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App Specs
File size:
5.51 MB
June 10, 2012
January 22, 2013

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One-time purchase (no subscriptions or optional items) feature-complete password management. Syncs with iPhone and iPad app using iCloud.

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.

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
  • Double-click to easily copy password
  • Lots of other hotkeys (see menus)
  • Password history (per safe and per entry settings)
  • Fully compatible with pwSafe 4 for iOS and the famous Password Safe version 3.29
  • 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
  • Bug fixes (see below), plus all new features of the 2.0 huge update, including print support, password history, empty groups, preferences window and much more.

  • Print a hardcopy of your data
  • Password history (per safe and per entry settings)
  • Named password policies
  • Fully compatible with pwSafe 4 and Password Safe version 3.29 file format
  • Empty groups are now persistent
  • Preferences window with many requested options
  • Security improvements:
  • Lock safe & clear password from pasteboard on computer sleep.
  • Clear password from pasteboard on app exit.
  • Lots of hotkeys (see menus)
  • Reloads safe automatically when externally modified (e.g. Dropbox app updates it)
  • Allows editing of the default username

    Bug fixes in 2.1

  • Printing on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion would not work
  • Notes field did not have scrollbars
  • Slow animation when renaming an entry
  • Password clearing timeout was not working
  • A crash when starting pwSafe

  • pwSafe (com.app77.pwsafemac) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is pwSafe 2.1. The most popular version of this application used by our users is pwSafe 4.9.0.

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/

    Minimum OS version: 10.7

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 2012 App77. All rights reserved.