1Password 4 for Android and Windows are a hit!

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June has been quite the month for us! We released 1Password 4 for Android and Windows, and we’re thrilled that you like us. You really, really like us!

For the v4 Android debut, Android CentralBoy Genius Report, Lifehacker, and PCMag were excited, with SlashGear saying it “does justice to its namesake.” The Next Web went in-depth with the new version, The Verge says “this is the password manager you should be using,” and then there’s GreenbotGotta Be Mobile, International Business Times, and plenty more.

On the Windows side, InfoWorld called v4 a “strong password manager” and lists it among the best. SlashGear and Engadget are excited, and TechCentral says it’s an “impressive password management tool”. Then there’s PC & Tech Authority, SoftonicTechgear, iPhoneclub… and that’s probably enough links for one day.

We are absolutely delighted to get these major releases out there, and the feedback to support and in our forums has been fantastic! We put “Agile” in our name for a reason, so there’s plenty more where this came from. To see what we have coming next, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and our newsletter!

1Password 4 for Windows is here

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After months of beta testing, a small lake’s worth of coffee, and a possibly illegal number of pizzas, 1Password 4 for Windows is here.

The goods

This is a huge release for us, as it brings many of our latest features to Windows and a cleaner, more intuitive interface. Windows users can enjoy Favorites, Multiple Vaults, Wi-Fi Sync, and Security Audit, as well as our new, free 1Password Watchtower service that warns you when a Login’s site has been compromised and helps you decide when it’s safe to update your passwords.

All together, this release includes 374 new features, improvements, and fixes spread over 85 betas. You can comb through the full beta release notes, learn more in our documentation, or check out our feature overview down below the gallery.

1P4 Win new extensionAll-new browser extension

Perhaps best of all, our legendary browser extension is now on Windows. You can drill down to view vault items, search your vault, access your Favorites, change extension settings, and, of course, it’s still just a single click to open a new site, fill your credentials, and login.

The extension looks and behaves the same in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera, and it’s even a great experience in Internet Explorer! It now resembles its Mac brother while still being all Windows.

The prices

You can get 1Password 4 for Windows now in the AgileBits Store. It requires Windows 7 or 8, and here’s how pricing breaks down:

  • If you bought 1Password for Windows anytime in 2014 or even 2013, v4 is free! Your current license will just work
  • Upgrade price for all other customers is $24.99
  • Single user regular price is $49.99
  • Family 5-pack is $69.99
  • Multi-seat business licenses are also available

What’s new in 1Password 4 for Windows

Our latest features

  • Watchtower – if a Login’s website has had a security breach, our new, free Watchtower service alerts you to whether it’s safe to change your password
  • Favorites – give your VIP items the VIP treatment so they’re just a click away
  • Security Audit – new categories that point out Weak Passwords & Duplicate Passwords to help you stay on top of your security
  • Tags – a flexible way to organize and find items with one or more keywords
  • Sharing – Send an obfuscated copy of a Login or any other item to someone you trust via email
  • New toolbar – a simplified, powerful, and beautiful new toolbar puts all the important features at your fingertips, including search!
  • Demo Vault – show off 1Password without showing off your personal information
  • Multiple URLs per Login item – sometimes one just isn’t enough
  • Custom fields – store all the information you need in each item

Sync

  • Wi-Fi Sync for mobile – you can now sync with an iPhone or iPad on your network, no cloud required
  • Vault awareness – during setup, 1Password detects all vaults in your Dropbox

All-new browser extension

  • One extension, many browsers – our extension now looks and behaves the same way in all browsers 1Password supports
  • Analog to Mac – our extension features, design, and overall awesomeness are now nearly identical across Mac and PC
  • Multiple Vaults – switch vaults right from the extension
  • Detect password change – when you change an existing Login’s password, the extension will verify that you want to update the existing Login
  • Auto-Type in all web browsers
  • Unlock on Secure Desktop
  • Tray icon is now more informative about 1Password’s status

1Password 4 for Android is here

1P4 Android bot 230Ladies and gentlemen, 1Password 4 has gone green.

Well, ok, we haven’t added solar panels (yet), I meant the other green: 1Password 4 for Android is now rolling out for phones and tablets. It is a brand new app and should be available in Google Play soon as soon as Google’s servers update!

This is a fully operational, add-and-edit-all-your-items-able, one-tap Login-able new version of 1Password that has been rebuilt from the first line of code to the last icon.

It’s also free!

An experiment

We don’t call ourselves AgileBits for nothing, so we’re trying something new with this release. 1Password 4 for Android is a free app, and through August 1, 2014, all features are unlocked and free for everyone to try. After that, it will switch to being a reader client for your vault, a perfect companion for syncing your data with 1Password for Mac and PC.

