Security Software Password Managers KeePass Password Safe Professional Edition

KeePass Password Safe Professional Edition 2.36 for Windows

by Dominik Reichl

Avg. Rating 4.7 (251 votes)

File Details

File Size 3.1 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 16,219
Publisher Dominik Reichl
Homepage KeePass Password Safe
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Publisher's Description

KeePass Password Safe is a free/open-source password safe or manager which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. So you only have to remember one single master password or insert the key-disk to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).

Latest Reviews

roymccoy

roymccoy reviewed v2.32 on Mar 10, 2016

I have stored all my account details for every site I've ever signed up on, 270 in total, and couldn't live without KeePass to help me keep track all usernames and passes. It's a joy to log in to a site and have it to auto-type required info simply by using a hotkey.
User friendly and light-weight. It has a clever password generator tool, etc..
Bust most importantly it's SAFE, everything is locked with a master password.
You can export the entire database to make backups, or if you want to use on other devices.

GadgetPig

GadgetPig reviewed v2.23 on Jul 23, 2013

My favorite and primary password manager. A quick way to migrate between keepass versions [and maintain customizations] is to copy over these 3 files into the new keepass directory:

Database.kdbx
KeePass.exe.config
KeePass.config.xml

If you also use the keeform plugin, also copy these 3 files over:

KeeForm.exe
KeeRun.exe
KeeFormFF.exe

DatabaseBen

DatabaseBen reviewed v2.21 on Feb 4, 2013

i've been using keepass for years. so to this end, i can't really complain about anything with the program, other than importing is tedious.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.20.1 on Oct 7, 2012

wholemkt9 go fu*** your self!

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v2.19 on May 2, 2012

ron_marz: that's a stupid reason to rate the software low. There is also a portable version that doesn't require .Net, runs fomr USB key, etc... you are, therefore, stupid. Moving on.

Having used this for a number of years now:
It's fast, extremely effective, as stated can be portable, and flexible. Strong, solid 5 for this one.

ron_marz

ron_marz reviewed v2.14 on Jan 3, 2011

Requires .Net Framework.

shallot

shallot reviewed v2.11 on Jul 7, 2010

Using this for ever now...I am now using it on 3 phones and 4 pcs...all synchronized using live sync and keepass...no plugins required...just awesome...

@anomoly...enlighten me...have you even tried Keepass....UPM is like a "hello world" written by a high school kid....hmmm...are you a HS kid btw ?

hunterb

hunterb reviewed v2.11 on Jul 6, 2010

Simply the best password manager. Maybe too many features for most people. Does everything i can think of and i can run a version of it on Android.

Anomoly> UPM is a lightwieght - no feature manager. It doesn't compare with this. There are KeePass ports to every OS and phone you can think of.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.11 on Jul 6, 2010

http://upm.sourceforge.net
Android, Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
java

stisev

stisev reviewed v2.1.0 on May 19, 2010

The greatest password protecting program ever written.

Avg. Rating 4.7 (251 votes)
Your Rating
roymccoy

roymccoy reviewed v2.32 on Mar 10, 2016

I have stored all my account details for every site I've ever signed up on, 270 in total, and couldn't live without KeePass to help me keep track all usernames and passes. It's a joy to log in to a site and have it to auto-type required info simply by using a hotkey.
User friendly and light-weight. It has a clever password generator tool, etc..
Bust most importantly it's SAFE, everything is locked with a master password.
You can export the entire database to make backups, or if you want to use on other devices.

GadgetPig

GadgetPig reviewed v2.23 on Jul 23, 2013

My favorite and primary password manager. A quick way to migrate between keepass versions [and maintain customizations] is to copy over these 3 files into the new keepass directory:

Database.kdbx
KeePass.exe.config
KeePass.config.xml

If you also use the keeform plugin, also copy these 3 files over:

KeeForm.exe
KeeRun.exe
KeeFormFF.exe

DatabaseBen

DatabaseBen reviewed v2.21 on Feb 4, 2013

i've been using keepass for years. so to this end, i can't really complain about anything with the program, other than importing is tedious.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.20.1 on Oct 7, 2012

wholemkt9 go fu*** your self!

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v2.19 on May 2, 2012

ron_marz: that's a stupid reason to rate the software low. There is also a portable version that doesn't require .Net, runs fomr USB key, etc... you are, therefore, stupid. Moving on.

