Enpass for Windows desktop gets quick pin support, automatic backups and more

If the Enpass desktop app is your go-to password manager, you've got some handy new features to check out in the app's latest update. Moving the Windows desktop app up to version 5.4, the update adds the option to use a quick pin to unlock the app, auto backup, selective field sharing, and much more.

Here's are some of the highlights from what's new in version 5.4 of the Enpass desktop app:

  • Quick PIN support: Set an alphanumeric PIN to quickly unlock Enpass if the App is already running in the background, otherwise, master password will be required.
  • Autobackups: Now Enpass can take backup of your data automatically locally on your device. By default, this feature would be enabled.
  • CSV/DSV Import: If you're having your passwords and login details in CSV or any other delimiter separated file, you can now import them in Enpass using the all new custom CSV/DSV data importer.
  • zxcvbn will show the strength of your passwords: We have empowered the password strength indicator with Dropbox zxcvbn to check you from choosing weak passwords.
  • Selective field sharing: Sharing has gone better with an option to choose the fields to be shared rather than the whole item. So now you can share your bank details with anyone by removing login and other sensitive details. Cool, huh!
  • Subset of password: It lets you see certain characters in password specified by position, for example, "1st, 3rd, next-to-last, last" by just mentioning their position in a specified format.

On top of the above changes, you can now create sub-folders to better organize your saved items. There's also no an option to get notifications when new beta builds are released, making it easier to get in on new features before they hit the release version of the app. Finally, there are various miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements in version 5.4, all of which you can see in the full changelog.

Remember, this is for the desktop Enpass app that's compatible with Windows releases going all the way back to Windows Vista. Enpass also has a universal app available on the Windows Store that you can check out if you're running Windows 10 or Windows 10 Mobile.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Is there an advantage to using the desktop application (I'm assuming win32) over the desktop store app?
  • The win32 will talk to the Edge extension
  • I really do hope they add this to the Windows 10 app too, like now :(
  • Is Windows Hello really out of the question for the win32 (desktop) app? All I want is a local password manager that uses Windows Hello and has an Edge extension. As far as I know, such a program does not exist.
  • Yeah, when's the Edge Extension coming out of Beta?
  • Hi @evillama, I am from Enpass password manager team. Microsoft is working on the required APIs to let applications like Enpass communicate with the Edge browser extension and they have shared a little details with us. Based on those details we have started the development but we will be in a state to announce any ETA only after Microsoft introduce these APIs in one of coming Insider versions. Till then, please bear with us!
  • So excited 😃! As soon as those apis get released and your app comes out of beta and is in the store I'll be using enpass like a fiend! I can wait a while longer :D! Are Windows 10 apis up to make a fluid win10 mobile experience too? :)
  • Glad to hear. I am an Enpass fan, and just bought a license for my wife and her Windows Phone. We'll keep an eye put for the Edge Extension.
  • Great news, thanks for sharing! I use Enpass everyday and love it. When UWP gets updated with Edge extension support, it will be perfect. Best password manager out there. Good job, guys!
  • Hi Vikram, Do you have any plans to add customized categories and custom icons for them?
  • the browser extension is the weakest part of the Enpass.  I'm a long-time LastPass user, gave Enpass a try and returned to LastPass because of their superior browser extension.  Can't pinpoint one specific reason, it's the many liitle details that make the difference. One big letdown was that for some reason the Enpass browser extension doesn't remember your master password so you have to type it every single day. If you have a very long password that is horrible.
  • [duplicate post, please remove]
  • I can see what you mean. However I am moving from lastpass to enpass for two main reasons: 1) Login field detection and autofill in lastpass is buggy. Especially if you have multiple logins stored for the same domain. Sometimes it logs in using different a login than the one it autofills, other times it won't store and autofill the username. Also for some reason it ignores 3rd or higher level subdomains so I'm getting even more login suggestions 2) Extension is very sluggish and makes the browsers -especially firefox- sluggish too. Enpass extension is much better in those two points.
  • Appreciate the update @Vikram Dabas :)
  • Thank you for the update. Used enpass on WM and now switched too android and purchased it again. I am looking forward to one day using it on Edge!
  • These folks are awesome. Great app that I rely on daily
  • My Enpass Edge extension keeps crashing
  • Hi @mannishpatil, If you have any issue with Enpass extension for Edge browser, please contact our customer support team or open a ticket at Enpass forums. We will try to resolve it asap. Thanks.
  • Desktop app seems to be broken when synching to OneDrive or similar cloud services. Keeps asking for a password despite it being the correct one. Other than that seems to be working fine.