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Enpass 5.2 for Linux and Windows was released today, bringing support for "Time-based One-time Password Algorithm" (TOTP), along with other improvements.

Enpass is a proprietary cross-platform password manager which uses SQLCipher under the hood, an open source extension to SQLite that provides transparent 256-bit AES encryption of database files.

The app comes with quite a few useful features, including built-in (encrypted) backup/sync to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, and ownCloud/WebDAV as well as Firefox, Chrome, and Safari extensions, which allow auto-filling username/password and other sensitive information directly from the web browser.

Enpass is available for Linux, Windows and Mac as well as iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. The desktop apps are free to use with no limitations while the mobile apps offer in-app purchases (Android, iOS) or cost 9.99$ (Windows Phone).

The most important change in the latest Enpass 5.2 is the added support for Time-based One-time Password Algorithm (TOTP) logins, a much requested feature. Thanks to TOTP support, you don't have to switch from Enpass to another application to view your time-based one-time passwords and instead, you can do this from Enpass.

For how to use the Enpass TOTP feature, see THIS page.

Other changes in Enpass 5.2 include:
  • you can now set Enpass to start automatically on login
  • added support for importing passwords from 1Password OPVault, Pocket and Password Depot
  • Item details in Extension: you will now be able to see the item details from the Firefox / Chrome / Safari Enpass extension
  • added option to set the system tray / Ubuntu AppIndicator icon color for dark and light themes
  • improvements in importing data from SafeInCloud and Keepass
  • Catalan language added
  • fixed Dropbox Sync issue along with various other minor bug fixes

Also see: Manage Passwords From The Command Line With `Pass`

Download Enpass

Debian and Ubuntu (and other Debian-based Linux distributions) users can install the latest Enpass for both 32bit and 64bit by using its official repository. Add the repository and install Enpass using the following commands:
echo "deb http://repo.sinew.in/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/enpass.list
sudo apt install wget #in case it's not already installed
wget -O - http://repo.sinew.in/keys/enpass-linux.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt update
sudo apt install enpass

Download Enpass (available for desktops: generic Linux 64-bit binary, Mac OS X and Windows as well as mobile: iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry)

To install the Enpass browser extension, see THIS page.