8 best KeePass apps for iOS
8 best KeePass apps for iOS
Finding a good KeePass app for your iPhone or iPad can be challenging. Some apps are no longer maintained, others lack necessary features. This article will give you an overview of the current options.
KeePassium features a clean well-polished interface and makes KeePass easy to use. It is a lightweight app that respects your privacy: offline-first, no ads, no analytics.
KeePassium interface Main features AutoFill, TouchID/FaceID, kdb/kdbx3/kdbx4, attachments, TOTP, YubiKey, dark mode Synchronization Automatic sync via system integration (Files app), using the original cloud apps. This way, KeePassium itself stays offline. Transparency open source (GPL-3.0) Updates actively maintained User support very responsive Ethics published a critical review of competing apps (you are reading it now) Price Free (no ads, no trial period) + premium upgrade for convenience features
Note 1: as of 14 November 2019, MiniKeePass has been removed from the App Store.
Note 2: on 5 April 2020, MiniKeePass returned to the App Store with an announcement that the app will be retired by the end of the year.
Started in 2011, MiniKeePass is one of the oldest KeePass app for iOS. Unfortunately, it has been abandoned by its developers.
Main features Touch ID/Face ID, kdb/kdbx3 Missing pieces No synchronization, no AutoFill, no kdbx4 support, no attachments Synchronization none Transparency open source (GPL-3.0) Updates No updates since 2016, formally discontinued in 2020. User support none Ethics all good 🙂 Price Free
KeePass Touch is a fork of MiniKeePass, but with more features and still maintained.
KeePass Touch interface Main features AutoFill, TouchID/FaceID, kdb/kdbx3/kdbx4, dark mode. Missing pieces no file attachments Synchronization in-app support of Dropbox, FTP and local Wi-Fi sync Transparency As a fork of MiniKeePass, KeePass Touch must make its source code public, but was reluctant to do so Updates Maintained User support none Ethics questionable Price Free (with ads) + one-time purchase to hide ads Misc Technically, KeePass Touch is not allowed on the App Store due to the AppStore-vs-GPL conflict. One complaint from a MiniKeePass contributor, and Apple will remove KeePass Touch from the App Store.
Strongbox Password Safe supports KeePass format since 2018.
Strongbox interface Main features AutoFill, TouchID/FaceID, kdb/kdbx3/kdbx4/pwsafe formats, TOTP, YubiKey, dark mode, very customizable. Synchronization in-app integration with several clouds, and iOS Files app. Transparency open source (AGPL-3.0) Updates actively maintained User support very responsive Ethics all good, but occasionally finds inspiration in KeePassium 🙂 Price free + paid premium
KyPass is one of the oldest KeePass apps on the App Store. It has a rather unconventional design, but is packed with features.
KyPass interface Main features AutoFill, TouchID/FaceID, kdb/kdbx3/kdbx4 formats, TOTP, InputStick, dark mode Missing pieces Lacks in design and usability (this is subjective, of course) Synchronization in-app integration with several clouds, and iOS Files app. Transparency proprietary, closed source Updates actively maintained User support hit-and-miss, response time varies Ethics «borrowed» other developer’s code, removed inconvenient questions, and systematically abandons its paying customers. Price one-time purchase (of the current version only)
Cross-platform app that supports KeePass format. Available on iOS, Android, macOS, Windows and Linux.
AuthPass interface —>
Review coming soon.
Main features TouchID/FaceID, kdb/kdbx3/kdbx4 formats Missing pieces iOS AutoFill Transparency Open source (GPL-3.0) Updates actively maintained Price free
MiKee is a new app in beta stage.
Transparency open source (GPL-3.0) Updates under development
There is a direct link to each app, feel free to try them. If you need best quality, reliability and support — get KeePassium.
These Are The 7 Best To-Do Apps for Your iPhone 2019
Let’s be honest, if you’re using an app to help you get things done, it’s probably because you’re pretty busy and are trying to get better organized. That means you’re looking for something easy-to-use to create and manage the tasks you tackle every day. The good news if you’re using an iPhone is there is no shortage of candidates, though all of these options (except Reminders) are available on Android as well.
Here are the seven best to-do apps for iOS:
1. Microsoft To Do
A few years ago, Microsoft bought Wunderlist, and productivity-app aficianados lamented the long, drawn-out death of their favorite to-do list. The idea was that Microsoft planned to build features from Wunderlist into its own offering, but most users gave up hope. It’s been a long time coming, but Microsoft released a new version of To Do this month, and it’s really good.
