Start your Mac App Store engines, 1Password 3.9.1 is out!

I want to start this post by thanking you. Our debut in the Mac App Store just under two months ago was a huge success, and that’s because of you. Then you gave us some great feedback that helped us overcome some challenges and make 1Password and its browser extension perform even better. To repay your wonderful deeds, our first major (and free!) update since arriving in the Mac App Store is now available, and it brings some handy new features and a whole lotta fixes.

1Password 3.9.1 has a bunch of new tricks up its sleeve, like support for the WebKit browser and Google Chrome Canary and Chromium. You can now double-click a different .AgileKeychain data file and 1Password will offer to replace your current file or merge the contents of both files together. We greatly improved the import process from SplashID, and a new Help > Troubleshooting menu has some useful tools for when things aren’t working quite right.

This huge update also fixes a handful of problems that some of you were seeing, from sidebar folders that won’t stay deleted, to faster syncing of changes you make between the app and browser extensions, and big performance improvements across the board. You can check out the full change log below, or just head over to the Mac App Store to update your copy or pick one up!

Read more

The new 1Password extension gives you more power, flexibility right in the browser

We’ve just released a major update to our extension for all three major Mac browsers (I love being able to say that) — Safari, Firefox, and Chrome — which, of course, you should receive automatically. But don’t let the unassuming version 3.8.6 badge trick you: this is our most significant extension update since the redesign this summer, as we’ve added some huge improvements and a bunch of great features, including some long-standing requests that could only have been done with our fantastic new extension interface. Yeah, it’s that big.

1Password combined logins view

New Combined Logins Tab and Clickable Headers

We received a lot of thoughtful feedback about the layout of the new extension, and we listened. In this update, the previously separate Logins for this site and All Logins tabs have been merged into a single location for even greater convenience!

Logins for the current site are now listed at the top of the new, simplified “Logins” tab, with the rest of your Logins for all other sites under their own heading just below. No more clicking or tabbing back and forth to access you Logins: now all of them are collected in one place, just like in the main 1Password application, and you can scroll or type to filter on-the-fly and hit Return to open one.

But the best part of this Logins tab redesign is that it finally let us add some features you’ve been requesting for years! You can now click the headers above each Login section to switch between a few behaviors on the fly: Fill and Submit Login or just Fill Login for the current site, and for your other Logins: Open Login in New TabOpen Login in New Window, and Open Login in Current Tab, all without having to dig into Settings or Preferences!

Autosave, Remixed

With the latest update, 1Password in Firefox and Safari will allow you to replace a Login from the AutoSave prompt, as well as giving you quick access to AutoSave settings, all from a new gear icon.

We revamped the AutoSave feature in Safari and Firefox as well, taking to heart all of the feedback we’ve received so far.

In Safari (pictured below), the AutoSave Bar is now an actual toolbar that doesn’t cover the web page, and it lets you finish the saving process at your leisure. Firefox (pictured left) gets a popup window with the same AutoSave functionality, and an update for Chrome is in the works!

Icons and Buttons and Badges — Oh, my!

We did some general polishing of the 1Password extension’s interface, starting with a new toolbar icon that doesn’t just look good, it gained a feature too! Now, if the 1Password extension is unable to connect to the 1Password Helper (formerly known as the Agent), a badge will appear. The sidebar icons are also now easier on the eyes, and the active tab is highlighted in blue to help it stand out.

These are just a few favorites from the massive list of new features, fixes, and additions you’ll find in our latest browser extensions—over 40 in all! Check out the change log for the full story, and as always, stay on top of AgileBits updates here on the blog, at @1Password and @AgileBits on Twitter, and the 1Password Facebook Page!

1Password 3.8.7 for Mac supports more Chrome, plus an extension teaser

If you use Google Chrome and have a knack of answering “pffft, of course I do!” before people are even able to finish asking if you like to live on the bleeding edge, this post is for you!

