Bitwarden for Mac

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Editors' Review

shelbybrown May 4, 2018

If you're looking for an open source password manager, Bitwarden can store and autofill your passwords on Mac as well as on Windows, iPhone, and Android devices and popular browsers via extensions.


Generates and manages passwords and log-in info: With Bitwarden's Mac app, you can generate strong passwords for the websites and apps you use. If you are switching over from another password manager, you can import your passwords and other log-ins from other password managers via the Bitwarden website.

Sync via the cloud: With Bitwarden's cloud-based vault, you sync your log-in information across all your devices. Bitwarden has password managers for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android and browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, and Tor.

You can also manage log-in info through the cloud and create new log-in items. You can't generate new random passwords via the cloud, however, but the company says that ability is in the works.

Free account: You can use Bitwarden across all your devices and keep everything synced for free. You can also share log-in info with a person you trust.

Affordable subscription: For $10 a year, a premium account provides 1GB of encrypted cloud storage and two-step authentication. And you can share items with five people.

Open source software: Bitwarden is open source, with the software hosted on GitHub.


No way to reset your master password: As with most password managers, if you forget your master password, BitWarden has no way of retrieving it for you. Worst case, you need to delete your account and start again.

The action happens with the browser extension: The Bitwarden app is helpful for managing your passwords, but autofilling requires a Bitwarden extension for Firefox or Chrome or whichever browser you use.

Bottom Line

The open source Bitwarden password manager lets you manage your log-in information across your devices for free.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.11.1


Release November 27, 2018
Date Added November 27, 2018
Version 1.11.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan


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Developer's Description

The easiest and safest way for individuals, teams, and business organizations to store, share, and sync sensitive data. Securely share and manage logins, secret keys, and more with users across your organization. Implement fine-grained access control policies and organize your vault with collections.
Store & share sensitive files such as private keys, certificates, documents, photos, and more. Use groups for easier user management and greater control across departments and teams. Sync groups and users from Active Directory, Azure AD, G Suite, and other LDAP-based directories. Review an audit trail of actions and changes performed by your organization's users. Easily deploy and host Bitwarden on-premise with no dependency on external cloud services. Enforce multi-factor login policies for your users by integrating with Duo Security. Having a problem? Got questions? Get the help you need when you need it, fast. We believe that security is important for everyone. The core features of Bitwarden are 100% free.

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