Building my own pre-defined item types (templates)

This might look similar to post Add more pre-defined item types, but:

It would be very nice, if i could build my own templates (predefined item types) myself. so everyone is capable of putting those fields into his templates he needs. You will never find templates that fits for everyone in every country. So it might be the best way to let the user do this work.

This might be a lot of work for the programmers, but today I have to put my custom fields again and again into every entry (since there is no copy/paste oder duplicate feature for those actions).

Good idea?

Absolutely agree. It should only be a small amount of extra code to allow users to define templates, and would save the developers (developer?) the effort of trying to define a whole range of templates to suit everyone. These things are very territory-dependent as well.

Maybe also an offshoot of this forum for users to contribute/swap their templates? Would require an export/import feature for templates of course.

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It’s already proposed as an answer in the topic you linked :slight_smile:

The user should be able to edit the templates or add their own custom types.

+1 for this feature.

Until this has been implemented, the product won’t work for me personally. (Not that this really matters in the big scope of adding features.) I was planning on sending you yearly fees until I discovered this omission.

Cross platform needs (Mac/Win10/Linux) is what drove me to find another product that wasn’t ridiculously expensive.

I hope that this isn’t a huge undertaking for the developer as I really like to support the little guys.

Thanks for what looks to be an increasingly awesome product! If you decide to release User Definable Types, shoot me an email and I’ll reevaluate.

Thanks…Bob

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I too am looking for a replacement. I am a longtime user of mSecure. I’ve had it with the new version, but I have also grown to like certain features such as custom templates and offline capability. I am not finding these two in BW.

mSecure for a LONG time too.

5 has some very nice things but without web/browse capabilities it falls WAY short for me. Not being able to use for browser is a real deal killer for me, hence the current quest.

I may see about getting involved development wise here after I finish a couple of projects I’m currently beholden to. This looks to be a really interesting project.

Agreed … this is needed badly. Hope the necessary movers & shakers take this and run with it. Would be nice to have some response from Bitwarden.

Allowing users to build their own templates might be very hard to implement from a development architecture stand point. I have instead tried to think of features that could make it appear like templates exist.

All of this would be built off the existing note item type:

-hide all none utilized fields in the web vault when viewing like it does on the extension
-allow for duplication of existing objects
-allow someone to set the image icon for a secure note
-allow new “type” field that could be added to or selected from existing which would be used to sort on the all items vault

This would in effect create templates without having to create tens of new predefined fields and give a huge step over 1password and lasspass

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Hi Ryan,

any progress in this direction is very welcome! Go for it! :slight_smile:

Best regards
David

+1

Currently trialing Bitwarden for Enterprises and this one feature would really make this a much easier sell from on my end.

Oh yes … this is the cherry on the top :slight_smile:

+1
I just registered here to request something similar.
I have several wifi passwords and server credentials I want to store in a custom Item Type.