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Overview

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Bitwarden is an open source password manager that uses end-to-end encryption to enable users to securely store and share sensitive data.

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KeePass is a free open source password management and safekeeping tool. It is lightweight and portable, and easy to use....

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

4

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

1

One-time payment

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.7

165

5

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  • Value for money
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  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

4.7

573

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  • Value for money
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  • Features
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98%
would recommend this app

Pros

Easy to use, fast synchronization between devices, secure encryption, able to generate a strong password,s and best practice for sharing it. Password history is a good feature.
And it's amazing to see you get so much with the free version. There are some out there claiming to be the best but this is simple, intuitive, and easy to use.
Feels good having a reliable way to manage strong passwords. I've gotten to interface with some of their devs and they seem like a great bunch trying to make a great product.

Pros

Keepass is a lifesaver for me, i have many many pswd on my work and thanks to this software i can manege it really good.
Their password keeping system is really good and their site interface was amazing. I really like there working way.
Secure, easy to use, run on different platforms. Nice place to secure you favorite links with your credentials.

Cons

I am concerned about losing my password because it can be a huge problem not having it since it´s almost impossible to access Bitwarden vault again witout it.
Even if you need to pay for their premium packages, they're dirt cheap, coming in at $10/year for an individual or $40/year for 6 people.
There's nothing about the software that I dislike.

Cons

I have been hacked several times and losing my e-mail address as many times and it's so frustrating. With Keepass, I can use several passwords that are so complicated that I can't remember them.
The interface is terrible, the user experience is terrible. It took me weeks to learn how to use it, and I found myself avoiding it at every turn.
The lack of cloud based hosting and sync proved to be a barrier to long term use.
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Key features

  • Total features50
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Access Management
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Application Access Control
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Autosave & Autofill
  • Biometrics
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Credential Management
  • Data Security
  • Data Synchronization
  • Encrypted Password Storage
  • Event Logs
  • File Storage
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Member Accounts
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Password Generator
  • Password Management
  • Password Policies
  • Password Synchronization
  • Policy Management
  • Privileged Account Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Secure Password Sharing
  • Security Auditing
  • Security Breach Monitoring
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Unified Directory
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • User Management
  • User Provisioning
  • Total features4
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Access Management
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Application Access Control
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Autosave & Autofill
  • Biometrics
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Credential Management
  • Data Security
  • Data Synchronization
  • Encrypted Password Storage
  • Event Logs
  • File Storage
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Member Accounts
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Password Generator
  • Password Management
  • Password Policies
  • Password Synchronization
  • Policy Management
  • Privileged Account Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Secure Password Sharing
  • Security Auditing
  • Security Breach Monitoring
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Unified Directory
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • User Management
  • User Provisioning

Integrations

  • Total integrations12
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Blumira
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Cloud
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • OneLogin
  • PagerDuty
  • ServiceNow
  • Slack
  • Splunk Enterprise
  • WordPress
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Total integrationsN/A
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Blumira
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Cloud
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • OneLogin
  • PagerDuty
  • ServiceNow
  • Slack
  • Splunk Enterprise
  • WordPress
  • Zendesk Suite

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James W.

Financial Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Bitwarden

Best free password manager

Reviewed 2 years ago

Absolutely love Bitwarden! Previously I used KeePass, but that requires a third party app to use on mobile. After KeePass I used LastPass. Loved LastPass until they turned on their users and removed multi-device type support from the free version.

Pros

Obviously, number one is that it is free and supports both mobile devices and desktop devices. Second is that it is open source. I trust open source more than proprietary software.

Cons

It doesn't always auto-fill. On web sites that have a popup for login it doesn't work. Sharing an entry requires moving it to a shared folder instead of sharing from where it is in the vault.

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Pharmaceuticals, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Bitwarden

Still young but very powerful product

Reviewed 3 years ago

I am very happy with it, and I am using it daily for both my personal and professional passwords, as a backup of Keepass.

Pros

Despite its young age, it is very easy to use and set up. It has learned from its ancestors/rivals aiming to a very simple interface and a lot of functionalities.

Cons

Being very young, it has sometimes some issues, like when it didn't recognized a password change on some websites. Luckily is updated very frequently.

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Bill B.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Bitwarden

Sharing and self-hosting, at a winning price point

Reviewed 4 years ago

After using Keepass for years, the need to share customer credentials in case of the "hit-by-a-bus" scenario led me to search for a solution. Bitwarden had the self-host and open source features I sought. Have been running a BW server in Docker for over a year, and most of my customers now have read-only access to their subset of my password database.

