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  1. @Vikram Dabas, what's happened to the ability to rearrange fields in EDIT mode. This is HUGELY important.

    Example: I'm adding a Card Number, CVC and Expiry to a bank account item. I added the Card Number field, then added a CVC field, which now appears above the Card Number field and there's no way for me to move it below the Card Number field. This is a BIG BAD BUG.

  2. On 2/19/2019 at 2:57 AM, Vikram Dabas said:

    Dock the Assistant: From now onwards, the Enpass Assistant will stay sticky on the screen. You can enable it from Enpass General settings under the Behavior section. Also, once the Enpass Assistant is opened, you can use the Keyboard shortcut Shift+Ctrl+ D or Shift+Cmd+ D to dock it.

    I'm not clear on what this feature does — and the wording in Settings > General isn't clear either (what does "docked" mean?). Are you saying that once you click the Enpass button in a browser toolbar, the Enpass Assistant overlay will continue to show until the user deactivates it by clicking the [X]? That seems to be the case, and it's a great option to have. But...

    1. The wording isn't clear at all. I suggest wording like Show Enpass Assistant window until closed by the user — Enpass pop-up window in browsers won't disappear when you click on something else
    2. Shift+CMD+D has no effect on the Enpass Assistant overlay as far as I can tell. I have no idea what "dock it" means, but this key combo certainly doesn't make it go away. (The "dock" is something very specific on a Mac, so maybe choose clearer wording.)
    3. The only way to find out about Shift+CMD+D is from this release information. It should be included in the description in Settings > General, along with a clear description of what it does.
    4. The Enpass Assistant overlay mostly covers up the button that activates it. This is not normal behavior (see screenies below), and the button should be one of the methods by which the Assistant can be closed. (Also note that the Assistant "colors outside the lines" of the browser window, hanging over the edge of the window instead of staying within the browser.)




    On 2/19/2019 at 2:57 AM, Vikram Dabas said:
    • Added an option to remove custom icons from the icon chooser.

    Fantastic! But you didn't explain how it works. (I did figured out it's a right-click.)


    On 2/19/2019 at 2:57 AM, Vikram Dabas said:
    •  The Enpass Assistant is now more Keyboard friendly. You can open the main app, browser settings, dock the Assistant or even quit the app from the Keyboard itself.
    • While searching for information, the app now selects the first item by default from the results.



    On 2/19/2019 at 2:57 AM, Vikram Dabas said:
    • After restarting the app, the application window will no longer reset itself.


    On 2/19/2019 at 2:57 AM, Vikram Dabas said:
    • For those using Multiple-vaults, the customs icons were not syncing across devices. It's now fixed.

    Haven't tried this yet, but YAY!!! — When will this be released to production? The people with whom I'm sharing vaults are all on the Mac App Store version.


    Very happy to see some of these little bugaboos getting addressed!

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  3. On 2/19/2019 at 2:55 PM, xarekate said:

    Sorry, that might sound like a joke, but I mean it seriously: why are you still rolling out some beta stuff, if there are a lot of unresolved issues in the "stable" version and some of them are already fixed here? I mean, you cannot make the "stable" more unreliable as it is right now. If you already decided to publish beta versions as stable ones right from the beginning of the v6, then please update it on the same way, until it's more or less bug-free. A lot of users are waiting until you resolve all the critical bugs asap (some of which are already fixed here) and you are wasting our time by rolling out betas, which could be the same way "stable" releases in the nowadays reality.

    To conclude what I'm trying to say: normally the betas are more buggy than stable versions, since Enpass v6 it seems to be the other way round. So, please roll out this / those versions in the appropriate app stores as quickly as possible, I don't want to switch on a beta path only to have a more reliable solution.

