Password Managers

KeePass

5  /  80 Reviews
69,273 Downloads
Feb 4, 2024 Last updated

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# Change Log

- Added search box in the options dialog (keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F).

- When pressing the Enter key in the group tree of the main window, the entries of the group are displayed now (this can be useful for instance when the entry list is displaying search results).

- Added 'More' button on the 'History' tab page of the entry dialog, which shows a menu that provides the following two new commands: 'Select All Historic Entries' and 'Delete All Historic Entries'; the menu is also shown as context menu of the history entries list.

- Added Ctrl+A keyboard shortcut for the 'Select All Historic Entries' command in the entry dialog (the history entries list must have the input focus).

- Added workaround for Mono window size bug.

- Added accessibility help page.

- In the main window, the entry list is now updated when right-clicking onto a group in the group tree.

- Expanding/collapsing a group in the group tree of the main window does not select it anymore.

- The option 'Remember password hiding setting in the main window' is now turned off by default.

- In the auto-type entry selection dialog, comments ({C:...} placeholders) are now removed from the values in the 'Sequence' column if the 'Sequence - Comments' column is displayed.

- The view is now restored after syntax highlighting in the sequence box of the auto-type association dialog.

- Reduced flickering in the sequence box of the auto-type association dialog.

- Improved performance of Spr compilations of certain texts.

- Minor process memory protection improvement for the password generator.

- Minor process memory protection improvements for some report dialogs.

- Improved thread safety of message box management.

- Improved UUID object implementation.

- Collection equality testing improvements (for plugins).

- Various code optimizations.

- Minor other improvements.

- In the main window, the entry list is now updated correctly when performing overlapping keypresses into the group tree.

- When cancelling a group drag&drop operation, the group selection is now restored correctly.

- Fixed background of CHM help pages.

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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