The first beta for Enpass 6 is here – our biggest ever upgrade!

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!

What’s new in Enpass 6

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.

All new Design

There’s an all-new UI to start with, which also comes Dark Theme for all platforms. Yes, finally!

Multiple Vaults

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 new Enpass Assistant in your command

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.

Enhanced Customization

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.

Securely share your items

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.

Trash and Archive

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.

Windows Hello and Keyfile

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.

Enpass 6 Beta for Windows

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.

You will encounter some bugs and glitches in the first Beta for Windows. We've also disabled some features that are still under development; they'll be available in the forthcoming beta updates.  
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 and help us in improving Enpass before its final release.

More platforms will be added as we go along. Stay tight!

 

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Hebusthib 4 days, 22 hours ago

Oh, no !

"The beta for Windows will work only with the Chrome browser extension, although the subsequent beta versions will work with all our browser extensions."

I was so happy to try and report on the beta.... But I don't have chrome browser....

I hope next update won't be late.

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Enpass Team 4 days, 21 hours ago

Hello There!
Thank you for your interest in testing the beta version. Yes, the subsequent beta will be available very soon and will come with the support for other browser extensions. Cheers!

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jack1142 4 days, 22 hours ago

Yeah, I wanted to use it as well, but unfortunately there's no version for Android for now and old version won't sync ;/

Glad to see, there is beta version available for one platform and I can't wait for others!

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Enpass Team 4 days, 21 hours ago

Hello Jack. The Beta for Android will be released very soon. Stay tuned!

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Saul 4 days, 22 hours ago

What happened to you gradually migrating to UWP from the current Win32 app?

That's what you promised ~12mths back; you abandoned your other UWP app, & promised the W32 program would slowly become a true UWP app!

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Enpass Team 4 days, 21 hours ago

Hello. Please have a look at this https://www.enpass.io/blog/enpass-for-windows-which-version-should-i-use/
Where we have mentioned, "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. "
However, we apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Thank you.

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Saul 4 days, 19 hours ago

Yes I know it's centennial bridged, but the whole point of such bridged apps, is to slowly move to true UWP, not stay as "Desktop/W32"!

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Bruno Vieira 2 days, 18 hours ago

But what's the big difference between using Win32 tech on Centennial and using "true UWP resources" purely? It's coming from the Store and has the same security assurances anyway...

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David 4 days, 21 hours ago

Finally! Going to test it instant. Thank you.

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Enpass Team 4 days, 21 hours ago

We would appreciate if you can share your feedback with us. Cheers!

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Tom 4 days, 21 hours ago

Great new features! What about onedrive sync? It is currently disable. Waiting for that.

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Enpass Team 4 days, 21 hours ago

The support for other clouds will be available in the subsequent beta updates. Stay tuned!

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derHeiko 4 days, 21 hours ago

Is it correct that I cannot use the beta if I back up via the Gdrive?

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Enpass Team 4 days, 18 hours ago

You just have to create a backup of your Enpass 5 data in your device, and that can be restored in the Enpass 6 beta. Have a look at this Forum post for more info-
https://discussion.enpass.io/index.php?/topic/3200-beta-6-one-drive/&do=findComment&comment=7986

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Emanuele 4 days, 21 hours ago

Amazing! Can't wait to see all these amazing features brought to the apple ecosystem. Good luck to the Enpass team!

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Enpass Team 4 days, 18 hours ago

Thanks a lot! :D

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Martva 4 days, 20 hours ago

This is great news. Is there a mac version available to test?

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Enpass Team 4 days, 18 hours ago

It will be available very soon. Stay tuned!

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Aaron 3 days, 20 hours ago

Please post again to the blog when the beta is available for other platforms :) Thanks!

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Kelps Leite de Sousa 4 days, 20 hours ago

I really want to use the new version, but since it is not backwards compatible, I don't think I'm going to risk it just yet. Way too many passwords I can't afford to loose and I need it to work on other platforms as well (Android, iOS at least). I wish the UWP was also being updated, so my Windows Phone would also be able to use the new features, but I suppose that is too much to ask. I love my Windows Phone and only gave up on it because I didn't have a choice, but I still use it for development testing and a few personal tasks from time to time.

I might install it to create a separate store for shared work passwords and maybe testing some of the new features. Still pondering about it.

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David 4 days, 20 hours ago

Keep in mind, this is only the beta version of Enpass 6. Enpass 6 is not officially released yet. You should not use the Beta version with your real passwords. Beta is only for testing.

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Enpass Team 1 day, 3 hours ago

The beta versions for other platforms will be released very soon. Stay connected!

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blindHai 4 days, 20 hours ago

Good to see there is a new version coming, but how can i test it, when i cant import my passwords? I dont need to sync it, but to test i need my password and i cant find a way to import them.

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Wolfgang 4 days, 19 hours ago

Is there an IOS Enpass 6 Beta on the way...?

