1Password 6.7 for Windows: a feature buffet

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. 😉

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  1. Max C
    Max C says:

    I agree with trailmax — local vaults was (and is) the must-have feature that sets 1Password apart from that other extremely popular (but cloud based — and recently hacked) password manager. I was disappointed when AgileBits decided that local vaults was non-essential and allowed Windows support for local vaults to rot.

    I’m glad to hear you guys have reconsidered.

    Reply
    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      Hey, Max C! It was always just a question of timing. We weren’t happy to have to delay an upgrade for standalone vaults, but we were glad 1Password 4 allowed us to focus on 1Password 6 for our 1Password membership customers without leaving y’all in a lurch. Although our focus was elsewhere, the option to maintain 1Password 4 and update it as needed was a big part of what made the dream work. We know some of our customers consider standalone vaults an essential feature and we didn’t want to take that away.🙂

      All of that said, I’m glad we have reached a happy place with 1Password 6 where we know we can dedicate the time and development resources needed to bring our standalone and 1Password membership customers back together for 1Password 7. I’m looking forward to sharing what we’ve built with all of you.❤️

    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      Hey Jack! We’re still in the planning stages for 1Password 7 for Windows, so it’s not quite time to take your money just yet. Still, I always appreciate a well-used meme. 😉

      As for beta testing, you can check out information on becoming a beta tester here. It will likely be some time before 1Password 7 is ready for public beta, but keep your eyes peeled. We’ll be happy to have you when it’s ready. 🙂

  2. John
    John says:

    PS: it kind of sucks how you guys moderate the comments and only allow the positive ones through. I thought I was respectfully stating my opinion in my previous comment.

    Reply
    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      Hey John! You absolutely respectfully state your opinion. We don’t moderate to keep things positive and, in fact, previously didn’t moderate at all, but spam comments got the best of us and we had to make a change. We like to reply to comments as we approve them, so rather than any ill intent, you can blame my slow typing for the delay in approving your comment. We always appreciate feedback from our customers (positive or otherwise) as constructive criticism helps us make 1Password better. 🙂

  3. dwk
    dwk says:

    Hi, I’ve been waiting for this announcement for such a long time !

    It’s wonderful that I can ‘expect’ rather than ‘hope’ for standalone support for 1Password 7. One thing I would love to know is if ‘Secret Key’ will be available for standalone users as well. So, in order to unlock standalone vault on a new device, a user must have both the ‘Secret Key’ and the master password. This would strengthen the already secure 1Password data to a point where no one would even dream of stealing my data.

    I don’t expect a clear answer on this one :) but, it would be great if you could share if ‘Secret Key’ feature is on the might-do list or it is not even considered at all.

    Either way, cheers for 1Password 7 ~~~

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    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      Hey dwk! Your inkling was correct as I really don’t know if we will or even can implement two-secret key derivation for standalone vaults. We’re still in the early planning stages for 1Password 7, so for now, I’ll pass along your request to our development team. I’ll probably have to say I don’t know in response to a few more questions before we’re in a position to discuss more details, but I’m sure we’ll share more as 1Password 7 gets closer to being released. 🙂

  4. David Baril
    David Baril says:

    The feature I want the most is consistency of user experience and unobstrusiveness..
    It doesn’t really look like this is where you are headed with all this exited talk of new features..

    Reply
    • Benji Debnam
      Benji Debnam says:

      1Password for Windows has gone through a fierce timeline to get to where we are, and while the UI and UX might seem a little mismatched in places currently, please keep an eye on our upcoming beta releases. For sometime there has been seriously heavy foundations being put in place. We’re extremely proud of the work in place to ensure we can build upon this with a gorgeous, highly accessible, beautifully usable front-end interface and something nothing short of what you should expect from us.

      If you would like to try our betas, please do! How to get 1Password for Windows beta releases.

      I look forward to speaking with you more, the best way is to post in our forums

      Thank you again, David. :)

    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      Hey Kamila! We’ve wanted to bring an update for standalone vaults to Windows for a long time as well. I was super excited to be able to share the good news with y’all. We still need to move on from planning to building and internal testing before 1Password 7 will be ready for public beta, but I’m looking forward to sharing it with all of our Windows customers once it’s ready. 🙂

    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      Hey Abhead! At this point, we’re still putting the finishing touches on 1Password 6 and are only starting to scratch the surface of 1Password 7 so I can’t really make a decent guess at an ETA. It is my hope that we’ll be able to offer more detail about a potential release date as we move on from planning to building and get a better idea of how long the development process is likely to take. 🙂

  5. Thomas Jepp
    Thomas Jepp says:

    I use vaults synced between Windows (1Password 4.6) and Mac (whatever the latest is) at the moment (currently using .opvault for storage, and nextcloud for sync).