More Chrome comin’ right up

Just two weeks ago we came full circle by bringing the great new version of our browser extension back Google Chrome, where it began over a year ago. Now, 1Password 3.8.7 for Mac is out for non-MAS customers with one of our most-requested features as of late: support for Chromium and Canary, the beta and bleeding-edge versions of Google’s Chrome browser (yes, this is coming to the Mac App Store version, along with support for the WebKit browser too!). You can snag the update by starting 1Password and going to 1Password > Check for Updates.

There are plenty of other changes in 1Password 3.8.7 for Mac though, including some fixes for keeping data between 1Password and the browser extension in sync, changes to language in preferences for things like restarting the Helper and keyboard shortcut descriptions, and some great updates to our Diagnostics Report tool. You can read more about those changes in our changelog.

Something useful this way comes

We’re beta testing an awesome update to our browser extension that I think you’re really going to love. While we finish cooking the extension and our blog post detailing the great changes and some power user tips, you can snack on the screenshot I included in this post.

Feel free to opt into the beta option on our Mac extension download page to sneak a peek (and help us test!). Or you can refrain from spoiling your dinner and we’ll have all the details for you soon!

Firefox 7 is out, and 1Password is ready

Good news, everyone: Mozilla just released Firefox 7 with an eye toward performance and speed, speed, speed.

Even gooder news, everyone: 1Password for Mac and Windows, as well as our browser extensions, have been ready for Firefox 7 since August, so go nuts on those upgrade buttons. In fact, we’re even putting together a small update to 1Password 3.5 (a legacy version) for Mac to bring Firefox 7 support to Leopard users.

Extension Update: Firefox AutoSave returns

Good news, Firefox 6.0+ for Mac users. We released a small update to our browser extension last night that brings back AutoSave. You even get first access to a new design we’re trying out for the AutoSave dialog, based on a lot of user feedback. It saves a lot of space while still giving access to some necessary features via the gear menu, such as toggling “never for this site” and AutoSave for all sites.

The new extension is now at version 3.8.5 for all browsers and you can learn more about the other changes in our extension changelog.

To get the new version, you shouldn’t have to do anything! That’s the magic of modern browsers automatically updating your extensions. But here’s how to force an update if you want to check it out right away:

  1. Go to Tools > Add-ons
  2. Click the gear menu at the top of the Add-ons manager and choose Check for Updates
For bonus points: you shouldn’t have to restart Firefox after updating the extension anymore! So how do you like it so far? Let us know in our forums!

1Password 3.8.6 for Mac goes full-screen on Lion, supports WebKit

You didn’t really think we’d close out the weekend with only a Chrome extension update to show for it, right? Hot off our developers’ keyboards is 1Password 3.8.6 for our website customers, which brings a couple of neat new features that we introduced in the Mac App Store version, as well as one that version doesn’t even have yet:

  • Full-screen support on Lion
  • Support for the WebKit browser (Mac App Store users: we’re working on this one. Stay tuned)
  • Updated Go & Fill in Snow Leopard to support new Firefox and Chrome extensions
  • Better reliability for updating information between 1Password and its browser extensions
  • Plenty of other fixes for issues you’ve reported in our forum!
As usual, our website customers can snag the new version by opening 1Password and going to 1Password > Check for Updates. Let us know what you think in our forum!

Full Circle with 1Password + Chrome

Chrome Master Password prompt

It seems like only yesterday that I was here introducing the “New Chrome Extension + Beta!” Well, here I am with some more great news: Now all you devoted Chrome fans can get your hands on the new extension that we debuted with Safari 5.1, just in time for Chrome 14!

As many of you know, however, this journey really began with Chrome. So now we’ve taken the technology we originally developed for our Chrome extension, refined and redesigned it (as seen in Safari), and now it’s out of beta. And while it looks a bit different than what we Chrome devotees have grown accustomed to, it works very similarly, so we can all feel right at home.

But it isn’t just a pretty new face. We’ve put a lot of work into improving the form filling from our original Chrome extension and added a number of new editing and viewing features so that you can do a lot more without ever leaving your browser.

So What’s New?