If you want all editing features of 1Password 4 for Android after August 1, you can unlock them with a one-time in-app purchase. We’re still figuring out what that price is going to be, but we’ll have details soon!

Available now-ish and full release notes

We just hit the big red button in Google Play, so 1Password 4 for Android is rolling out as a free upgrade to our previous Android edition. If you don’t see it yet, you should soon, and thanks for your patience.

For those who like to dig through the full release notes, they’re just below the gallery.

Overall package

  • Phone and Tablet UI – a true, modern app for both devices
  • Rich and redesigned icons
  • Free app
  • All features free to try until August 1
  • Turns into a reader on August 1, unlock all features with a one-time in-app purchase (price TBD)

Editing

  • Manage your vault – add, edit, and delete items
  • Support for viewing attachments added from Mac or PC
  • Strong Password Generator
  • Viewing custom fields
  • Viewing web form details

Organization

  • Mark items as Favorites for quick access
  • Updated and expanded item categories
  • Folders and sub-folders

Browsing

  • Built-in browser so you can log in with a tap
  • Easily copy Login and other details to use in other apps

Syncing

  • Dropbox sync
  • Folder sync
  • Automatic sync
  • Background sync
  • Sync notifications (notification drawer and on-screen)
  • Merge local data with an existing vault

Security

  • Lock all of your important items behind a secure Master Password
  • Tamper-proof Authenticated Encryption using AES-256 using Encrypt-then-MAC
  • Same solid foundation as 1Password for Mac and 1Password for iOS
  • PIN code (not limited to 4 digits)
  • Automatically clear clipboard
  • Automatically lock vault when idle

On iOS 8, App Extensions, OS X Yosemite, and 1Password

iOS 8 App Extensions iconHonestly, we’d like to exclaim from atop Yosemite’s cliffs about our excitement for the other Yosemite, iOS 8, and all the incredible things Apple announced during WWDC 2014’s opening keynote.

But the great news is we’re actually here, in San Francisco, to learn first-hand about all this amazing new stuff straight from Apple (though the not-so-great news is we’ll have to hold off on the road trip)! If you’re in the area and see us around, we love to meet fellow developers and our amazing customers—be sure to say hi!

iOS 8 App Extensions, Touch ID opening up, and what this all could mean for 1Password

By now you may have heard about App Extensions, one of the many, many new features Apple announced is coming to iOS 8 in the fall. In short, App Extensions allow third-party apps to plug into other apps, including Apple’s own.

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Combine that with Apple’s announcement that Touch ID is also opening up to third-party developers, and you can see why we were doing Snoopy dances in our keynote seats. Then pile on other great new stuff like user-installable keyboards, OS-wide support for third-party cloud storage, Spotlight improvements, and… well, you can see we have a lot of dancing to do. Then, we have a lot of research and testing to do.

This all is incredibly exciting, and we are looking into the delectable possibilities these features might be able to unlock for 1Password. Might.

Right now, we have nothing to announce since we learned of all this awesomeness at the same time as you. We still need to explore the actual capabilities of these features and whether we can even use them.

As soon as we can say more about whether iOS 8’s HomeKit features will let 1Password turn off your lights and lock your front door along with your vault, we’ll exclaim it from atop our blog here, Twitter, Facebook, and our newsletter!

1Password button 4.2: The Greatly Improved Edition is out!

OPb new 2014We just pushed an update to our current browser button that’s so big, I’m calling it The Greatly Improved Edition. 1Password 4 for Mac and Windows 4.0 beta testers can check to make sure their auto-update features are locked in their upright positions and take the new button out for a spin now.

You can read the full release notes after the break below, but the gist of this release is that everything about the 1Password button is Improved: filling your username and password where they’re supposed to go, dealing with fancy hidden login forms, filling credit card details, and just a whole bunch of button-fillingy stuff. Oh, and Identities now fill in birthdays.

By the time you finished reading this, Mac v4 users and Windows v4 testers should already have the update, but you can always check your extension settings to make sure. Enjoy the 1Password button Greatly Improved Edition and let us know what you think in our forum!

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1Password 4 for Android is coming [UPDATE: It's here!]

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We’ve been busy. Not just busy—busy. A while ago we decided that we could rebuild 1Password Reader for Android. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the greatest 1Password for Android the world has ever seen. We then set out to do it.

Now it’s done.

1Password 4 for Android arrives on Tuesday, June 10. It is an entirely new and full-featured app, built for both phones and tablets!

It is also an experiment. All new features will be unlocked and free for everyone to use through August 1, 2014. After that, 1Password 4 for Android will go into a reader mode, and all features can be unlocked for an in-app purchase.

