KeePass 1.x or 2.x?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Fontaine, Oct 31, 2010.

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  1. Fontaine

    Fontaine Registered Member

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    I've been using KeePass version 1.x for a long time and love it.
    I've recently been playing around with 2.x. Can't see a reason to upgrade, other than it has more icons...and minor reasons like that.

    Is there any reason why I might NOT want to upgrade? I know 2.x requires .NET which isn't a problem on my machines (vista and win 7). I don't think I will ever have to use a system without .NET. Anyone else make the decision to stay with 1.x or upgrade?
     
  2. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    The added features that 2.x provides, over & above those of 1.x, are listed below. I switched to 2X mainly because of the protected in-memory streams.

    +Protected In-Memory Streams: When loading the inner XML format, passwords are encrypted using a session key.
    +You can lock the database to the current Windows user account. The database can then only be opened by the same person who created it.
    +2.x features an advanced option that explicitly optimizes the user interface for screen readers.
    +Out of the box, 2.x supports importing more than 25 formats
    +Has a powerful internal viewer for text files, images and documents. You don't even need to export attached files to view them!
     
  3. HAN

    HAN Registered Member

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    As bellgamin notes, it's features. The only drawback I see with version 2 is the need for .NET Framework. Not in and of itself a bad thing but it does mean that version 2 needs more than just itself to run...
     
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