Frequently Asked Questions

What is a password manager?

We’ll let our friends at the Electronic Frontier Foundation take this one:

Animated Overview: Using Password Managers to Stay Safe Online

What’s so special about Padloc?

We believe that software should not only be useful but also simple and fun to use. Padloc is all about simplicity and usability. We deliberately left out features that make other password managers unnecessarily complex and potentially confusing. Padloc focuses only on the most essential functionality. No clutter, no distractions. We also put a high value on transparency and actively encourage inspection and contributions by other developers.

Why should I trust you?

You don’t have to! Padloc is completely open source and we actively encourage developers to inspect the source code and offer contributions. This not only makes it impossible for us to build in back doors but also helps to identify and eliminate possible security flaws quickly and efficiently.

Most recently, Padloc was audited by the independent security experts at NCC Group. More about that in our blog post.

Do I have to pay to use Padloc?

No. Padloc has a Free plan that allows you to store up to 50 items.

Where is my data stored?

Your data is stored in a data center located in Frankfurt, Germany (provided by DigitalOcean).

Wasn’t this called “Padlock” before?

It used to be “Padlock” but along with the release of version 3.0 we decided to do a minor rebranding, dropping the “k” from the name to make it a little less generic, more memorable and frankly easier to recognize by search engines.