When comparing Password Safe vs ID Guard Offline, the Slant community recommends ID Guard Offline for most people. In the question“What are the best offline password managers?” ID Guard Offline is ranked 3rd while Password Safe is ranked 6th.
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Pro Runs on Linux
Pro Anyone can verify the code since the software is open source
Anyone can review the code.
Password Safe has a portable versiona, PasswordSafe2Go.
There is also PasswordSafe for U3 (still supported, but no longer available).
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 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 It does not have the Internet permission
Pro Innovatively use phone's Security Chip to encrypt data
Pro Back up and restore data in a completely offline way
The app also has detailed instructions on how to back up or restore data, which is very nice to new users.
Pro Find Back Master Password
Pro Biometric or master password authentication
Pro Password generator
Pro It has payment card templates
Pro OTP Authenticator
Save OTP authentication codes in the app, it can autofill the codes.
Pro Add file attachments
Pro Scan and fill on desktop browser
It is an offline password manager, but it can fill password into your desktop browser by launching the mobile browser on your phone to send an encrypted password to the browser extension.
Pro No ads
Pro Account templates are terrific
The account templates are so powerful that you can save all your account security information in one record. For your google account, besides the password, you can save OTP, recovery code and email addresses. For Facebook, you can save emergency contacts as well. For Apple ID, the security questions can also be saved.
Pro Turn on 2FA for Apple ID without security question answers
Pro Advanced Phishing Detection
Now, ID Guard Offline (Android) can,
- identify FAKE apps to prevent them from stealing your passwords.
- identify insecure websites served via HTTP connection and warn you against passwords leaking.
- display information requested by Autofill, such as username, password, etc. to prevent malicious websites or apps from stealing your passwords by hiding password boxes. (A malicious website or app might hide the password box to make you mistakenly think that you are not filling password, but actually you are.)
Con No official browser integration
No browser plugins available.