A warm welcome to Steel users


As you may have heard by now, Gravity Applications, makers of SofaControl and Tags, has decided to discontinue developing Steel, its password manager. Steel should continue to work on current systems, but no future updates are planned.

In order to help Steel users switch to an alternative, we’ve teamed with Gravity Applications to offer a 20% discount on 1Password licenses. Just visit the Steel site and click on our sale banner there to claim the discount, which is applied to your cart at checkout.

If you want to bring your Steel data with you to 1Password, Ernest Prabhakar beat us to publishing a how-to about the process at his site, iHack. The process is fairly straightforward and takes advantage of our powerful Import Assistant tool, which allows you to bring data from many of our competitors including eWallet, KeePassX, other browser, and even Windows-based apps like RoboForm. Just specify the proper column labels when importing your Steel data to 1Password, and you’ll be good to go.

If you are unsure about switching to 1Password, you can of course try a free, completely unrestricted demo for 30 days from our site. Steel users will have to hurry, though, because our 20% sale ends August 31, 2009.

David Chartier
Chief Media Producer, Agile Web Solutions