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pwSafe - Password Safe compatible Password Manager

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Feature-complete password management. Syncs with iPhone and iPad app using iCloud.
** Featured by Mac|Life as one the 20 Great Apps under $20 -
** The in-app purchases you see are about fully optional services, such as unlimited on-line backups. Nothing except the initial purchase is required to fully use the app.

Simple & secure password management across devices and computers. pwSafe uses iCloud to keep your password databases backed-up and synced between Macs and iOS devices. It is compatible with open source Password Safe.

This application is not related to any application developed and/or marketed by PSafe Tecnologia S/A, including PSafe Total.

List of features:

- iCloud sync, realtime and bi-directional
- Generates strong passwords
- Print a hardcopy of your data for ultimate security agains data loss
- Copy password with Command + C or P
- Copy username with Command + U
- Copy password and open website with Command + Alt + S
- Double-click to easily copy password
- Lots of other hotkeys (see menus)
- Password history (per safe and per entry settings) 
- Fully compatible with pwSafe for iOS and the famous Password Safe version 3.3.2
- Search in all fields (Command + F for faster access)
- Organize entries in groups
- Multiple fields (title, username, password, URL, email and notes)
- Full unicode support
- Multiple safes
- Unlimited passwords
- Unlimited password groups
- Syncs with iOS devices and many types of computers with Dropbox (requires Dropbox app)
- Syncs with many types of computers via other cloud storage services
- 256-bit encryption
- Fully secure app behavior:
- Clears password from pasteboard after a timeout period, when the computer sleeps or when the app exits (fully configurable).
- Locks safe when the app exits.
- Password is marked with all kinds of "non-persist" flags, so that pasteboard managers don't save or remember it.

Instead of trusting on a single developer security knowledge, pwSafe borrows all its encryption code directly from the famous Password Safe open source password manager (

Password Safe has been originally created by security guru Bruce Schneier and nowadays is maintained by Rony Shapiro. Since it has been around as an open source project for almost a decade now, it has been extensively reviewed by many experts.

What's New in Version 3.2.1

- Manual merging
- Drag and drop entries between safes
- Show entries' groups when searching

- Password font
- Tooltip on the cloud icon
- Backgrounds on popover tables in Yosemite
- Remove services and smart items from password text field context menu
- Crashes


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Customer Reviews

OK app

I need to post a correction. The statement that the Mac version requires a copy then paste is not true. There is an icon on the lower right that looks like a compass that you can click to browse to a URL. It also copies the password at the same time, which is handy if you remember your user ID, otherwise you stil have that extra click. No change in my overall rating since it was a value based opinion.


I first starting using the program on my windows machine. It is funtional, easy to use, and best of all - free! I was OK with paying a fee for the Mac version (although puzzled why Mac has a charge and Windows is free) because I wanted a quick change from Windows to Mac [yes, I was lazy]. Overall the program works OK. I miss the "browse to" using a mouse click functionality on Windows. The Mac version requires a copy then paste into the browse, which is annoying. I have not used the cloud functionality becuase I just don’t want to put passwords into the cloud. Overall - if the app was $2-$3 I would give it higher marks - so it is a value for money rating for me.

Platform independent and outside of the browser

pwSafe is an excellent product. The database is platform independent, which enables me to use it on my Mac Mini, my Ubuntu desktop and laptop and my work Windows laptop. On Ubuntu, the database is accessed via Password Gorilla. I like that password management is not incorporated into the browser, because I don’t trust browsers to remain secure. Also, pwSafe allows you to easily manage multiple databases and password character policies. I maintain a separate database for highly sensitive data, such as my bank account and IRA, on a dedicated Mac at home and a separate less sensitive database for the sixty or so other online accounts on Dropbox, which is set up for two factor authentication. I’m a bit paranoid about key-logger malware, so I enter my master password with copy and paste.

Nothing’s perfect and there is no one-size-fits-all, but pwSafe works for me and fits my needs.

Essential. Get it now!

My wife and I have been using pwSafe on our MacBooks and Password Safe on our Windows laptops for years. It is excellent. Excellent. In fact, it is essential, not only for the management of passwords of all types but also all banking account numbers, personal identification numbers, student loan ID numbers and contact information, you name it. When we started using MacBooks for the first time, we were able to simply open the database and use it without transferring any information. That was a big advantage for us. We can't function without having this secure vault that is under our control. If you don't already have it, stop what you're doing and get it right away.

pwSafe - Password Safe compatible Password Manager
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  • $14.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.2.1
  • Size: 4.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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