MacPass Reviews

Good, but KeepassXC is better.

Positive Review by JohnFastman
about MacPass and PassIFox & ChromeIPass, KeePass, KeePassXC Mar 2017

MacPass is an attempt to make a password manager that has all the functionality of and compatibility with Keepass, but which runs on Mac. (Keepass doesn't run on Mac.) It is free, open source, and it succeeds in all respects but one: browser integration.

KeepassXC is compatible with MacPass/Keepass, but it can work with plugins like PassIFox (for Firefox) and ChromeIPass (for Chrome-compatible browsers).*

Therefore KeepassXC is the winner. Unless you don't need browser integration, in which case it's a much more level playing field. Although KeepassXC still runs natively on Windows, Mac and Linux; MacPass only on Mac.

  • If you're using Chrome/Chromium, you should be aware that these have pretty severe privacy-violating features. (Yes, even Chromium). Ideally, try to move to Firefox for the reasons outlined here. If you have to use a Chrome-compatible browser, consider Iridium or Ungoogled Chromium.

Still work in progress but quite usable

Review by danher
about MacPass Jan 2015

MacPass is an ongoing effort to create a native OS X port of KeePass. It is by now at the same level of KeePassX Alpha (a Qt based KeePass port) in handling version 2 keepass databases. There is a fork by that integrates keypasshttp (use together with chromeIPass or PassIfox in Chrome and Firefox respectively), but you have to build it yourself from sources on github (look for the keypasshttp branch and follow the instructions to build MacPass with Xcode).