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1Password Power Tip [Mac]: Use 1Click Bookmarks just about anywhere besides your browser

Boy, it sure is easy to log into sites from 1Password or the 1Password browser extension; after all, that’s kind of the point. But what if you want that easy access from other apps, or a way to organize Logins related to a certain project with all the other stuff for that project? We’ve got you covered.

You know 1Password’s 1Click Bookmarks feature, the one that enables you to create bookmarks that log you in with a single click? Well, your browser’s toolbar isn’t the only place those can live. Put simply: you can drag a 1Click Bookmark into almost any app. Think about that for a second.

A 1Click Bookmark in an OmniFocus task note, complete with its title from 1Password!

So, to start with the example that our intrepid Code Wrangler, Jamie Phelps, posted to his blog: you could create a new task in OmniFocus to remind you to check in on a website and, to make your task easier when the time comes, drag that site’s Login from 1Password into OmniFocus’s task creation window. Later, when it’s time to get things done, you can click your 1Click Bookmark from OmniFocus to open the site, unlock the 1Password extension (if necessary), and get to checking off that box even more quickly.

A 1Click Bookmark in iCal

If iCal is more your thing, you could create a new event or reminder to, say, buy flowers for your special someone or pay off your credit card. Drag your Login for 1-800-FLOWERS.com or your bank into the iCal editor’s URL field, and later on you can click the bookmark you created in iCal to automatically log into its site—all without touching 1Password or even needing to manually open your browser.

Heck, you can even drag 1Click Bookmarks to your desktop or the document side of your Dock if that’s how you roll. If OS X or an app supports clickable URLs and files, you should be able to drag over your 1Password Login to make it easier and faster to log into sites and get things done.

Alfred 1.2 for Mac is out with 1Password 1Click Bookmark superpowers!

Remember how Alfred, the excellent productivity utility from Running With Crayons, integrated 1Password 1Click Bookmarks in a recent beta? We’re happy to say those crazy colorers wrapped up the beta, and Alfred 1.2 is out!

If you use Alfred and you have its PowerPack which adds some great extra features, you can now quickly browse your 1Password Logins right inside Alfred, then open one to login with your default browser—all with a couple strokes of your keyboard no matter what app you’re using. Simply invoke Alfred, type “1p,” hit Return on the “1Password Bookmark ‘…'” option, and type a couple letters of the Login you have in mind. Then hit Return and watch the magic happen.

Use the 1P trigger in Alfred to get to your 1Password logins quickly!

This has been one of Alfred’s most popular feature requests for a while, and we’re honored that they put this together so well. Alfred 1.2 is a free update from Running With Crayons for website customers who have the PowerPack add-on (sorry, Mac App Store Alfred users, but Apple doesn’t allow the tech in the store that powers this 1Password+Alfred integration). Just grab the update, open Alfred’s preferences, and check out the new 1Password sidebar item for a powerful and quick new way to open your 1Password Logins!