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KeePassXC

KeePass Cross-Platform Community Edition - A community maintained fork of the popular KeePassX application with more features and frequent updates.

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Avg rating of 4.5 (31)| 28 comments

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KeePassXC Features

  1.  Works OfflineKeePassXC can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
  2.  Two-factor AuthenticationKeePassXC supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
  3.  PortableKeePassXC can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
  4.  LightweightKeePassXC consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKeePassXC can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  6.  Dark ModeKeePassXC supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
  7.  AutocompletionKeePassXC can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
  8.  Privacy focusedKeePassXC is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
  9.  End-to-End EncryptionKeePassXC has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
  10.  AES-256 EncryptionKeePassXC has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.

KeePassXC information

  • Developed byKeePassXC Team
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
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  • RatingAverage rating of 4.5 (31 ratings)
  • Alternatives184 alternatives listed

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  • English

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  •  644 Open Issues
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JohnFastman
  
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Unless you're a Mac user, the venerable and feature-rich Keepass (the original) will run well for you (Linux and Windows), and can easily be transformed into a Lastpass-killer when you pair it up with Keefox for browser integration. As long as you securely sync your database (e.g. with Tresorit, Spideroak or Cryptomator involved), you have a huge security/privacy advantage over commercial products like Lastpass, 1Password, Roboform, Keeper and Dashlane. And that's because if you use Tresorit, Spideroak or Cryptomator, the company you host the file with won't even know they are syncing it for you, cannot lose it through a hack (or it won't matter if they do), and can't be subpoenad to give it away to law enforcement.

But two problems might come up with the otherwise excellent Keepass/Keefox setup:

  1. Keepass doesn't run natively on Mac. Its database format is compatible with native Mac apps like KeepassX, KeeWeb and MacPass. But these don't have browser integration. Not very convenient.

  2. If you use Firefox as your browser - and it's still the best/most privacy-oriented browser out there (if you configure it right) - your Keefox extension might soon stop working because the way Mozilla plan on implementing browser extensions.

KeepassXC (this thing) solves this problem. Firstly, it runs the same on Windows, Mac and Linux. Secondly, it is compatible 100% with databases used by Keepass, KeepassX, MacPass and Keeweb. And, crucially, it has browser integration through two browser addons: Passifox (for Firefox) and ChromeIPass for Chrome/Chromium (but it works with much more private browsers, like Vivaldi, Iridium and Ungoogled Chromium.

KeepassXC is, at the time of writing (5th March 2017), the best cross-platform password manager I know. It's free, stores your data locally (or leaves the choice up to you how to sync it) and has browser integration. Also, because it's open source, it is to be trusted much more than other recent efforts like Enpass, whose creators stubbornly refuse to admit that they could open source their project and still have an income from their product. (Also, Enpass doesn't support the use of keyfiles and their database isn't compatible with other programs.)

Edited: 2017-06-11

[Edited by JohnFastman, June 11]

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penguin1

Excellent review! I have really started to appreciate KeePassXC and may gradually move to replace Lastpass entirely. Thanks also for the other projects you mentioned.

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murlakatamenka

Original KeePass is still better for managing the database itself since it actually allows to rearrange groups and entries by moving them up and down, moving selected entries among groups etc. Such functionality isn't simply in KeePassXC as of the moment of writing. KeePass also supports plugins that may come in handy for someone. But other than that there is no reason not to prefer KeepPassXC over KeePass. And you can always use XC for everyday use and original KeePass for maintaining your database.

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Natterjack565

John's Passifox link produces a 404. Please replace with the following:-

PassIFox & ChromeIPass Alternatives and Similar Software - AlternativeTo.net PassIFox & ChromeIPass icon PassIFox & ChromeIPass

Otherwise, another totally superb review from John Fastman!

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JohnFastman

@murlakatamenka: Strange, I just tried this myself in KeepassXC, and I can move groups up and down to reorder them. Entries not, but you can order them in various ways and there's an instant search function which is very snappy.

@Natterjack565: Thanks for letting me know about the 404. Now fixed.

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nniicc

Great review John, thank you.
Passifox is not supported by Firefox Quantum. A working alternative is KeePassHttp-Connector.
For mac users, MacPass now offers a MacPassHTTP plugin that works with Firefox's KeePassHttp-Connector add-on.

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TrikFlip
  
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A nice cross platform on keepass. use to use with multiple devices and a great integration with browsers while using the "KeepassXC" extension.

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vobop26985
  
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Decent password manager. No issues to report.

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mbartoli
  
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The de facto standard in cross-platform password management on the Desktop. Offers many features withouth compromising in ease-of-use.

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kelsonv
  
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KeePass in general lets you maintain control of your password database by keeping it locally. It's easy to sync with whatever local or cloud service you want, and they only have access to the encrypted file.

KeepassXC specifically responds more quickly than the original KeePass in my experience, is actively maintained, just looks better, auto-saves your changes, offers to re-load when your sync setup bring in changes from another device, and it needs fewer hoops to jump through to install on Mac and Linux.

Combining this with the KeePassXC-Browser add-on and mobile KeePass2Android app, plus a sync setup, is an almost seamless experience across Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.

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keliang
  
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Has been working great for me for years on multiple devices with different operating systems. Works flawlessly paired with Syncthing, KeePassXC for Android and with Firefox and the KeePassXC Browser Plugin

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Guest
  
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open source, secure and available on all common platforms

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