Having used this for a number of years now:
It's fast, extremely effective, as stated can be portable, and flexible. Strong, solid 5 for this one.

ron_marz

ron_marz reviewed v2.14 on Jan 3, 2011

Requires .Net Framework.

shallot

shallot reviewed v2.11 on Jul 7, 2010

Using this for ever now...I am now using it on 3 phones and 4 pcs...all synchronized using live sync and keepass...no plugins required...just awesome...

@anomoly...enlighten me...have you even tried Keepass....UPM is like a "hello world" written by a high school kid....hmmm...are you a HS kid btw ?

hunterb

hunterb reviewed v2.11 on Jul 6, 2010

Simply the best password manager. Maybe too many features for most people. Does everything i can think of and i can run a version of it on Android.

Anomoly> UPM is a lightwieght - no feature manager. It doesn't compare with this. There are KeePass ports to every OS and phone you can think of.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.11 on Jul 6, 2010

http://upm.sourceforge.net
Android, Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
java

stisev

stisev reviewed v2.1.0 on May 19, 2010

The greatest password protecting program ever written.

KayNine

KayNine reviewed v2.1.0 on Mar 9, 2010

"requires .NET"... oh, come on!!! That really is NO reason for a low rating! .NET 2.0 is like "part of the OS" by now, so there's no longer need for extra installing the runtime (other like i.e. Java-based applications).

"used only by lazy programmers"??? Yeah, right... I'd better say by productive programmers, since Visual Studio is a great IDE. Furthermore .NET apps are MUCH safer than i.e. pure C++ (buffer overflows, pointers etc). And I guess you won't count Java-programmers "lazy", would you?

Anyway: KeyPass v2 is great, love the UI and simplicity. And regarding portability: there Is a portable version (yeees, requires .NET runtime on the PC, yada-yada). Though I agree that MOBILE KeePasses (Android, Java) only support v1 databases. Still... it's the best.

bellgamin

bellgamin reviewed v2.1.0 on Mar 8, 2010

KeePass is a superb password manager. It now offers 2-channel auto-type obfuscation, to enhance the SAFE entry of private information (logins, passwords, user name, banking, etc). This feature is especially important if you want to defend against keyloggers stealing private information.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v2.1.0 on Mar 8, 2010

- Improved search performance and in-memory protection compatibility

OH YES. FINALLY!

ron_marz

ron_marz reviewed v2.0.9 on Dec 7, 2009

Requires .Net Framework, and thus is no longer portable, but can only be run on other systems also saddled with an extra gigabyte of sloggy bloat.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v2.0.9 on Sep 14, 2009

Such an excellent tool. Really changed how I manage security both professionally and personally.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v2.0.9 on Sep 14, 2009

Went to s*** when after switching to dotNET. .NEW languages are usually used by lazy programmers. Why? Because they bring NO BENEFITS WHATSOEVER to end-users.

v1 was and still is amazing. But v2 just doesn't cut it.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v2.0.8 on Jul 20, 2009

A world-class programmer? Based on just this application? Give me a break. It's a good application, but just give me a break.

I can tell you the problem I have with .NET:

* The applications are a pain to install because of the delay they induce when they "optimize" themselves (something that never seems to help anything).

* When .NET applications are installed, run, and configured, they create .NET-related crap on the system that DOES NOT get removed when the application is "uninstalled".

* The applications can be .NET Framework version dependent, and like every other normal person on Earth, I hate worrying about version dependencies.

* I hate having to have a monolithic "framework" installed in the first place.

* The thing I hate most about .NET is that it makes applications damned slow. This version of KPS is much slower than version 1.x, particularly at startup. It takes so long at first launch, I've decided I can't take it. I'm going back to 1.x.

I hate this version. Besides an aggravatingly-slow startup, interface problems and annoyances abound. I can no longer enable alternate row colors. The "grid lines" option doesn't work at all on my WinXP system. The window doesn't remember its maximized state. And does sorting work at all? No it doesn't--HAHAHAHA, now isn't that FUNNY?

Oh, I'm lovin' it! Testing? Ah, who needs it?

Try searching with the search toolbar. If you give the tree or list focus, the Tab key cannot be used to get back to the search bar (yes, I know about Ctrl+F, but I prefer the search bar).