    With this announcement, will 1Password 7 for Windows allow me to continue with a similar setup that allows me to stay in control of where my vault data is stored at all times?

    Reply
    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      Hey Thomas! We’re still working out the details of 1Password 7 for Windows, including the specific sync methods that will be supported. For now, the most I can say for certain is that you’ll be able to choose to sync your vaults or not. Though we aren’t far enough along in the development process to say whether you’ll be able to maintain the same type of sync method you use now just yet, we’ll be able to provide more details as we get closer to release.🙂

    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      Hello Userk! We are greatly privileged to have customers from all over the world and would absolutely love it if 1Password was available in the native language of every one of our customers. That said, our translators are largely 1Password fans who have graciously volunteered their time to translate 1Password. While full localization ultimately depends on the translation resources we have available, I’d be happy to let our team know that you’d like to see 1Password 7 in Chinese. 🙂

      Thanks for sharing your feedback and for being a loyal 1Password fan! I look forward to sharing more about 1Password 7 for Windows with you and our customers around the globe as we get closer to releasing it.❤️ 🙂

  6. K.C.
    K.C. says:

    Thanks for the the updates! So happy to hear about standalone licenses and vaults. It may behoove you to add an update to your previous blog posts (the ones with LOTS of negative comments about the lack of standalone support, etc.) in case people weren’t aware that this announcement was made. Or a bigger type of press release or post solely dedicated to this announcement!

    Reply
    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      Hey K.C.! It’s wonderful to see your name in the comments again! I am particularly excited to get to share this news with folks I had the opportunity to converse with following prior blog posts. I know y’all were feeling a bit nervous about the future and it’s great that I can say a bit more now to ease fears about the future.❤️ 🙂

      While I know that for folks waiting on standalone vault support this announcement is enough to merit a post of its own, one thing that excites me about 1Password 7 for Windows is that it will bring all of our Windows customers back together. No matter how you choose to sync and store your vaults, you’ll be able to use 1Password 7. Once 1Password 7 is released, my own version of Dave’s No More list will include No More worrying about confusion over which version of 1Password for Windows you need to use. The feature announcements in this post are for our standalone vault customers too, because you’ll also get to enjoy these features when 1Password 7 is ready. I love this and hope this post gives our standalone vault customers a new perspective on these update announcements. They’re not just posts about new stuff in 1Password 6. They’re now posts about the cool stuff y’all have to look forward to in 1Password 7 as well. 🙂

  7. 1PW4Ever
    1PW4Ever says:

    Excellent news, well done! Congrats on bringing the stand alone vault back… I was afraid this update might do away with it altogether. That’s why we love you guys :)

    Reply
    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      Thanks for the love, 1PW4Ever (and love the name, by the way)!❤️ We truly never had any intention of doing away with standalone vaults, which is why we kept supporting 1Password 4 for Windows and updating it as needed. Of course, I totally understand where that fear came from. It did take us a while to reach a point where we knew for sure we’d be able to deliver on the promise of standalone vault support in a new Windows app and waiting for news is always tough. We did our best to reassure while we were working on 1Password 6 for Windows, but I was happy to be able to announce some more definite plans. We love you too and I look forward to sharing the love of 1Password 7 with all of our Windows customers as we push forward towards its release. 🙂

    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      A few folks have told me this and, while I do agree that its newsworthy on its own, I personally love that these feature announcements are now relevant for all of our Windows customers. Whether you choose a 1Password membership or standalone vaults, you’ll get to experience all of these great new features in 1Password 7. 1Password 7 will bring our Windows customers back together so consider this post a sneak peek at the future. I greatly look forward to even more update announcements just like this where I get to share spiffy new features that every single one of our Windows customers can take advantage of no matter how you choose to store your vaults. 🙂

  8. Jen
    Jen says:

    I’ve been using 1password since at least 2008. I’m switching to KeePass because I will not pay for a subscription model or “membership” for software. It’s completely ridiculous.

