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Up your 1Password-fu with keyboard shortcuts

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I don’t know about you, but constantly typing my login details is not my favourite part about visiting websites, and digging for my credit cards, then typing all those details takes all the fun out of shopping.

Fortunately, 1Password and some handy keyboard shortcuts are happy to save you a ton of time with all these less-than-thrilling parts of being online, so you can spend more time on the stuff that matters.

1Password’s bread ‘n butter

One of our best, long-standing shortcuts is Command-\ (for PC users, Command = Control). This game-changer instantly fills and submits your Login for the current page, so you get in and get going with a single shortcut. If you have more than one Login for the page, a 1Password menu will list them all so you can arrow up and down, then hit Return on the one you need.

Of course, many standard computing shortcuts work for 1Password, too: Command-N will create a new item for you, Command-E will edit an existing item, and Command-S will save the edits.

Fill forms with the 1Password menu

“Password” might be in the app’s name, but 1Password also fills things like registration forms and shopping carts. First, you’ll want to open the main 1Password app and create a couple Identities and Credit Card items.

Then, on a page with a form you want to fill, press Command-Option-\ (Control-Alt-\ on PC) to display the 1Password menu. There you can arrow to the Identities or Credit Cards section, arrow right to find the item you need, and hit Return to sign up for a new service or checkout online faster than you can say “Siri, remind me to review our monthly budget.”

Switch vaults (Mac)

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switching vaults

We introduced Multiple Vaults in 1Password 4 for Mac, allowing you to securely share and sync items with a team at work, your family members, and monthly D&D squad.

Each vault gets a numbered keyboard shortcut. To switch between them, open the 1Password app or 1Password mini’s menu in your browser and use Command-2 for your second vault, Command-3 for the next, etc. Command-1 is always your primary, personal vault.

Lock 1Password

Control-Option-Command-L on your Mac or Control-L on your PC will lock 1Password and keep it safe from any prying eyes.

Copy an item’s password

Command-Shift-C on your Mac in 1Password or 1Password mini, Control-Shift-C on your PC in 1Password, to copy the password for the selected item.

Reveal a password

If you’re a cautious sort and prefer to keep your passwords safely obscured behind dots, simply hold down the Option key on your Mac, or Control-R on your PC to sneak a peek at the password.

The whole enchilada

Find the full list of keyboard shortcuts for 1Password 4 for Mac here and 1Password 4 for Windows here.

1Password 4 for Windows Tip: How to upgrade from the previous version

1P4 Windows hero banner 600pxLet’s face it: the new 1Password 4 for Windows is awesome. Everybody’s upgrading, and I want to make that process as seamless as possible. You can see more details on our upgrade policy and process in this support document, but here’s the cliff notes version.

If you purchased in 2013 or 2014, version 4 is free!

Nope, not a typo. Our free upgrade window for 1Password 4 for Windows is a whopping one-and-a-half years wide. All you need to do is:

  1. Download and install 1Password 4 for Windows
  2. open 1Password and go to Help > Enter License Key
  3. Enter your existing license key
  4. Enjoy 1Password 4 for Windows!

If you purchased before 2013, take advantage of our upgrade pricing!

There’s an extra step, but it’s still super simple. Before you install 1Password 4:

  1. Open 1Password, find your 1Password license item, and copy it, OR
    1. Go to Help > Enter License Key and click the Replace License button
    2. Select and copy your entire license from that window
  2. Visit AgileBits.com/Store/Upgrade
  3. Paste your license code, click ‘Search’, and check out your upgrade options
  4. Download and install 1Password 4 using your spiffy new license
  5. Enjoy 1Password 4 for Windows!

This should get you on your way, but you can follow a more detailed process in our support document if you like. As always, thanks for using 1Password!

1Password 4 for Android and Windows are a hit!

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June has been quite the month for us! We released 1Password 4 for Android and Windows, and we’re thrilled that you like us. You really, really like us!

For the v4 Android debut, Android CentralBoy Genius Report, Lifehacker, and PCMag were excited, with SlashGear saying it “does justice to its namesake.” The Next Web went in-depth with the new version, The Verge says “this is the password manager you should be using,” and then there’s GreenbotGotta Be Mobile, International Business Times, and plenty more.

On the Windows side, InfoWorld called v4 a “strong password manager” and lists it among the best. SlashGear and Engadget are excited, and TechCentral says it’s an “impressive password management tool”. Then there’s PC & Tech Authority, SoftonicTechgear, iPhoneclub… and that’s probably enough links for one day.

