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!

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!

New in beta for Chrome: Go & Fill from the Omnibox

Google Chrome and 1Password’s Go & Fill feature: two great tastes that, now, taste even better together.

As of 1Password extension version 3.8.2 beta 5 or later, you can now use Go & Fill right from Chrome’s Omnibox. All you need to do is type “1p”, hit Tab, then start typing a few letters to find the Login you need. Arrow to the relevant Login and hit Return to open it in the current tab. Slick, eh?

This trick should work in Chrome on both OS X and Windows as long as you have the latest versions of 1Password 3.8.x for Mac and 1.0.8 for Windows and opt into our beta extension by clicking the beta button on our extension download page. Heads up for Windows users though: the rest of our new extension interface hasn’t made it over quite yet. Also, just to make sure you’re rolling with the most up-to-date version of 1Password, use the built-in Check for Updates feature to check for the latest release.

As always, let us know what you think and submit bug reports 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.

1Password 3.8 for Mac is out with support for Firefox 6/7 and a new extension setup process

Well that was quick. If it seemed like only yesterday that we released a 1Password 3.8 beta for Mac and initial support for Firefox 6 on the Mac, that’s because it was.

Today we’re happy to say that 1Password 3.8 for Mac is out of beta and so is our Firefox extension. Besides gaining support for Firefox 6 and 7 on the Mac, this 1Password update brings a great change to our extension installation process that’s been a long time coming. We have a new 1Password > Install Extensions menu option, as well as a Preferences > Browsers redesign, that takes you straight to our fancy new extension installation page. This will ensure that you get the latest version of our extensions that are regularly updated for this brave yet crazy new world of break-neck browser release schedules.

In short: if you upgrade to Firefox 6, grab 1Password 3.8 and use our new extension installation page to get the extension you need.

I should also mention that, while we have brought our new extension format to Firefox 6, we haven’t been able to bring all features back, such as right-click and HTTP auth support. We’re working on those. Also, if you need extensions for previous versions of Firefox, you can snag em from our legacy extension page. We know not everyone is always ready to upgrade their browser right away, so we’re trying to keep things as simple and available as possible for our users.

So check out the 1Password 3.8 for Mac update and the new Firefox 6 extension and let us know what you think in our forum!

A 1Password extension beta is ready for Firefox 6 on Mac!

It’s time for the Return of the 1Password! Except in our version of this bad pun there are no cute, spear-wielding woodland teddy bear, just a powerful password and identity manager with a great new browser extension in beta for Firefox 6 on Mac!

Firefox new extension

That’s right, Mozilla quietly released Firefox 6, and 1Password 3.7.5 (our most current, non-beta public release) is ready for it on the Mac! If you want to try out the new extension right now, you’ll need to:

  • Make sure you have the latest 1Password by going to 1Password > Check for Updates
  • Update to Firefox 6
  • Install the beta Firefox extension
  • Restart Firefox

If you’d rather wait, we’re putting the finishing touches on 1Password 3.8 (now in public beta), which has the added perk of supporting Firefox 7 and 8 (which are both in various stages of development testing. I know, crazy right?). So what do Firefox 6 users get with our new extension? I’m glad you asked!

  • A much more useful slice of 1Password in your browser
  • An all-new gorgeous, flexible interface that fits much better into the way you work, whether you’re a mouse jockey or a keyboard shortcut ninja
  • A bunch of new keyboard shortcuts, including Tab and Shift-Tab to navigate between your Logins, Credit Cards, and Identities, and Right/Left arrows for viewing item details or getting back out to the list of all your items
  • A more visual way to browse, edit, and create new items. You can view key details of each item, copy them to the clipboard, and edit all without dropping what you’re doing to launch the main 1Password app
  • Fast, type-as-you-go search built-in for all item types
  • A new Settings panel built into the extension for toggling things like Universal Unlock (to also unlock the 1Password app) and AutoSubmit
  • and much more!

Please note that the new Firefox extension is only supported on Firefox 6 and above (due to some of the technical complexities between Mozilla’s previous releases), and we’re still working on implementing a few features from the previous Firefox extension version, such as right-click support and HTTP logins. If you’re using Firefox 3, 4, or 5 when 1Password 3.8 arrives, don’t worry: you’ll still be able to download the proper 1Password Firefox extension for your browser from this support document. We’re also working on adding support for our new extension to 1Password for Windows, so stay tuned there. Chrome users: ditto.

But for you Firefox 6 users out there, let us know what you think of the new beta extension in our forum!

Quickie update: 1Password 3.7.1 for Mac is out

This is just a quick note to let you know that 1Password 3.7.1 is out of beta! While this doesn’t bring anything major like a much-improved new Safari extension, it does bring a few perks and fixes such as:

  • Improved AutoSubmit in Safari extension
  • Now support updating Autosave and Autosubmit settings made in Safari 5.1 extension
  • Improved error logging
  • Improved diagnostics

To grab the update, you can open 1Password and go to 1Password > Check for Updates to set our download gnomes to work.