    Reply
    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      There’s no requirement to choose a 1Password membership, Jen! If you’re using 1Password 4 for Windows right now, you’re welcome to keep doing so. We still support 1Password 4 for Windows and plan to continue. Then, when 1Password 7 is released, you can purchase a license for it just like old times if you’d like. Purchasing a 1Password membership is a choice that’s entirely up to you, just like where you store your vaults. Thank you for supporting us for so long and I hope you’ll stick around to experience everything 1Password 6 has to offer in 1Password 7 – no membership required.❤️ 🙂

  9. Diego
    Diego says:

    Very happy to hear about it! I use 1Password on several devices and was worried about being forced either to go to the cloud or have to pick another password manager. I’m a huge fan of 1Password and will continue to use and pay for upgrades as long as I can decide where to store my vaults. :)

    Reply
    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      Thanks for the love, Diego!❤️ I’m glad to hear you and your standalone vaults plan on sticking around. We do our best to put a premium on customer choice here at AgileBits, even if it does mean we have to do a bit of extra work and I have my fingers crossed that our continued support of 1Password 4 for Windows and of our existing standalone customers across platforms demonstrate how much we really do care. How you store your vaults is your choice and I’m glad making the choice that’s right for you will be a little easier on Windows with 1Password 7 on the way.🙂

  10. Scott Lewis
    Scott Lewis says:

    Nice. I was one of the vocal complainers that standalone Windows users were being left in the dust, and after hearing all your stuff about v4 still working, etc, went away unconvinced.

    This is good news indeed, and I’m glad you’ve listened to your customers. And since I saw SOME of the comments above already, I get that you’ve been listening. So perhaps, I mean to say – good news that you’re reacting to your customers.

    In this case, it’s bittersweet, as I’ve already migrated away to another competing product, and not sure I’ll be wanting to switch again come it’s release, but I congratulate you on having great listening and reacting to a portion of your user base, that I’m guessing was larger than you estimated.

    No sarcasm intended for anything I said. If I read this a couple of weeks ago, I might have stuck with v6 Mac and v4 Windows for a bit longer, but I also in the interim found a couple of solutions that also work really well with iOS (like yours does) and Android (which yours KIND of does).

    I will look at you again when v7 comes out, but no promises. And if it matters, anything up to and included $49.95 for v7 across all platforms would be acceptable to me. And the same pricing for v8, v9, etc.

    To be clear, in a hypothetical world where you release a major version every year for $50, but subscription pricing is $36 per year ($3 a month), I would still pay the $50. That’s how much I don’t believe in subscription pricing for critical apps. I understand the landscape is changing around me, but I’m just a middle aged whiner.

    Reply
    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      Hey Scott! Thanks for the love, even if you are currently on a 1Password hiatus. We’ll just have to work hard to get 1Password 7 ready so we can tempt you back.😉

      I absolutely don’t blame you for not wading through all of the comments here and elsewhere. I have to admit I start to feel like a bit of a broken records after a time, so aside from some potentially cheesy jokes, I’d bet you got the gist from what you read and didn’t miss out on too much. I know “1Password 4 still works” was a bit of a hard sell for some. Many of our customers genuinely love 1Password 4 and there are actually quite a few things I really like about it myself. Still, an older app will always start to show its age after a time, even if we were (and are) working hard to ensure it keeps working well for our customers who want to stick with it. I know 1Password 7 will be a welcome upgrade for our Windows customers in particular, so I was pretty stoked to be able to share the good news with y’all.❤️

      As for your comment about Android, you may want to take a gander at the Android app again when Android O comes out. We’ve got some pretty cool things in store for our Android customers that are sure to make a splash when we (and Google) are ready. That “kind of” may soon be but a distant memory. 🙂

      I’m sorry to hear we were a bit slow to keep you around, but I’m glad you’ll be back to at least take a gander at 1Password 7. Pricing is still up in the air for the moment, but I’ll be sure to pass along your feedback. I look forward to sharing 1Password 7 with you and we’ll do our very best to lure you back in.❤️ 🙂

    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      No, Ferdinand, you’re the best.❤️ I’m delighted to have been able to deliver some peace of mind to our standalone vault customers. Thanks for the love and I look forward to sharing 1Password 7 with you when the time comes.🙂

  11. MarcG
    MarcG says:

    just YAY!!
    As a long time 1Password user I’m very excited to see standalone vaults remain a 1st class citizen at AgileBits. and I’m also thumbs up for the paid licenses!!
    Marc.

