When comparing Turtl vs Bitwarden, the Slant community recommends Bitwarden for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform password manager?” Bitwarden is ranked 2nd while Turtl is ranked 19th. The most important reason people chose Bitwarden is:
Bitwarden is open source and can therefore easily be reviewed and checked for security. Its Github repository is accessible [here](https://github.com/bitwarden).
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Pro Multiple Platforms (Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, Firefox, Chrome)
Turtl has applications for all the major operating systems, as well as Android. In addition, there are extensions available for Firefox and Chrome that cooperate with the downloadable applications.
Pro Open source
The app is licensed under GPLv3 making it open source. This means that anyone can use the code and contribute. This also makes it easy to use on one's own server or for company solutions.
Pro Good security
After assigning a password to your account in Turtl, a key is created to encrypt the entire account. No data is stored on their servers meaning they have no access to unencrypted content. This is a huge leg up when comparing to other Evernote alternatives.
Pro Open source
Bitwarden is open source and can therefore easily be reviewed and checked for security. Its Github repository is accessible here.
It is easy to start as the majority of features are on the free version.
Pro Clean interface with no ads
No ads, no tracking.
Pro Cross-platform syncronisation
Automatically synchronises across various devices and platforms. Passwords get fully encrypted locally before leaving the computer.
Pro Many browser plugins
There are plugins for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Edge, Vivaldi and Tor Browser.
Pro Strong, easy to use built-in password genarator
No need to think of individual passwords. This can be easily accomplished with an easy to use built-in password manager.
Pro Native mobile apps for iOS and Android
Pro Extremely strong encryption algorithm
End-to-end AES-256 bit encryption, salted hashing, and PBKDF2 SHA-256.
Pro Two-step authentication
Offers 2FA with Authy, Google Authenticator or via email.
Additionally, the Pro Version has Duo Security with Duo Push, SMS, phone call, and U2F security keys: YubiKey (any 4 series device or YubiKey NEO) and FIDO U2F (any FIDO U2F certified key).
Pro Web vault
Possibility to manage passwords without installing the app or the browser plugin.
Pro Supports multi-logins on one site
You can store multiple logins on the same website.
Pro Multifactor authentication
Pro Secure notes
Very easy to add personal notes.
Pro Command line interface
You could retrieve passwords in the scripts.
Pro Auto-fill remembers last user
When a site has multiple credentials (like I have for some brokers and banks), then the most recently used is automatically populated (if auto-fill is opted). This feature is unique (to my knowledge) and spectacular (especially for sites that log you off frequently and re-logging in is required).
Pro Digital unlock works fairly well
Android app is a little slow and buggy, but it works well and has been improving.
Pro Self-host your own server
Host your own server via Docker for small installations or by package for multiple servers.
Pro Almost complete free version
The features included in the free version are totally sufficient for most personal uses. No limitation of devices synching.
Pro Dark theme
Pro Easy to use
Pro Use hardware based biometrics to unlock Bitwarden
You can use Windows Hello or Apple's TouchID on PC to unlock desktop applications and browser extention.
Pro Nested folders
Folders can be created within folders.
Pro Regular expressions can be used in URIs
It can also be used for sites where the domain changes frequently.
Pro Easy import/export
Just copy CSV text.
Pro Save data on the web
Save data on the web.
Pro Enterprise ready
Using enterprise subscribtions you can share password entries among your colleagues via 'collections' or with other companies that are connected to yours. You decide if it's your personal entry or a companies.
Pro Auto-fill by specifying the form with the selector of css
Auto-fill by specifying the form with the selector of css.
Con No iOS app
While many other operating systems have a client, iOS does not have one yet (though it is planned).
Con No image embedding
Instead of image embeddings, there's a sort of poor man's substitute: image + description. If you add an image, you can create a description of any size and with all the formatting features. It can be used instead of image embedding but much more limited: only one image and only at the very top.
Con Internet dependent
Requires Internet connection to initiate offline mode, loses access to notes without Internet or server.
Con Password generator only uses 8 special characters !@#$%^&*
Whereas a desktop keyboard has 30+ special characters. This greatly reduces the possible passwords that can be generated.
Con Unable to remove duplicates
If you import more than one times, it will store its duplicates and there is no duplicate remover on these apps.
Con Passwords cards can be tricky for newbies
The fields can be difficult to understand for newbies. For example, some login pages can add a field for the password name differently at the same time as the password's field will contain a password. When changing the password, they sometime end corresponding and can give headaches to some users.
You're storing your passwords on servers and you have to trust them.
Con Cannot update data while offline
Requires Internet connection.
Con Saving new credentials isn't as easy as it should be
When registering on a new site, Bitwarden pops up a button to ask if you'd like to save credentials (as most equivalent products do). But the button disappears VERY quickly, so often requires manual entry of passwords
Con Input of new login needs a 'signed-up with e-mail = 'email@example.com' functionality
Often sites won't be able to reset your password if the corresponding e-mail used in sign-up is unknown.
Con Lack of communication between instance opened in one session
If you use the client's desktop's app, multiple browsers extensions; they all work almost totally independently. Using more RAM as database is opened each time and asking for login more often. Some other passwords managers use desktop's client to open the database and extensions communicate with it in this case. If there's no desktop's, they'll work as standalone extensions.
Con The autofill sucks
The autofill is tedious - many clicks/taps required to trigger it. It doesn't help that the extension is slow to open.
Con Cannot store images of ID card, etc
Attachments available in premium.
Con Web browser extension doesn't recognise login required
User has to scroll/search for web site login details as it is not found automatically.