    If what you're asking is "why aren't the bug fixes being rolled out to the production version?," the answer is very likely that the whole purpose of a beta is to test fixes and changes before they're released in production. Being part of the beta program means we see these changes before they're "released to the public." The Apple App Store, for example, is on v6.0.5. The newest beta release is 6.0.6. Once the Enpass team gets some feedback on 6.0.6 that doesn't show any new problems from the changes, 6.0.6 will be released wide.

    If that's not what you're asking, please clarify. I'm sorry to say your post is a pretty confusing read.

  4. Confirmed on Enpass 6.0.4 (329).

    It looks like the problem may be that Settings > General > Hide dock icon when the main window is closed isn't working properly.

    I just turned OFF the Menu Bar icon and turned ON the persistent Dock icon, but when I close the Enpass window, the Dock icon goes away anyway, and Enpass is no longer running in the background.

    In short, if you don't have the persistent Menu Bar icon, closing the window is the same as quitting the app.

    This is definitely a bug.

  5. I'm in the process of editing several Items with a uniform change. As such, I'm doing a lot of open Item > make change > Save.

    After I've done this a handful of times, I run into a bug, which is that upon hitting Save (or using CMD+S), the column showing all my items spontaneously jumps to the either near the very top (I'm sorted alphabetically so it jumps way up into the A section), or near the very bottom (a few Items from the last Z). Either way, I must scroll to find (again) the item I just finished editing.


    1. Start editing a bunch of Items one after another
    2. Eventually (after 5-6 or so) when you click Save (or CMD+S), the Items column will jump to the top or bottom

    Enpass 6.0.4 (329) on Mid-2009 MacBook Pro, running 10.11.6.

  6. 17 hours ago, Vikram Dabas said:

    We have improved the Tags management in the previous release v6.0.3 where you would be able to create nested tags with the same name, i.e. like Folders in Enpass v5. But we would like to hear more from you, so hopefully, we can enhance it and makes it fit for most of our users.

    Hi Vikram,

    While the nested tags are an improvement...

    a) they're not user-friendly (users have to learn the use-a-colon trick from somewhere)

    b) the bigger issue (to me anyway, but I get the impression it's big for everyone) is that when adding tags to an Item, there's no auto-complete

    As I've mentioned previously, if you have a tag called "Utilities" you have to type the whole thing every time. And because you can't scroll through the sidebar (categories, tags, etc.) when in edit mode, it's impossible to see the names of your exiting tags while trying to type them in. So it's really easy to accidentally end up with multiple tags that were meant to be the same thing: "Utilities" and "Utility" (because you didn't remember your original tag was plural, not singular) and "Utlities"(because you made a typo).

    This is only compounded by the nested tags "improvement": Did I call that nested tag "Utilities:Power" or "Utilities:Electric"? Without being able to scroll the sidebar — and more importantly, without auto-complete options — the only thing one can do is save the Item, then drag it to the correct tag in the sidebar, which is an extra step that shouldn't be necessary.

    On top of that, there are two more problems that compound the issue:

    1) It's not possible to drag any item that isn't active (highlighted in blue), so there's an extra click involved (not a big deal, but I know this isn't normal behavior because I've never had this problem in any other app)

    2) When you do drag the Item to the sidebar, it's not being put in the Tag that you're pointing to with your cursor, but rather the one below it:



    Of these problems — all of which need fixing, and most of which I feel shouldn't have made it out of beta — in my view the auto-complete is the most important (and unfortunately probably the most work for your team). If I'm adding a tag and type "Uti" and Enpass offers the auto-complete option "Utilities" because that tag already exists — that's saves a lot of hassle.

    But as I say, all of these are important, and many of them are due to the fact that the UI has been redesigned to work across a bunch of platforms, instead of having a Mac-like app for the Mac, an Android-like app for Android, etc. In Enpass 5 (for Mac anyway), editing an Item took place in a child window, and it was possible to scroll the sidebar in the parent window behind it. But in the new design, opening Edit makes it impossible to do anything else in the app. It's not even possible to open the preferences when in Edit mode.

