Enpass UWP gains file and image encryption

Published by at

For all my stories about password managers and stores, one application which I've never spotlighted has been Enpass, not least because it's a high value commercial title and with no import from my chosen Keepass 2 system. However, it has been regularly updated, including to a full UWP application for Windows 10 Mobile and Desktop, plus with the latest update you can use Enpass to also include arbitrary files/images, all within the Enpass encrypted (and synced) database.

From the Store description:

Enpass offers you freedom from remembering too many passwords and other important credentials. It secures them in one place by your master password and makes them accessible anywhere and everywhere - on your smartphones, tablets, or desktops. 

Screen animationThe app also helps you create strong and unique passwords for every login without the need to remember any of those. 

  • Forever-Free, Full-Featured Desktop Version For Windows And Others
  • No Subscription Charges Or Sign-up Required
  • Universal Windows Platform - You don't need to buy separately for Phones and PCs 
  • Quick unlock using Windows Hello and PIN
  • Available for all major mobile and desktop platforms
  • Vast range of preset templates to store every kind of information
  • Secure sharing
  • Backup/Restore over WiFi
  • Categorize your data in Folders
  • Military grade encryption- Enpass secures your data by SQLCIPHER which is transparent and open-source AES-256 encryption to ensure highest level of security. All protection mechanism is done locally (offline) at your device. Read more at https://www.enpass.io/security/
  • No online signup required- Instead of our servers, your data is secured in your device or your cloud.
  • Strong password generator- Built-in password generator lets you create strong and unique passwords for logins.
  • Auto locking- Automatically locks itself when not in use or device is lost.
  • Autoclear clipboard- Clears clip board automatically (Optional).
  • Cross-platform compatibility- Available for all major desktop and smartphone platforms.
  • Cloud-sync- Syncs securely across your devices through Dropbox, GoogleDrive, OneDrive, ownCloud/WebDAV and Box.
  • Import from other popular password managers using Free Desktop version.

And now, the latest version 5.5 has extra features, according to the Enpass blog post:

Enpass now offers an entirely new way of storing data allowing you to attach files of any type. It could be the image of your passport, credit card, or any similar confidential file that you need to have on you frequently. For the steps to add files to your Enpass items, check out the user manual for mobile apps as well as desktop apps.

All good, yes, but there are a few things you’d need to take care of. All the files you attach to Enpass items get stored in the Enpass keychain, and storing too many files might slow down the syncing of your data to the cloud. So, be conscious of that and for a smooth syncing experience, as usual, avoid adding unnecessary files. We’re also taking care of this from our end, and there’s a limitation of maximum allowed size of 200KB per attachment to keeping the database size in check.

When you’re attaching images, you’ll be presented with the extra set of options to crop, rotate, and rename the images. Also, large images will automatically be compressed by Enpass before being saved in the keychain.

Good stuff, Enpass has full support for Windows Hello and the various phone biometrics, plus it seems that syncing between devices is now mastered - I'll take a full look at this mature UWP app in the near future.

Do you use Enpass? How's it working out for you and your phone/tablet/laptop stable? Comments welcome.

You can read more about Enpass at https://enpass.io.

Source / Credit: Store