With millions of happy users across the globe using Enpass across the platforms on desktop and mobile, the road to Enpass 6, our latest version, wasn’t easy.
After the heartening success and huge adoption of Enpass 5, the biggest demand from our users was the ability to support multiple vaults. We weren’t sure since this meant that we had to rearchitect the app from the ground up.
But well, we did.
Last year, we embarked on the journey of Enpass 6 to make it our biggest release ever. We were at a team offsite trekking in the Himalayas, and after a long day of hiking, sitting around the bonfire in our camp, we decided that once we’re back at our office, we’ll go ahead and develop the new architecture… our new summit. The spirit of the hills, the high of the long trek we had managed, and the want of a new challenge made us take the plunge. Throughout the development cycle, we referred to Enpass 6 as the Himalayan Edition as an ode to how it came about.
And here we are, after scaling that summit!
Here is the list of some of the most important features that we've incorporated in Enpass 6. There are still loads of other features and improvements you'll come across while testing the Beta. We would appreciate if you can share your feedback with us to further improve Enpass 6 before the final release. Here we go.
There’s an all-new UI to start with, which also comes Dark Theme for all platforms. Yes, finally!
Enpass 6 brings support for multiple vaults – so you could use the same app instance for personal and work credentials or a separate vault for different clients you may have. Each of your vaults requires a different cloud account to sync with.
But that’s not all! A new version means a bunch of behind-the-scenes improvements and a host of new features.
The erstwhile Enpass Helper utility is now Enpass Assistant. Unlike the Enpass Helper, the new Enpass Assistant runs as a single process with the main app for better memory management and allows you to quickly access your items or edit them from within your browser. There’s also Multi-fields Autofilling which will enable autofill on the web-pages having more than two fields to log in.
Enpass 6 also brings Custom Categories and Templates, and now allows you to define your own categories and templates under the Customize section in the settings. Also, as was much requested by our users, you can add custom icons while adding a new item.
The latest version brings secured sharing allowing you to include the attachments with the item and also allow you to encrypt the entire item with a passphrase before sharing it with anyone.
There’s also the new Trash and Archive paradigm. All the items you delete in Enpass will be saved in the Trash, allowing you to recover the accidentally deleted items. You can also archive the items which are no longer in use, and you don't want them to appear in search results.
For authentication, you can now additionally use a Keyfile with the master password and on Windows 10 devices, Enpass 6 also supports Windows Hello to log in.
Like what you see? Here’s what you need to know to try out the Enpass 6 beta.
Note that Enpass 6 will be installed as a separate, parallel application that will not interfere with your existing Enpass installation.
Also, since Enpass 6 is based on a new architecture, it will only sync with Enpass 6, and not with previous versions. So, to test the sync functionality, you’d need to install the Enpass 6 beta on your other devices as well.
The beta for Windows will work only with the Chrome browser extension, although the subsequent beta versions will work with all our browser extensions.
To check out the Enpass 6 beta for Windows, click here.
The sole purpose of this beta is to collect your initial feedback and to give you a glimpse of what we are working on. So please do tell us how you feel about this beta here on our forums for desktop beta and help us in improving Enpass before its final release.
[Updated: July 17, 2018]
Today, we've released the first beta of Enpass 6 as a public, open beta on Google Play Store. Please note that Enpass 6 Beta will be installed as a separate, parallel application that will not interfere with your existing Enpass 5 installation. The Store description has all the details on how to get started!
[Updated: July 23, 2018]
Like Windows, it will only sync with Enpass 6, and not with previous versions. You can backup your data from an existing Enpass installation, and use that backup file to restore your data on the Enpass 6 beta app.
You will encounter some bugs and glitches in the Enpass Beta. Please report them at firstname.lastname@example.org or start a topic in our forums here. We've also disabled some features that are still under development; they'll be available in the forthcoming beta updates.
More platforms will be added as we go along. Stay tight!
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