    Having been part of UI/UX teams, I definitely understand the instinct to try to make one UI that works everywhere. It's a tremendous time-saver and makes both the design and QA processes much easier. But when it makes the app user-unfriendly, you end up shooting yourself in the foot.

    I'm a big proponent of Enpass, which is why I'm so active in these forums, and why you'll see me both criticizing and defending. But I don't recommend Enpass to anyone else at this point because compound issues like this make it difficult to use — and I run into issues like this every day.


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  7. 15 hours ago, Vikram Dabas said:
    • Does the problem occur only in the Notes field?

    It seems to happen with any field, and it happens whether you're coping from display view (i.e., just looking at an Item) or Edit view (i.e., you are in a field editing, and you select-all, copy, then paste into a cell in Excel)


    15 hours ago, Vikram Dabas said:

    Have you tried copying and pasting in a text editor?

    Pasting anywhere but Excel seems to be fine. I tried pasting into Word, TextEdit (RTF), TextWrangler (plain text), and Postbox (email).


    15 hours ago, Vikram Dabas said:

    Have you tried to copy the same info from the Mobile app?

    No, because I don't use Excel on mobile.

    This is a really obscure corner case. I don't expect anything to come of it until you guys have nothing better to do :)I just figured it shouldn't go unreported.

    To be clear, it happens only when double-clicking an Excel cell (so the cursor appears inside the cell), then pasting.

  8. On 1/29/2019 at 12:32 PM, elmaco said:

    Needless to say. Now I am also looking for a new solution. Sucks cause I was really happy with v5 :-(

    Really sorry to hear that. This roll-out was definitely mishandled, and v6 is definitely not ready for prime time. I wonder what the rush was to get it out before it was stable and had a clear, simple path for upgrading?

    Personally, I don't allow Android to auto-update. When I see new updates on my most important apps, I copy of the current APK before downloading, so I can do my own rollback if I don't like the update. That might not have worked in this case through, vis a vis the database rewrite. :(

  9. Another corner-case bug:

    When pasting content from an Enpass Item into other apps, some strange invisible characters can come along for the ride.

    I'm not talking about extra lines (that's annoying, but hardly unique to Enpass).

    I'm talking about the square ahead of the date in the screenshots below, which shows up at the front of anything you paste from Enpass into a cell in Microsoft Excel:

    Copied from Enpass:


    Pasted into Excel (after double-clicking the cell to paste inside it):


  10. Found another corner-case bug: If you create a Multiline field and flag it Sensitive, when editing an item with this field, the content of this field is not obscured.

    To be more clear...

    When viewing an item containing a sensitive multiline field, you do see the •••••• instead of the content.

    But when editing such an item, the sensitive multiline field is fully visible (and there's no eyeball button to show/hide the content), even though other sensitive fields work correctly.



  11. On 1/2/2019 at 1:30 AM, Numline1 said:

    2) the all items list (or any other list) keeps randomly refreshing. I have a suspicion this is related to syncing (I'm using WebDAV). I'm scrolling down the list of about 100 entries and the list randomly refreshes, returning back to the top of the list.This is on macOS too

    I think you're mistaking a different bug for a random refresh: There was definitely a bug where if you scrolled too fast (i.e., not actually very fast at all, but not slow enough), you'd get bounced back to the top. Worked the other way too: If you scrolled to the bottom, then tried to scroll back up, you'd bounce to the bottom again.

    The latest beta build — 6.0.3 (321) — seems to have fixed this.

    I haven't seen the random resizing of the window lately either, although the window definitely doesn't stay where you put it.

    As for tag handling, I think everyone agrees Enpass almost couldn't have screwed this up any worse. Frankly, I'm stunned it hasn't been a high-priority fix. And every time it's been mentioned on these forums, the Enpass team has ignored it — even when asked directly to comment on the issue.