While the interface has gotten a huge redesign from the previous 1Password Chrome extension, we have added a few other things as well. Some highlights:

  • Universal Unlock – 1Password and the extension now lock and unlock simultaneously!
  • The Sidebar – Use Tab to switch between Logins For This Page, All Logins, Identities, Credit Cards, Password Generator, and Settings
  • Item Details – Click the (>) arrow to the right of any item (or press the Right Arrow on your keyboard) to view and even edit them!

With improvements under the hood, a fresh look, and added functionality, the 1Password Chrome extension is better than ever.

Update Déjà Vu

“So, this sounds pretty great,” you say, “but how exactly do I take advantage of this nifty new extension?” you might also say. Take no action! Just sit back and relax: Chrome automatically updates all of its installed extensions!

But if you’re as anxious as I am (I couldn’t wait!), you can follow these steps to force Chrome to download the update immediately:

  1. Launch Chrome and go to Window > Extensions
  2. Click on “Developer Mode” over to the right
  3. Click on the “Update Extensions Now” button that appears to the left — done!

(Wow, I feel like I have said this all before!) As always, be sure to join us in our forums if you have any questions or feedback. Happy browsing!

1Password, the Mac App Store, and you

Yes, you read that headline right, and no, your eyes do not deceive you. After months of arduous work from our developers, and tons of tweets, forum requests, and sacrificial offerings from you fine folks and even customers-to-be, we are elated to announce 1Password for Mac is now in the Mac App Store.

MAS banner

What’s new?

Our Mac App Store release is version 3.9, and it’s a significant update from version 3.8 on our website. Even though it’s not the 4.0 upgrade we have in the works, 1Password 3.9 packs some fantastic new features, like:

  • A brand new system-wide menu bar item with access to Go & Fill, toggling AutoSubmit, and locking and opening the 1Password app. We’ve had a ton of requests for this feature over the years and we’re really excited to get it out there
  • Full Screen mode on Lion
  • Even tighter security on Lion with PBKDF2 Calibration and compliance with Apple’s upcoming “sandboxing” rules to prevent 1Password from having access to any files it doesn’t need to touch
  • An all-new setup process to help new users find their way around and get browser extensions installed
  • Much more!

This is also our first release that is Lion-only. Like The Omni Group and our other esteemed peers, we’ve seen unprecedented Lion adoption from our customers. When we considered all the work we’ve done to prepare 1Password for the Mac App Store, the security benefits Lion had to offer, and the incredible pace at which Mac users are picking up Lion, we decided this was the right time.

If you’re on Snow Leopard though, don’t worry. 1Password 3.8 isn’t disappearing from our website anytime soon, and we like to take care of our customers (heck, we still answer email support questions for our Leopard and even Tiger customers, and Tiger came out over six years ago!). In fact, we just released 1Password 3.8.5 at the same time 1Password 3.9 debuted in the store, and it has something the Mac App Store version doesn’t (yet): support for the WebKit browser.

You have questions, we have answers

We know the Mac App Store transition evokes a lot of questions, and we’ve been listening in our forum, on Twitter, and elsewhere. How much does the Mac App Store version cost? Can I transition my 3.x license into the store? What about family licenses? What else is different in the Mac App Store version?

We’ve created an FAQ in our forum to address a lot of the common questions, so please check out that thread and browse and search the other threads our customers have created. Folks have been asking questions in our forum so it’s a great place for us to answer the same question from many customers at once. But to get you started, I’ll try to address some of the biggest questions here.

Can I transition my existing 1Password 3.x license into the Mac App Store?

We would love to give you a way to transition your license, but Apple doesn’t allow it at this time in the Mac App Store, and hasn’t shown signs of changing that policy (trust me: it’s something we’ve all been asking for since Apple previewed the store in fall 2010). However, we have some good news in the FAQ just above this one to help customers transition into the store.

I can’t/don’t want to upgrade to Lion, what about me?

We love to take care of our customers and 1Password 3.8 will continue to be available for download from our changelog page, just like many versions are all the way back to (as of this writing) 2.12, an update to our 2.x version that was released almost two years ago.

