1Password and Enpass are comparable password managers. They’re both easy to use and come with some helpful added features. But Enpass is free, while 1Password requires a paid subscription. Is 1Password really worth the extra cost? Check out our comparison to see how they stack up.
- Both have password generators that allow you to create strong, unique, customizable passwords
- Both use a master password to protect your data
- Both use one-sided encryption
- Neither offer two-factor authentication
- Enpass is free, while 1Password requires a monthly subscription after the free trial
- 1Password offers versions of the application designed specifically for families and businesses
- Enpass offers a password audit feature that allows you to monitor the strength of your passwords
- 1Password has a travel mode feature that hides your data while traveling
- 1Password gives you a secret key when you create your master password
The main difference between the Enpass interface and the 1Password interface is the layout. 1Password stores your passwords in different “vaults,” which appear on the home screen as squares. You can view your passwords by clicking on the squares.
Enpass, on the other hand, displays your saved passwords as a list. When you click on an entry, the information will pop up right next to the list. Overall, the Enpass interface is a little more intuitive and easier to navigate. In 1Password, you can’t really make folders for your passwords.
For example, if you wanted to create separate folders for things like “email passwords,” “streaming service passwords,” “social network passwords,” etc., you couldn’t. You can make different “vaults” with specific labels, but organizing your passwords into folders is easier in Enpass.
1Password does not offer a security test feature that identifies weak, old, reused, or compromised passwords. Enpass, however, has a “password audit” feature, located conveniently in the navigation toolbar. This section shows you if you’re using any weak, identical, or old passwords.
1Password does give you something called a secret key, which is a unique string of letters and numbers that you will need in order to access 1Password from other devices. This is a nice added layer of security, but the Enpass password audit feature allows you to develop and maintain strong password security skills. And while Enpass is the overall winner, it’s also important to note that neither offer two-factor authentication.
Enpass does not offer a family-specific version of its software. 1Password offers 1Password Families, which allows family members to have their own individual accounts with their own personal vaults while maintaining access to one family vault. The “family organizer” has control over which members have access to what information.
Enpass does not have a business-specific version of their software. 1Password offers 1Password Teams, which allows multiple employees to have shared access to the company’s password vault. Only designated administrators are able to manage who can view, edit, and create information.
Enpass is free to use, while 1Password costs $3/month billed annually after a 30 day free trial.
Both Enpass and 1Password have impressive mobile apps. Both offer options like browser autofill, touch ID, a password generator, and backup/restore features. It ultimately comes down to price. The 1Password mobile app is free, but that’s only if you already have a subscription. Enpass allows you to store up to 20 items for free, and then costs $10/platform for an unlimited subscription.
So if you don’t have at least 20 passwords, Enpass is definitely the best option — if you have more than 20 passwords, the $10 will still end up being less expensive than 1Password in the long run.
Who 1Password Might Be Better For:
- Users who want a password manager specifically for business or family use
- Users who travel a lot and may benefit from the travel mode feature
Who Enpass Might Be Better For:
- Users who want a basic, no-frills password manager at no cost
- Users who want to be able to easily monitor the strength of their passwords
Enpass and 1Password both have their merits. Enpass comes out ahead in security for having a password audit feature that allows you to easily monitor the strength of all your saved passwords. The main advantage of 1Password is its unique business and family applications. They’re otherwise pretty similar in terms of functionality and ease of use, and Enpass is free, whereas 1Password requires a monthly subscription.
To learn more, read our review of the best password managers of 2019.