Have you discovered Workflow for iOS yet? It joins Launch Center Pro and others in the category of Super Useful Apps that can save you a ton of time doing repetitive tasks or complicated things that span multiple apps. They can also just blow your mind with tasks you didn’t know iOS could pull off.
One of Workflow’s tricks is that it can make your workflows available inside other apps via its own App Extension. Harnessing the true power of this knowledge, 1Password user and Redditor papa-lozarou created a Workflow that searches 1Password for the domain of the current tab right within Chrome for iOS.
Picture this: you’re groovin’ along in Chrome for iOS, and you have to log into a thing to do a thing. Instead of switching to 1Password to unlock, manually search, copy, switch back over, and paste your password, you can now simply trigger Workflow right inside of Chrome. From there you can invoke 1Password’s in-app extension, which then automatically searches for the URL of your current tab.
You’ll still have to tap into the item to copy your password, but you’re still in Chrome where you can easily paste it and get on with your bad self.
The number of apps adding support for our 1Password App Extension for iOS 8 is growing briskly. I know of dozens of apps that are gaining support as you read this, and we are at nearly 100 shipping apps right now.
We are deeply grateful to every developer adding support, and thankful to our users for helping us to spread the word. If you haven’t checked out the apps that are making it easier to create accounts, log in with a tap, and stay secure online, here are some of the latest categories gaining new entries from developers and businesses all around the world.
We’re seeing a great number of iOS Productivity apps add 1Password support, and we are truly thankful! Turns out our iPhones and iPads can’t just be for cat GIFs and Yo-ing each other. Apparently we actually have to, like, do stuff with them.
Now you can do stuff with these apps more quickly and securely by logging in and creating accounts with 1Password and Touch ID!
It can be tough to stay in touch with all the news outlets, blogs, and just plain great stuff that’s important to you. Thanks to these iPhone and iPad apps that ❤ 1Password, you can log in securely and get to reading, scrolling, and favoriting faster than ever before.
From podcast clients to information curators, bookmarking services to news readers, these are all great ways to stay informed. With their new 1Password integration on iPhone and iPad, you can stay safe online with strong, unique passwords, yet log in quickly thanks to 1Password, Touch ID, and a single tap.
Our Apps ❤ 1Password page is growing by the week, so it’s about time we start highlighting these fantastic apps! Developers are adding support to their apps so you can quickly log in and, in more and more cases, even sign up for a new account with 1Password and Touch ID!
For our inaugural post I’d like to get social. It’s one of our most popular categories so far and has something from and for everyone, including Twitter clients, crowdfunding, and an app for meeting people to, you know, actually get social!
Check out the Social Networking Apps that ❤ 1Password category, and give them some love in the App Store!
The response to 1Password’s App Extension for iOS 8 has been incredible: our customers are beyond excited to use 1Password across iOS with Touch ID and their favorite apps, and an amazing number of developers have already added our extension to their upcoming apps in preparation for iOS 8!
We can’t share the full list of developers yet (we just cracked 100!). But we can show you nearly 20 apps that are already working on integrating 1Password’s iOS 8 App Extension for fast, one-tap logging in and even updating your passwords!
Plus, our 1Password update for iOS 8 will be free to existing customers! Since you can get 1Password for iOS for just $9.99, you can start saving time and get secure online right now.
What the 1Password App Extension can do for you
Since the announcement, our mad-scientist developers have kept working in their secret laboratory to add even more super-hero powers to this powerful extension. Developers, check out our GitHub project to add 1Password integration to your own apps!
Here’s the rundown of the skills we’ve added to the extension so far:
- Fill Logins, Credit Cards, and Identities into Safari
- Fill Logins into other third party apps (including web browsers) that add support for it
- Generate strong, unique passwords and create new Logins during a signup process
- Update a Login’s password if you change it in an app
Apps that already Love 1Password
As promised, here is a sample of over 100 apps that are already preparing for iOS 8 and our new extension ship!
iOS 8 has an incredible feature coming called App Extensions, and we’re thrilled to say we have a 1Password extension ready for developers to use right in their apps! In apps that gain support for our extension, you will no longer have to copy and paste passwords from 1Password. Yes, it really is a game changer, and you can see it in action for yourself.
Naturally, this new-fangled way for apps to interact in iOS 8 is leading people to ask how we do this in a secure manner:
- Are we really letting third-party apps poke around inside of your 1Password data?
- Answer: No, that is not how extensions work.
- Can these third party apps ask 1Password for your PayPal password?
- Answer: Well, they can ask, but you decide if they should get what they ask for.
- Can they trick you into entering your 1Password Master Password into something that isn’t 1Password?
- Answer: The very same mechanisms that prevent that today apply to application extensions.
I will elaborate on all of this below. But to summarize, all of my points and these safeguards in both iOS extensions and 1Password are built on an important design principle: Nothing happens without your explicit action.
Throughout history, the greats have always sought a “holy grail.” The Dude really wanted that new rug. Indiana Jones searched for… well, the Holy Grail. Today, we’re happy to say we built our holy grail: automatic 1Password Logins right in iOS 8 apps.
The video embedded here, produced by our fearless co-founder Dave Teare, speaks for itself. Thanks to Apple’s incredible new developer features in iOS 8, third-party apps can let 1Password fill Logins without the user ever leaving the app. Yep, complete with Touch ID for unlocking the vault. Yep, it’s this awesome.
How easy is it for third-party apps to get in on this one-tap Login goodness? Extremely! Developers: check out our 1Password App Extension on GitHub with documentation and sample code.
We want to share our holy grail with all apps: the convenience of one-tap Logins and the security of strong, unique passwords with 1Password.