When comparing passacre vs Password Safe, the Slant community recommends Password Safe for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform password manager?” Password Safe is ranked 13th while passacre is ranked 16th. The most important reason people chose Password Safe is:
Password Safe has a portable versiona, PasswordSafe2Go. There is also PasswordSafe for U3 (still supported, but no longer available).
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The utility itself has no GUI, and is written in Python, so it’s portable and has few dependencies.
Pro Requires little to no storage
Passacre needs only a configuration file to tell it how to hash passwords, what kind of output it should produce, and which sites need specific generation rules. There’s no database where passwords are stored, so it’s not possible to be locked out of everything if that file is lost.
Password Safe has a portable versiona, PasswordSafe2Go.
There is also PasswordSafe for U3 (still supported, but no longer available).
Pro Great user interface on Mac and iOS
Since the passwordSafe is essentially an open standard multiple people can use to develop apps. The http://pwsafe.info/ apps for Mac and iOS are really excellent (paid) management options.
Pro Completely offline
This does not save or synch with any server; no connection to any external server. There is no central server to hack, no network connection to sniff.
Pro Anyone can verify the code since the software is open source
Anyone can review the code.
Con Requires knowledge of the command line
To use passacre, some knowledge of the command line as well as Python is required.
Con Backups needed
You have to be diligent with your backups. You have to be careful when synching copies across your devices.
Con No official browser integration
No browser plugins available.