Our Android team has been working so hard lately that I wanted to get you caught up on the major goings-on before the story got too big for a single blog post! Thanks to their efforts and your feedback (including our amazing beta testers), we’ve got a fantastic app in the Google Play Store that recently surpassed one million installs! Thank you for your support. =)
Since we last checked in with the Android team a couple of months ago to talk about 1Password 6.0, there have been three major updates. We told you there would be more frequent and focused updates, and your response to that has been really wonderful! In 6.1, we improved Search so that you could access it more quickly. In 6.2, we added All Vaults for 1Password accounts—our Teams and Families customers. And now, we have added Large Type in 1Password 6.3.
The theme? Making it easier for you to find and access your 1Password items.
6.1: The Searchiest Search
Gone are the days when you had to make sure you were on the right 1Password screen to search for something. Search is now accessible from wherever you are. Simply unlock 1Password and tap the Search icon to get started. It’s in the top right corner and looks like a magnifying glass. =)
It’s also a lot better: Search results are now immediately displayed inline, and get filtered as you continue to type. Plus, 1Password will now match your search term to URLs in addition to titles in Login items.
Finding exactly what you’re looking for is now as easy as 1-2-3. =)
6.2: Show Me the Vaults!
Vaults are a really effective way to compartmentalize your 1Password data. My favourite example is my archive vault, named Vaultemort. :D On January 1st, I moved thousands of 1Password items to this vault. Whenever I access it to retrieve an item, I move it to my Personal vault. This keeps my Personal vault uncluttered and up to date.
All Vaults is crucial to my plan, as it enables me to view only the vaults I want and exclude my Vaultemort vault. Now that All Vaults is supported by 1Password for Android for my Families account, I can view my items the same way on my Android phone as I do on my Mac.
6.3: Up Close and Personal
One of my favourite features is Large Type, and I’m thrilled that it’s now available in 1Password for Android! I really love this feature on my iPad and Mac. It makes it so much easier for me to see my passwords when I have to type them in manually, like on my PS4.
I just love that the password is colour-coded, making it simple to tell apart letters, numbers, and symbols. This is true of the regular-sized password, too, but it looks so much nicer when it’s embiggened. Just look at that screenshot. Isn’t it pretty?
All Things Great and Small
There are way too many great improvements for me to talk about all of them at once, but I do have a few highlights:
- Adding and working with 1Password accounts is much faster and simpler.
- An item’s vault and account are included in its details. This is super handy when I’m in All Vaults, because it helps me make sure that an item is stored where I think it is.
- OPVault support. This is the successor to the Agile Keychain format and it syncs a whole lot faster! If you want the nitty gritty, you can read about it in our knowledge base.
If you want the full details on what we’ve been up to the past several weeks, have a look at the detailed release notes.
Everything we’ve implemented since version 6.0 is the direct result of your feedback. We’re listening, and what you think is immensely important to us. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts, and thanks for continually pushing us to do better. I can’t wait to see where our adventure takes us next. =)