Password Manager – Quick Start

Password Manager is a free tool for Mac computers to manage, organize and protect all your logins, available under the link below:


When you start Password Manager for the first time, it will look like this:

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The dropdowns in the top bar offer the following options (from left to right):

Password Manager: General information and settings for Password Manager

File: Basic file handling, import/export lists, lock/close/duplicate files and settings for database and Master Password

View: Appearance settings

Window: Window settings

Help: Search Index and open the relevant page on GitHub


Passwords are organized in groups, so the first step is to create/add a group. Click the button marked in the image below to do so.

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A new group will be created, it will appear in the left pane with the default name “New Group”. You will see later how to change that name.

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To create an entry in this group, click “Add Entry” on top left. An entry with the default name “New Entry” will be created:

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To change the name of the group, highlight it in the left pane by clicking on it, then change the name of the group in the right pane. In this example the name of the group is changed to “Demo Group”:

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Renaming an entry works the same as renaming a group. Highlight the entry by clilcking on it, then change the name of the entry in the right pane. In this example the name of the entry is changed to “Demo Entry”:

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A login needs a user name and a password. First we’ll add the user name. The user name is empty when the entry is created. You can add the user name by filling out the field in the right pane after clicking the entry to highlight. The user name we added for this example is “My User”:

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You also need a password for a login. Upon creation of an entry a placeholder is shown. You can replace this placeholder with your actual password the same way you added the username. Click the entry to highlight and enter the password in the right pane:

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You can also generate a password by clicking “Generate” underneath the password field. There are various parameters like length and characters that you can change:

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The password is hidden. To view the password, click on the eye next to the password field. The password for this example is “My Password”:

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Finally, to use the password and user you entered, you need a valid URL. Same process again to add a URL, highlight the entry and enter the URL in the correct field in the right hand pane:

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In the view menu, you can set the Password Manager to full screen mode:

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Exit full screen by using the view menu again:

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In the right pane you can also add tags and notes for each entry. The notes section can be expanded by hovering over the line above the notes section until it changes its look, then grab and move this line:

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Additional options for each entry are available by right clicking. The “Delete” option is greyed out by default, you need to highlight the entry first to use the delete option:

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Search and autotype options are available for each group. Both search and autotype can be modified:

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Now that you entered everything you need, you can visit each entry by double cliking it. This will open Safari and handle the rest (or any browser you specified in Password Manager > Preferences > Workflow):

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To change the Master Password (that’s the one you need to start the Password Manager), go to the File menu and click the entry at the bottom, “Change Master Password”:

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