Enpass Password Manager Review: Pros & Cons, Features, Ratings, Pricing and more

A decent password manager with a good free tier, but you'll find better performance elsewhere

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TechRadar Verdict

Enpass is a solid password manager with decent features, good syncing and a tempting free product, but you'll find more power and versatility elsewhere.

Pros

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    Solid mainstream features

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    Free on desktop

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    Syncs with cloud storage accounts

Cons

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    Mobile apps require paid account

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With so much of our lives wrapped up online it can be difficult to remember the dozens of passwords we need daily – which is why Enpass (opens in new tab) promises to simplify the process.

This app tries to make password management straightforward, so it could be a good option for individuals or families who want a way to manage passwords without much tech knowledge. Businesses could look to Enpass, too, if they want a straightforward office option.

Add in password generation, auto-fill options and password audit settings and you've got an app that can, in theory, tackle all of your mainstream password management needs.

Our review will determine if you should install Enpass on your PC or laptop. And if you'd like more password manager advice, head to our round-ups of the best password managers (opens in new tab) or our list of the best business managers

Enpass: Plans and pricing

Enpass is free to use on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers with just a few restrictions. You can only store up to 25 passwords, and you only get one vault.

You'll need a paid plan if you want to store unlimited passwords or use Enpass on a mobile device. The annual Individual Plan costs $1.99 / £2 / AUD$4 per month and the Family Plan is $2.99 / £3 / AUD$5 per month over the course of a year. Alternatively, you can pay $79.99 / £75 / AUD$120 once for lifetime access. All paid plans also come with unlimited vaults.

The standard business plan costs $2.99 / £3 / AUD$5 per user per month. It includes extra options like Microsoft 365 integration, admin consoles, premium support and app settings enforcement, and the $3.99 / £4 / AUD$6 Enterprise plan adds corporate policy enforcement, application deployment and customizable branding.

Enpass setup

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Enpass: Setup

Getting started with Enpass is extremely simple. The first time you sign in, you'll be required to create a master password for your Enpass account.

After that, the platform can automatically import existing account information from a spreadsheet (opens in new tab), your browser, or another password manager. Impressively, Enpass instantly loads of a tab of common settings that you can toggle straight away – including Windows Hello login, toggles for password audits and more. You also get links to download browser extensions immediately.

It's also easy to add passwords manually, and data entry is extremely versatile. You can add notes or files, create tags for easy searching, and choose from dozens of templates.

Enpass: Interface and performance

Enpass has several features for monitoring your passwords and making it easy to use them when you need. The platform will store and auto-fill not just your account usernames and passwords, but also your credit card and identification data. To access your information, you simply need to enter the master password for your Enpass account.

Enpass can also auto-generate passwords. There's an option to make passwords pronounceable, which we appreciated. We also liked the password audit feature, which can identify weak or duplicate passwords within your account.

Adding entries with tags, templates and categories is just a hint about how easy it is to use Enpass, and that continues throughout the whole app – you can even add new categories or edit existing ones if that would be helpful.

Tagging means that it's easier to search for data here than on other apps, and the litany of themes and templates available for the various Enpass apps means that the software's look and interface are very customizable.

Elsewhere, you get rapid syncing, and you can organize data inside multiple vaults to keep groups of passwords and categories linked together – although its vault and sharing options could be improved. As with most other apps, Enpass will audit your passwords and alert you when your data is compromised in breaches.

Enpass also impresses with its platform support. It runs on Windows, macOS and Linux, and portable versions are available for USB sticks. Android and iOS apps are available, and there are extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Opera and Vivaldi. That's a solid slate of options, although some other apps do go further with support for Command Line functionality and even more browsers. 

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Enpass: Security

One of the best things about using Enpass is that none of your data is ever uploaded to the company's servers. Instead, it's stored locally on your computer or smartphone (opens in new tab). It's also possible to store your data on your cloud server, and support for Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive and even more means that Enpass is almost certainly compatible with your favored option.

Thankfully, the company saw ahead to the problems a hard drive malfunction could cause and built in several options for creating copies of your data. You can create an encrypted backup file, which can only be opened using the Enpass app and de-encrypting the data with your master password. Alternatively, you can link your Enpass account to most major cloud storage (opens in new tab) providers and create a synced backup file containing your encrypted passwords.

All data you enter into Enpass is encrypted with 256-bit AES and further protected using SQLCipher. Essentially, that means it's impervious even to brute-force attacks.

Two-factor authentication is now supported via facial and fingerprint recognition – something that was missing from Enpass in the past – but you'll get even more 2FA options elsewhere.

Enpass: Support

Enpass offers support by email (opens in new tab) or phone. However, phone support is only available 11 AM to 6 PM India Standard Time, which is 9.5 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. For any US users, that means you'll have to call first thing in the morning to get phone support.

Thankfully, Enpass also has a fairly comprehensive online documentation portal. You'll find a detailed user guide segmented by device type, frequently asked questions, and a user forum. The user guide is fully searchable, too.

Enpass: The competition

Enpass is designed primarily for individuals, as there are more sophisticated options for multi-user accounts and password sharing elsewhere. If you're looking for a password manager for business or just an app with more advanced options, it's worth considering LastPass (opens in new tab).

This alternative software offers inexpensive team accounts and better two-factor authentication, and enables secure password sharing. Even individuals may find LastPass a better option, as it's free to use on mobile devices and doesn't limit the number of passwords you can store.

Enpass: Final verdict

Enpass is a relatively simple password manager that nails all the basics. While it lacks the high-end options you'll find elsewhere, the software is well-organized and easy to use. If you need a straightforward and flexible password manager, Enpass is a very affordable choice. 

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Mike has worked as a technology journalist for more than a decade and has written for most of the UK’s big technology titles alongside numerous global outlets. He loves PCs, laptops and any new hardware, and covers everything from the latest business trends to high-end gaming gear.

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