Yeah, wonderful programming. Yeah, so nice to have .NET.

And if you don't agree, you can "Gin gudin qwi", as they say in Laotian.

po4ko

po4ko reviewed v2.0.8 on Jul 6, 2009

"Good, but net must go."

This is like shouting at the wind. NET. is here to stay and expand. It certainly will not go anywhere. Because of .NET the KeePass can now run on Linux, Mac, BSD without need for contributed/unofficial KeePass builds.

"I honestly don't see any need for need, especially because we all know that author is an amazing coder. So why use net?"

Okay, so you admit that the guy is a world class programmer, but you still tell him how he should code?

What is exactly the problem that you have with .NET?

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v2.06 Beta on Nov 6, 2008

Great program, however I agree that no option to use the 1.x database is stupid. Seriously, compared to writing the program how hard could it really be?

So, I too am sticking with 1.14.

I seem to be following a "tried and true" trend which includes rolling back to XP.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v2.06 Beta on Nov 3, 2008

This program is quality. Highly recommended.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v2.06 Beta on Nov 3, 2008

Good, but net must go. I honestly don't see any need for need, especially because we all know that author is an amazing coder. So why use net?

gene_laz

gene_laz reviewed v2.05 Alpha on Apr 20, 2008

@xee: KeePass 1.xx is still in development and doesn't rely on .NET! (Go to the developer's homepage to find it.)

xee

xee reviewed v2.05 Alpha on Apr 14, 2008

KeePass is an excellent program, but with .NET dependency it becomes useless...
No for .NET dependency for such simple applications.

donmor46

donmor46 reviewed v2.05 Alpha on Apr 11, 2008

Can't open my old data .kdb
Like it and use it but will not start building it from the ground up again.
Went back to version 1.1

brusco

brusco reviewed v2.05 Alpha on Apr 9, 2008

Works ok when i tested it an install, but until Microsoft releases a portable usb key version of the .Net Framework 2.0, it's useless for me.

Sticking with the 1.1x versions.

mharvey

mharvey reviewed v2.05 Alpha on Apr 8, 2008

KeePass is a program that I use almost daily and it works great for me.

The new version looks like it has some good feature improvements. I was not happy about the .NET requirement at first but I understand the need for it. I am looking at the KeePass 2.x just to check it out but I am sticking with the 1.x version for daily use until the new generation becomes STABLE and .NET is more ubiquitous.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v2.05 Alpha on Apr 8, 2008

One of the best programs ever created.

going with .NET - bad idea

Joco

Joco reviewed v2.05 Alpha on Apr 8, 2008

Keepass is one among the wonders in the Freeware world. Thanks to Keepass I can use strong passwords all the time. With the help of Keepass, it is pretty easy to adopt a good habit of varying the user/pwd for different usages or sites.

OBERSERVER

OBERSERVER reviewed v2.04 Alpha on Mar 31, 2008

A good place for all your passwords and it is very userfriendly. You can even attach files to secure them. There is no spyware, malware or backdoor included. It is open source and if you don't believe you can check the source code and compile by yourself. It could be an expensive programm but it is totally free of duty. So come on and grab a copy.

Joseph A

Joseph A reviewed v2.04 Alpha on Jan 15, 2008

As I stated in the past, the non-.NET version (1.x) keeps being developed independently. Its version 1.10 has just been released (January 12, 2008). See

http://keepass.info/news/n080112_1.10.html
and
http://www.keepass.info/

I have tried to have versions 1.x included in FileForum but so far met with no success. They do it for Filezilla (versions 2 and 3), why not do it for Keepass too?

brusco

brusco reviewed v2.04 Alpha on Jan 8, 2008

Its a pity that they chose .Net as it will no longer run under WINE on Linux, so dual booters out there are better off sticking with the 1.xx versions. This Sucks.

W@KK0

W@KK0 reviewed v2.04 Alpha on Jan 8, 2008

Agree with "anomoly", password safe is a better and more portable program without requiring .Net. Not platform dependent.

etmare

etmare reviewed v2.04 Alpha on Jan 8, 2008

Great software. Simply copy it to USB stick and use it everywhere. Well... GREAT!

MickyFoley

MickyFoley reviewed v2.04 Alpha on Jan 7, 2008

@Diam0nd:

.NET is chosen, because of the flexibility of this language. Sure, there are some problems atm (alphastate) but i'm sure, they get the problems solved.

