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Buttercup – A Modern Password Manager for Linux

Buttercup Password Manager for Linux
Written by Martins D. Okoi

Buttercup is a cross-platform, free, and open-source password manager with which you can remotely access any of your accounts using a single master password. It features a modern minimal UI, password imports from 3rd-party apps, and basic merge conflict resolution.

There are already a handful of nice password managers in the market e.g. 1Password, but not everyone can readily afford its subscription service and are therefore left to struggle with lesser developed apps.

The developer rightly wrote that,

there’s no solution that, for free, offers credentials synchronisation across every platform with support for merge conflicts and a choice in hosting environments

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Preview Buttercup in the video below:

Features in Buttercup

  • Beautiful modern UI.
  • Cross-platform and available as an extension for Google Chrome (and its derivatives).
  • Free and open-source.
  • Password and data encryption using modern algorithms.
  • Load and save credentials to archives stored both locally and remotely.
  • Store archives in service providers like Dropbox, ownCloud.
  • Basic merge conflict resolution.
  • Import passwords from other password managers including 1Password (.1pif) and KeePass(.kdbx), and LastPass (.csv)

At the time of writing, Buttercup is considered unstable because it is still under heavy development and the dev team has promised to always deliver timely updates and bug fixes so that you don’t have to worry about version malfunctions and security breaks.

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Having used a hand full of password managers myself, I agree with the dev team that Buttercup is the password manager you deserve. If you’re searching for a reliable password manager that offers premium services for free then give Buttercup a test-drive and see if you’re not won over.

Download Buttercup Password Manager for Linux

Which password managers have you used before? Share your thoughts on Buttercup with us and feel free to add your app suggestions in the comments section below.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Jr. (Dillivine) Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Web designer & developer, technical writer, and programmer.

  • CIT

    I love a good password manager. Enpass is my go to solution at the moment because of the cross platform availability but it’s not open source. The mobile client has a one time cost of $10 on each mobile platform which I paid gladly considering the competition’s prices and their unwillingness to support Linux. I automatically eliminated anything with cloud sync to the app vendor’s servers (e.g.: LastPass, Dashlane).. call me paranoid but I didn’t feel comfortable using those services.
    Anyway, this looks like a great alternative and if the devs will keep it open source even on mobile platforms I would definitely jump ship

    • Wow. I can relate. I used 1password for about 6 months and it was an excellent experience. Seeing a free one that will end up being just as cool (especially because it’s open-source,) is exciting.

      I’m paranoid with my stuff like that sometimes. I think you’ll enjoy Buttercup.

  • Wayne Gregori

    Does buttercup read a keypass data file?

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