KeePass 2.26

KeePass is a free open source password 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 file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).

KeePass is really free, and more than that: it is open source (OSI certified). You can have a look at its full source and check whether the encryption algorithms are implemented correctly.

KeePass features:

  • Strong Security
  • Multiple User Keys
  • Portable and No Installation Required, Accessibility
  • Export To TXT, HTML, XML and CSV Files
  • Import From Many File Formats
  • Easy Database Transfer
  • Support of Password Groups
  • Time Fields and Entry Attachments
  • Auto-Type, Global Auto-Type Hot Key and Drag&Drop
  • Intuitive and Secure Clipboard Handling
  • Searching and Sorting
  • Multi-Language Support
  • Strong Random Password Generator
  • Plugin Architecture
  • Open Source!

Changes from 2.25 to 2.26:

New Features:

  • Added option to show a confirmation dialog when moving entries/groups to the recycle bin.
  • Auto-Type: added workaround for applications with broken time-dependent message processing.
  • Auto-Type: added workaround for PuTTY's default Ctrl+Alt behavior (which differs from Windows' behavior).
  • Auto-Type: added configuration option to specify the default delay between two keypresses.
  • Added optional sequence comments column in the auto-type entry selection dialog (in this column, only {C:...} comments in the sequence are displayed; if a comment starts with '!', only this comment is shown).
  • If the option 'Automatically search key files' is activated, all drives are now scanned in parallel and any key files are added asynchronously (this avoids issues caused by slow network drives).
  • Added trigger action 'Show entries by tag'.
  • {OPERA} placeholder: updated detection code to also support the latest versions of Opera.
  • {T-CONV:...} placeholder: added 'Uri' type (for converting the string to its URI-escaped representation).
  • Synchronization functions are now available for remote databases, too.
  • Enhanced RoboForm importer to additionally support the new file format.
  • Summary lists are now also available in delete confirmation dialogs on Unix-like systems and Windows XP and earlier.
  • Added workaround for Mono Process StdIn BOM bug.
  • KPScript: added 'refx-All' option (matches all entries).
  • KPScript: added optional parameters 'setx-Expires' and 'setx-ExpiryTime' for the 'EditEntry' command.

Improvements / Changes:

  • Improved database tab selection after closing an inactive database.
  • New just-in-time MRU files list.
  • Improved selection of entries created by the password generator.
  • The internal text editor now determines the newline sequence that the data is using the most when opening it, and converts all newline sequences to the initial sequence when saving the data.
  • Improved realization of the {CLEARFIELD} command (now using Bksp instead of Del, in order to avoid Ctrl+Alt+Del issues on newer Windows systems).
  • The note that deleting a group will also delete all subgroups and entries within this group is now only displayed if the group is not empty.
  • Improved GUI thread safety of the update check dialog.
  • Improved HTML generation.
  • Improved version formatting.
  • On Unix-like systems, window state automations are now disabled during initial auto-type target window switches.
  • On Unix-like systems, the button to choose a password font is disabled now (because this is unsupported due to Mono bug 5795).
  • Various files (e.g. 'History.txt') are now encoded using UTF-8.
  • Improved build system.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Bugfixes:

  • In the 'Configure Columns' dialog, the activation states of plugin-provided columns are now preset correctly.

Download: KeePass 2.26 | 2.4 MB (Open Source)
Download: Portable KeePass 2.26 | 2.2 MB
View: KeePass Website | Release Notes

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A while back I started using this program, and love it. I feel my passwords are much more secure, and for a change I don't have to remember them all.

I've been using the Sticky Password app trial for almost a month and have been pleased with it. It works well in Chrome and IE and the app has been useful on my iPhone.

But for work I use KeePass and it's very solid.

First I used StickyKey, but it was very slow when search/typing through database. Then I used stickykey 7, it was a bit faster but used to crash on waterfox/pale moon. Then I tried roboform but it was annoying as it took up an entire toolbar in my browser. Now I use keepass, it is free, doesn't crash, and is customizable. http://i.imgur.com/67ahkBM.png

NyaR said,
First I used StickyKey, but it was very slow when search/typing through database. Then I used stickykey 7, it was a bit faster but used to crash on waterfox/pale moon. Then I tried roboform but it was annoying as it took up an entire toolbar in my browser. Now I use keepass, it is free, doesn't crash, and is customizable. http://i.imgur.com/67ahkBM.png

You can disable the RoboForm toolbar at anytime and the application will still keep working, a tiny small little window will pop with basic info such as the login/s for the specific site let you pick which one you want to hit to fill out the forms or you can just choose to right click on the webpages and select "Fill Forms/Save Forms" etc. that's in Internet Explorer though, in other browsers you will have a simple small icon on the browser that will give you basically the same features.

This KeePass program looks interesting though.

I guess the toolbar is a hit or Miss. I tried lastpass a few weeks ago and was annoyed by the lack of a toolbar. I really like the way the logins drop down and shows me the list in a large rectangle. Where as lastpass I had to scroll through them. Haven't tried this program out yet.

KeePass on it's own doesn't integrate with any browser. At first I disliked this as I came from LastPass. Then I realised the power of AutoType which goes beyond the browser and now fills in the passwords for any application. KeePass possibly saves me an hour a week where I am constantly being requested for my Windows domain credentials (UAC prompts).