Pros

Bitwarden has been audited for code security. The pricing model is very fair and affordable by almost anyone. And you can self-host if you have the need to keep all your data internal. Passwords can be organized into folders, and shared as collections with privileges set by user. You can store credit cards as well. It has an extension or app for every major platform, and auto-fills logins on web pages and in phone apps. It also supports 2FA.

Cons

Setting up users to share collections is a little complicated. It could use a little work on user management - admin should be able to reset user passwords.

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Stefano T.

Automotive, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Bitwarden

Ottima scelta per utenti con competenze IT medio-alto

Reviewed a year ago

Avevo provato vari Password Manager tra cui Keepass, 1 Password, LastPass, SecureSafe ma alla fine Bitwarden è quello con cui sono rimasto. Mi sento tranquillo a memorizzare le password dei miei account. Forse, quello che desidererei è che fosse possibile avere la data di registrazione dell'account al fine di gestire nel miglior modo la miriade di account salvati (per es. capire se mantenere gli account di vecchia data o eliminarli perchè utili in quel momento).

Pros

Bitwarden, rispetto ad altri Password Manager è meno popolare. Certamente meno popolare di KeePass, LastPass, 1Password ... ma questo aspetto lo rende preferibile da chi vuole essere sicuro e convinto di adottare un Password Manager poco esposto a possibili attacchi e tentativi di compromissione. Non mi risulta, ad oggi, che Bitwarden sia stato oggetto di compromissioni cyber (cosa invece occorsa a LastPass). Ottimo il fatto che sia utilizzabile da computer (versione desktop e stensione per browser diversi), da smartphone/tablet via APP e che, la versione free, pur essendo a costo 0, offra tanto in termini di sicurezza e funzionalità.

Cons

Rispetto ad altri Password Manager sarebbe da migliorare l'aspetto (UI) che risulta un pò grezzo. Ma, per utenti IT medio-alto è perfetto così. Inoltre sarebbe da facilitare la modalità di condivisione credenziali con altri e da introdurre l'informazione della data di creazione/memorizzazione credenziale nellla cassaforte di Bitwarden.

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Computer Networking, 51-200 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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KeePass

great offline password tool

Reviewed 2 years ago

for the offiline use they are great but nowadays most people are using online tools such as bitwarden and lastpass .

Pros

their ease of use is always fascinates me, you get to learn how to work with in less than 15 minutes. their interface is cool and friendly.

Cons

importing from lastpass and bitwarden was not as easy it should be.

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Hardian N.

Food Production, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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KeePass

The best password manager for local use

Reviewed 5 years ago

this is the first password manager i ever have, open source, still using it after a couple of year but only for a couple of master password, as i often use password manager built in firefox or bitwarden

Pros

- very very safe, the only way to hack this is if you have physical access to laptop/computer itself - clear clipboard after 10s so we can't copy paste later on - great password generator - light weight app, can be use as an portable apps in usb - doesnt need internet connect to the password database - free

Cons

- UI is a bit dated - must save manually every time i create a password account - version 1 and version 2 are different database have to update manually to use the database password - no firefox pluggin - the biggest of all is no sync, you can sync it with google drive or dropbox for the database password

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Libraries, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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KeePass

KeePass is great, it's a free software that allows for storing, generating and managing passwords

Reviewed 3 years ago

I really like the product and have used it for a long time - 6 years or so. It solved the problem for me of having the same password for all sites and accounts. Now I only remember one, the rest are random generated passwords. This means if one of those sites gets hacked - all other sites and accounts are not also vulnerable.

Pros

KeePass has all the features you need to store, manage and generate passwords. I started using it after yet another site I used was hacked and was at that time using the same password for all my sites. It solved the problem for me by allowing me to remember only one strong password and have generated passwords for all the others. It has a great feature set and really lacks nothing in that department. Nice clean interface, easy to use.

Cons

The only con with KeePass and software like it, is it is file based. I used to store my password database file in cloud storage which worked well for using between computers, but was cumbersome when trying to use on my phone. I have now bitten the bullet and moved to BitWarden, there is a lot of convenience to having your account in the cloud - though you have to accept the risk that it is all out there. The file storage option that KeePass uses is a bit dated but it is far more secure in a sense.