It’s actually strange to recommend a Microsoft app as the best anything on an iPhone, but the interface is clean and simple, and it allows users to create tasks and organize them using the «Plan My Day» feature. Like Wunderlist, it also includes plenty of organizational tools, and you can customize your backgrounds (which is more than cosmetic, it actually makes it easier to navigate). Finally, if you were using Wunderlist, To Do will import all your old lists, to-dos, and projects.
2. Things 3
Things is one of the premium productivity apps on this list. That’s largely because it’s quite a bit more expensive than other options, and requires separate purchases for Mac, iPad, or iPhone. That said, it does offer some of the most powerful organizational tools and integrates with a bunch of third-party tools (like Spark email).
Plus it supports dark mode on the iPhone and will let you sync tasks with the native iOS Reminders app, which is great for making sure you don’t forget those high-priority tasks. Or you can import that app’s entire list of tasks into Things instead. Things 3 is $9.99 on the iPhone. The Mac version will set you back $49.99.
Todoist is another premium option, but it’s also one of the most popular. It’s not hard to see why, especially if you share and manage tasks across teams. Todoist makes it easy to set up projects and tasks for both individuals and groups, and allows you to organize tasks in lists or by adding labels. The interface is similar to Things or Microsoft To Do, with lists on the left side, and tasks front and center.
The paid-version of Todoist includes a commenting feature, which can be really helpful for shared tasks. Also, instead of a one-time fee, Todoist is an annual subscription of $30. Then again, that price is probably worth it if you need a powerful task management tool to keep your team organized.
Of course, Evernote is much more than a to-do app. In fact, you probably know it as a place to organize notes, photos, sketches, and voice recordings. All of those are great, but did you know you can also create lists and assign due dates to tasks? That makes it a powerful tool for managing your tasks right alongside all of the information you work with every day. Evernote offers several paid plans, but the free version is all you need if you just need a solid tool for managing tasks and notes.
5. Google Tasks
Google Tasks is about as minimalist as it gets. You can create lists, add tasks with descriptions, and even add subtasks and due dates. It doesn’t support tags or the more advanced organization you might find in Things or Todoist, but if what you need is something to keep track of basic lists, it’s worth a look. And if you use Gmail, there’s the added benefit of viewing your tasks from your inbox as well.
Any.do is pretty straightforward in that it focuses your attention on the tasks in front of you. The main interface is organized based on when tasks are due, though you can assign them to various lists as well. That makes it really good at evaluating what requires your attention today, and what can wait until later. There’s a free version, but features like location-based reminders and customized recurring tasks require a subscription ($32 per year, or $4 per month).
While I think all of these apps are great, for personal tasks, or recurring events, I absolutely love reminders. Of course, that’s mostly because of Siri and the ability to add reminders based on your location or a time simply by talking with Siri on your Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, or Mac. I’ve gone so far as to say that I think Reminders plus Siri equals the best app on your iPhone. Period. I guess you could say I saved the best for last.
Correction: An earlier version of this column misstated the availability of a commenting feature in Todoist. There is a commenting feature in Todoist’s paid subscription version.
Frequently Asked Questions
Things is available for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch. We don’t make Things for Android, Windows, the web, or other platforms.
If you just need to add to-dos from a non-Apple device to Things, you can use our handy Mail to Things feature. You can also use the iCloud website to enter to-dos into Reminders and then import them into Things later.
Sharing a list with family or coworkers
Things currently does not have any dedicated collaboration features (collaborating on a specific list or task).
You can, however, share one Things Cloud account with someone else to collaborate on the entire content of that account.
To just send a list of to-dos as plain text to someone else you can use the share feature, or you can use Mail to Things to create to-dos in someone else’s Inbox through an email.
Discounts & Bundles
Is Things a single purchase for all devices? – No. Things for Mac, Things for iPhone, and Things for iPad are sold separately – learn more here.
I have more than 1 Mac/iPhone/iPad. Do I have to buy Things multiple times? – No. You can install the app without additional cost on all devices of the same kind — here’s how.
Are there bundles for all 3 apps/Is Things a universal app? – No. Each app is a separate purchase (the Watch app is included with the iPhone). Why? Check out Apple’s page here.
Are there discounts? – No, Apple’s App Store doesn’t offer discount options for apps which are sold as an up-front one-time purchase.
If you are a student or teacher, please ask your institution if they are part of Apple’s Education Program which offers discounts.
If you are buying for a business, please check out Apple’s Volume Purchase Program.
Upgrading from Things 2? Have a look here.
Things for Apple Watch requires a Things Cloud account and you must be running watchOS 5 or later.
If you’re having trouble with the watch app, check our troubleshooting steps as well as our general tips on how to use the app.
Getting a refund from Apple
Since you bought the app directly from Apple through the App Store, you’ll need to ask Apple directly for a refund (developers can’t give refunds). Learn more about Apple’s guidelines on refunds.
