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1Password 4 for Mac is ready for OS X Mavericks

1P4 Mac Mavericks desktop

In case you haven’t heard by now, Apple released big updates yesterday for… well, just about everything, including OS X. For our 1Password 4 for Mac customers, I’m happy to say you’re already prepared to drop in on the waves with the new OS X Mavericks.

In fact, 1Password 4 was not just ready for Mavericks, we did a few things to make it hum along with Apple’s latest Mac OS. We optimized 1Password 4 using new Xcode 5 instruments, which reduces CPU usage when idle and preserves battery life. We also leveraged Responsive Scrolling for that buttery smooth experience.

1Password 4 is a perfect complement to your iCloud Keychain

1Password 4 for Mac is also ready for all of Apple’s new iCloud features. We added iCloud sync to the Mac App Store version and 1Password 4 for iOS, and 1Password works quite well alongside Apple’s new iCloud Keychain.

For example, here’s one useful setup idea:

We hope you enjoy Mavericks as much as we do, and we’d love to hear from you on Twitter and Facebook if you have ideas, questions, or just suggestions for Apple’s next OS X naming system after big cats and great surfing locations.

1Password beta crowdsourcing pinpoints OS X Mavericks release date

Mavs calendar iconIt should come as no surprise that we’ve been running a sizable 1Password 4 for Mac private beta for a while to help us test and polish all the great new stuff on the way. If it does surprise you, well, you learned something today!

Naturally, a focus of our beta is to make sure 1Password is ready for when Apple releases Mavericks, the next major OS X upgrade. The only catch is that, as par for the course, no one knows exactly when that release will be, so everyone is left guessing. Since we want to ship 1Password 4 for Mac before the big cat’s California hotspot’s release date, we decided to crowdsource the answer from our beta testers.

We devised and optimized a series of highly scientific survey questions for our testers. One such question involved a prediction for the OS X Mavericks release date, and here’s what we got:

  • average: October 5
  • median: October 1
  • earliest: August 27

Now we have our answer—the crowdsourced release for OS X Mavericks is the first week of October!

Before you ask: no, for a number of reasons, we are in fact not concerned that All Things D made its own prediction for when Apple might hold its expected fall event, partly because no knows whether Mavericks is even on that event’s schedule. On the other hand, one of our testers answered “September 10, 2039″ so, as with most predictions, take this all with a grain of salt.