Right up front let me admit that I’m a 1Password user; have been for years, and it’s unlikely that I’ll switch anytime soon because of the quality feature set, excellent support, and the fact that 1Password works well on Mac, iPhone, and iPad, and syncs data well between devices.
That said, nothing improves without change so from time to time I check out the competition. If you’re a Mac user on a budget then you’ll like using Enpass. It’s free. And, if you also want to manage usernames and passwords on other devices– iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, BlackBerry– the price tag is nominal.
For the Mac, though, Enpass is a bargain, even to the point of importing username and password data from other popular Mac password utilities. That makes encase good for storing login IDs, credit card information, back accounts, produce license information, passwords, even incriminating documents. All with 256-bit AES encryption, stored only on your Mac (not online unless you want to sync between devices and use Dropbox or other popular cloud storage services).
The user interface is somewhat standard; list of categories in the lefthand sidebar, items from each in the center, and details in the right sidebar.
That makes Enpass a good choice for saving important information, but also importing data from other applications including Datavault, Keeper, 1Password, LastPass, RoboForm, Keepass, KeepassX, Password safe, eWallet, SPB Wallet, Moxier, SplashID, SafeWallet, Handy Safe, OneSafe, Password Keeper and custom CSV files.
There’s a built-in password generator that’s among the best you can find. It uses a slider bar to modify password length, with options for uppercase, lowercase, digits, symbols, and pronounceable passwords (ostensibly easier to remember).
Syncing password data can be handled by Dropbox and iCloud, but also Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Box, or simply choose any folder on your Mac. File categories can be managed in folders and sub-folders, and backup and restore is merely a couple of clicks (find a backup and click restore).
To be very honest, I like Enpass and would consider using it if not for both the familiarity and robustness in 1Password. But if you’re on a budget, you’ll save money with Enpass, and if you sync to other devices, the price tag is nominal by comparison.