When comparing Enpass Password Manager vs Google Chrome, the Slant community recommends Enpass Password Manager for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform password manager?” Enpass Password Manager is ranked 10th while Google Chrome is ranked 19th. The most important reason people chose Enpass Password Manager is:
Enpass is available for all major Mobile and desktop platforms: [iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10](https://enpass.io/downloads/).
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Pro Available for all major mobile platforms
Enpass is available for all major Mobile and desktop platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10.
Pro Totally free desktop version for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows PC
Get the fully featured desktop version for free on the three most used desktop OS's.
Pro Securely saves database locally
Enpass respect users database privacy and keeps it confidential by saving all your information locally only on ones device and does not save anywhere else such as a server. All of the database is saved in an encrypted form as well.
Pro Open source SQLCipher engine for AES 256 Encryption
Enpass uses open source SQLCipher engine for implementation of AES-256 bit encryption so that users can ensure the safety of their database.
Pro Single click to auto-login with free browser extensions
Enpass browser extensions are for available for free for Chrome, Firefox and Safari. You can auto-fill all your login and credit card details on desktop version just a single click.
Pro Stores eveything
The built-in templates allows you to store logins, credit cards, bank accounts, ID cards, frequent flyer, License, ID Numbers, etc.
Pro Secure login with integrated password generator
Secure all your logins by generating strong, unique and un-guessable password with the built-in password generator. No need to remember them as Enpass does it for you.
Pro Autolock mechanism
Enpass automatically locks itself after a set time interval and keeps your data safe & secure from prying eyes, even when you forget to lock it or left it idle.
Pro Touch ID support on iOS and Android
Quickly unlock Enpass by using Touch ID.
Pro Easily import from other software
If you are using another password manager it is easy to importing that data into Enpass is just a matter of few clicks through the Desktop version. Automatic import wizard now imports them under separate category.
Pro Customize per your needs
Enpass gives you freedom to add, delete, reorder the fields and change the default category.
Pro Wide range of personal cloud accounts
The supported cloud saving platforms allow for your database to be available on each and every device. Sync process is also very safe and data is encrypted first and then the file is sent to cloud. The available supported services are WebDAV/ownCloud, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive and iCloud.
Pro Password audit function
A password audit will tell the user if their passwords are weak, old or duplicated which can help make better passwords for those that are found to be problematic.
Pro Syncs with Google Drive and many other cloud services.
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Pro Sharing among Enpass users
Enpass lets you to share an item in non-readable format, making it accessible to Enpass users only.
Pro Syncs between devices
By logging into Chrome using a Google account it's possible to sync history, extensions, passwords, bookmarks and other settings between devices. This makes it great for anyone working with multiple devices as it allows experiencing consistent context when in the browser.
Pro Excellent HTML 5 feature support
As of February 2015, Chrome scores highest of all browsers for HTML5 compatibility.
Pro Installs extensions without requiring a restart
Pro Great built-in developer tools
Chrome comes with built-in developer tools, making testing and enhancing web pages simpler for those of us involved in working with such technologies. As well as being beneficial to developers, this also has some benefit to non-technical users; in that by making testing simpler for developers those developers are more likely to use Chrome for their tests, and can spend more time making improvements over investigating underlying causes of issues.
Pro Good performance
According to TopTen Reviews, Chrome is currently one of the best performing browsers for initial (cold) startup, average startup, and navigation times.
Pro Backed and supported by Google
Whilst Chrome is based on the open source browser Chromium), Google reviews this code and build on top of it. This means it takes (and contributes to) a number of the benefits of the open source model whilst having the resources, support and investment of a major company.
Pro Automatically updates
Chrome updates in the background ensuring you're always on the latest version. This makes it much more likely that sites will work on your browser, since (almost) all Chrome users will be running exactly the same version.
Pro Plenty of extensions
Pro Simple user interface
For example, the address bar is also the search bar. Google calls it Omnibox.
Pro Multiple account login
You can have multiple Chromes with different accounts logged at the same time. And it is really easy to manage different accounts.
Pro Huge variety of extensions available
Pro Customizable by user
Each of the managed users can have their own configuration (themes, extensions, ...)
As of March 2015, Chrome is the most popular browser on the internet, with a 43.9% - 63.7% market share, meaning most developers will be testing their sites against this browser to ensure compatibility.
Con Mobile app pricing is per platform
You have to pay for each mobile platform you run it on (iOS, Android), which can add up. However, these are one time charges and ultimately cheaper than subscriptions.
Con Can't have more than one password data file. (e.g. work passwords can't be separate from home on same machine)
Enpass only allows one password database. You can't have one Enpass database for work, with it's own master password, and then another separate Enpass database for home.
Enpass for Windows and Linux allows you to change the default location of Enpass database.
Con Not open source
Giving sensitive data to proprietary software is a bad idea.
Con Huge memory hog
Each tab and extension in the browser uses significant chunks of RAM, giving the browser poor performance on machines without enough RAM to supply.
Con Gives too much weight to Google on the future of the Web
Con Online tracking by default
Chrome allows opting out of tracking by going to Settings > Advanced > Privacy and un-checking any unwanted services. Alternatively Chromium can be used to get a similar browser experience without Google's services on top of it.
Con Increasingly slow
When Chrome first came out, it was known for being lightweight and very speedy. Over the years, more and more features have been added to Chrome. Because of this, crashes, errors, and general laggy-ness has increased noticeably.
Con Bad for battery life
Drains battery life on both Windows laptops and Macs much quicker than the alternatives. It can shave hours off the battery life of any non Chromebook laptop.
Google Chrome is proprietary software, meaning that it is not open source.
Con Blurred fonts on Windows
Fonts on Windows are blurred, that is especially noticeable in light fonts on dark background. Small italic text is hard to read.
Con Hard/impossible to transfer passwords to a different machine without uploading them to Google
Con Does not hardware accelerate HTML5 video correctly
Chrome is unable to hardware accelerate HTML5 video correctly which makes playing 4k video on laptops a poor experience filled with lag.
Though there is a workaround for YouTube in that a plugin can be installed to force Flash playback instead of HTML5, which plays smoothly and has no HW acceleration issues. There's another plugin (h264ify) that will force to use the h.264 codec video if available instead of the VP9 one which is the resource hog.
Con No mobile extensions
Chrome on Android and iOS does not support extensions.
Unlike Opera and Vivaldi which are more stable and has more features, Chrome is pretty basic.