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KeePass (2.x) 2.24

KeePass (2.x) Editor's Review

Keep track of all your PC and online passwords with this Windows utility.

PC security is probably the most important issue you'll bump into today. One of the most important things you need to do to keep your computer safe is to track and secure all of your passwords.  This is probably the biggest reason why I like applications like KeePass. It’s a password manager for Windows.

Today, nearly everything you do on your computer has a password that you need to remember for it. Windows has a network logon, your e-mail account, your website's FTP password, and then there are countless online passwords for websites, like your bank, Facebook, and Twitter. The list is endless. You should also use different passwords for each account. Because if you use only one password everywhere and someone gets it, you have a serious problem.

KeePass is a free, secure password manager that helps you to manage your passwords. You can put all your passwords in one database and lock them with one master key or a key file. With KeePass, you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole AES and Twofish encrypted database.

App Pro’s: Free

App Con’s: None

Conclusion: KeePass is a pretty cool app. While there are a lot of password safes out there, KeePass is free, and very easy to use. It you don't have an app of this type, then its probably a good idea to give this one some very serious consideration. Having your accounts hacked is not cool; and forgetting your password to an infrequently used, but important, asset is problematic. KeePass keeps track of them all, and does it for the right price.

What's New in Version 2.24 of KeePass (2.x)

- The URL override field in the entry editing dialog is now an editable combo box, where the drop-down list contains suggestions for browser overrides
- Password quality estimations are now computed in separate threads to improve the UI responsiveness
- The password generator profile 'Automatically generated passwords for new entries' is now available in the password generator context menu of the entry editing dialog
- Added UIFlags bit for hiding built-in profiles in the password generator context menu of the entry editing dialog
- Tags can be included in printouts now
- Generic CSV importer: added support for importing tags
- Added support for importing Norton Identity Safe 2013 CSV files
- Mozilla Bookmarks JSON import: added support for importing tags
- RoboForm import: URLs are now terminated using a '/', added support for the new file format and for the new note fields
- Added support for showing modern task dialogs even when no form exists (requiring a theming activation context)
- KeePass now terminates CtfMon child processes started by .NET/Windows, if they are not terminated automatically
- Added workarounds for '#', '{', '}', '[', ']', '~' and diaeresis .NET SendKeys issues
- Added workaround for 'xsel' hanging on Unix-like systems
- Converted some PNG images as a workaround for a problem in Cairo/LibPNG on Unix-like systems
- Installer: the version is now shown in the 'Version' field of the item in the Windows 'Programs and Features' dialog
- TrlUtil: added 'Go to Next Untranslated' command
- TrlUtil: added shortcut keys
- The 'Open From URL' dialog is now brought to the foreground when trying to perform global auto-type while the database is locked and the main window is minimized to tray
- Profiles are now shown directly in the password generator context menu of the entry editing dialog
- After duplicating entries, KeePass now ensures that the copies are visible
- User names of TAN entries are now dereferenced, if the option for showing dereferenced data in the main window is enabled
- When creating an entry from a template, the new entry is now selected and focused
- Empty fields are not included in detailed printouts anymore
- Enhanced Internet Explorer detection
- The '-preselect' command line option now works together with relative database file paths
- Improved quoted app paths parsing
- Extended culture invariance
- Improved synchronization performance
- Improved internal keypress routing
- Last access times by default are not shown in the UI anymore
- TrlUtil: improved dialog focusing when showing message boxes
- KeePassLib/KPScript: improved support for running on systems without any GUI
- Various code optimizations
- Minor other improvements
- Fixed a crash that could occur if the option 'Show expired entries (if any)' is enabled and a trigger switches to a different locked database when unlocking a database
- The tab bar is now updated correctly after closing an inactive database by middle-clicking its tab
- Column display orders that are unstable with respect to linear auto-adjusting assignment are now restored correctly

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