Enpass and RoboForm are both reliable, free password managers. So which one is better? We’ve compared the two side by side in a number of different categories 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
- Both have security audit features
- Both are free for the most basic version
- Roboform offers family and business applications
- RoboForm offers two-factor authentication
- Enpass has a more intuitive interface
Both Enpass and RoboForm offer a clean, simple interface that allow you to view all of your saved passwords in a list layout. When you click on an entry, the information for it will conveniently pop up right next to the list. In RoboForm, you can’t add passwords directly to the application, which is the only drawback. It requires that you go to the website correlating with each password and enter your login credentials first. It will then automatically save the form specific data from that website to your passwords folder. Not being able to add a login information directly to the application could be annoying, especially for users who want to just add all of their logins all at once. You can save your passwords directly into the Enpass application.
Both Enpass and RoboForm offer security audit features that analyze the strength of all of your saved passwords. In Enpass, this can be found in the “password audit” section, located conveniently in the navigation toolbar. This section shows you if you’re using any weak, identical, or old passwords.
RoboForm offers a more in-depth version of this called the “security center,” which generates an overall percentage score of all your saved passwords. It also breaks down the strength of each password, showing you which passwords are duplicates. It’s an easily accessible feature, located right in the navigation toolbar. RoboForm also offers two-factor authentication, which Enpass does not, putting RoboForm slightly ahead in the security category.
Enpass does not offer a family specific application, but RoboForm offers RoboForm Family, which allows families with up to five users to share logins, identities, and safe notes. A central administrator can decide which users have access to what information, while individual users can also create their own, private entries. It also comes with features like with automatic syncing and account data backup.
Enpass does not offer a business application, but RoboForm offers RoboForm Business, which allows companies to securely share passwords and other sensitive information among multiple employees. A centralized Management Console allows administrators to designate permissions, assign credentials, view password security reports, and streamline the onboarding process for new employees.
Both Enpass and RoboForm are free for the most basic version of the application.
The Enpass and RoboForm mobile apps are both impressive and offer many of the same features, like Touch ID, a built-in password generator, and a built-in web browser that adds an extra layer of security against hackers.
Who Enpass Might Be Better For:
- Users who want to be able to easily monitor the strength of their passwords
Who RoboForm Might Be Better For:
- Users who want a security test feature to help monitor password strength
- Users who want a password manager specifically for family or business use
RoboForm and Enpass are overall very similar in functionality and design, and they’re both free to use. RoboForm comes out slightly ahead for offering more comprehensive security features as well as applications designed specifically for families and businesses. The one drawback to RoboForm is the inability to add entries directly into the application. Ultimately, they’re both great options for a free password manager — it just depends on which features you value the most.
To learn more, read our review of the best password managers of 2019.