The v1 will be still developed in future, so anybody can chose between .NET and normal (dunno what the original language for v1 is).

For a instant review of the v1:
http://www.softpedia.com.../as--Review-73421.shtml

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v2.04 Alpha on Jan 7, 2008

Best password manager. No money can buy a tool that comes even remotely close to this.

BUT, I still think using .net was a BAD idea.

pjb

pjb reviewed v2.03 Alpha on Oct 13, 2007

Works really well for me, and seems to work without complaints on Vista. Nice application.

Joseph A

Joseph A reviewed v2.03 Alpha on Oct 12, 2007

The non-.NET version (1.x) keeps being developed. Its version 1.09 has just been released (Oct. 12, 2007). Check it at
http://keepass.info/ and http://keepass.info/news/n071012_1.09.html

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.03 Alpha on Oct 11, 2007

sourceforge bin zip
pwsafe-3.10-bin.zip
https://sourceforge.net/...10-bin.zip&97548468

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v2.03 Alpha on Oct 11, 2007

No pay alternative comes close to this. Best password/records manager EVER. I mean, there's no competition really.

There's only one BUT in regards to v2: .NET. I do think it was a move in wrong direction.

nemrtvy

nemrtvy reviewed v2.02 Alpha on Sep 4, 2007

Top application, a must have application. Excellent usability, very safe and quick. I would not carry all my password on USB stick without this app.

zeon

zeon reviewed v2.02 Alpha on May 11, 2007

The author has stated that 1.x will stick around for a long time and he'll even continue to add some new 2.x-style features to it. So if you don't need or want the 2.x stuff then you don't need to upgrade now or in the near future. Personally I'm still using 1.x at the moment, but will probably have a look at 2.x when it's out of beta and see how I like it.

Anyway, this program is absolutely excellent and changed the way I use passwords online. I used to lose usernames and worry that one compromised password would endanger all my other accounts that used to same one. Now I just spend 5 seconds in KeePass whenever I make an account, hit the Generate button, and I've got a different password for every account I use--all just a few clicks away. And best of all, not only is the program excellent, it's 100% free and open source.

If I could rate KeePass 6 stars, I would. Essential software and one of the first 5 programs I'd install on a new PC.

stisev

stisev reviewed v2.02 Alpha on Apr 15, 2007

1 star for open source
1 star for free
1 star for fast & awesome
1 star for portable
1 star for ZIP file available

Download ZIP here: http://sourceforge.net/p...;use_mirror=superb-east

belthurgp

belthurgp reviewed v2.02 Alpha on Apr 13, 2007

.NET or MFC, this is one of the best freeware ever !!!

As an MFC programmer myself, can appreciate the benefits, but let's hope we get the same performance in 2.x as we have with 1.x

Paul Skinner

Paul Skinner reviewed v2.02 Alpha on Apr 12, 2007

KeePass 1x is still being developed and supported. So don't you worry your little heads about .Net

http://keepass.info/devstatus.html#status1x

KeePass 2x is being made to include some features that the writer just couldn't be bothered to implement himself without the help of .Net

So stick with KeePass 1x as it is the best and always will be.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v2.02 Alpha on Apr 11, 2007

1. I think switching to .NET was a BAD idea, since the only benefits I see in doing this is well, only for developer (but why do that? I bet he is huge in programming) 2. I won't ever rate KP lower than 5, its one of the best apps out there.

Still, .NET for THAT KIND OF APPLICATION is a bad idea. Yeah, Vista has net, how great is that? But how many PCs have Vista :)

EarlyMorningHours

EarlyMorningHours reviewed v2.02 Alpha on Apr 11, 2007

I do most of my programming under .NET2 (VB specifically). And I'm actually looking to go backwards and take up C/C++ in order to ditch the .NET dependancy when it is appropriate. In some cases .NET is very nice and convenient for the programmer, but there are also many downsides.

Anyway, this is a first class program and has been a favorite of mine for quite some time. The fact that it is free is great, but more important than that it is open source. I can't imagine that there are that many bugs that need to be ironed out in this "alpha". It seems quite stable to me as is. Excellent job.

deadmonkey

deadmonkey reviewed v2.02 Alpha on Apr 11, 2007

I love KeePass, it is a fantastic app. I am also a little confused as to why they switched from a C++/MFC codebase to C# however the performance difference (from me testing it just now) is very minimal. As all Vista based machines already have .NET 2/3 installed that isn't so much of a problem (although it will be for some).

