1Password 6.7 for Windows was meant to be a smaller update, but just like you always walk up to the buffet line with the best of intentions, we reached the end of the line with this update and ended up with three plates full of pastries. We have prepared a regular smorgasbord of 58 new features, improvements and fixes for you in this release. So grab a few extra plates and check out the latest Windows goodies. 🙂
A convenient security appetizer
Not to be outdone by the iOS team, our Windows team made using one-time passwords easier on Windows as well. When filling a login item with a one-time password, the one-time password will be automatically copied to the clipboard. Once the one-time password has expired, 1Password will restore your previous clipboard text allowing you to seamlessly keep your accounts even safer without interrupting your workflow.
An imported entree
It is now easier than ever to make the switch to a 1Password membership. When you import your standalone vaults into your new 1Password account, your attachments will come along for the ride. Attachments will be magically transformed into Document items and you’ll find related item links in the item details for both the new Document items and their parent items so you can easily zip back and forth between them.
The icing on the cake
With the introduction of rich icons in 6.6, software license items were feeling a bit left out, so we’ve sprinkled them with rich icons in this release.
Plus, alert banners are the cherry on top of the recent updates to 1Password mini. Alert banners will also display, including notifications when 1Password automatically updates, so you’ll always know when we’ve served up some new 1Password goodies.
Check out the change log for a complete menu of the changes, improvements and fixes, including these three faves of mine: 1Password mini now dismisses itself after you copy a field value, there are several accessibility improvements for folks using screen readers, and you’ll experience smoother scrolling. I know several of these were long awaited features, so I’m stoked to see them make their appearance in this update. I also have some fantastic news for those wondering about another long-awaited feature …
Beyond 1Password 6 for Windows
In addition to these cool new features, we also have an announcement to make about what’s next for 1Password for Windows. 1Password 6 was created from scratch in order to use the latest and greatest technologies Microsoft had to offer. Recreating seven years worth of development in a fraction of that time was an incredibly tall order, so we decided to focus on 1Password Teams and memberships. It’s been an exciting journey and we’re delighted that so many of you have joined us on this path, but it’s now time to start thinking about our next adventure: 1Password 7.
With this release, we finally have enough visibility to chart a course for the future, so we’re happy to announce that standalone vaults will be an available entree on the menu in 1Password 7 for Windows. 1Password 7 will be free with your 1Password membership, but if memberships aren’t for you, paid licenses will also be available.
Although we’re looking ahead to 1Password 7, 1Password 6 is not done just yet. We’ll be serving up a few more tasty treats in the coming months, so save room for dessert. Then, strap on your hiking boots and join us as we set out on this new adventure – and burn off some of those extra calories along the way, too. 😉