To be among the first to get the whole kit-n-kaboodle about the all-new 1Password 4 for Android, subscribe to our newsletter below (and be sure to respond to the confirmation email!). Press folks who want to give it a look, get in touch with me directly or via the bottom of our Press Room.

 

We’d like to thank our existing Android users and all 1Password customers for all the enthusiasm over the past year. We can’t wait to show you the incredible new 1Password 4 for Android.

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Apps that Love 1Password: SOLARO – Study help for Common Core

solaro_app_icon_roundedThe Apps that Love 1Password page has broken into education with the addition of SOLARO, a comprehensive study guide and service for Common Core K-12 classes!

SOLARO packs content for over 1,500 classes across English language arts, mathematics from 3rd to 12th Grade, and science for all 50 states in the U.S. and some Canadian provinces. It offers things like topic-level practice tests, section-level quizzes, flashcards, study notes, and more, and now students can login much more easily with SOLARO’s new 1Password for iOS support!

In SOLARO’s latest update, a new 1Password button in the login screen will automatically search 1Password for your SOLARO Login. You simply need to unlock with your Master Password, swipe right on the SOLARO item for the Copy button, copy, then double-tap the Home button to switch back, paste, and get to learning.

Thanks to SOLARO, we’re thrilled students have an easier way to stay secure while staying on top of their studies. You can get SOLARO in the App Store.

Take Control of 1Password ebook updated for our new Watchtower service

Take Control 1P 1-2By now you’ve probably heard of 1Password Watchtower, our new service that warns and informs you when websites of your Logins have been compromised. Watchtower has been a huge hit with our Mac customers and is coming soon to Windows, and now you can learn more about it in the latest update to Take Control of 1Password, the comprehensive ebook by Joe Kissell.

This latest free update to the book—version 1.2.1 for those keeping track at home—adds a new section in “Perform a Password Security Audit” that explains what 1Password Watchtower is and does, and how to make it part of your security regimen. Honestly, that whole section is perfect to review and re-review for both current and new book owners alike, as it walks through some of 1Password’s most useful and effective tools under Security Audit.

Take Control of 1Password v1.2.1 is now available. Current owners can sign into their Take Control Ebooks account to grab the latest edition, or you can pick up your copy for just $10.

Our 1Password Watchtower service is now looking out for you, right in 1Password for Mac

1Password WatchtowerEarlier this month, we introduced our new Watchtower service on the web. In its initial version, Watchtower checks whether a website is (or ever was) vulnerable to the internet’s nasty Heartbleed security bug, then tells you whether it’s safe to update your password.

Now we’ve taken the next major step and made it much easier to stay secure online, as Watchtower can now check all your Logins at once, right inside 1Password for Mac.

1Password 4.4 for Mac is now available to website and Mac App Store customers, and it has Watchtower built right in. Watchtower is a free service, and once you enable it (either under Security Audit or Preferences), Watchtower will alert you if a website is found to be at risk.

Like Captain Picard sounding the call to battle stations, 1Password will display a red alert at the top of any affected Logins (see this post’s gallery for examples). Click the alert to learn more about what’s going on and when it is necessary and safe to update your password.

Watchtower in Security Audit

Watchtower in Security Audit

Watchtower is a new component of 1Password’s popular Security Audit feature, which shows you items with weak passwords, duplicate passwords, and other handy info to help you decide which Logins to update.

Now built into 1Password, Watchtower lists all vulnerable Logins in a single place and even sorts them by status, such as “Avoid”—for sites that have not yet patched their vulnerability—and “Change Password” for sites that have updated and it is now safe (and prudent) to change your passwords.

How it works

The Watchtower service is off by default. Once users enable it, 1Password will check daily for new website vulnerability information. Your website information is never transmitted to us. 1Password simply downloads this information and checks it locally against your Logins.

Now available

1Password 4.4 for Mac is now available as a free update to existing website and Mac App Store customers, and we have plans to add it to 1Password for Windows. Our new Watchtower service is a major step for 1Password and making you more secure on the web. We’d love for you to give it a try and let us know what you think on Twitter, Facebook, and in our forums!

1Password 4.5 for iOS: The full release notes

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Last week Tuesday we released 1Password 4.5 for iOS and 1Password 4.3 for Mac, updates that were both so large that I figured I’d skip listing their full release notes for fear of making you scroll your morning and afternoon away. However, we’ve had enough requests to see the full release notes here on the blog, so I am happy to deliver!

What follows is screenshots and every last big feature and little improvement that make 1Password 4.5 for iOS so touchable and just plain wonderful.

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