We are absolutely delighted to get these major releases out there, and the feedback to support and in our forums has been fantastic! We put “Agile” in our name for a reason, so there’s plenty more where this came from. To see what we have coming next, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and our newsletter!

1Password 4 for Windows is here

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After months of beta testing, a small lake’s worth of coffee, and a possibly illegal number of pizzas, 1Password 4 for Windows is here.

The goods

This is a huge release for us, as it brings many of our latest features to Windows and a cleaner, more intuitive interface. Windows users can enjoy Favorites, Multiple Vaults, Wi-Fi Sync, and Security Audit, as well as our new, free 1Password Watchtower service that warns you when a Login’s site has been compromised and helps you decide when it’s safe to update your passwords.

All together, this release includes 374 new features, improvements, and fixes spread over 85 betas. You can comb through the full beta release notes, learn more in our documentation, or check out our feature overview down below the gallery.

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Perhaps best of all, our legendary browser extension is now on Windows. You can drill down to view vault items, search your vault, access your Favorites, change extension settings, and, of course, it’s still just a single click to open a new site, fill your credentials, and login.

The extension looks and behaves the same in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera, and it’s even a great experience in Internet Explorer! It now resembles its Mac brother while still being all Windows.

The prices

You can get 1Password 4 for Windows now in the AgileBits Store. It requires Windows 7 or 8, and here’s how pricing breaks down:

  • If you bought 1Password for Windows anytime in 2014 or even 2013, v4 is free! Your current license will just work
  • Upgrade price for all other customers is $24.99
  • Single user regular price is $49.99
  • Family 5-pack is $69.99
  • Multi-seat business licenses are also available

What’s new in 1Password 4 for Windows

Our latest features

  • Watchtower – if a Login’s website has had a security breach, our new, free Watchtower service alerts you to whether it’s safe to change your password
  • Favorites – give your VIP items the VIP treatment so they’re just a click away
  • Security Audit – new categories that point out Weak Passwords & Duplicate Passwords to help you stay on top of your security
  • Tags – a flexible way to organize and find items with one or more keywords
  • Sharing – Send an obfuscated copy of a Login or any other item to someone you trust via email
  • New toolbar – a simplified, powerful, and beautiful new toolbar puts all the important features at your fingertips, including search!
  • Demo Vault – show off 1Password without showing off your personal information
  • Multiple URLs per Login item – sometimes one just isn’t enough
  • Custom fields – store all the information you need in each item

Sync

  • Wi-Fi Sync for mobile – you can now sync with an iPhone or iPad on your network, no cloud required
  • Vault awareness – during setup, 1Password detects all vaults in your Dropbox

All-new browser extension

  • One extension, many browsers – our extension now looks and behaves the same way in all browsers 1Password supports
  • Analog to Mac – our extension features, design, and overall awesomeness are now nearly identical across Mac and PC
  • Multiple Vaults – switch vaults right from the extension
  • Detect password change – when you change an existing Login’s password, the extension will verify that you want to update the existing Login
  • Auto-Type in all web browsers
  • Unlock on Secure Desktop
  • Tray icon is now more informative about 1Password’s status

The 1Password at Macworld/iWorld 2014 megastravaganza post!

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We’re in San Francisco for Macworld/iWorld 2014—and for you! We love hearing from our customers, and we have booth #39 in the Appalooza so we can hear from you in person this week! We’ve spent the day getting the booth ready and tracking down that one thing we need to make it all work. Now we’re just excited to get the show on the road.

Swing by anytime Thursday, Friday, or Saturday during the conference to say hi. Bring a friend if you like! In fact, we’re bringing a friend on Friday from 11am-12pm—Joe Kissell, he of the Take Control of 1Password book.

Our co-founder Dave Teare is also going to be on the Main Stage Thursday, March 27 in Mac Gems: Meet the Developers. He’ll join Jennifer Bell of Prosoft Engineering, John Chaffee of BusyMac, and Greg Scown of Smile to talk everything from ‘where do the great ideas come from?’ to ‘the risks and rewards of the Mac App Store and developing software in general’. Be sure to catch the panel and learn from some of the best in the Apple community.

Last but not least, 1Password 4 for Mac (and Windows!) is 50 percent off to celebrate Macworld/iWorld! You can get the sale price in our web store and in the Mac App Store, so it’s up to you!

