With constant stories of identity theft and internet fraud, we all know how important it is to use secure passwords and keep them safe, and yet around 40% of people use passwords made up of only lowercase letters and the average password is less than 8 characters long. Many people choose secure passwords but then store them in a text document because they can't remember them…

BitSafe stores your logins and other sensitive information safely and securely. Save login credentials, contact details, credit card information, software licenses and other text, images or files in an encrypted document where nobody but you will be access to them. By optionally utilising iCloud or Dropbox storage, your documents can be shared and synchronised between all of your Macs and iOS devices (Mac and iOS versions sold separately). The application also includes a random password generator (with configurable levels of complexity) to help you keep your logins secure.

On the Mac, BitSafe integrates with Safari, Chrome and Firefox through browser extensions, allowing you to log in to websites at the click of a mouse.

The BitSafe Archive (BitAr) format is an encrypted archive format which allows you to protect files without having to embed them in a BitSafe document. BitAr files can be shared with other Mac users, who will be able to open them using BitSafeArchiver or BitSafeArchiverLE (which is free - see the Resources section below) if they do not have BitSafe.

BitSafeLE is available for free (Mac only). It is limited creating up to five notes within a document, although it can read larger documents, and is missing some of the more advanced features. It is fully compatible with the full version of BitSafe and is not time limited.

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Available on the Mac App Store Available on the App Store
BitSafe/BitSafeLE for Macintosh requires Mac OS X 10.11.x.
BitSafe for iOS requires iOS 10 and works on all iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad models supported by that operating system.
BitSafe for Mac is available for £8.99 / €9.99 / $9.99.
BitSafeLE for Mac is available for free.
BitSafe for iOS is available for £4.49 / €4.99 /$4.99.



Web-browser Extensions

The Firefox extension is based on the WebExtension API. Firefox version 43 or newer is required.
The BitSafe extension was withdrawn from the Google Chrome Store for privacy reasons.


BitSafeArchiver and BitSafeArchiverLE provide support for BitSafe Archive (BitAr) files but not BitSafe documents. Get more information here.

BitSafe XML

BitSafe also supports XML documents for import. The specification is available here.


Current version: 1.15.1
New in version: 1.15
New in version: 1.14.4 (macOS only)
New in version: 1.14.3 (macOS only)
New in version: 1.14.2 (macOS only)
Current iOS version: 1.14.1 (iOS only)
New in version: 1.14
New in version: 1.13.7
New in version: 1.13.6
New in version: 1.13.5
New in version: 1.13.4 (macOS only):
New in version: 1.13.3 (macOS only):
New in version: 1.13.2:
New in version: 1.13.1 (iOS only): Current version: 1.13:

New in version: 1.12.1:
  • Copying some note types didn't copy their tags. This is fixed.
  • The generate password button within notes ignored the passphrase settings. This is now fixed.
  • (Mac only) Passwords sometimes displayed in clear text when switching between notes. This is fixed.
  • Various other fixes.

New in version: 1.12:
  • Minimum supported version of macOS is now 10.11.0.
  • All note types can now have comments and tag metadata.
  • Login notes can now refer to multiple URLs (for example the same login might apply to both .com and versions of a site).
  • Can now generate pass phrases in addition to passwords.
  • (Mac only) On macOS 10.14+, adding an item to the pinboard when it was hidden didn't always cause it be displayed. This is fixed.
  • (Mac only) Adds support for an update to the BitSafeArchive file format.
  • Various other fixes.

New in version: 1.11.4:
  • (iOS only) You can now duplicate notes in the note editor (long press on a note).
  • Various bug fixes.

New in version: 1.11.3:
  • (Mac only) Continuity Camera support in image notes.
  • (Mac only) Documents now display icons on the right hand side when a folder is selected.
  • (Mac only) You can now drag plain text and RTF files into BitSafe to create Freeform Notes.
  • (iOS only) You can now use Touch ID or Face ID to unlock your documents.
  • (iOS only) You can now move items within the document by sliding them to the left in the list.
  • Other minor changes.

New in version: 1.11.2:
  • BitSafe for iOS now supports completing passwords through the QuickType bar.
  • Improved parsing of CSV files.
  • Other minor improvements.

New in version: 1.11.1 (Mac only):
  • BitSafe now supports Dark Mode on macOS 10.14 Mojave.
  • Folder contents are now re-sorted when you rename an item.
  • When selection changes due to browser extension activity, the document outline now scrolls so that the selected item is visible.
  • Other minor improvements.

New in version: 1.11
  • A new note type stores contact information to aid with meeting your GDPR requirements.
  • A BitAr encryption key can now be stored in and automatically recovered from a bits document. (Mac only)
  • Search across multiple documents simultaneously. (Mac only)
  • You can now choose which browser should be used to open a URL if you have more then one installed (several common browsers are supported). (Mac only)
  • Web browser extension v1.7 now supported. (Mac only)
  • Many other improvements and fixes.
  • Minimum supported version of macOS is now 10.9.0.
  • Other minor improvements.

New in version 1.10.2
  • You can now choose how to sort documents in the Backup Vault window. (Mac only)
  • Backup documents are now saved separately from local documents, and open in read-only mode until moved or copied elsewhere. (iOS only)
  • Other minor improvements.

New in version 1.10.1 (iOS only):
  • BitSafe will now prompt you if you try to use the camera but have previously denied it access.
  • Other minor improvements.

