Is KeePassium free?

Yes. You don’t have to pay to use KeePassium.

And yes, KeePassium is also a free open source software project available under the GPL license.

Yes. Improving and maintaining KeePassium takes a lot of time. Email support is also quite demanding: writing a response can take anywhere from 2 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the case.

Premium version pays for this time and ensures that KeePassium will be active and maintained over the years.

Difference between versions

The general idea is that you always have full access to your data, regardless of the version.

The free version is designed to be fully functional for casual users. In particular, this includes cloud synchronization. This way, you can check how KeePassium works with your storage over time, and discover any sync issues before purchasing the app.

The paid version aims at expert users and businesses. It offers advanced security and convenience features for people who actually need them.

There are two paid versions of KeePassium. In terms of functionality, they are exactly the same.

  • Monthly and Yearly Premium subscriptions offer premium benefits for lower, but repeating payments. Of course, nobody likes “renting” their software, so KeePassium offers a rent-to-own license.
  • KeePassium Pro offers a lifetime license as a one-time purchase. This includes all the current and future premium features, as well as lifetime support. (And no, there are no plans to create “KeePassium Pro v2”.)

A detailed comparison between free and paid features is available on the pricing page.

Free version under heavy use

To prevent abuse of the free version in corporate settings, some free convenience features can be limited under heavy use.

If the app is used more than 8 hours/year, this is considered heavy use. Annual statistics are estimated based on the last 30 days. This information is used only locally and is never submitted anywhere.

In particular, under heavy use KeePassium caps the database lock timeout at 5 minutes. As a result, you might have to unlock your database with the full password more often. In any case, you always have full read/write access to your data.

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