Transferring Things & your to-dos to a new Mac, iPad, or iPhone
Have you got a new device or did you have to wipe your old one? Since you bought Things through the App Store, you can easily reinstall the app. Here’s how.
After you’ve installed Things again, restore your to-dos by logging into your Things Cloud account. Follow the instructions on this page.
Trial versions for iOS and macOS
You can download our Mac trial version here and use it without limitations for 14 days. It requires macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later.
There’s no way for us to offer iOS trial versions at this time. This option is only available to apps that have in-app purchases or subscriptions. Things is a one-time purchase at the time of download without any additional costs, and therefore Apple’s App Store doesn’t let us offer you a free trial.
Pinning Quick Find lists to the sidebar/main lists view
Things doesn’t support pinning Quick Find lists to the sidebar/main lists view at this time.
View Google/Outlook calendar events in Things
Things can only read data from Apple’s native Calendar app but if you sync your 3rd party calendar data to Apple Calendar, Things can show it to you as well. Here’s how to set up calendar integration.
See your to-dos on other devices (sync)
- To see your to-dos on another device, it must have Things installed.
- To sync data between the apps, you need a free Things Cloud account.
- To use Things on Apple Watch, you need to create a Things Cloud account on your iPhone. Learn more.
- You cannot use third party services like iCloud, Dropbox, etc. or your own server to sync.
- To learn more about how we secure your data, check out this page.
- Things Cloud is optional. If you’re just using the app on one device, you don’t need to turn it on at all.
Adjusting font sizes
It’s not possible to adjust the font size within Things.
Location based reminders (geofencing)
While Things doesn’t have native geofencing support, you can use Apple’s Shortcuts app to automate interactions with Things by setting up triggers based on your geolocation, time of day, or other environmental factor. Learn more here.
Restoring deleted to-dos
On the Mac, deleted to-dos and projects go to the Trash. Since there’s no trash on iOS, all deletions are permanent which is why we’ve made deletions a 3-step-process. You can, however, recover the last deleted item: shake your device immediately after a deletion to recover it. On an iPad with an external keyboard, hit CMD Z .
Things Helper (Quick Entry with autofill) freezes Things
Invoke Quick Entry with autofill again, wait for 90-120 seconds until you see the error message appear. Confirm it by hitting OK and immediately afterwards reboot your Mac per the on-screen instructions.
Things Cloud password or username change
To change the email address you are using with Things Cloud, follow these instructions.
Need to reset your Things Cloud password? Here’s how.
Things and Alexa
Things and Alexa do not integrate directly due to technical limitations, but if you can build a workflow that generates emails, you would be able to use Mail to Things to send Alexa’s output to your Things’ Inbox.
Alphabetical sorting of to-dos or lists
At this time, it’s not possible to sort content alphabetically in Things. You can always manually re-arrange to-dos or your own lists in to any order you prefer by dragging and dropping, though.
Projects ”disappear” from the sidebar/main lists view
If you gave your projects a start date, you’ve made them inactive until that date – on which they’ll appear both in your sidebar/main lists view and the Today list. Projects added to the Someday list are also inactive. The sidebar/main lists view only shows you active projects so you don’t get distracted by to-dos you can’t do yet.
Repeat to-dos only on specific days
If you need help to set up a repeating rule that only repeats on weekdays, weekends, or just specific days, have a look at the instructions on this page.
Completing a repeating to-do early
At this time, it’s not possible to complete a repeating to-do ahead of its schedule.
Changes to repeating to-dos don’t stick
If you are making changes to a repeating to-do but the next time the to-do appears those changes are gone you have edited the copy of the repeating to-do, not the template. In order for changes to stick and appear in future copies, you must edit the repeating template. Here’s how.
Don’t forget to check out our full support pages – we cover all the main features of the app and how to use them!
GoodReader Networking: Auto Sync
GoodReader can automatically sync individual files and entire folders to their remote versions hosted on online servers of the following types: Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, box.com, SugarSync and also any WebDAV, AFP, SMB, FTP* or SFTP server.
There are two different types of sync — normal sync and download-only sync. The idea of normal sync is to keep the contents of a local file or a folder identical to what you have on a server. The idea of download-only sync is a convenient distribution of frequently updated documents to a group of people.
The sync process consists of two parts: initial setup and actual synchronization.
Initial setup. Do this only once per each file/folder you wish to synchronize. Open a connection to a server, find a file or folder that you wish to sync, tap it so it becomes highlighted. The Sync button will appear at the bottom. Press it. Then select a target local folder inside GoodReader where you want this file/folder to be put. Then press the Download here & Synchronize button. This will create synchronization record in Downloads section and show you the parameters window where you can set various sync options. Once you`re done with it, you`re ready to sync. All relevant remote files will be automatically downloaded to your device when doing the very first synchronization, so there is no need to run a separate downloading process for this file/folder with the Download button.
