If you care about your online privacy and security — which you very well should — you’re probably already using a password management app. In all likelihood, you may be using one of the three most popular password managers: 1Password, LastPass, or Dashlane.
But you may want to check out the lesser known but not necessarily less capable Enpass, which has just been updated to version 5.0 with new features and improvements.
Enpass 5.0 notably introduces a refreshed interface, with more vibrant colors and rounded icons for a more intuitive workflow. It also makes for a cleaner view since all of the actions for any item have been moved to the bottom of the detail page. The updated app also allows changing the categories and reordering the fields of any item.
iOS 9 enhancements
The latest update to Enpass also adds support for some features in iOS 9.
One of these is integration with Spotlight, allowing you to search items in your Enpass keychain right from the home screen of your iOS device. Just go to the leftmost page of the home screen or simply swipe down on the home screen to access the Spotlight search bar. Type your search keywords and tap on your desired search result to see the details of the corresponding item in Enpass.
Enpass 5.0 also brings support for iPad multitasking. On iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 2 or later, you can use Slide Over to quickly check Enpass over another app. And on iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 4, you can use Split View to use Enpass side by side with another app at the same time.
According to Enpass’ developer, Sinew Software Systems, the updated app also includes support for 3D Touch on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s Plus, with quick shortcuts from the app’s icon home screen for searching for an item or creating a new item. But even after updating to Enpass 5.0, I can’t seem to bring up the app’s Quick Actions menu however hard I press on its icon on my iPhone 6s Plus. Here’s hoping that this is just an oversight and that 3D Touch support will actually be added to the app through an upcoming patch.
Safari extension improvements
Enpass 5.0 also includes improvements to the official Enpass extension for Apple’s mobile Web browser, Safari.
First up, you can now use the extension to automatically submit your login details after filling them.
You can now also add new items to your Enpass keychain while you’re browsing. Just tap the Enpass extension in Safari, select the “Create new login item,” fill in the new details, and save the item.
What’s more, the Safari extension now lets you edit an item. “Just invoke Enpass extension on any page and a list of items matching with same domain will appear, where you can edit any of them by simply clicking the ⓘ button appearing beside that,” Sinew explains. “Note that you cannot edit the Note and Field label of the items from there.”
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 8.0 or later, Enpass is available on the App Store for free, with a $9.99 in-app purchase for removing the 20-item limit on stored data.
To learn more about Enpass, watch this introductory video:
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