Password Boss and Enpass are both solid, free password managers. They’re pretty similar in terms of functionality and design, but is one better than the other? Check out our side by side 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 offers an application designed specifically for families
- Both are free with the option for a paid premium version
- Password Boss offers an application designed for businesses
- Password Boss offers two-factor authentication
- Enpass has a security audit feature
Winner: Password Boss
Enpass and Password Boss both feature a clean, easy to use interface. Password Boss comes out slightly ahead for a few reasons. It’s more customizable, and allows you to view your saved passwords in either a list layout or a tile layout, unlike Enpass, which only has a list layout. Password Boss also displays the logo for the website or application associated with each password, making it easy to locate specific entries quickly. Aesthetically, Enpass has a sleeker, more modern feel to it, but Password Boss still comes out ahead with those few added advantages.
Aside from an auto-lock feature and two-factor authentication, Password Boss doesn’t offer much in the way of security. It doesn’t offer any kind of feature that shows you how strong your passwords are and which ones need to be changed for maximum security, a common feature for most password managers. Enpass does offer a feature like this, located in the “password audit” section, which can conveniently be found in the navigation toolbar. This section shows you if you’re using any weak, identical, or old passwords. It’s not the most comprehensive security audit feature compared to other password managers, but it’s definitely more than what Password Boss has to offer, and it will help you stay on top of the strength of your passwords.
Winner: Password Boss
Neither Enpass nor Password Boss offers a family-specific application. Password Boss could potentially be used for family use by sharing passwords between multiple accounts. To share passwords, you can select which logins you want to share and enter the recipient’s email address. You can then set a time for them to have access to that login, and designate whether or not they can edit the login, or if they have “read only” privileges. This could be ideal for families, whereas in Enpass, you have to copy and paste the information as a link, which is a little more tiresome.
Winner: Password Boss
Enpass does not offer a business application, but Password Boss offers a business version that allows employees to securely share logins. Each team member has a separate business and personal profile, allowing employees to share logins while keeping their personal data private. And unlike the personal version of the application, the business version does have a security score feature that provides reports on both team and individual password strength.
Both are free with the option to pay a subscription for a premium version.
The Enpass and Password Boss mobile apps are pretty similar in terms of functionality and design, and both offer features like Touch ID and a password generator. Enpass wins because it’s free. The Password Boss app is free to download, but you have to pay for it after the 30-day free trial.
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
Who Password Boss Might Be Better For:
- Users who want a more customizable interface
- Users who want a password manager specifically for business use
- Users who want to enable two-factor authentication
Enpass and Password Boss are pretty similar, and both are strong options for a free password manager. Password Boss has a few advantages over Enpass. It has a more customizable interface and offers two-factor authentication. It also has an impressive business application.
Enpass doesn’t offer two-factor authentication, but it does offer a security audit feature that allows you to keep track of your passwords and make sure they’re as secure as possible. It also encrypts your data locally, meaning it doesn’t use a cloud-based system to save your passwords, so two-factor authentication, while still helpful, may not be as useful as it would be with a cloud-based password manager. Ultimately, they’re both solid options, and it really comes down to which features matter most to you.
To learn more, read our review of the best password managers of 2019.