Actual synchronization. You execute the sync by pressing the Sync button on the main screen of the iPad (it`s not the same Sync button that you used for the initial setup) or on the Connect control panel of the iPhone. Alternatively, you can find the Sync button at the top of every file viewer`s navigation menu. This button will execute the sync for all the folders and files with all the servers that you have set up for synchronization.
A progress popup appears during the sync process. Press the Hide button to hide this popup and continue the sync in the background. You will be able to continue reading your documents while the sync is working. Press the Sync button again to bring back the hidden progress popup.
Normal sync. During this process GoodReader analyzes the contents of both local and remote folders and does the following:
- looks for modified files (for example, freshly annotated PDFs) on your device and uploads them to a server, replacing old ones there
- looks for modified files on a server and downloads them to your device, replacing old ones there
- looks for new files on a server and downloads them to your device
- looks for new local files and uploads them to a server
- looks for deleted files on a server that were previously present, and deletes them from your device
- looks for deleted local files that were previously present, and deletes them from a server
Download-only sync. This type of sync doesn`t care what happens with your local files, it never puts anything on a server, never deletes anything from it, it only looks for new and modified remote files and downloads them as needed. By default, files that were deleted from a server will be deleted from your local device. However, you can prevent this from happening by resetting the Delete local files switch in the sync record parameters window. In case if you choose to delete such local files, you can also choose whether or not you want to keep modified local files that were deleted from a remote server. This option may be useful to preserve your valuable notes that you`ve put over a PDF file, even if the corresponding remote file was deleted from a server.
Attention: When doing a normal sync, be extra careful when deleting files/folders from a synced zone, either on your device or on a server, because this will make GoodReader delete their synced counterparts during the next sync session. If you accidentally deleted such local file, do not sync, but rather open a connection to a server, find this file there and manually download it to a local folder where you accidentally deleted it from.
However, you can prevent this from happening. There are two switches available on a sync record parameters window (press a blue button to the right of a sync record to edit its parameters). These switches allow you to prohibit a deletion of local/remote files/folders whose remote/local counterparts are missing at the time of syncing.
If you modify a synced file both locally and on a server independently and then try to sync it, this will create a sync conflict, because GoodReader will not know which version of a file to choose. You can set up a policy on sync conflicts per each sync record individually. The following options are available: Ask what to do (the default option, you will be able to manually choose an appropriate action per each conflicted file individually during every sync session), Leave unresolved (leaves both files intact, allowing you to deal with this conflict later), Local files have priority (replaces remote conflicted files with local ones, making you loose remote ones forever; be careful with this option. ), Remote files have priority (replaces local conflicted files with remote ones, making you loose local ones forever; be careful with this option. ), Create duplicates (renames both files to avoid further conflicts, leaving you with both versions of a file everywhere — on your device and on a server; the safest option). Also, during the actual synchronization, GoodReader may sometimes offer you the Discard this conflict, files are identical conflict resolution option. Use this option to save your Internet traffic, but only if you know for sure that these files are identical.
While every effort was made to ensure data integrity in all abnormal situations (losing Internet connection, manual process abortion, etc.), we strongly encourage you to take precautions to make sure that the sync process will not be aborted halfway. Sync process is a sensitive one, and it may result in a data loss if used inappropriately. Just keep that in mind, and everything should be fine.
Important: Do not modify (upload, rename, delete, etc.) your files and folders, both local and remote, while GoodReader performs the actual synchronization. Doing so may result in a damaged file being transferred and/or inconsistent file/folder structure either on your device, or on your server.
- Networking : Connecting to Servers & Network Folders. Sync with GoodReader Pro for iPad and iPhone.
GoodReader User Manual. Networking : Connecting to Servers & Network Folders. Main Features Guide.
GoodReader User Manual. Networking: Downloading Files & Folders. Main Features Guide.
GoodReader User Manual: Sharing Files Over a Local WiFi Network. Main Features Guide.
GoodReader User Manual. Networking: Web Browser. Main Features Guide.
V5 is THE killer app
V5 is worth the wait. GoodReader has gone from being just a good file management app to nearly being an OS in its own right.
In addition to viewing, annotating and creating txt and pdf docs, the new drag and drop file management is the missing link in making the iPad a complete solution.
Pencil integration is really really good.
I`m just beginning to dig into the new features and interface, and deciding what other apps I can now delete.
Opening it and finding that V5 had installed was like Christmas morning!
GQB, Review on the App Store
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