    Enpass 6 should never have been publicly released until this was fixed. It is not user-friendly enough for the general public. I want to install Enpass for my family and several unsavvy computer-users (read: old folks) that I help regularly, but until the tagging system is simple and intuitive enough for the most basic user, it's impossible for me to recommend it.

    It's also grossly irresponsible (or a deliberate, underhanded customer-retention scheme?) of Enpass to not include CSV as an export option.

    I came to Enpass after trying all the big password manager apps. Enpass was the only one that did the things I wanted. I have started shopping again — and find myself coming back despite Enpass 6 being very much undercooked because it's still the only one that meets some high-priority needs.

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  12. The new UI definitely leaves a lot to be desired. I know the Enpass team worked hard on it, but I think they just started from the wrong philosophy. They've had lots of feedback, and have participated in these forums to varying degrees (I get the impression that Enpass is not the primary paying job for any of them, so that's understandable), so I hope for some improvements over time — but it may be a while since redesigning a redesign is major work.

    On 1/13/2019 at 10:19 PM, aristosv said:
    • To open the enpass windows app, you have to click on the taskbar icon, click the 3 lines menu, and select open enpass. In the previous version it was a simple double-click on the task bar icon.

    This stinks, but there's a workaround: Settings > General > System-Wide Hotkey could save you a step. (At least, that's where to find this preference on Mac. I think it's in roughly the same place on Windows, but I don't have my Windows machine in front of me right now.)

    I've already complained a few times about the removal of CMD+E for opening the full window from the mini window. Can't imagine why that hasn't been restored. Doesn't seem like it would be that much work to map that key command, but then I'm not a code guy.

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  13. I know the Enpass team is working hard on a good Favicons solution, but in the mean time, can we please get a full set of alpha-numeric icons under "Miscellaneous"?

    I'm truly stumped as to why there are icons only for the letters G, H, I, P, Q, R, X, and Z, but no other letters or numbers. And why is G the only one that's lower case?

  14. Found a weird bug: If you have an Item from which a field has been deleted during an edit, if you then duplicate that Item, the duplicate will include the field that had been removed.  

    Steps to recreate:

    1. Add Item > Login > Default
    2. Name the item "TEST," but leave everything else blank (it won't matter)
    3. SAVE
    4. Now open the new item named "TEST" and click EDIT
    5. Click on the name of the TOTP field, and in the field editor, click [DELETE] to remove the field
    6. SAVE
    7. Select "TEST" and CMD+D to duplicate it — this will create an item called "TEST (copy)"

    RESULT: Even though "TEST (copy)" is supposedly a duplicate of "TEST" it includes the TOTP field that had been removed from "TEST" before duplication.

    NOTE: This happens with any field you remove, I just used TOTP as an example (because I don't know what the hell it is!)

    NOTE: This bug does not occur if you remove the field before Step 3 (i.e., while creating the item you will later duplicate). It only happens if you remove a field from an item that has already been saved once.


  15. 2 hours ago, xarekate said:

    It's possible in the current version already. You just have to select a unique folder where to store another vault, it's not possible to store multiple vaults in the same folder. Maybe that's your problem? At least it works for me with nextcloud without any issues right from the beginning.

    I don't think this works for common (not custom) cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive. Or at least, when I've created vaults I've never been asked where I want them stored within my cloud directory structure. If I'm missing something, I'd love to know what it is.

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  16. 9 hours ago, Vinod Kumar said:

    We had previously used a third party API to fetch fav-icons in beta. Since their terms of use has been changed and not in line with us, we have to remove that. We are working on our own service to provide fav-icons. This feature will return soon (next month).

    Roger that. Thank you for the update! I definitely understand having to abandon a third-party tool after a change to an API and/or the providers TOU. I've been there. Very frustrating, especially for a feature you'd already introduced! Very much appreciating being in the loop on this. I can live with a feature misbehaving or even being removed if I know what's going on and that there's a plan.

    Looking forward to beta testing the update when it becomes available.

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