Review: 7 password managers for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android
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An open source program that feels like a stripped-down KeePass, Password Safe has many of the same functions but they don't feel as complete. Working with Password Safe requires a bit more manual effort to get the same results.
Password Safe's core feature set should be familiar by now. Passwords are stored in an encrypted, password-protected file, and they can be arranged in categories and searched for by keyword. A selected password entry can have its username and password autotyped into another window by pressing a user-defined hotkey. The import function is designed to accept files exported from KeePass, but I was only able to get files exported from the 1.x version of KeePass to import properly.
Drag-and-drop is also supported, in an intriguing way. Drag and drop one of a set of icons (username, password, URL) into a target window, and the text for the selected entry will be pasted to the target. This is a handy way to deal with Web pages where autotype doesn't work correctly. You can also create custom rule handlers for specific Web pages. (KeePass has a similar feature.)
Password Safe has an assignable global hotkey system, but it falls a little short of its counterpart in KeePass and 1Password. With those programs, a single master hotkey activates those programs and performs autotype for a password for the current domain. With Password Safe, you can define a global hotkey to bring up the main program menu (it's not assigned by default), but from there you have to select the appropriate entry and perform autotype yourself.
It's a minor drawback, but it becomes annoying after a while. To use autotype reliably with this feature, you need to store the log-in URL with the username/password entry, and not just the general domain name as you can with KeePass.
Cost: Free open source. Platforms: Windows, Linux, Java.
Password Safe is reminiscent of KeePass, but doesn't integrate as tightly with the rest of your system as KeePass does.