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Quick Tip: 1Password 6 and Slide Over

Slide Over Happy Chris

It’s been just over a week since I received my delightfully thin and light iPad mini 4. I got the orange Smart Cover, and it looks fantastic. The primary reason I decided to upgrade my iPad mini this year was to take full advantage of everything iOS 9 has to offer.

iOS 9 has a metric ton of new features, but by far my favorite is Slide Over. Combining 1Password with Slide Over is a game changer for saving time and using every bit of power 1Password has to offer.

Logging into third-party apps doesn’t get any easier than using the 1Password Extension, which is supported by many apps. However, there is the occasional app that doesn’t (yet) support the extension, and this is where Slide Over shines.

Slide Over is a new iOS 9 feature for the iPad1 that lets you swipe from the right edge of the display to bring up another app on top of the one you are currently using. Multitasking has never been faster or easier.

Let’s say I’m using my banking app, which sadly hasn’t added the 1Password extension. In iOS 8, my workflow would have looked like this: close the banking app, launch 1Password, copy the password, switch back to the banking app, and then paste.

With the combined power of iOS 9, Slide Over, and 1Password 6, I can simplify the process.

Swipe left to right in your item list to reveal the Copy Password option

Swipe left to right in your item list to reveal the Copy Password option

While in my banking app, I can swipe in from the right, unlock 1Password, slide from left to right on the bank’s Login item in the list to copy the password, and slide 1Password away. It’s that simple.

If you have an iPad that supports Slide Over, give it a shot the next time you find yourself in an app without 1Password support. And then be sure to write a nice note to the developer of that app and ask them to integrate the 1Password app extension for iOS.

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1 Supported on iPad mini 2, 3, and 4; iPad Air and Air 2; iPad Pro

5 replies
  1. Max
    Max says:

    Didn’t know about the slide right and tap copy to copy the password- nice tip. How about a full slide right to copy the password, so you don’t have to click copy, like the mail app?

    • Ted
      Ted says:

      I agree with Max, make it selectable to have it copy directly when swiping instead of having to swipe and tap.

    • OGenius
      OGenius says:

      Thanks a lot for this great reminder @Chris ! We also found another quick tip to use 1Password with the new Slide Over: let’s say you are browsing on an app which doesn’t include yet 1Password. You could invoke it and quickly switch to 1Password to find the required information and go back to the website or app you were in previously like that: http://jmp.sh/zztVVSj

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