As my first Android application, I've developed a viewer for Password Safe
databases. I have taken the Java application code and wrapped it in an app. I
will be releasing the application shortly.
I have since published the application, PasswdSafe, to the Android market. It
should work on any Android 1.6 and higher device. I've also setup a
Sourceforge project at https://sourceforge.net/projects/passwdsafe/
Please let me know of any features or bugs in the application. I've done
testing on my Droid phone as well as a 1.6 virtual phone.
Also, I have used the Password Safe icon for the application. If the Password
Safe team wishes I use a different icon, I will change it.
Sounds cool. I've no problem with your use of the PasswordSafe icon, as long
as this project is mentioned in the credits.
I'll update the Related Projects on the pwsafe.org website to mention this
next time I get around to updating the site.
Is there anything or anyway to synchronize between the Android and the
Desktop? This is critical.
The only supported way currently is to copy the file to and from the flash
card on the Android phone. Typically, the card will show in Windows explorer
as a drive, and you can drag-and-drop your password file. I don't know of any
way to automatically sync files on Android.
I suggest installing DropBox on your Android phone. You can then install
DropBox on your PC as well, and sync the password file as described by syncing
it between both locations.
I've installed the app and copied the files onto the SD card. No drama. But
the pwd file is not being found by the app.
I was thinking it's either the file name or format PWDSAFE2010 May 12.psafe3
or to do with the SD card having to be unmounted.
The wiki entry indicates (surprisingly to me) that the SD card must be
My file manager ASTRO (before I unmount the card) verifies the file is in the
Any suggestions appreciated.
Thanks for your help.
oh and I'm using the HTC Desire (or Bravo in the US)
The documentation may be a little misleading. The SD card needs to be
unmounted from your PC and mounted on the phone.
There shouldn't be problems with spaces in the file name, but try renaming it
just in case.
It's ok now. I retyped the root directory path /sdcard and it immediately
found the files and they've opened up fine.
Having this data secure and mobile will be terrific.
Thanks so much.
FYI I have downloaded it to my HT Desire HD smartphone and it works fine.
I never set a default file path. I keep my password file on Dropbox so it is
available on my MAC , My Office PC's, and now my Android phone. I just double
click the password file in a Dropbox folder and Password safe opens and all
seems to work great.
Now I am gonna search for a version that is ported to iOS so I can use it on
Outstanding port ... works beautifully on my HTC G2. This was the missing link
in completely migrating away from PC dependence. You made my day.
I download it to my HTC Incredible and it worked great. Thank you, this is
what I needed for a while.
Thanks Jeff. I have it running on my new Honeycomb tablet.
Envy, here. Been using it on my PC for around 3 years. Would love a version
for my Windows Phone 7.
I'm trying to link the new PasswordSafe app to the data file I use on my
computer at home. I have this stored on dropbox so that I can access it from
any computer I have. I also have the dropbox app installed on my phone. Is it
possible to access this information this way?
Hi meubanks. Were you able to find a good workaround for this? MY GF is trying
to set this up.
Make sure you are using the correct PasswdSafe app. There are a number of them
on the market, but only the one named "PasswdSafe" (with the UNIX passwd
spelling) is compatible with the PC Password Safe. The app has the same red
triangular icon as the PC program. There's a QR code on the app's web site
(http://passwdsafe.sf.net) that you can scan to
get to the app.
Once you have the app installed, you can just click on a .psafe3 file in
Dropbox, and it'll open in the app.
Hi, I have the correct PasswdSafe app installed on Android Jelly Bean, and Dropbox is also installed. Sorry for not knowing, but I don't know what directory to navigate into to find the .psafe3 file which is currently stored in my Dropbox account on my PC.
Help appreciated, thank you!!
If you click on the file in Dropbox, it should download and open with PasswdSafe. The full path should be visible in the password dialog.
The file is only cached on the phone as needed by Dropbox. If you want it there more permanently, you can export it from Dropbox or mark it as offline. Again, opening the file from Dropbox should give you the location.
Oh thank you. Now I feel like a douchebag for assuming you had to open the Dropbox file via Paasword Safe :)
Just a quick announcement that PasswdSafe is now available on the Amazon
Appstore in addition to Google Play.
PasswdSafe runs fine on an Android 4 compatible LifTab tablet. However I miss
the option 'Run Cmd'.
Quite some entries I use to start a JPG image or an PDF password protected
I this a possibility.... please ?
Thanks Jeff !
The values you may use for Run Cmd on Android would be quite different than on
a PC. Since the app needs to at least preserve the PC settings, I can not use
that field for any Android specific action.
Add a feature request on the app's project site, https://sourceforge.net/trac
ker/?group_id=296805&atid=1252632, so I can track the request.
Hello friends. I'm still using Password Safe 1.7 by Counterpane Systems on my
PC (since 1998!). As simple as it may seem, it has been absolutely essential
software through the years, because of it's strong security features. I just
discovered Password Safe went Open Source ten years ago and it's still alive!
Great news! On PC I'm very happy with the archaic version I'm using, but I'd
like to use jeffharris' version on my Samsung Galaxy Note (Android 2.3.6).
My main concern right now is finding a way to automatically convert my .dat
password databases from Password Safe 1.7 of the Counterpane era, so I can use
it on PasswdSafe for Android. Is there a way to do that? I have installed
PasswdSafe on my Galaxy Note, but still didn't install the new revamped open
source Password Safe on my laptop. It's absolutely mind blowing that Jeff took
the time to publish this for Android. You are God Jeff. Huge thanks! Of
course, a big thanks for the Open Soure Password Safe developers and
Counterpane Systems too!.
I meant thanks "to" everyone.
Even if I have to manually retype every username and pasword, this is great
You got to be kidding me...it still supports the old DAT format for the
password databases!!! Great!
GREATLY appreciate Password Safe on Android and the new input method is awesome! Now to learn of integration with Google Drive and Dropbox, l'm thrilled. If you added SkyDrive, I couldn't ask for more!
Thanks for all you do!