Whether you pick up 1Password on sale or not, be sure to swing by our booth at the conference to say hi!

1Password 4 for Windows is coming. Want to help beta test?

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I’m going to be honest: I can’t tell you anything about 1Password 4 for Windows. Technically speaking, I’m not even supposed to confirm it exists. But I can tell you that, if it did, we’d be accepting beta testers who want to help us polish it at a webpage like this.

So, if you like to live on the wild side, test Windows apps, and offer feedback in super special forums, you might want to add your email address to our beta Windows newsletter signup page.

1Password keyboard shortcuts for the Mac and PC power user in all of us

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Let’s face it, we call them keyboard “shortcuts” for a reason. Shortcuts help you get from point A to point B faster, and in your daily work and play on a computer, you have a lot of point As and Bs. Fortunately, 1Password is packed with quite a few shortcuts to help, so here are some of our favorites for Mac and PC.

Mac

  • Command-\ – A staple of any shortcut fan, this triggers the 1Password browser extension to AutoFill and AutoSubmit your Login for the current site. If you have multiple Logins for the current site, the extension displays them together at the top. From there you can arrow up and down, then press Return to AutoFill and get in
  • Option-Command-\ – This triggers the browser extension, but no AutoFill or AutoSubmit. This allows you to use some other shortcuts listed below (you can customize these two extension trigger shortcuts under Preferences)
  • Type to Find – While viewing any list in the browser extension (Logins, Credit Cards, Identities), you can type a couple letters of the item you want. If it’s a Login, you can arrow to it and hit Return to open the website, AutoFill, and AutoSubmit to log right in. How’s that for saving some time?
  • Tab – In the browser extension, this cycles through the main sections—Logins, Credit Cards, Identities, Strong Password Generator, Settings
  • Right/Left Arrow – With an item selected in the browser extension (a Login or Credit Card), the right arrow will show its details. Use the Left Arrow to get back out to the list
  • Option-Command-C – In 1Password for Mac, this copies the password for the selected Login to your clipboard
  • Option – In 1Password for Mac, this will reveal the password field(s) in any item including Account items like Email Account, Server, and Database. Hold it to view passwords, let go to obfuscate them again with those little dots
  • Command-E – In 1Password for Mac, this switches to Edit mode for the currently selected item. Use it a second time to save the item, confirm your changes, and switch out of edit mode

PC

  • Ctrl+\ – Triggers the browser extension to AutoFill and AutoSubmit a Login. On a German keyboard layout, this shortcut defaults to Ctrl+#
  • Ctrl+R: In 1Password for Windows, this reveals the password(s) for the currently selected item. Hold to view, let go to conceal
  • F2: In 1Password for Windows, this changes the selected folder name
  • Enter/Return: In 1Password for Windows, this will edit a Login item or, depending on your preferences, open login item’s URL in web browser
  • Ctrl+C: In 1Password for Windows, the 1st time you press it will copy the Login item’s password to the clipboard. Press it again, and it will copy the login item’s username to the clipboard

How’d I do? Be honest. Did I miss your favorite shortcut? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, or in our forum and I can update the post with a shout out to you!

1Password for Mac 3.8.21, the browser extension, and the Chrome Web Store

Peanut butter & jelly. Penn & Teller. Peas & pods—such incredible pairings are rare in this age, but today we are delighted to announce a new one.

The 1Password extension and the Chrome Web Store.

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Available for Mac users and soon out of beta for Windows users, you can now install the Chrome version of our 1Password extension from the Chrome Web Store. You still need 1Password for Mac installed, of course (or PC, when it’s ready), but this will make installing our Chrome extension much easier. I should also point out this is our official method of installing the Chrome extension from here on out.

We released 1Password for Mac 3.8.21 for our website customers with support for installing the new Chrome extension, and the Mac App Store version already supports it. This update also includes a couple other good changes you can view in the changelog.

If you already have our Chrome extension installed, you need to remove it before installing from the Chrome Web Store. To remove a Chrome extension, right-click it in the toolbar and choose “Remove from Chrome.”

We hope you enjoy our new, friendlier, more Chrome-ier extension install process. As for other browsers, stay tuned.

1Password, the Microsoft Surface, and Windows 8

Have you seen the new Microsoft Surface? Judging from our email queues, a lot of you have and are pretty excited about it. We are too, and I’d like to clear up some confusion about 1Password for Windows and Microsoft’s new platform.

