Enpass for Windows: Which version should I use?

This week, we introduced a new edition of Enpass for Windows. The new version is the port of our traditional desktop Win32 app to Windows Store using Microsoft’s Desktop Bridge technology. The app allows us to offer you our new browser extension for Microsoft Edge – a much-requested feature from Windows users for quite a while.
But what it meant was that there are now three versions of Enpass for Windows. It hasn’t been an easy decision for us, but we believe, it will be the best way forward in the long run. There are technical limitations that do not allow us to merge all of those as one app – The transformation that Windows is going through, especially for delivering apps via Windows Store, is a work in progress at best.
But we understand your conundrum about which version should you use. And hence, this post. Let’s have a look at the three versions

Traditional Bridged UWP

Price

Free Free

$9.99

Minimum
Requirements

Windows 7 and later

Windows 10 creator
update 1703

Windows 10

Platforms
supported

Desktop

Desktop

Desktop + mobile 

Browser
Extension

Chrome, Firefox,
Opera, Vivaldi

Edge, Chrome,  Opera, Vivaldi,
Firefox

NA

Now the users with the traditional Enpass app can download the extension for Firefox 57 and earlier from here and the ones using the bridged app can download the extension for Firefox 56 and earlier from here in Legacy under the browser extension section.

Going forward, we’ll focus on the new bridged app. We’re already working on bringing the familiar UWP features to this app, including modern, touch-friendly UI, Windows Hello, and more. We'll also work with the team Firefox to bring on the extension for the Firefox 57 and later versions.
The traditional desktop app stays, as is. It is relevant for Windows 7 users for example, who do not have access to Windows Store.
The UWP app will be available on the Windows Store until our next major update. At that time, the bridged app would have all the functionality of the UWP app along with signature Windows 10 experiences. On Windows 10 Mobile, the UWP app that you have at the moment would refresh to the new app without any intervention.
While we recommend using the new bridged app from Windows Store, since all our development efforts are focused on the same and it's FREE, you may use the UWP app for a while if you prefer the familiarity of it and Windows Hello and Cortana integration.
Still got questions? Feel free to ping us on Twitter (@EnpassApp) or Facebook or start a conversation on Enpass Forums. Also, try out the new app, and make sure you share your feedback via one of these channels.

 

Comments

Ted 1 year ago

Good to see the Edge extension finally... but not sure what to think about it... I'm a big fan of UWP Apps

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Enpass team 1 year ago

Hey, everyone!
Take our word that the Enpass UWP app is not going anywhere until the time we upgrade the bridged app to a more modern UI and bring in all the signature Windows 10 experiences (yes, Windows Hello & Cortana, too!) which users of our UWP app are already familiar with.
The UWP app users, you'll not regret any single penny spent on the app, we promise.

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Asmit De 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Enpass Team!
Great job on the app.. Absolutely love it.

Is this upgrade to the modern UI and W10 experiences coming with the next update (v6) of the app?
Will the Edge extension support W10 features like unlocking with Windows Hello (instead of a PIN)? Because that would be amazing. I can currently use an Yubikey to unlock the UWP app (benefit of Hello); it would be great if that works with the extension too.

Looking forward to try out the new app!

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Enpass Team 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi,

Yes, our next major update Enpass 6 will come with a modern UI. But we can't comment on the availability of Windows Hello as the APIs required for Hello integration doesn't work great with the Windows 32bit Bridged app. Although, we are in talks with the Microsoft team and they are working on it. Once we get a confirmation on the fix, we will implement in Enpass.

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AARON BUCKLEY 1 month ago

Thanks for the update from a few months ago! Is this still coming with the next major Enpass update?

I'm becoming an Enpass user and my platforms are Windows 10 and Android. I found this article and have now switched over to the Desktop Bridge version, but it still has the rather classic UI ;)

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Korbinian 1 year ago

So I paid 10$ for an app that won't recieve updates and gets replaced by a free version with more functionality? How do I request a refund?

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Nicola 1 year ago

I also paid 10€ for UWP app, and now I read that the focus will be on the new app, which is free. If the users as the same condition as me can't receive a refund, could, at least, receive a voucher to have free Enpass for iOS or Android (the final choice will be on the users)?

Thanks

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Jack 1 year ago

What is the best way to switch from traditional to bridged? Should you uninstall the traditional version first, then install the bridged version from the store?

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Mikko 1 year ago

Hi!

I am a new user of Enpass (installed it 5 minutes ago). I am willing to try Enpass and maybe move to it from TrueKey.

But I already found one DealBreaker for me. There is no Windows Hello Fingerprint login support in bridged app?

and if the answer is no, when we shall get the support?

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Nero 1 year ago

I guess we are at a point where Windows Mobile apps can't earn money anymore, otherwise the Enpass team won't switch all paid UWP to free desktop app :) But finally! Windows Hello & browser extension support together on Windows PC! I'm ditching KeePass on PC and 1Password on iOS and use the one Enpass across platform when the next major version comes! Thanks for your work team!

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Eric 12 months ago

Hi there,

Will this move mean that the Windows 10 Mobile OS option is dead for your password management platform as well?

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Bill 12 months ago

Why not developing the UWP with all these features? You may think its a work in progress but it still has benefits over the Win32 apps. And since you are half the way there ... its not like you just started to build a UWP app.

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Billy 11 months, 3 weeks ago

How do I use edge and firefox at the same time? The bridged version and traditional win32 app cannot both be installed together.

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Richard 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Where can I download the LATEST Windows version that does not require a Windows Store login? I ask because the setup.exe version is 5.6.0 and the Store version is 5.6.2. We want to rollout Enpass on 50++ desktops throughout 2018 (which also sells 50++ iOS Apps) but for legal reasons we are not allowed to login on corporate hardware with a personal Microsoft Account (what the Window Store would require).

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Enpass Team 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Richard,

Thanks for getting in touch and showing interest in Enpass. Please contact us at support@enpass.io so that we can assist you better.

Cheers!

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Dominique 9 months, 1 week ago

Richard, you can use the store with a corporate/work account. If your organization uses Office365 or Microsoft365 you should be able to add your work account to the Store App and get access to the Store For Business. The next step is to contact your IS/IM team and request for them to add enpass to your organization's Store For Business. It's simple and easy and all the licensing and payment is automatically taken care of too.

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Stephan 5 months, 1 week ago

Please continue to improve the Enpass Browser inside Enpass UWP. It's my only workable solution for browsing password access websites on W10 Mobile.
FYI, after a successful login, Enpass Browser fails to open LinkedIn.

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