11 votes

Bitwarden review

9 comments

  1. [3]
    suspended
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    I have been using Bitwarden for years and haven't had any complaints nor issues. I recommend it all the time. Incredible product that deserves much attention.

    I have been using Bitwarden for years and haven't had any complaints nor issues. I recommend it all the time. Incredible product that deserves much attention.

    6 votes
    1. [2]
      blender_cuttingham
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      Its also super easy to self host and the browser extension is a must have I would say.

      Its also super easy to self host and the browser extension is a must have I would say.

      2 votes
      1. drannex
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        And the android app is more dependable for autofill than even LastPass.

        And the android app is more dependable for autofill than even LastPass.

        2 votes
  2. knocklessmonster
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    I opted for Bitwarden because it's offered for free, purely subsidized by their paid users. When I get back to work, I'll look into subscribing properly. The other thing I appreciate it is it is...

    I opted for Bitwarden because it's offered for free, purely subsidized by their paid users. When I get back to work, I'll look into subscribing properly. The other thing I appreciate it is it is completely open source, from the client to the server, unlike any other system with cloud integration. I could take my vault and host my own. I run it on Windows, Linux (on Arch via AUR, but you can also get .debs, .rpms, and AppImages), and Android, and it supports any platform most people would use (Win/Linux/MacOS/FreeBSD/Android/iOS)

    I keep Mullvad available as a VPN for much the same reason.

    2 votes
  3. userexec
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    Bitwarden is incredible, and I recommend it to everyone. I used Keepass for a while, but got tired of forgetting to sync things. Switched to LastPass and while I'd recommend it over nothing, their...

    Bitwarden is incredible, and I recommend it to everyone.

    I used Keepass for a while, but got tired of forgetting to sync things. Switched to LastPass and while I'd recommend it over nothing, their Linux support was downright awful and their support team made it pretty clear that repairing even the most obvious, egregious, and easy-to-fix bugs in Linux was not even remotely a priority for them. I finally quit when months after Ubuntu 20.04 had been out their browser plugins still wouldn't open their drop-downs on it, rendering the whole thing useless even though it was still working fine underneath and was just missing a height property.

    Bitwarden has been a dream in comparison. Everything just works, everywhere. I am absolutely in love with the 2FA codes being integrated with the password so you can just autofill to log in and then your code magically is on your clipboard for the next screen--no more fiddling with authenticator apps. I use the custom fields extensively to store stuff I might want to remember when I'm visiting sites. Yubikey integration works great on the phone, computer, browser, you name it.

    Basically if you're familiar with LastPass, Bitwarden is like the Platonic Form of it, but real. It's one of those rare programs that's so damn good it shouldn't even exist, but it does, and you should download it.

    2 votes
  4. [2]
    callmedante
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    Anyone have experience and opinions regarding Bitwarden vs. KeePassXC? I've been using the latter for a long time, hosting the database file on a personal Nextcloud instance.

    Anyone have experience and opinions regarding Bitwarden vs. KeePassXC? I've been using the latter for a long time, hosting the database file on a personal Nextcloud instance.

    1. seizethegoddamngap
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      I switched from XC via Nextcloud to self-hosted Bitwarden via bitwarden_rs. The Bitwarden browser plugin is far better because it syncs directly with my server, eliminating my need to have a...

      I switched from XC via Nextcloud to self-hosted Bitwarden via bitwarden_rs.

      The Bitwarden browser plugin is far better because it syncs directly with my server, eliminating my need to have a desktop app open at all times. I still have the desktop app installed, but rarely use it.

      Being able to create organisations, and having a far better GUI on all platforms, allowed me to convince my tech-illiterate wife to set it up on her phone. Now I can create very strong passwords and share them instantly with her.

      There's also an added benefit of not having to remember my 30 character Nextcloud password before I can sync/login to my password database on a new OS install.

      The only 2 cons I can think of on the Bitwarden side: The browser plugin's autofill isn't quite as good as the KeePassXC browser plugin, and bitwarden_rs is Docker-only.

      1 vote
  5. [2]
    Kuromantis
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    Just a heads up If you're the one who wrote this thing (as your username and sitename implies), there's a tag for that called "user created".
    Just a heads up

    If you're the one who wrote this thing (as your username and sitename implies), there's a tag for that called "user created".