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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. Autofills in Safari. One-time purchase.

** Featured by Mac|Life as one the 20 Great Apps under $20 -

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 + Option + 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 4.6

• Handoff support
• Proper handling of existing aliases and shortcuts

Bugs fixed:
• CMD + F to search works again
• Annoying dock icon bouncing when safe locks
• Visual artifact (horizontal line) on recently opened safes
• Crashes after closing a safe
• Rare deadlock on launch

=== Don't update if running OS X Mavericks (10.9.x) ===
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Customer Reviews

Long view of this App

I have been using this app for a number of years (probably pushing 7 or 8 but possibly longer), beginning with a Windows/Intel platform. I selected it because my employer at the time (an extremely IP and security-conscious top 50 global company) recommended it, but also because it supported Macs. Although I initially copied its file to my other platforms, I soon moved to a cloud-based implementation for use with Apple’s products (iPhones, iPads, Macs). I no longer use Windows, but I had no issues with the app when my employer converted from WinXT to Win7.

Net-net: Reliability has been extremely good; portability via a cloud delivery has been flawless. Usability has been very good. I cannot comment on its integration with other apps as I don’t use these aspects.

Works across OSX, iOS

We share a single Password Safe across 2 iPhones, an iPad, and 2 MacBook Pros via iCloud. It has worked flawlessly without incident for about 2 years. It syncs unobtrusively in the background. The user interface is still a bit clunky and homely. The main function buttons are along the bottom of the UI and not obvious, but easily learned. It works as advertised.

A solid and secure password management app!

I’ve been a long time user of the popular Password Safe and required seamless compatibility in a OS X application. I’ve used pwSafe on my MacBook Pro for over a year and it has been reliable and a joy to work with. I recommend to anyone looking for a straightforward and secure password manager.

pwSafe - Password Safe compatible Password Manager
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  • $14.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.6
  • Size: 10.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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