Password Managers

QtPass – graphical user interface for pass

QtPass is a multi-platform open source graphical user interface for pass, the standard unix password manager.

The software protects future and changed passwords though against anyone with access to your password store only but not your keys.

Used with a smartcard the software also protects against anyone just monitoring/copying all files/keystrokes on that machine and such an attacker would only gain access to the passwords you actually use.

Features include:

  • Using pass or git and gpg2 directly.
  • Multiple profiles.
  • Using native widgets and iconography where possible.
  • Reading pass password stores.
  • Decrypting and displaying the password and related info.
  • Editing and adding of passwords and information.
  • Updating to and from a git repository.
  • Per-folder user selection for multi recipient encryption.
  • pwgen with the option to exclude capital letters, numbers, generate easy to memorise but less secure passwords, and the option to include special symbols.
  • Add and remove people from gpg-id per folder.
  • Configuration options for backends and executable/folder locations.
  • Clipboard behaviour:
    • No clipboard.
    • Always copy to clipboard.
    • On-demand copy to clipboard.
  • Hiding of password against shoulder surfing with configurable options.
  • Read operations also supported without pass (using gpg and git).
  • Drag and drop support for passwords and password folders.
  • Easy onboarding for new users.
  • Option to use pass otp extension – a pass extension for managing one-time-password (OTP) tokens.
  • Templates which add extra fields in the password generation and in the password view.
  • Experimental WebDAV support.
  • Cross platform support: Linux, BSD, OS X and Windows.
  • Internationalization support – including Chinese, Czech, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.


  • QtPass requires Qt 5.2 or later.
  • The Linguist package is required to compile the translations.
  • For use of the fallback icons the SVG library is required.

Support: FAQ, GitHub code repository
Developer: IJhack
License: GNU General Public License v3.0


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