KeePassium 1.49 released

KeePassium 1.49 introduces tags for groups and entries, large-type view, groups in search results and many other improvements.

Tags for groups and entries

Tags are useful for organizing your accounts when the hierarchy of groups is not enough. For example, you may want to label your most-used entries that are scattered all around the database. Or you can label online accounts that know your physical address, so that you can easily update them when you move home. Or you may just want to quickly find all the entries that require multi-factor authentication with a YubiKey.

Tags in entry editor Tags in entry editor
Tags in entry editor

In order to find tagged items quickly, use tag:keyword in the search field. For example, tag:work  will list all the groups and entries that have the work tag.

Search by tags
Search by tags

Groups can also have tags, and these tags are automatically “inherited” by everything inside that group. So if you have a main group for your work accounts, you can assign the work  tag to that group only, instead of labeling every entry inside. While this does not affect search in the app itself (you would just see the group), the AutoFill module will list all the entries that inherited the tag from the group.

Large-type view for entry fields

Do you often enter passwords manually, looking at your phone? Or your bank requires you to enter the 15th, 3rd and 5th character from a secret word? No problem, now you can view any entry field in large letters. Just tap the field, then tap the “Large type” button.

Large-type view Large-type view
Large-type view

When making this feature, we quickly discovered how easy it is to get lost among dozens of letters — even if they are huge. To keep your focus, you can just tap a letter to highlight it. As an example, see the blueish “Y” in the screenshot above.

Entry title in Quick AutoFill 

If you manage a server with multiple services running on different ports, you might have noticed that Quick AutoFill suggestions can appear quite puzzling. The only difference between them would be the username, so administrators would often find themselves staring at a list of identical accounts. To fix this, KeePassium now includes entry titles to the AutoFill suggestions:

Quick AutoFill suggestions: before and after Quick AutoFill suggestions: before and after
Quick AutoFill suggestions: before and after

Password quality indicator can be disabled

Password quality indicator is a small icon that appears next to easy-to-guess passwords. But some passwords cannot be improved: after all, it might be just your SIM card’s PIN code. In such cases, the quality indicator becomes not only useless but annoying. 

Password quality indicator

As a solution, you can disable it now: open the entry → select “More” tab → Password Audit → Disabled.

Password audit settings in entry viewer
Password audit settings in entry viewer

YubiKeys with Lightning connector on USB-C devices via Apple’s adapter

Some positive news for YubiKey users who have iPads with a USB-C port. While there is still no way to use the USB port directly, now there is at least some way to work with YubiKey-protected databases. 

You would need a Lightning-enabled YubiKey 5Ci and Apple’s Lightning to USB-C adapter. With this combination, KeePassium can communicate with the YubiKey and properly work with YubiKey-protected databases.


  • Still not possible to use USB YubiKeys on iPhone/iPad.
  • Cheaper adapters don’t seem to work. It has to be made by Apple.

Of course, the need for a specific key and an adapter is far from perfect. But so far there was no way to use YubiKey in challenge-response mode on iOS via USB-C at all. Hopefully, some day Apple will lift USB restrictions on iOS and these workarounds won’t be needed.

Improved app history

As of today, KeePassium exists as three editions that can run on iOS or macOS. With such a diversity, the in-app “What’s new” list was getting noisy. Now, it will show only changes relevant for the current app edition and platform. This way, your free macOS version won’t be cluttered by news of the mobile business app.

App history: before and after App history: before and after
App history: before and after

For the full list of changes, check KeePassium’s changelog on GitHub.

Notable mentions

  • Search results now include groups, not just entries.
  • We added a proper Welcome workflow to help new users understand how the app works.
  • Hardware key selector shows OS and device-specific limitations, so you know what is expected to work and what is not.
  • KeePassium will process and show OTP codes configured by KeePass.
  • Now you can create key files in KeePassium.