Browser extension update out for Firefox Aurora, Chrome users

Firefox Aurora iconAre you a Firefox user who lives dangerously in Aurora territory? Is “pre-beta” your middle name? Well, we have a vodka martini browser extension update with your first name on it.

As par for the course, Mozilla has been hard at work on testing new features and next-generation paradigms in Firefox Aurora, the more-beta-than-beta version of its browser, which means we’ve had to update the 1Password extension to stay in step. If you use Aurora, our update is now live that should fix a few incompatibilities and get you back to logging in and filling forms with a click.

Google Chrome users can also look forward to some better Credit Card and Identity filling.

Safari users, well, you can sit this one out because all is well in Cupertino’s corner of the web.

Your browser should see 1Password extension 3.9.17 pretty soon and auto-update to it. While you wait, you could perhaps peruse the changelog and revel in that lifestyle of danger you got goin’ on.

1Password extension goes Retina for Mac

A little while ago, one of our fearless founders, Roustem Karimov, jumped into our Campfire room and said “RETINA ALL THE THINGS!” And our designer, Dan Peterson, responded “OK SURE.”

Hot on the tail of our Retina update to 1Password for Mac, our browser extension version 3.9.5 is now also Retina-ized, with a fresh coat of paint to boot! The extension’s icons have been redesigned in the process, giving you a much clearer indication of the individual sections: Logins, Wallet, Identities, and Strong Password Generator.

We also made some great improvements to autosave and general performance, updated to Firefox SDK 1.8, and added a few other nips and tucks.

As long as your browser is set to automatically check for extension updates, you may very well already have this 3.9.5 update. If not, you can open your extensions manager and check manually to get our fresh extension Retina-ness.

1Password extension update brings gifts, good tidings for Safari, Firefox, and Chrome users

We’ve seen a flurry of browser updates lately, so our developer ninjas sprang into action to respond accordingly. After some quick hacking and slashing of code, we have a couple of useful updates that your browser may have automatically installed for you already, but we figured they’re still worth mentioning here.

1Password extension 3.9.1 brought some key improvements for Safari users, including fixes for those of you who are running it in 32-bit mode. Version 3.9.2, however, brings gifts and good tidings for Firefox users in the form of much better memory management and overall performance. Form filling has been improved across the board, too, so 1Password should now fill sites like iCloud, Fidelity, Twitter, and others.

You can read up on the full details in our extension changelog. To make sure you have the latest version of the extension, click the 1Password button in your browser’s toolbar, then the Settings panel (with a gear icon), and look at the “About” box at the bottom.

A big 1Password extension 3.9 update is out!

Are you sitting down? Ok, you folks who stand while you work—don’t answer that. Regardless, if you’re reading this in Safari, Chrome, or Firefox, we have a great new 1Password browser extension release for you.

Fresh out of beta is version 3.9 of our browser extension, and boy it’s a doozy. We added support for multiple profiles to Firefox and Chrome, and domain matching is, as they say in the car industry, “all new,” except we actually mean it. We completely rewrote it to watch out for things like subdomains and international domains.

All told, we added over 20 new features, changes, fixes, and bits of TLC in this extension update, and you can read all the details if so inclined. As for how to get it:

  • If you already have our new 1Password browser extension installed, your browser should update automatically, if it hasn’t already
  • If you need to install our extension on Mac or PC (Windows Firefox users—your wait is almost over, promise!), just open 1Password’s Preferences to the Browsers pane, click Install Browser Extensions, and follow the instructions on the webpage that opens

We hope you enjoy the new extension, and let us know what you think!

1Password Power Tip [Mac]: Create a 1Click Bookmark

Know what’s fast? Typing in a URL, then hitting Command-\ to automatically fill your 1Password Login and randomized password to get on with what you’re doing. Know what’s even faster? Clicking a single bookmark to have all that work done for you.

Nerd blogger Brett Kelly, productive podcast Back to Work, TUAW, and Lifehacker have recently mentioned one of our best “guy-behind-the-guy” features in 1Password for Mac, one that is super handy but probably doesn’t get enough of the credit it deserves: 1Password’s “1Click Bookmark.”

Long story short: you can add a button for any site to your browser toolbar that—in one fell swoop click—both opens a website and logs you into it. How do you attain such 1Password awesomeness? Simple:

  1. Find a Login in the main 1Password app that you want to access quickly
  2. Drag it from 1Password to the bookmarks bar of any browser we make an extension for

It’s. that. simple.

From now on, you can click your awesome new 1Click Bookmark (or bookmarks—create as many as you want!) to open its site in the current tab and login right away  (though if the 1Password extension is locked, you’ll need to enter your Master Password). This is especially handy if you have multiple Logins for a site, because the bookmark you create calls on the specific Login that you dragged from 1Password.

