1Password Power Tip [Mac]: Use 1Click Bookmarks just about anywhere besides your browser

Boy, it sure is easy to log into sites from 1Password or the 1Password browser extension; after all, that’s kind of the point. But what if you want that easy access from other apps, or a way to organize Logins related to a certain project with all the other stuff for that project? We’ve got you covered.

You know 1Password’s 1Click Bookmarks feature, the one that enables you to create bookmarks that log you in with a single click? Well, your browser’s toolbar isn’t the only place those can live. Put simply: you can drag a 1Click Bookmark into almost any app. Think about that for a second.

A 1Click Bookmark in an OmniFocus task note, complete with its title from 1Password!

So, to start with the example that our intrepid Code Wrangler, Jamie Phelps, posted to his blog: you could create a new task in OmniFocus to remind you to check in on a website and, to make your task easier when the time comes, drag that site’s Login from 1Password into OmniFocus’s task creation window. Later, when it’s time to get things done, you can click your 1Click Bookmark from OmniFocus to open the site, unlock the 1Password extension (if necessary), and get to checking off that box even more quickly.

A 1Click Bookmark in iCal

If iCal is more your thing, you could create a new event or reminder to, say, buy flowers for your special someone or pay off your credit card. Drag your Login for 1-800-FLOWERS.com or your bank into the iCal editor’s URL field, and later on you can click the bookmark you created in iCal to automatically log into its site—all without touching 1Password or even needing to manually open your browser.

Heck, you can even drag 1Click Bookmarks to your desktop or the document side of your Dock if that’s how you roll. If OS X or an app supports clickable URLs and files, you should be able to drag over your 1Password Login to make it easier and faster to log into sites and get things done.

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