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KeePass Password Safe

Editors' Review

by   / July 06, 2015

KeePass Password Safe helps you create secure passwords and then keep them safe in a master list, so you can access them at any time. Your password list is kept encrypted. It can only be accessed with a Master Password that you create, so you can use a different password for all of your accounts but only have to remember one.

Pros

Password Generator: The Password Generator included in this program is a nice addition, and it gives you the ability to create all kinds of random passwords that will be much harder for someone else to guess than anything you could come up with on your own. You can choose how long you want the passwords to be and what types of characters you'd like to use in them. Options include uppercase, lowercase, number, underline, spaces, special characters, brackets, and more.

Multiple databases: To store all of the passwords and other log-in information you need to access your various accounts, you can create one or more databases within this program. Each database can have its own name and description, which will make it that much easier to find the log-in you're looking for later on.

Drag and drop log-ins: To use the log-in information stored in this app to access one of your online accounts, you have a couple of options. One is to just copy and paste the username and password into the appropriate fields on the website, but you can also just drag and drop the entries directly from KeePass into the corresponding log-in spaces, which is a handy feature.

Cons

Unintuitive: Many of the processes included in this app are not terribly intuitive in terms of the steps you have to take and the way they're laid out. The interface itself is quite utilitarian, and it doesn't offer a lot of help, especially for new users just starting to find their way around.

Bottom Line

KeePass Password Safe is a useful free program, and it allows you to create passwords that meet just about any specification. The drag and drop option is a nice one for getting your information out of the program and into the spaces you need it to be. While the interface could be more friendly, the program isn't actually hard to use once you find your way around.

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Editors' Review

by   / July 06, 2015

KeePass Password Safe helps you create secure passwords and then keep them safe in a master list, so you can access them at any time. Your password list is kept encrypted. It can only be accessed with a Master Password that you create, so you can use a different password for all of your accounts but only have to remember one.

Pros

Password Generator: The Password Generator included in this program is a nice addition, and it gives you the ability to create all kinds of random passwords that will be much harder for someone else to guess than anything you could come up with on your own. You can choose how long you want the passwords to be and what types of characters you'd like to use in them. Options include uppercase, lowercase, number, underline, spaces, special characters, brackets, and more.

Multiple databases: To store all of the passwords and other log-in information you need to access your various accounts, you can create one or more databases within this program. Each database can have its own name and description, which will make it that much easier to find the log-in you're looking for later on.

Drag and drop log-ins: To use the log-in information stored in this app to access one of your online accounts, you have a couple of options. One is to just copy and paste the username and password into the appropriate fields on the website, but you can also just drag and drop the entries directly from KeePass into the corresponding log-in spaces, which is a handy feature.

Cons

Unintuitive: Many of the processes included in this app are not terribly intuitive in terms of the steps you have to take and the way they're laid out. The interface itself is quite utilitarian, and it doesn't offer a lot of help, especially for new users just starting to find their way around.

Bottom Line

KeePass Password Safe is a useful free program, and it allows you to create passwords that meet just about any specification. The drag and drop option is a nice one for getting your information out of the program and into the spaces you need it to be. While the interface could be more friendly, the program isn't actually hard to use once you find your way around.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.43

  • Added tooltips for certain character set options in the password generator dialog.
  • Added option 'Remember password hiding setting in the main window' (in 'Tools' → 'Options' → tab 'Advanced'; the option is turned on by default).
  • Added yellow intermediate step in password quality progress bars.
  • When the URL override field in the entry editing dialog is not empty, but the URL field is empty, a warning is displayed now.
  • When an explicit request to generate a password fails (for instance due to an invalid pattern), an error message is displayed now.
  • Added trigger events 'Synchronizing database file' and 'Synchronized database file'.
  • Enhanced the Password Agent import module to support XML files created by version 3.
  • The 'MasterKeyExpiryRec' configuration setting can now also be set to an XSD duration instead of an XSD date (for periodic master key change recommendations).
  • KeePass now excludes itself from Windows Error Reporting.
  • On Unix-like systems, file transactions now preserve the Unix file access permissions, the user ID and the group ID.
  • Added workaround for .NET initial focus bug.
  • Auto-Type: improved sending of modifier keys.
  • Auto-Type: improved sending of characters that are realized with Ctrl+Alt/AltGr.
  • Auto-Type: improved compatibility with VMware Remote Console and Dameware Mini Remote Control.
  • Improved main window state handling.
  • Improved construction and updates of the main menu and the group/entry context menus.
  • Main menu items can now be deselected by pressing the Esc key.
  • Top-level nodes in tree views cannot be collapsed anymore if no root lines are displayed.
  • New entries in a group with the e-mail folder icon now have the e-mail icon by default.
  • Improved performance of automatic scrolling in the main entry list.
  • If user names are hidden in the main window, no user name suggestions are displayed in the entry editing dialog anymore.
  • Function keys without modifiers can be registered as system-wide hot keys now.
  • For file rename/move web requests, a canonical representation of the destination name/path is used now.
  • URL override base placeholders can now be used within {CMD:...} placeholders.
  • Directly after an import, the deleted object information is now applied/removed (depending on the last modification time and the deletion time).
  • Improved compatibility of the 'Delete Duplicate Entries' command with the process memory protection.
  • Improved handling of command lines containing quotes or backslashes.
  • Various UI text improvements.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

General

Publisher Dominik Reichl
Publisher web site http://www.dominik-reichl.de/
Release Date September 10, 2019
Date Added September 10, 2019
Version 2.43

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Password Managers

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 3.16MB
File Name KeePass-2.43-Setup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 21,421
Downloads Last Week 5

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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