If you want to know more about 1Click Bookmarks, check out our help doc about them or swing on by posts at Nerd Gap, Lifehacker, and TUAW.

1Password 3.9.4 is waiting for Mac App Store customers

Fire up those Mac App Stores and click those Updates tabs ladies and gentlemen, because 1Password 3.9.4 is waiting to do your bidding.

This is a minor (and free) update that brings a few bug fixes and one key new feature: support for multiple browser profiles for Chrome and Firefox users. This has been a big request lately, and we’re happy to answer the call. We also improved a number of localizations in this release.

If you want to start rolling with multiple profiles in Chrome and Firefox right away, you’ll need the 3.9 beta version of our browser extension (we’re wrapping up work on it and hope to ship the final version soon). To opt into our beta extension, open 1Password and go to 1Password > Install Browser Extensions to open our extension download page. Click the beta option on that page and install any extensions you need. Alternatively, you can just wait a little bit and we should have the 3.9 version of our browser extension out soon.

Check out our forum for the rest of 1Password 3.9.4’s changelog, or just open Mac App Store to see the release notes and grab your copy.

1Password updates are out with some nice new perks

They say “good things come in pairs.” Or maybe it’s “to those who wait.” Hang on, who is “they” anyway?

Before we get wrapped up in colloquialisms, let’s tackle something a little easier: the new perks that both our Mac App Store and website customers can enjoy in a pair of 1Password updates we released. We’ve added the usual round of all-natural performance enhancements and polish (honest: AgileBits is a steroid-free company!). Mac App Store customers can check the “What’s New” section in the store, and website customers can check our version history page.

These updates are waiting for you, right now, up in the Agile Cloud. Here’s how to grab them:

  • Mac App Store customers: Open the Mac App Store and go to the Updates tab
  • Website customers: Go to 1Password > Check for Updates

1Password How-To: Install the browser extension—what do you think?

Now that some other Agile duties have simmered down, I’m getting back to one of my passions: tutorial videos. I love working on our documentation and creating helpful videos, so here’s one of my first quick shots after dusting off my ScreenFlow license.

This is a how-to on installing the 1Password browser extension for Mac App Store customers (our website version has a slightly different process) and clocks in at just over two minutes. If you get a minute, give it a look and let me know what you think in the comments:

Some things to think about:

  • Is it more helpful than a hindrance?
  • Does it move too quickly or did you fall asleep?
  • Is this audio and video enough, or should I add visual descriptions of steps as I explain them? (think: some kind of an overlay with brief instructions like “Step 2: Click the whichamadinger below the thingie”)

I’d love to hear what you think of this initial attempt after being gone for a while. It’ll help me make more and more helpful videos like these.

1Password extension gets Firefox import, some nips and tucks

You’d think our developers would take some time off over the holidays. You know, put down Xcode and pick up their child, a Michael Bublé album, and some eggnog.

You would be half right.

Our resident code architects somehow found time over the last few days to polish an update to our new 1Password extension for Safari, Firefox, and Chrome on Mac, as well as Safari and Chrome on Windows (Firefox for Windows support is still on the way for the new extension, but those customers can still install the previous extension from 1Password’s preferences).

1Password extension 3.8.9 gained some great improvements to Autosubmit (especially on sites like iCloud.com and iWork.com) and better mouse interaction. But there’s a big new feature too: “Import Saved Firefox Passwords.” As the name suggests, there is a new button in the extension’s Settings panel that allows you to import Logins from Firefox’s built-in password manager.

Now I know what some of you are about to ask: “So when will Safari and Chrome get this?” We can’t promise anything just yet, because due to the way those browsers stored your Logins before you installed 1Password, they’re tougher challenges. Rest assured, we’re working on it, so stay tuned.

Your browser should automatically update your 1Password extension to this v3.8.9 update, but you might need to check your browser’s extension manager to make sure automatic updates are installed. Here’s the full changelog:

New

Added “Import Saved Firefox Passwords” button in Settings to automatically import passwords from Firefox’s internal password manager.

Changed

  • Improved Autosubmit algorithm, including websites like iCloud.com and iWork.com.
  • Updated Firefox Add-on SDK (Jetpack) to latest version.Using “Helper” instead of “Agent” in messages shown to the user.
  • Added the ability to disable unlock animations to work around a freezing issue in Chrome.
  • To disable unlock animations, go to the Settings > About and click the 1Password icon to reveal the Advanced settings.

Fixed

  • Logins within the All Logins section now highlight during mouseover and properly reveal the View Details arrow.
  • Changed supported Firefox’s max-version “12.*” to “12.0a1″ to avoid being marked as incompatible.
  • Password generator sliders in Firefox now update the generated password.
  • Now properly filling Logins on sites that (incorrectly) use the same HTML element id for multiple input fields. For example, NAB Internet Banking.

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!