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Enpass – The Perfect One Password Alternative for Free

Enpass Password Manager for Linux
Written by Martins D. Okoi

Not too long ago I wrote on Buttercup password manager and tagged it an excellent free alternative to 1Password especially for Linux.

Today, I came across an even better alternative that is not just free but available for all OS platforms in the market. It goes by the name of Enpass.

Enpass is a beautiful password manager to which you can store virtually any type of information including credentials for bank accounts, credit cards, pdf files, and passwords among others. It features a minimal design User Interface with well thought out icons and colors.

With Enpass, you will only need to remember a single password – your master password; which is used to encrypt the contents of the manager. Enpass implements end-to-end encryption to protect its contents which are stored locally by default (although you will have the option to sync them to a variety of famous-enough cloud accounts).

Features in Enpass

  • A comprehensive online documentation.
  • Option to attach files e.g. snapshots of Passports, credit cards, e.t.c.
  • A built-in password generator.
  • Support for several cloud services including Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and WebDAV.
  • Support for data backup and restore over local Wi-Fi anytime.
  • Securely share saved items whether in the form of passwords or document files.
  • Secured with AES-256 encryption.
  • Support for keyboard shortcuts.
  • Cross-Platform: Available for Linux, Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, Chromebook, Windows UWP, Blackberry, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, and Firefox.
  • Customization – rearrange Enpass’s UI and set its toolbars and buttons to your taste.
  • Mobile – Unlock Enpass on your mobile phone using your fingerprint.
  • Organization – Group information using categories and folders.
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Enpass (desktop version) will also automatically import your data from other password managers. If that isn’t a definite win then I don’t know what is.

Download the version appropriate for your OS platform from the link below.

Download Enpass for Linux

Remember that forgetting your master password will lock you out of your Enpass session and you will have to create a new one. So if your master password will easily slip your mind write it down somewhere safe enough.

How many of you are familiar with Enpass? and how do you rate it relative to apps like LastPass, 1Pasword, and Buttercup? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Divine Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and programmer.