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I'm using KeePass on Windows. It's a very nice application. Now I want to run it on my Mac. The instructions on the download page are too techy and I don't have prior experience with Macs.

How can I install KeePass on OS X, then?

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It's really simple:

  • Download the current version from here
  • You get KeePass2.2x.x.pkg file - double-ckick this file to start the Installer
  • Confirm the License and the default destination
  • You are ready: find kindly the KeePass App in "Applications" folder!

The problems reported on the KeePass forum have been resolved, we have reworked the installation process, KeePass installation is now done by an installer, which should make the installation easier. We are working on further integration with OS X native Cocoa interface, and bundling it with Mono so that a separate Mono download is no longer needed ...

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Is there any plans to make it available via the App Store? Also, will I be able to open my 2.X database that I created in windows in this version? – Soham Dasgupta Jun 26 '13 at 10:09
Sorry, I don't know it ... – duDE Jun 26 '13 at 10:30
You could try KyPass companion, which you can get from the App Store. – Kaitsu Nov 14 '13 at 20:50
this answer is now outdated, does not exist – MarZab Apr 22 at 8:56
@MarZab: Thanks, I have updated the link – duDE Apr 22 at 8:59

I have used KeePassX Alpha Release mentioned in previous posts, but have found MacPass to be a great alternative. It feels more like a native OSX app, attempting to create a native OS X port of KeePass. It can Open/Save some Kdbx and Kdb databases:

  • Save and load unprotected databases (no password, no key file) Removed!
  • Load database with only keyfile, key and password, only password.
  • Support keyfile formats. (KeePass 2 XML, KeePass 1 binary, arbitrary)
  • Export as Keepass XML
  • Import from Keepass XML
  • Save KDB as KDBX
  • Save KDBX as KDB

System Requirement

The minimum OS X version required for MacPass is currently 10.8 Mountain Lion.

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I have tried to use Keepass on OSX, but it doesn't work very well; it is slow as hell and crashes all the time. I ended up getting KyPass Companion from the AppStore. It works very well and supports both Keepass 1 and 2 databases.

The downside of KyPass for some people might be that it's not free.

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This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. – Sekhemty Aug 25 '14 at 21:33
@Sekhemty I think this is a good answer for many people as getting Keepass to work on OSX might be pretty hard. So, I'm just offering an option here. It's easier to find a solotion as an answer than as a comment to the original post. – Kaitsu Sep 12 '14 at 10:51

I'm using KeePassX from . The performance is quite good except it does not support auto-type into application.

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It doesn't support KDBX (Keepass 2) format. – yurkennis Apr 18 '14 at 22:41
KeePassX v2 alpha releases support Keepass2 formats. – Arda Jun 25 '14 at 14:21

Use alpha release 5:

It works great with both the key file and password. Very cool.

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Alpha release 6 is out. Thanks for letting us know! – Arda Jun 25 '14 at 14:19

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