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    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      Hey Mark! Every 1Password customer is a first class citizen here, no matter how or where you store your vaults. From the moment you generate your first super-strong, unique password, we confer upon you all the rights and privileges of your esteemed station, including world-class customer support, a super secure vault storage location of your choice and cheesy blog comment replies. 😉

      Cheesiness aside, I’m glad that you’re excited for 1Password 7. I look forward to sharing it with you and am grateful for y’all’s patience while we worked to get to a place where we could make this announcement. Thanks for your support and I hope we will continue to earn your thumbs up for years to come.❤️ 🙂

  12. Nicol F.
    Nicol F. says:

    Fantastic news!!!
    Now I work fine on my 1Password for Windows ver 4 on Windows 10 for my work
    For 1 Password 7 i want extension on all my browser IE11, Edge and Firewoks (not Chome) that i use on Win10. (MS IE 11 support up to 2020)
    Sync for my Windows 10 Mobile App
    Open Valut (not DB on cloud service) on local sync on One Drive or Dropbox.
    I Love 1 Password But many competitors Ano released extensions for Edge and all supported browsers. (Roboform, Keep Password, Last password ecc…)
    I hope you arrive early in UWP Good Luck

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    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      Hey Nicol! I’m glad 1Password 4 is working well for you thus far. 1Password 7 is still in the planning stages right now, so I’d be happy to pass along your feedback to the team. It’s a great time to let us know what you want to see so we can take your feedback into consideration while we plot out the road map.🙂 Edge support is one thing on your list we’re working on already, so I hope we’ll be able to share more about it soon!

  13. David
    David says:

    “I hope you can understand that it was a commitment to honesty that held back this announcement.”

    I think most customers who want standalone vaults will agree that the company made the wrong choice in that commitment which just angered customers. I do hope something was learned here and you don’t make the same mistake again.

    I hope the company also learned that pushing subscriptions in the replies on the forums also disappointed those who wanted standalone/dropbox syncing.

    I used to love 1 Password, but for whatever reason, version 4 in the windows chrome browser doesn’t seem to work as good as it used to with respect to auto fill and detecting that you have filled out a form on some sites? Perhaps there were differences between plugins in Mac and Windows as I switched to Windows last year?

    Will you be offering sync with other cloud providers than just dropbox?

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    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      Hey David! I know that holding back is going to upset some folks, but that’s one point on which I’m more than willing to just take my licks. It’s easy to say we could have announced this earlier with the benefit of hindsight, but what if we had announced it earlier and completely missed the mark? To my mind, that would both make customers angrier and make y’all more reluctant to believe promises in the future. Telling you a feature is on the way when I don’t know it to be true feels like lying to me. There are absolutely lessons to be learned here, but when it comes to holding back announcements until we know we can deliver, I hope we stick to our guns.

      As for talking about memberships, I hope this is done with the honest goal of sharing options and with consideration and respect for our customers’ wants and needs. I’m sure I’ve extolled the virtues of a 1Password membership to more than one person who didn’t want to hear about it before, but I always endeavor to be respectful of folks’ preferences. If you ever feel like we’re being pushy, please tell us! I know our enthusiasm for 1Password memberships may not be welcome in everyone’s inbox, but we’re still working out the kinks in our mind reading devices, so we may miss some cues at times and need to be set straight.😉

      Regarding 1Password 4, it uses the exact same extension as the other apps, so I’d not expect any major differences in filling between them absent something being amiss. I’m going to shoot you an e-mail so we can talk about it and see if we can’t get 1Password 4 back in line. If you’re a bigger fan of the forum, you can also feel free to drop me a line there. Mention bundtkate to summon me any time and we can have a chat.❤️

      And now the big question! I don’t know about sync options just yet. Since standalone vault support is being built from scratch for 1Password 7, nothing is set in stone so we may well do something completely different. Nothing decided just yet, though, so I’ll have to save that for a future announcement (sorry!). Prime time for talking about what you’d like to see though, so let me know what sync options you’re looking for in your reply to my e-mail or on the forum and I’ll pass your thoughts along to the team. 🙂

  14. Jim
    Jim says:

    Wow, what a comeback – a Linux extension AND the return of standalone vaults announced in one email update!

    I’m glad I didn’t unsubscribe when I switched over to one of your competitors in despair a few months back.

    Thanks for listening to us (and acting on it) :)

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    • Kate Sebald
      Kate Sebald says:

      Hey Jim! Thanks for the love and for staying subscribed to the newsletter.❤️ Perhaps some of these announcements have tempted you to come back? If so, we’re happy to lend a hand if you need it.🙂

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