KeePassXC
KeePassXC
2.5.1

4.0

KeePassXC free download for Mac

KeePassXC

2.5.1
12 November 2019

Community fork of KeePassX.

Overview

KeePassXC is a community fork of KeePassX, a native cross-platform port of KeePass Password Safe, with the goal of extending and improving it with new features and bugfixes to provide a feature-rich, fully cross-platform, and modern open-source password manager.

Features:
  • Encrypted - The complete database is always encrypted with the industry-standard AES (alias Rijndael) encryption algorithm using a 256 bit key. KeePassXC uses a database format that is compatible with KeePass Password Safe. Your wallet works offline and requires no Internet connection.
  • Cross-Platform - KeePassXC is a community fork of KeePassX, the cross-platform port of KeePass for Windows. Every feature works cross-platform and was thoroughly tested on multiple systems to provide users with the same look and feel on every supported operating system. This includes the beloved Auto-Type feature.
  • Open Source - The full source code is published under the terms of the GNU General Public License. We see open source as a vital prerequisite for any security-critical software product. For that reason, KeePassXC is and always will be free as in freedom (and in beer). Contributions by everyone are welcome!

What's new in KeePassXC

Version 2.5.1:

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

Added
  • Add programmatic use of the EntrySearcher
  • Explicitly clear database memory upon locking even if the object is not deleted immediately
  • macOS: Add ability to perform notarization of built package
Changed
  • Reduce file hash checking to every 30 seconds to correct performance issues
  • Correct formatting of notes in entry preview widget
  • Improve performance and UX of database statistics page
  • Improve interface for key file selection to discourage use of the database file
  • Hide Auto-Type sequences column when not needed
  • macOS: Revert back to using Carbon API for hotkey detection
  • CLI: Do not show protected fields by default
Fixed
  • Secret Service: Correct issues interfacing with various applications
  • Fix building without additional features
  • Fix handling TOTP secret keys that require padding
  • Fix database unlock dialog password field focus
  • Correctly label open databases as locked on launch
  • Prevent infinite recursion when two databases AutoOpen each other
  • Browser: Fix incorrect matching of invalid URLs
  • Properly stylize the application name on Linux
  • Show application icon on Plasma Wayland sessions
  • macOS: Check for Auto-Type permissions on use instead of at launch

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9 KeePassXC Reviews

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Timmyb
31 March 2019

Most helpful

"Warning: There is a known data-loss bug in KeePassXC 2.4.0 on MacOS if safe saves are disabled and you are saving to a different file system (eg, VeraCrypt container, google-drive mount, etc). Please enable safe saves to workaround this issue."
https://github.com/keepassxreboot/keepassxc/releases/tag/2.4.0
Like (2)
Version 2.4.0
zlazkow
17 November 2019
Recently KeePassXC doesn't open. You need also to enter the database and some key file...??!! Why??? What for ??? I couldn't figure out, so went back to using KPx.
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Version 2.5.1
1 answer(s)
zlazkow
zlazkow
18 November 2019
correction, to browse to the database, keyfle is optional. Eventhough I select the same database as with KeePassX, still doesn't open. KPx opens without any problem.
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Version 2.5.1
Timmyb
31 March 2019
"Warning: There is a known data-loss bug in KeePassXC 2.4.0 on MacOS if safe saves are disabled and you are saving to a different file system (eg, VeraCrypt container, google-drive mount, etc). Please enable safe saves to workaround this issue."
https://github.com/keepassxreboot/keepassxc/releases/tag/2.4.0
Like (2)
Version 2.4.0
cig0
07 January 2019
Don't forget to check MacPass for a native KeePass implementation, and Bitwarden for a 1Password full replacement :D
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Version 2.3.4
1 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
18 February 2019
Don't think I'd heard of BW until your post. Looks promising - 4.5 stars on MU and even higher on Google Play.

I will delve further when time allows (or I'm not so lazy).
I'd love to find a suitable replacement for 1Password!

I don't like the ugly, monotone GUI of MacPass in their screenshots.
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cade1
03 June 2018
I have always found this app to be windows-centric and not designed along mac user interface guidelines therefore I couldn't use or recommend.

Used to love 1Password but got way too expensive, too many upgrades, too much money. Now I use Enpass for Mac desktop (currently v 5.6.8) -- while not perfect, it comes so much closer to 1Password than any others I have tried (and I have tried half a dozen or more) so Enpass is my recommendation and has been for past few years and as they have improved it.

Caveat: it's possible they've changed KeePass but when i tried it in the past, just too overcomplexified (windoze characteristics) and not for me a lifelong multi-platform user who prefers Mac OS without a doubt.
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Version 2.3.3
1 answer(s)
ben-marko
ben-marko
20 July 2018
This gave me a lot of issues when fields would get jumbled - license codes would be listed as software versions and such. And I agree Enpass is a good substitute for 1Password.
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George6
10 May 2018
A warning: on exporting all custom set attributes get lost, so this feature is totally useless and you will loose important data! Also having a gui made with (more) love would make daily with keepassxc more fun.
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Version 2.3.0
Jimw
17 July 2017
Perhaps I have missed something but this product makes my password management more difficult rather than easier. I am especially disappointed in the almost total lack of documentation and no 'help' menu. I literally spent hours trying to find documentation on the details of how to set it up and what some of the various fields are for. I have yet to get the shortcut key to work which when first installed I found out defaults to blank. Unless somebody replies to this pointing out its errors, I will continue to search out and try other solutions to replace the aging app I currently use. While this app has promise I feel it is not yet ready for prime time.
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Version 2.2.0
2 answer(s)
Houdini
Houdini
11 October 2017
https://sts10.github.io/2017/06/27/keepassxc-setup-guide.html
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Jimw
Jimw
11 October 2017
There is now 28 pages of documentation regarding the use of this product. At first glance it seems rather complete. However what is described in it is not what my experience was when I last tried it and then abandoned it as I could not figure out how to get it to work given what displays I got. Perhaps there was some incompatibility with my system at that time or issue with the particular version I downloaded at that time. In any case if feel it is worth giving it another try as soon as I can find time to explore and work with it.
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bqyr
26 June 2017
2.2.0 is a great update bringing Yubikey support and many other improvements: https://keepassxc.org/blog/2017-06-26-2.2.0-released/
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Version 2.1.4
Timmyb
21 May 2017
Is there any way to import anything other than an existing KeePasss database? If not, then I can't see how this app can gain new users.
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Version 2.1.4
MaurizioL
19 May 2017
As an old user of KeepassX, I can say that this application is BETTER. And actively developed. Uses the same password database of the old application; I am switching to KeepassXC today.
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Version 2.1.4
1 answer(s)
lazk
lazk
01 July 2017
I don't see any difference, except of added password generator.
What else ?
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