Keepass2Android Password Safe


Keepass2Android Password Safe

An Advanced Password Manager That Works Online and Offline On Android


Our rating: 

Get It: Android
License: Free (Open source)

Pros & Cons:

Offline and online access, instant syncs, quick unlock, a specific keyboard to bypass the clipboard.
Compatible with kdbx (version 2.x) files but does not work with kdb (version 1.x) files.

Our Review:

Keepass2Android Password Safe developed by Philipp Crocoll (Croco Apps) is an open source password manager ported from Java to Mono for Android.

It uses the original KeePass libraries to handle file access, reads and saves files in .kdbx format that's fully compatible with the popular KeePass Password Safe 2.x or KeepassX for Windows and other desktop operating systems.

Although the user interface is developed based on KeePassDroid, this app offers more advanced features and it works either offline or online.

Besides opening files from your local device, it allows you to access and sync files instantly from the web and cloud services including Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox.

In addition to using a full password to open your database file, you have an option to enable QuickUnlock, which allows you to unlock the database with only a short part of the master password to speed up the access. If you fail on the first try of the short password, you will then need to use the full password.

Is this safe? the developer answers, "when using 3 characters and assuming 70 characters in the set of possible characters, the attacker has a 0.0003% chance of opening the file. If this sounds still too much for you, choose 4 or more characters in the settings."

On top of that useful feature, Keepass2Android has its keyboard built in. You can make use of this specific keyboard to enter your credentials directly into a webform without the need to copy and paste, thus bypassing the use of the clipboard that can potentially be a risk area of attacks by malware. However, using this feature seems to be cumbersome as you would need to switch between keyboards, while automatic switching is only available on a rooted device.

If you're only keeping your database file locally and don't need to access it over the Internet, use Keepass2Android Offline instead for reduced features and it's offered by the same developer.


An Advanced Password Manager That Works Online and Offline On Android

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