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 several ways to get a premium version of KeePassium:

  • Monthly and Yearly Premium subscriptions offer premium benefits for lower, but repeating payments. Of course, nobody likes “renting” their software, so KeePassium’s subscription comes with the rent-to-own license.
  • Version Purchase replicates the days of CD-box software. You can buy the current premium features for a single payment. To get new premium features in the future, you would need to buy the new version. This is similar to subscription, except you decide when to upgrade.
  • 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.

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