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Enpass Team 1 day, 3 hours ago

We're releasing the beta for all platforms in a staggered fashion... beta apps for other platforms will come soon, one after the other.

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Dennis 4 days, 19 hours ago

You need to backup them first from Enpass5 and restore them in Enpass6 when creating a new vault.

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Enpass Team 1 day, 3 hours ago

On setup screen, import a backup taken from Enpass5.

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Dirk 4 days, 19 hours ago

Hi, congratulations for Enpass 6 (beta). Multiple Vaults is is a long-awaited and important function! I'm looking forward to the final version :)
But: Is it correct that there is no possibility for folders anymore? That would be a great pity and would be an important/essential function in terms of order/organization. We used these very intensively in Enpass 5.

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Dennis 4 days, 19 hours ago

My folders imported as tags. So they just renamed it.
"FolderA/Subfolder" would be "FolderA:Subfolder" as a tag.

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Dirk 4 days, 11 hours ago

Well, ok - but regarding clarity/„arrangement“ of hundreds of different passwords for different systems (e.g. at some locations) having only „tags“ is not a good option.
This would destroy our entire „order“. We use this for servers, routers, accounts on many different locations. This is arranged in folders/sub-folders for better overview and structure/readability...

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Stefan 4 days, 19 hours ago

Nice!

does Enpass 6 also come in Dutch?

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Larry 4 days, 18 hours ago

Any possibility we will see support for Yubikey type 2FA based on FIDO U2F?

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Sean 4 days, 17 hours ago

First off, great work here! I'm excited for the release of version 6.

Some quick feedback based on the beta:

- "Each of your vaults requires a different cloud account to sync with." I'm a bit confused by this statement... does this mean if I have a Primary Vault and a Secondary Vault, that I need to use two separate Dropbox accounts to sync them?

- Is it possible to share a synced vault between two users? (i.e. a team/multi-user shared Vault)

- It looks like folders have been removed. Would it be possible to bring them back? I use a hierarchical sub-folder structure that tags won't be suitable for.

- Please bring back the default Blue theme as well ;-) It was a bit easier on the eyes than purple.

Thanks!

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Dirk 4 days, 11 hours ago

Hi,

regarding the „folder issue“ - i have the same „problem“. Dropping the folder option in the new version would almost be a knockout criterion for us.

So, please leave it in! ;)

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Dmitry 4 days, 17 hours ago

Hi, Enpass team! Thanks for this update.
Do I understand correctly, that the new version is not based on Qt so we won't have to have QT_BEARER_POLL_TIMEOUT = -1 env variable to avoid high ping when on wifi?

Also, why did you decide to change the color gamut of the app and the icon (I kinda like the current ones a bit more)?

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Lawrence L 4 days, 14 hours ago

So, just to clarify, are you all planning to begin BOTH
1. Support for Windows Hello
and
2. Support for MS Edge
together in a future release?

That will be awesome! (tempt me to switch back full-time to Enpass!)

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Suricatta 4 days, 14 hours ago

I hope Enpass 6 will be available on the Windows Store. That's the only reason I chose payed for Enpass. Decent W10 app and W Hello.

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Ram 4 days, 14 hours ago

Hey Team! Remember us Linux users as well! :)
And if possible, please take a look at the UI part of it. Currently, Linux on HiDPI almost kills the UI. Please see if you can make it scalable--such as using relative measurements instead of fixed ones.
Excited!

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Sam 4 days ago

Second this!

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Leandro 4 days, 11 hours ago

Please do not forget the Linux version!!! :D

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SvenC 4 days, 11 hours ago

Well, nice new version! Thanks Enpass-Team :)

I‘m missing the possibility to use folders. This would be an important functionality for me.
Using „tags“ instead is not an option.
Many Tnx.

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John 4 days, 4 hours ago

Please also include only Dropbox sync available at this time. If you're using OneDrive or anything else which to be honest OneDrive is built into Windows seems like the best candidate is not available at this stage of the beta. Once OneDrive has been released look forward to trying out the beta and getting as much feedback as possible. Really want the HaveIBeenPwn v2 site integration along with nice reports what 1Password has done, then I'll be extremely happy!

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Filip 4 days, 2 hours ago

I'm using UWP trial version on my W10 Mobile device. Please make Enpass 6 available as UWP, then I will buy the full version.

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Marc 3 days, 20 hours ago

Good Job Enpass-Team :)

But where are the "folders"? Only tags - really...? Folders are a must have in structure and clarity - so please reinsert the folders ;)

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Moritz 2 days, 23 hours ago

Thanks for the update. The features are very nice. I'm very happy that you implemented tags :)

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Moritz 2 days, 23 hours ago

Maybe you can implement a feature that tags can be displayed hierarchically ("subtags")

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My1 2 hours, 45 minutes ago

no portable beta? sad.

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