New in version 1.10
  • Users can now set a note title to be displayed in italic or bold text.
  • You can now show a document in the Finder from the File menu (Mac version).
  • Dropping a note on a folder in the pinboard will now move the note into the folder (Mac version).
  • You no longer have to disable iCloud to access Dropbox or local storage (iOS version).
  • You can now copy and rename files (iOS version).
  • The app now responds to the "larger text" iOS Settings (iOS version).
  • Minimum iOS version is now 10.0.
  • Other minor improvements.

New in version 1.9.1 (Mac only):
  • When browsing BitSafeArchive (BitAr) files, the app now displays the appropriate icons for different file types.

New in version: 1.9:
  • A new option for the password generator creates passwords which do not contain letters or symbols which are hard distinguish from each other.
  • When searching for weak passwords, the password strength for each result is displayed directly in the results list. (Mac only)
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.

New in version: 1.8.1 (Mac only):
  • The app now displays credit cards when they are selected in a browser extension (like logins are) - dependant on browser extension v1.5
  • The new Document Info tool displays information about the size and makeup of your document
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.

New in version: 1.8:
  • The new pinboard provides a holding area where notes can be pinned to keep them in view while browsing. (Mac only)
  • New option to display only notes when dragging items. (Mac only)
  • You can now copy/paste notes. (Mac only)
  • Software license note now has 4 more fields.
  • Support for browser extension v1.4, which allows you to choose between multiple logins for a website. (Mac only)
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.

New in version: 1.7.1 (Mac only):
  • Introduction of BitSafeLE, a new free, limited version.
  • Import and export CSV files.
  • Import Keepass 1.x XML files.
  • Import software license information from LicenseKeeper, AppShelf and MyApps files.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.

New in version: 1.7:
  • Password strength gives a weaker score if your password is on a dictionary list or common passwords list.
  • Increased the default length and password complexity for the password generator
  • ArbitraryFileNotes import Finder comments to the note comments when importing a file. (Mac only)
  • The Mac version has a revamped interface.
  • The iOS version now has a search tool.
  • The iOS version now uses Dropbox API v2.
  • More efficient memory usage on iOS.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.

New in version: 1.6.1 (OS X only):
  • Added a new "Find Weak Passwords" search tool.
  • Adds support for new features of the web browser extension (added in v1.3).
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.

New in version: 1.6:
  • You can now add notes to Software License and Arbitrary File notes.
  • Improved accuracy of results when using the browser extension to find logins (OS X only).
  • Fixed bug which could cause Arbitrary File Notes to lose data when dragged within a document structure (OS X only).
  • Other interface tweaks and enhancements.

New in version 1.5.2 (iOS only):
  • You can now move files from local storage or Dropbox to iCloud. Files are transferred to a queue and uploaded to iCloud when it becomes available.
  • Fixes a bug concerning Dropbox availability.

New in version 1.5.1 (iOS only):
  • BitSafe now saves local backup copies of iCloud documents.
  • Sometimes the app would not offer to download the latest version of a document from Dropbox. This is fixed.

New in version 1.5:
  • Full support for iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite, including iCloud Drive.
  • Numerous interface tweaks and enhancements.

New in version 1.4.1:
  • Images notes now support copy and paste. Drag and drop is also supported on OS X, while you can export images to the camera roll in iOS.
  • A new tool allows you to track down logins which have the same password (OS X only).
  • Other minor interface tweaks.

New in version: 1.4:
  • You can now add comments to credit cards.
  • There is now a tool for showing specified characters from a 3D-Secure password (OS X only).

New in version: 1.3.2:
  • Improvements to the tracking of password ages.
  • Other minor enhancements and bug fixes.

New in version: 1.3.1
New in this version (OS X):
  • Searching for a login from a web browser now displays the relevant note in the app.
  • New preference option to automatically shield all your documents if the computer is left idle.
  • Improvements to the search used to find logins for the web browser extension.
  • Login and bank account notes now track password age.
  • Other minor enhancements and bug fixes.

New in this version (iOS):
  • Dropbox documents now have an option to open an existing old version rather than downloading the up to date version.
  • Login notes and bank account notes (iPad only) now show password age.
  • Other minor enhancements and bug fixes.

New in version 1.3:
  • The iOS version has undergone a significant interface redesign for reasons of usability and iOS 7 compatibility (minimum is now iOS 6).
  • When iCloud storage is enabled on iOS, other storage locations are not available (as required by Apple).
  • There is now a new note type for storing bank account details.
  • The OS X search system no longer displays duplicate results.
  • Other minor enhancements and bug fixes.

New in version 1.2.1:
  • BitSafe now prevents your Mac from sleeping while encrypting or decrypting data (OS X only).
  • The "Set encryption key" sheet now includes a key strength indicator (OS X only).
  • Updated BitAr format (in common with BitSafeArchiver 1.1)
  • Other minor enhancements and bug fixes.

New in version 1.2:
  • You can now give your documents a password hint to remind you of the encryption key.
  • There are now password strength indicators throughout the application.
  • Application icons are now loaded at better quality.
  • You can now move documents between storage type in the iOS version.
  • Other minor enhancements.

New in version 1.1.1 (Mac-only):
  • There are now buttons to copy the credit card number and "Name on card" fields to the clipboard.
  • The text area in the freeform note would sometimes change colour when you changed the label colour. This is fixed.
  • Software licenses would sometimes lose their icon when you changed the note title. This is fixed.

New in version 1.1:
  • Support for scanning images directly into image notes. (Mac version)
  • Image rotation tools. (Mac version)
  • Password generator added to iOS version.
  • Improvements to BitSafe Archive format and interface.
  • Other minor enhancements and bug fixes.

New in version: 1.0.1
  • Initial release.
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