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What is KeePass?

KeePass is a free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and mobile devices. You can store your passwords in highly-encrypted databases, which can only be unlocked with one master password and/or a key file.

Who Uses KeePass?

Everyone who needs to manage many passwords.

KeePass Software - Main Window
KeePass Software - Entering the Master Key
KeePass Software - Adding an Entry
KeePass Software - Password Generator
KeePass Software - Options

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Reviews of KeePass

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.8

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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5
74%
4
21%
3
5%
2
1%
Marco
Marco
Managing Director in Spain
Verified LinkedIn User
Translation & Localization, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

If you're tech savvy, this is the password manager for you

5.0 2 years ago

Pros:

Quick to install and use. It has lots of plugins and features, covering all the scenarios I need. I especially like the fact that you can store your password archive pretty much everywhere and aren't stuck with a cloud provider or a specific vendor.

Cons:

The GUI is a bit 1990, but all in all it works fine and you don't really need anything fancy to manage your passwords

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Automotive, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The best offline password manager in the market

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: I have been utilizing KeePass for over a decade to store ALL THE INFORMATION related to every vendor at our business. It is by far the safest, easiest, and quickest way to store and manage usernames and passwords. I use it daily to access so much data beyond just usernames and passwords. Once you realize how easy it is to store and access different kinds of data with the program, you wont want to store the data anywhere else.

Pros:

It stores your password offline (on your device, not in the cloud) , so you won't hear about your passwords being compromised from the latest hacking some website. It's a small lightweight piece of software that just works. The built-in hot keys for entering your passwords automatically works great for most websites and can be manually configured for stubborn websites where the login boxes are not otherwise detected. It can safety store your username, password, URL, PIN numbers, phone numbers, addresses, really any data you desire.

Cons:

You have to manually configure "Triggers" to backup the password database and synchronized it, if you want those to tasks automated.

Alex
System Analysis in Canada
Construction, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Free Open Source Password Manager that does require some work from the user

3.0 3 years ago

Comments: KeePass was the first password vault program I used when I finally decided to start taking internet password security seriously. Its core feature is that it will help you organize and securely store passwords, and it does do with well. Ultimately I left it because I need to access my passwords on multiple devices, and while this can be done with the use of any number of cloud storage solutions, it is completely seamless and I would occasionally have to clean up double entries caused by KeePass own version control system (it good that this exists, I prefer extra entries to missing ones). At the end of the day I found myself willing to pay to have a password vault with more features and dedicated support, but I still would not hesitate to recommend this as a option to anyone looking for free password vault software.

Pros:

Being open source means you can find out exactly what the program is doing with your important login information. Also if you have the correct knowledge you can attempt to add any features you feel are lacking. Completely free, and once you've downloaded it you have complete control over your data.

Cons:

Very simple, auto of the box KeePass lets you create and access a encrypted password database files. Additional functionality such as cloud storage and browser autofilling will need to be worked out by the user with 3rd party applications, services, and plugins. Though some people may consider this a pro.

Shobhit
Consultant in India
Information Technology & Services, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Best Password Vault & manager software

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: its very good software to store passwords, specially in digital works where we are using multiple websites, emails and office/work related stuff, and remembering all passwords and username along with URL/websites/banking etc is very difficult. Here keypass gives us solution where we can store our passwords so that we will never forget password details. Also as its completely offline solution thus our passwords are saved in database present of our laptop/desktop, so we can trust this software.

Pros:

1.) Easy installation and required very less space on disk. 2.) Software interface is very user friendly and easily understandable. 3.) It also predicts if our password is weak or strong. 4.) Provides encryption to password stored by encrypting the associated database. 5.) Customization of folders and sub containers along with search option is available. 6.) Import/export option is also available. 7.) Password database will be stored locally on local desktop/laptop so no point of password leak/hack online.

Cons:

I found this software pretty good as I am using this since 5 years, never faced any issue with Keepass so no cons from my end.

Amro
IT Manager in Egypt
E-Learning, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Great credentials manager!

4.0 3 years ago

Comments: Pretty content with the features it provides, it serves as our main credentials manager for the IT department, will keep using it.

Pros:

1- Totally free. 2- Incredible number of supported plugins and extensions. 3- DB file (.kdbx) is compatible with third-party apps which runs on mobile platforms such as iOS and Android. 4- Easy searching and sorting. 5- Could export to TXT, HTML, XML, and CSV.

Cons:

1- Can't centrally manage all user files. 2- GUI somehow looks outdated. 3- Can't auto-save passwords.