlUtil: the tab in the preview form that contains the currently selected control is now selected automatically.

- TrlUtil: the preview form now shows accelerator keys permanently.

- TrlUtil: enhanced support for derived control classes.

- TrlUtil: the current file name is now displayed in the title bar.

- Enhanced installer (added user directory checks, added option to open the plugins web page, component/option names can be translated now, updated NGen size estimation, improved file associations update, ...).


- In order to avoid selection/Ctrl+A problems, the user name auto-completion now does not append suggestions anymore; it only shows a list of suggestions (in which a suggestion can be selected manually).

- Improved accelerator keys in the 'Find' dialog.

- The history list in the entry dialog now supports showing custom icons.

- Mass entry modifications (colors/icons) now create history entries, if necessary.

- Improved text rendering in dialog banners.

- In the database settings dialog, the path of the database file is now shown in the dialog banner.

- Improved selection/view preservation of the entry view.

- While importing/synchronizing, a status dialog is displayed now if and only if the main window is not constructed completely yet (otherwise the status is displayed in the main window).

- Improved reliability of clipboard operations.

- Improved error reporting for the 'Paste Entries' command.

- Renamed the automatic clipboard clearing option and added a tooltip in order to clarify the behavior of the option.

- The commands 'Find Similar Passwords (Pairs)', 'Find Similar Passwords (Clusters)' and 'Password Quality Report' now ignore TAN entries.

- The report of clusters of similar passwords now shows more clusters in certain cases.

- In the 'Plugins' dialog, the plugins are now sorted alphabetically.

- KeePass does not try to load satellite assemblies as plugins anymore.

- Improved configuration saving when an enforced configuration file exists, but no global one.

- Improved reading of KDBX XML documents with unknown elements.

- The export module 'Customizable HTML File' now works fine on Unix-like systems, too.

- On Unix-like systems: improved support for executing KeePass while no X server is running.

- ShInstUtil: improved NGen detection on 64-bit systems.

- TrlUtil: the preview form does not steal the input focus anymore.

- TrlUtil: improved accelerator key check.

- Various code optimizations.

- Minor other improvements.


- Fixed a bug that caused KeePass to crash when trying to view certain password generator profiles.

- The option 'Use monospace font for passwords' in the 'Print' / HTML export dialog now works for all translations.


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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