But this is also where a huge advantage of our major extension redesign comes into play. Because we can now update our extension independently from the main 1Password app, and because Safari, Firefox, and Chrome all auto-update their extensions, we can keep 1Password 3.8 users current with browser updates right alongside 3.9 and 4.0 users. So even if you stick with the 3.8.x versions, your 1Password and browser extensions can stay compatible with browser updates for quite a while.

Still have questions? Join us in the forum!

Like I said, we know there are going to be a lot of questions over this transition and we’re happy to help. While we love comments here on the blog, our forum is the best place to get current and quick support right now. In fact, your question may have already been answered there, so please check our Mac App Store FAQ or search our main forum, but if all else fails, feel free to create a new thread and we’ll be happy to help!

The 1Password extension right-click returns from the sunset

Remember at the end of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when Indy, Dr. Henry Jones, Sallah, and Marcus were riding off into the sunset, and you wished they didn’t have to? That’s kinda like the right-click feature of our completely redesigned 1Password extension: with the releases of Lion, Safari 5.1, and Firefox 6, it had to ride off into the sunset, but we knew you wished it didn’t have to end that way. So our developers donned their best fur fedoras and set out on a quest to see if our right-click hero could return, never forgetting the cardinal rule: Xcode marks the spot.

I am happy to say that our developers were successful, and they didn’t even have to deal with any snakes, flying refrigerators, or crystal skulls! As of 1Password extension version 3.8.2 for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox on the Mac, the right-click menu is back (Chrome users: you’ll have to opt into the beta version since we’re still polishing the extension up for you). You can now right-click to view all your Logins for the current site, fill a Login into the current form, and open the 1Password extension to fill Wallet and Identity items.

Safari users should note, however, that the right-click menu will work a little differently than Chrome and Firefox; you’ll see available Logins in the main right-click menu instead of listed under a sub-menu. This is due to a limitation in Safari’s extension APIs for third-parties, and we’ve reported the issue to Apple. We also made a bunch of changes and fixes for Safari and Firefox users, including a lot of improvements to the extension’s communication with the main 1Password app, support for Firefox 7, and more.

Your browser should automatically update to the latest version of our extension. But if you want to get it right away, you can visit our extension download page or open the 1Password app, update if necessary, and go to 1Password > Install Browser Extensions.

As far as our next task after this release, we’re focusing on improving AutoSave, especially for Firefox users. If you give the new right-click features a try, let us know what you think in our forum!

Retrospective: One month of Lion and 1Password

It’s been just over a month since Apple released OS X Lion and quite literally reversed the definitions of “up” and “down”. At least when it comes to scrolling. And only if you don’t go to System Preferences > Trackpad/Mouse and disable “Natural Scrolling”. But I digress.

Time flies when you’re fervently updating 1Password and releasing all-new browser extensions for such massive releases as Safari 5.1, Firefox 6.0, and Chrome 143.28.852, or whatever version they’re up to today. In fact, when I tally everything up, we’ve released over 40 updates in the past five weeks across our Mac, Windows, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome editions of 1Password—and that doesn’t even include beta releases for testing! But that long list of updates *does* include a completely redesigned extension interface and a lot of improvements, changes, nips, tucks, and bug fixes—all thanks to your awesome feedback in our forum.

Big transitions like new OS X releases—especially one like Lion which made so many major changes to both over- and under-the-hood technologies—and Firefox 6 are never easy, and we know 1Password has had a bumpy ride over the last month. I want to thank you all for your great feedback in our forum and here on the blog, as well as your patience as we fix bugs and polish 1Password to be a great Lion and cross-browser citizen.

Moving forward, we have a lot of great stuff in store. Our top priorities are polishing the new extension for all platforms (including getting it ready for Windows browsers!), improving the Firefox 6 experience, and bringing the extension to Chrome. Of course, we have a couple other buns in the oven, but we’re not quite ready to get the butter out of the fridge, if you follow my meaning. Wink wink, nudge nudge.

Thanks again for being the best customers a small software shop could ask for. We’ll keep the 1Password updates coming, and we can’t wait to hear from you in our forum.