It’s not often in the life of an application that one gets the opportunity to draw inspiration from one of the greatest and most hilarious sci-fi stories of all time. Today, we are incredibly honoured and excited to present 1Password 4.2 for Android. With a custom keyboard; automatic filling in web browsers and third-party apps; and built-in support for viewing time-based, one-time passwords (TOTPs); our newest version of 1Password for Android promises to be approximately 420% more useful than a towel.
No more copying and pasting, no more typos. Enable the keyboard, enable the Automatic Filling service, and you’re done. The 1Password icon on the keyboard turns blue to let you know that automatic filling is available.
1Password stays out of your way and makes it easy to stay focused on the task at hand. There’s no need to choose keyboards; the 1Password keyboard can be used all the time. If you already have a favourite, it’s easy to switch back with a long press on the space bar.
Time-based, one-time passwords (TOTPs)
TOTPs are passwords that are only good for one use, within a certain amount of time. If one of your online accounts uses something called two-step verification for increased security, you already know how these passwords work.
When you enable this feature on an account that offers it, you get a “secret” or a QR code. In 1Password for Mac Windows, or iOS, you can enter this code in a custom, “One-Time Password” field. 1Password for Android will generate and display one-time passwords that were created on your other 1Password devices. This TOTP is used in addition to your existing username and password to access your account.
1Password 4.2 displays this one-time password in the Login item’s details, so it’s always at your fingertips.
Stellar guidance for interstellar travellers
Among the many improvements we’ve made in 4.2 is an improved help system. We’ve updated links to our online user guide and knowledgebase, and made 1Password smarter. While we remain ever hopeful that you never need it, we’d still like to pave your path to resolution with the smoothest of stones.
Better than a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster?
This update was made possible by your support and feedback. While it may not be the answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything, we hope that it helps you get at least 10% of the way there. We’d love to hear what you think of our efforts and any suggestions you have for improvements. The more intrepid galactic adventurers among you are warmly invited—nay, encouraged!—to join our beta team and really get in on the fun.
Oh! Speaking of teams, would you like to hear how ours got started? It’s really a rather fantastic tale, and immensely relevant to this post’s theme. Watch Zaphod’s—er, I mean, our co-founder Roustem’s NSNorth talk and get to know us a little better, won’t you?
Thank you for choosing 1Password. Have a wonderful day. =)