We’ve been hard at work on a major update for 1Password 6 for Windows and I’m so excited to finally share it with all of you. 1Password 6.6 for Windows is here and it is HUGE. I can’t possibly discuss every new feature here – there are 24 brand new features and 89 total changes made – but I’ll highlight a few that I’m most excited about.
Rich icons now adorn your items in 1Password 6 for Windows. This seems like a small thing, but it was probably the most common feature request I saw and I was super stoked to see these little guys waiting to greet me when I unlocked 1Password this morning. I’m sure many of you now need to scratch one thing off of your wish list, but don’t put the pencil down just yet. You’ll need it to check off a few more before you’re done reading.
Fully automatic updates
If you’ve been diligently keeping 1Password 6 up-to-date on your PC, you’ve likely become well-acquainted with the settings menu as you check the updates section for new 1Password goodies. That menu has been spruced up with a new icon and a new home on the redesigned left-hand sidebar along with a new help menu — just in case you need a hand. It looks pretty spiffy, but you may find yourself paying fewer visits to check for updates, because 1Password for Windows will now update automatically while it’s locked and let you know when an update is ready. So grab that pencil again and cross that off your to-do list — let 1Password keep itself updated from now on.
Favorites and move and duplicate, oh my!
Now that your to-do list is a bit smaller, why not spend some of that extra time marking items as Favorites in 1Password 6 for Windows? Go ahead and show your most used items how much you appreciate them by giving them a gold star and a special spot in your favorites tab for easy access.
It may be a bit late for Spring cleaning, but if your vaults are feeling a bit cluttered it’s still a great time to to tidy up a bit. You can now move your items to a new home in a new vault without having to go back and clean up the extra copy left behind. If you want an extra copy, you can also duplicate an item. Move Item, Duplicate and Add to Favorites can all be found in a handy menu when you right-click an item.
New digs for 1Password and a fresh look for mini
1Password for Windows got a modern makeover in 6.6 to help you peruse your items in style. From splitting Categories, Tags and Security into tabs to giving the left-hand sidebar a fresh new look, 1Password is dressed to impress.
1Password mini also got a fresh coat of paint, and whether you access it in your notification area or from the extension icon in your browser, mini is ready to help you quickly find the item you need with more options in the sidebar, including easy access to your newly gilded favorites.
Search superpowers for mini
Finally, you can now search for items in 1Password mini from the extension icon or the notification area, whether you’re already browsing the web or just getting started. Improved ranking ensures you see exact matches for the site you’re on right at the top of the list with close matches right below. If you know precisely what you’re looking for, enclose your search terms in quotes to perform a precision search and make sure 1Password mini is finding the item that’s just right.
But wait! There’s more!
These new features are also waiting for you just a click of the update button away:
- The vault menu has been redesigned in the main 1Password window and 1Password mini and you can now select a 1Password account to view its vaults or search for vaults.
- Control + Click on the 1Password icon in your notification area to open the main 1Password window.
- 1Password now remembers the maximized and minimized window states when you close it and will restore in the same state when opened again.
- Press the Control + Delete key on a selected item in the main 1Password window to quickly move it to the Trash.
- Restore items from Trash right in 1Password for Windows.
- 1Password now automatically saves any unsaved edit session if you attempt to edit another item, 1Password auto-locks, or the 1Password window has been closed.
- Autosubmit and Display in browser options are now available in the Login editor.
- Press the ESC key to cancel the auto-save dialog from the 1Password extension.
That’s not all either, check out the release notes for a complete list of all 89 features, improvements and fixes headed your way!
Give it a try today!
If you’re already using 1Password 6 for Windows, go ahead and check for updates one last time to enjoy the features above and many more. If you’re still using 1Password 4 for Windows and are wondering what the fuss is all about, now is a great time to give a 1Password account a try. It’s free for 30 days, so go ahead — start enjoying the awesome benefits of a 1Password account and check out the great new things 1Password 6 has to offer. : )