1Password 3.8.13 for Mac is out

We have a small post-Christmas gift for owners of 1Password for Mac from our web store. It’s not a huge update, but there are some handy additions and tweaks for you:

Changed

  • Removed Firefox from Import options as the current extension imports it directly within Firefox.
  • Updated Diagnostics Report to log the extension’s database schema information.
  • Adding Available Disk Space to diagnostics report.
  • Added more logging to 1Password Helper to help investigate situations involving sync issues.

Fixed

  • Now handling escaped quotes when importing CSV / Delimited files.
  • Fixed problem re-importing deleted data from 1Password Interchange (.1pif) files.

If you own 1Password for Mac from our web store (not the Mac App Store), open it and go to 1Password > Check for Updates to get this new version.

1Password 3.8.12 for Mac fixes Chrome, snack pack issues

Hello again, Agile Readers, and welcome to another episode of 1Password Updates! We have another minor yet exciting episode for you today—will that Chrome bug get squashed, could that fix get… fixed? Read on for the exciting conclusion!

Ok, let’s put that theme on hold and just cut to the chase. 1Password 3.8.12 for Mac for our web store customers isn’t a big feature release, but it’s a good bug fix release. In particular, we fixed a few lingering problems related to communicating with the Chrome extension, a few other general quirks in the 1Password Helper, and we are happy to say that 1Password weighed in at 1MB lighter on the file scale!

The full changelog goes a little something like this:

  • Now verifying 1PasswordAgent files exist within the 1Password.app package before removing and upgrading existing agent
  • Improved 1PasswordAgent communication with Google Chrome to avoid timeouts
  • Improved logging in 1PasswordAgent when communicating with web browsers
  • Reduced download size by just over 1 MB
  • Now opening the correct url when using the Help > Release Notes menu
  • Fixed crash of helper when attempting to unlock browser extension with a blank master password
  • Fixed problem preserving aspect ratio of software license icon images
  • Fixed problem deleting software item icon with the keyboard Delete key
As you might guess, if you use 1Password for Mac from our website, you can open it and go to 1Password > Check for Updates to grab this new version.

1Password 3.8.11 for Mac brings improvements and fixes

We have some good news right now, and some more in-depth good news about this good news on the way. To kick things off: 1Password 3.8.11 for Mac is out for our website customers, and it brings some important under-the-hood changes.

For our Mac App Store customers: 1Password 3.9.2 already contains all of these fixes except for the password strength indicator change. That should come in a future update. To give you a better understanding of what these changes mean, our Chief Defender Against the Dark Arts, Jeff Goldberg, is whipping up a blog post right now. So until then, I’ll just leave our release notes right here:

Changed

  • Improving defence against brute force attacks by increasing PBKDF2 iterations from 1000 to 10000. Currently this applies only to newly created data files. For more information on PBKDF2, please see this blog post.
  • Removed deprecated “New Logins Bookmarklet” feature. Users of this feature are encouraged to use the iOS edition of 1Password or 1PasswordAnywhere.
  • Removed Export to Encrypted Web Page feature. Users of this feature are encouraged to use 1PasswordAnywhere or the iOS edition of 1Password.
  • Improved defence against data harvesters by not including the password strength indicator. This only applies to new and edited items; to update all your old items, the Help > Troubleshooting > Rebuild Data File menu can be used.
  • Several updates and improvements to the Diagnostics Report.
  • Updated to latest Growl framework.
  • When downloading website previews 1Password now correctly downloads Apple touch icons from non-standard locations.

Fixed

  • Fixed issue where empty items and deleted folders would appear in the 1PasswordAnywhere Trash.
  • Now clearing caches after rebuilding data file.
  • Fixed the problem where 1Password could freeze when deleting a Smart Folder.

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!

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!