KeePassDroid: Password Safe for Your Android Device

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Aug 28, 2011 GMT
Dmitri Popov

KeePass is an indispensable tool for managing passwords on your Linux desktop, but what if you need to have access to your passwords when you are on the move? KeePassDroid provides a solution for that, assuming you're using an Android device. This nifty little app has all the features you need to keep tabs on your passwords when you are out and about.

KeePassDroid supports both older password databases created with KeePass 1 and new databases in the kdbx format. You can use the app to create empty databases directly on your Android device, although this feature allows you to create databases in the older kdb format only. Similar to the desktop application, KeePassDroid can handle databases protected with a key file. When you open a database record in KeePassDroid, the app conveniently copies user name and password to the clipboard, making it easier to insert the login data into a web form. More importantly, the app automatically clears the clipboard after a specified period of time for better security. Like its desktop sibling, KeePassDroid doesn't offer synchronization functionality, but you can use the Dropbox or Wuala desktop and mobile apps to keep your password database in sync and download it to your Android device.

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