Password Safe

Password Safe

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 58 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.34.1
  • Total Downloads:
    48,989
  • Date Added:
    July 29, 2014
  • File Size:
    11.39MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    153
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

+

Password Safe is a strong contender in a large field of similar applications. The irritation of its obtuse interface is lessened by the inclusion of a thorough Help file and a healthy stable of features.

The arrangement of the icons on the toolbars and lack of text under the icons meant having to hunt for the right tools. However, after wading through the interface, the various functions all seemed well conceived and well executed. The capability to install in "portable mode" proved to be an extremely useful feature. Password creation is also another strong point, with the capability to tailor the creation feature. When adding a new entry, the password "strength" check could be more aggressive, instead of waiting until final submission of the entry, but at least the program let users continue even if the password they've entered is deemed "weak." The inclusion of a KeePass database import function is a plus for users of that software, and though there is no KeePass export, there are various other import and export formats available.

During use, the program was responsive and did not crash, and all the features we tested performed as expected. The installer (in desktop mode) placed an icon on the desktop without asking, and uninstalling the program left some items behind in the install directory. Database encryption and the portable-mode installation option make this a fine choice for managing all your various passwords.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–10 of 57

4 stars

"Excellent basic password handling"

August 06, 2013  |  By DavidOmah

 |  Version: Password Safe 3.31

Pros

Love that it's free
One place for all my passwords
Basic, but I find it easy to use

Cons

It disappears at times that I cannot control.
I worry that the encryption is hack-able

Summary

I've been using Password Safe for years. Probably the biggest disadvantage is that I no longer know any of my passwords! It's easy to use, and it provides functionality to handle even the most obtuse sign-on processes. And... the price is right! What more could I want?

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Can't do without it"

November 09, 2011  |  By DGG-KY

 |  Version: Password Safe 3.27

Pros

Keeps all of my personal information and passwords in a safe place.

Cons

Can't recover data if you forget your password. There's no method to provide a help or reminder and the database is lost forever (or until you remember)

Summary

This is a terrific product and the price is wonderful. The creator(s)are to be commended.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

3 stars

"Found it a bit difficult in getting started"

October 08, 2011  |  By HarryScott

 |  Version: Password Safe 3.26

Pros

good product

Cons

I'm a computer idiot and this is not for idiots.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

4 stars

"Has saved me many times from forgot password probs"

September 17, 2011  |  By The Phantom

 |  Version: Password Safe 3.26

Pros

allows groups and subgroups
personal database does not have to be stored locally
can paste information to other programs e.g. browser
It is free

Cons

What if you forget the master password?
Does not always load into the notification - not sure why.

Summary

Does the job of remembering the passwords one uses for internet access very well. The data is heavily encrypted so can't be easily hacked to get this information. It means only one password needs to be remembered.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Excellent program."

September 09, 2011  |  By ccwo

 |  Version: Password Safe 3.26

Pros

Convenient & safe place to store passwords.

Cons

None that I have encountered.

Summary

Excellent program that I have used for years.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Fantastic utility"

July 24, 2011  |  By DGG-KY

 |  Version: Password Safe 3.26

Pros

Easy to use, intuitive and love the ability to go directly to a URL.

Cons

1. Does not have a reminder of how to find the password if it is forgotten.
2. Newer versions won't open older versions of the database
3. Doesn't provide username or password directly to a URL login.
4. Won't create multiple groups at 1st level

Summary

This is a tremendously valuable tool. It's easy to learn and use and I wouldn't be without it. The fact it is open source and 'free' is wonderful and unbelievable. Thanks to the creators and maintainers of this great product.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

5 stars

"So easy to use."

July 13, 2011  |  By flewis66

 |  Version: Password Safe 3.26

Pros

I found this software very user friendly and secure.

Cons

I find no fault with this software.

Summary

I would recommend this software to all, especially those who are new users to this type of software.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"This is an excellent product"

July 12, 2011  |  By DACrouch

 |  Version: Password Safe 3.26

Pros

Program is simple and easy to use but it provides the results you would expect.

Cons

I have none.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"A good little app gets better with each update!"

July 10, 2011  |  By Bill Thielman

 |  Version: Password Safe 3.26

Pros

Easy to use, Easy to protect, easy to maintain.

Cons

doesn't add date automatically to backups.

Summary

I've used this for many years; it's about the best safe database for keeping track of accounts, user names, and passwords I've found. Even has a Droid app for my phone (which I don't really need)! Eliminates the need for remembering all your passwords - OR, more importantly - using the same password(s) for all of your secure apps.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Outstanding program."

July 10, 2011  |  By j.smitherman

 |  Version: Password Safe 3.26

Pros

Easy and simple to use and generates secure passwords.

Cons

Nothing that I find so far.

Summary

Simple and easy to use and appears to be very secure. Generates passwords for you if you desire. Passwords are random and appears to be secure.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1–10 of 57

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Password Safe
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 3.34.1
In version 3.34.1 database can be opened by drag & drop to the Password Safe application window.
General
Publisher Rony Shapiro
Publisher web site https://sourceforge.net/users/ronys
Release Date July 29, 2014
Date Added July 29, 2014
Version 3.34.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.39MB
File Name pwsafe-3.34.1.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 48,989
Downloads Last Week 153
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Password Safe

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK