Password Managers

KeePass

5  /  43 Reviews
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Sep 10, 2020 Last updated

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# Change Log

- The entry editing dialog can now edit all currently selected entries at once.

- As entry attachment icons, the icons associated with the respective file types (in the system settings) are used now.

- When running on .NET 4.8 or higher, secure connections (e.g. for WebDAV) now support TLS 1.3.

- Added keyboard shortcut Ctrl+* (numeric keypad) for the 'Expand Recursively' group command.

- Added keyboard shortcut Ctrl+/ (numeric keypad) for the 'Collapse Recursively' group command.

- Right-clicking on the header of the main entry list now shows the 'Configure Columns' command.

- The {VKEY ...} command now supports some flags (for specifying whether to send a key down or up event only and/or whether to send an extended key).

- Added configuration option for protecting KeePass windows against certain screen capture operations.

- Added command line parameter '-wa-enable:' for enabling specific Mono workarounds.

- On Unix-like systems with a Wayland compositor, KeePass (with the KPUInput plugin) can now auto-type the default sequence and manually selected sequences of the currently selected entry.

- Improved quality of the icons in the entry 'URL(s)' menu.

- Improved quality of the icons in the drop-down list of the 'Override URL' field in the entry editing dialog.

- Improved control state updating in the entry editing dialog.

- The file selection dialog for the Generic CSV Importer now shows only CSV, TSV, TAB, TXT and ASC files by default.

- Improved user interface of the Generic CSV Importer.

- For large texts containing probably invalid characters, the internal data viewer now shortens the text and provides a 'Show more' link for expanding the text; this ensures a responsive user interface in this case.

- Improved caching of dialog banners.

- Moved the help source selection from the 'Help' main menu to the options dialog (tab 'Integration').

- If the application policy option 'Export - No Key Repeat' is turned off, the master key must now be entered directly before the export is performed, i.e. after choosing the format and the target.

- The application policy option 'Export - No Key Repeat' now also applies to the trigger action 'Export active database'.

- When running on Mono, the options 'Focus quick search box when restoring from taskbar' and 'Focus quick search box when restoring from tray' are disabled now (because they do not work reliably due to a bug in Mono).

- The attachment button drop-down menus in the entry editing dialog now use the correct font.

- The 'Tools' button in the entry editing dialog is not disabled for TAN entries anymore.

- 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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