Fri Sep 09 2022

Padloc v4.1 - Vault Item History and Expiration Period

With our recent version 4 update, Padloc made a giant leap forward, introducing many exciting new features such as Dark Mode, the Security Report, Rich Text notes and much more.

But we're not done yet! Our latest update is not quite as big as the last one, but there are still are few much anticipated new features to be found.

Item History

Don't we all wish we could travel back in time sometimes? Well, thanks to those blasted laws of physics, you can't. But now, thanks to Padloc's new item history feature, your vault items can!

Whenever you update a vault item, Padloc will now automatically keep a record of the previous version for you. This can be a life saver in some situations, like when you've accidentally edited the wrong item, or when you've already updated a password in Padloc and then the website asks your for the old password before entering the new one 😅.

Padloc's vault item history feature allows you to view those older versions of your item, and even allows you to restore your vault item to that version! And all of this with just a few clicks 😊.

To learn more about this new feature, check out our user manual.

Expiration Periods

Many services and companies require a password to be changed in regular intervals. But even if it's not a requirement, rotating your passwords regularly is not a bad idea in general! By adding an expiration period to your vault item, you can let Padloc now remind you when it's time to update it.

Screenshot of Padloc app showing expiration period feature.
By setting an expiration period, you can let Padloc remind you whenever an item needs to be updated.

Once you've added an expiration period, Padloc will monitor the number of days since the item has been updated. If the defined number of days is exceeded, your item will show up in the Security Report under "Expired Items" until you update it or remove the expiration period.

More about expiration periods and how they work can be read in our user manual.

New Translations

Last but not least, we'd like to thank our community members coluzziandrea, detobel36, halacoglu and rhuba8324 for translating Padloc into Italian, French, Turkish and Traditional Chinese. If you too would like to join our growing community of open source contributors and support us by translating Padloc into your own language, or in any other way, you can find us on Github.

But wait, there is more!

These were just a few highlights of this new version. For a full list of changes and improvements, check out our full change log. And if you'd like to report a problem with Padloc, or have any suggestions on how to improve the app, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at or join the discussion on Github!