1Password for Android Update!

Exciting news… 1Password for Android has been updated! It’s still free for the rest of beta period, so get it on your Android phone now!

As always, we’re looking for your feedback. We’ve already seen so many posts from our passionate Android users that we know we’re going to get the feedback that will make this truly great. Check out the forums and join the conversation!

1Password for Android works as a 1Password Data Reader (meaning it’s read-only, you can’t add new items from your phone), and has been designed to complement 1Password for PC/Mac.

Installation is simple. Before you get started, though, we just want to remind you that this is a beta. Please back up your data before you install the 1Password beta for Android. Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to begin:

  1. Find the Market application icon on your Android phone and tap it to launch.

    Note: at the current time, 1Password for Android is only available through the Android Marketplace, which may or may not cover the country you reside in. The availability of the Android Marketplace will be changing in the near future, so stay tuned!

    Also note that 1Password for Android requires OS 2.1 or greater, and will not appear in the Marketplace for phones running an earlier version of the operating system.

  2. On the main Market page, tap the search button in the top right corner.

  3. Type 1Password in the search field, and select the 1Password application when you see it in the search results.

  4. Read the application description, and then tap the “Install” button.

You should now have a 1Password icon on your phone’s screen.

Finished

Note for existing 1Password for Android users

If you have a 1Password. agilekeychain in the root directory of your SD card, the application will find it automatically and assume that you want to use this local file. However, if you want to take advantage of Dropbox Integration, move this file to any subfolder on the SD card or delete it.In this case the application will ask for the Data File’s location and present you with two options: use locally stored file or synchronize with Dropbox. Refer to the information below on how to setup Dropbox Integration.

Next, you’ll need to copy over your 1Password data. It’s just a couple of steps:

To sync using an SD Card:

  1. Find your 1Password data file:

    • On Mac, you can look in 1Password > Preferences > General to find your Data File location. The default is Home > Library > Application Support > 1Password > 1Password.agilekeychain.

    • If you are using the Windows Beta, your 1Password.agilekeychain is likely stored in your DropBox folder.

  2. Copy the 1Password.agilekeychain folder to the root (top-level) directory of your phone’s SD card. You can connect your phone with a USB cable, or—if you’re lucky enough to have a new Mac which has one—use your SD card slot.

SD Card Sync images

To sync using Dropbox:

If your data is already being synced via Dropbox on a desktop or laptop, you can simply log into your Dropbox account from 1Password for Android.

Dropbox Sync images

That’s it! You can now launch 1Password on your Android phone. You should see the unlock screen where you can enter the same Master Password that you used on the Desktop. Now you’ve got mobile access to all of your 1Password data, and we can’t wait to hear what you think! Please join us in the forums and let us know!

1Password for Android Screenshots

1Password for Android Screenshots