I am very impressed with how complete this Alpha is though. I was expecting just the core features to be implemented however they pretty much have everything working well. No crashes from half an hours use of playing with everything which is nice. Due to the nature that the databases are very small encryption performance doesn't really make any different even though it is .NET based however initial execution time was about 2 seconds compared to about 0.2 seconds for the old C++ based version. After the initial run though (when the assembly was cached) start up times were in the 1 second range which is perfectly acceptable.

Portability is still there however however, as mentioned, .NET 2 is required on the system but this is no different to when we first saw VB apps back in the 90s and Windows 95/NT not having the VB Runtimes installed.

All in all still an excellent program. Still fast, powerful and easy to use. I fail to see exactly what benefits switching development language brings to the end user however so far it doesn't seem to have caused any major problems.

Promitheas

Promitheas reviewed v2.01 Alpha on Apr 6, 2007

I don't like either the .NET prerequisites. So I won't leave 1.06 version yet. But I must admit and all must do, that KeePass is the best password manager out there and it's totally free! So it deserves 5 stars!

anonymouscowturd

anonymouscowturd reviewed v2.01 Alpha on Mar 26, 2007

Amen to Diam0nd. Totally agree on both points. The whole point with KeePass is that i can put the thing on a usb stick, secure the info and use it on any windows machine. With the old version this is true. It means the new version is completely non-portable and useless on a usb key unless i am sure that the machines i use will have .net 2 installed. How likely is that if i use it in some internet cafe? Also it is much slower to start up becuase of .net 2. It's still a good program but it's just lossed 50% of the reason why i use it. I for one will be sticking to 1.06 which is second to none.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v2.01 Alpha on Mar 26, 2007

Great effort, but I really do not approve the new .NET-based core, since not all PCs have .net installed AND its slower.

egg83

egg83 reviewed v2.01 Alpha on Mar 25, 2007

Have not tested extensively, but is definitely heading in right direction. Am also currently using version 1.06 for regular usage. Am anxiously waiting for final version of this great software.

hell0

hell0 reviewed v2.00 Alpha on Mar 22, 2007

Amazing software that is almost perfect. For fun/evaluation/testing, v2 seems really nice but since it's an Alpha, I would not touch it for production usage.

So sticking with 1.06 for now but v2 looks really promising.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v2.00 Alpha on Mar 22, 2007

Just read the previous 10 reviews-- says it all.

Very nice plugin to convert FF pw's: http://keepass.info/plugins.html#convertffpws

I mean, just to have an able and free participant in this arena is a godsend.

I won't switch from Robo, esp. after having purchased mutiple licenses, but i WILL consider KeePass for future systems, esp. with the expected continuing development / improvement.

KUDOS!!!

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v2.00 Alpha on Mar 21, 2007

Amazing program!!! v2 simply rocks, honestly!!! :D

Now THAT's what I call Open Source. I mean, cmon people, this proggy simply owns ALL paid analogues.

PLEASE DONATE TO THE AUTHOR IF YOU CAN, HE REALLY DOES DESERVE IT!!!

ecltech

ecltech reviewed v2.00 Alpha on Mar 21, 2007

Great software. I've used it for at least 8 months now and having it available on Linux/Windows makes it a plus. And there's no software to install. Now I just have to remember my main password. Highly recommended.

smarterthanyou

smarterthanyou reviewed v2.00 Alpha on Mar 21, 2007

Best password manager ever! Despite what some people seem to think, KeePass does not leave any traces of passwords in RAM unless you have it set up incorrectly. Just change the Clipboard Behavior setting on the Memory tab to Enhanced. The best part is KeePass really is free.

TC17

TC17 reviewed v2.00 Alpha on Mar 21, 2007

I haven't tried this alpha version (probably won't until its closer to final) but its an excellent password manager.

rearden

rearden reviewed v2.00 Alpha on Mar 21, 2007

I've used this software for quite a while now, and really like it. There is also a Linux variant that can access the same file format as teh 1.x series which I've found to be partifularly useful as I move often between Linux and Windows.

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