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.

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 for Windows: our new Safari extension is out of beta!

1Password extension - LoginsGreetings Windows-slinging Agile Readers! Remember that all-new 1Password extension we began testing with Safari a couple weeks ago? I’m happy to say that you may feel free to remove its beta badge at your earliest convenience.

Wait, scratch that. Safari should automatically do it for you, if it hasn’t already. Hooray for automatic extension updates! To make sure Safari has you covered, you can hit the gear menu and to go Preferences > Extensions. Click the Updates panel and make sure “Install Updates Automatically” is enabled. If you haven’t grabbed the new extension yet, here’s how:

  • Make sure you have the latest version of 1Password by going to Help > Check for Updates
  • Click the Preferences button, go to the Browsers pane, and click the Safari option
  • Follow the instructions on our extension download website that opens

Yes, the new version of our extension has gone official for Safari for Windows, and so have its many slick new features. User feedback was great, so we’re getting to work on bringing it to the other Windows browsers we support. As far as a timeline goes, though, I can’t say anything just yet. You’ll just have to stay tuned here on the blog, on Twitter @1Password and @AgileBits, and on Facebook!

1Password for Windows: Our new extension is ready to try in Safari

Sometimes, a browser extension comes along that changes everything. Your philosophy on life is forever altered. The way you experience the internet fundamentally shifts. Your dog and cat go apartment hunting together. Nothing is the same.

Our new 1Password browser extension will not do any of those things to your world, valiant Windows users, but it will make a huge improvement to the way you browse the internet with 1Password. We’ve re-imagined our 1Password browser extension to bring you a better, faster experience, and put more of your 1Password data than ever before at your fingertips, right inside your browser.

Today we’re releasing the new version of our 1Password browser extension in beta for Windows users to test, and we’re starting by supporting one of our most requested browsers: Safari for Windows. Of course, support for more browsers will follow soon.

How to get it

To get it, you’ll need to opt into our beta testing process:

  • Open 1Password
  • Click the Preferences toolbar button (or press Control-P)
  • Go to the Updates pane, enable the Beta option, click Check Now, and update to the latest beta (it should be at least version 1.0.9.BETA-237 or higher)

Now, to get the new Safari extension:

  • Visit our Windows extension page to download and install our new Safari extension
  • Enjoy testing our new Safari extension!

Note: the first time you unlock the extension, the initial sync might take a little longer than usual. That’s normal, and the next time you unlock shouldn’t take nearly as long.

How to use it

So, what’s the big deal about the new extension? The redesign allows it to be much more flexible and make more of your information available, even editable, right in your browser—no need to stop what you’re doing and open the main 1Password app. Here are some quick highlights and tips to help you get the most out of the new extension:

  • Control-\ is your one-stop-shop: The new default Logins pane does double-duty, displaying “Logins for the Current Site” at the top, and a list of “All Logins” just below. Just hit Control-\ to open the extension on any webpage (you can configure this shortcut in the 1Password app’s settings)
  • Arrow keys are your friend: If you’re a keyboard ninja, you can arrow up and down the list of Logins. If you hit return on a Login in the ‘Submit Login’ section, 1Password will fill it into the current site. If it’s in the ‘All Logins’ section below, 1Password will open a new tab, take you straight to the site, and log you in
  • Type to search: If mousing around and arrow keys aren’t your style, you can type in any pane to start filtering on the fly. A search box will appear at the top, and the item list will instantly slim down to just what you’re looking for (note: this is basically a quick way to enable the new search icon in the upper left)
  • View, copy item details in your browser: Say you need to copy a password for a Flash site, or you need to paste a 1Password detail into some other app. You can click the right arrow next to any item in the new extension, or hit your keyboard’s right arrow key, to view most of its details right within the extension. Mouse over any detail and click it to quickly copy it to your clipboard for pasting elsewhere
  • Click headers to change behavior: Do you need to complete a CAPTCHA on some sites before logging in? Or perhaps you prefer to open new windows instead of new tabs. You can click the headers in the Logins pane to change how they behave. You can chose to just fill a Login instead of fill and submit (in case you need to do other things on the page), and instead of opening Logins in a new tab, you can choose to open them in a new window or even the current tab
  • Fill Credit Cards and Identities: Any Credit Cards and Identities you’ve added to the main 1Password app are available in their own panes below Logins. Filling them into websites is just as easy: you can open the 1Password extension, mouse or arrow your way to the Credit Card or Identity you need, and click or hit Return to fill it into the site’s form
  • Tab between panes: You can use the Tab key to quickly switch between the Logins, Credit Cards, Identities, Strong Password Generator, and Settings panes

Check out more screenshots in our gallery at the end of this post!

How to get in touch

Since this is a beta, we’re hoping to hear some feedback in our Windows beta forum with your thoughts on how it’s going, and especially when you run into bugs. After all, there’s a reason we’re using the beta badge.

In case you didn’t catch that, yes: it was a wink wink, nudge nudge to please leave feedback in our Windows beta forum.

How to stay tuned

We’ll update 1Password and this new extension based on your feedback, and we’ll have announcements of more Windows browser support soon. Until then, follow us on Twitter @1Password and @AgileBits, like us on Facebook, and subscribe here to stay on top of all our update news!

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!