Started trying Bitwarden yesterday to see if it’s a viable alternative to the other password managers I’m trying - Dashlane and Lastpass.
They both have deficiencies - Dashlane won’t log into local applications, for example. Lastpass has some oddities too…
Despite reading a ton of review and looking for “best of”, I hadn’t tried Bitwarden, but it was suggested, so I figured I’d add a third entrant. So far, I’ve hit a couple things I’m curious about.
Why, when I’ve opened and logged into the DESKTOP BW, do I have to login AGAIN for the web browser version? And AGAIN for the browser extension one? If I’ve logged in shouldn’t I be logged in EVERYWHERE?
I invited a user on another computer and BW complained about not being able to own more than one or manage more than one organization. Finally found a note somewhere that said I HAD to invite them as a USER… Is that adequate for doing everything needed by a “full” user/manager/owner?
Is there a bunch of stuff missing from the DESKTOP version or am I just not finding it? I can’t see how to invite a user. I can’t see how to import or export. I suspect there’s other stuff I can’t do that I haven’t found yet. Is the desktop version missing a bunch of functionality or am I not finding it? If so, where is the import/export for example?
Exporting a CSV – there’s NO point exporting json ‘cause I need to be able to actually see and read the export in a reasonable way… Gads. There’s a column for “Folder” but NO folders for any login. What’s the point of organizing things into folders if they’re going to be lost in the export?
And where are the Cards and Identities? They don’t appear to have been exported either.
When BW is supposed to be auto-filling the username and password for some site, and doesn’t, is there a way to have an icon in the fields or SOMETHING so I don’t have to go all the way to the extension icon, open it, then open the vault, then drag down ‘til I find the site, then click to it’ll populate? If BW finds multiple sites or something and can’t figure out which, is there a way to have it display the choices a LOT closer than having to go and open the extension to see the choices in the tab?
I haven’t even GOTTEN to the android tablet or cell phones (all version 9), but I hope at least one of ‘em works.