Long story short: last week Microsoft released Windows RT and the Surface, a slick new tablet it designed in-house. While Windows RT has “Windows” in the name, it’s actually an entirely new platform (based on ARM CPUs, similar to what’s in Apple’s iPhone and iPad) that has its own new way of working both behind the wheel for you, the users, and under the hood for us developers. The new interface, powered by colorful icon tiles that you can customize, is typically referred to as “Metro-style.”

There is a second flavor of Microsoft’s new OS on the way soon, one that most people will probably be more familiar with: Windows 8 Pro. While Windows 8 Pro contains the same new Metro-style interface of Windows RT, you can switch out to the traditional Windows desktop environment that most Windows users are familiar with, where most traditional Windows apps will work.

Right now, 1Password for Windows doesn’t work on the Surface or other Windows-RT-only tablets. However, 1Password for Windows will work in the traditional desktop mode on the upcoming Windows 8 Pro devices, and can even work in Google Chrome’s Metro-style version if you install our extension (but not IE). As for Firefox, we’re waiting for a Metro-style edition to test.

I know it’s a little confusing, but ambitious new projects like this usually are. We’re really excited to check out Microsoft’s new platform and see what is possible with 1Password. Stay tuned.

1Password Stories: Tips and Tricks from our customers

We hear a lot of great 1Password tips and stories from customers. Sometimes it’s a clever trick, others it’s a great story about helping a family member, friend, or coworker discover 1Password or make a feature click in just the right way. Eventually, one of our Agile folks asked a simple question: why keep all this great stuff to ourselves?

Enter 1Password Stories, a new series we want to use to share these nuggets of awesome so everyone can get more out of 1Password. To kick this off, I want to start with some clever tricks that customers shared in our Agile forums and our Facebook Page:

  • Nick Peelman says he started using 1Password to store serial numbers for all his hardware. “I used to keep the note stored in plain text in Dropbox,” Nick wrote in our forum, “but using 1Password makes it a little easier to access, and as expected, more secure.”But wait, there’s more to it: “It’s handy to have a running list of serials for your hardware should anything ever go missing or get stolen. Storing that list securely in a cloud-based system makes it that much handier. It’s also a good way to identify your stuff among other people’s, should similar items ever get jumbled together.”Nick’s trick can be useful for all sorts of other situations, like adding these things to your insurance policy or calling customer support for service.
  • “bbinder” says he stopped bookmarking sites in browsers and started relying on 1Password and trick involving a couple of third-party apps. After all, by saving a site for a Login, you’re already creating a bookmark in 1Password, right? bbinder fancies LaunchBar, which is a great productivity utility that lets you control your Mac and do all sorts of things with just a couple strokes of the keyboard. In June this year, LaunchBar added support for looking up and opening your 1Password Logins, which was right up bbinder’s alley: “With LaunchBar’s 1Password integration, I hit the shortcut to open LaunchBar, then type in “1p” > space bar > and start typing away to get to the 1,000+ sites I have, condensed to what I am looking for.”A similar trick works with the 1Password extension in Chrome, and bbinder is all over it: “Since Chrome is my default browser on my Mac, I get the site opened [via my LaunchBar process] and get to work after 1Password fills in the site credentials and I’m on my way. If there are other sites I need to get to in a hurry, It’s a quick Command+T to open a new tab, type in 1p and hit the tab key and start typing in the site name and 1P automatically shows the relevant sites I’m looking to access. Select the site and it directs me there and logs me in.”In other words: if you’re curious about getting more done on your Mac with just your keyboard, bbinder just might be a person to talk to.
  • Richard Gaywood, PhD, 1Password customer, and TUAW writer extraordinaire, also shared a smart idea that I’ve heard from other customers in the past: “Before my wife went into hospital last week with could-have-been-serious problems, she put her 1Password password in my 1Password. Just in case.”It’s better to be safe than sorry in unfortunate circumstances like this. Fortunately, Richard’s wife came home yesterday and I think it’s safe to say that, while this is a good idea, it’s also a good thing they didn’t have to get much use out of it.
  • Penelope Pitstop shared a great idea in our forum, too: “I use 1PW pronounceable random passwords for my security questions on any account that requires them and store them in the notes field along with the original questions — something Jeff already advocates on the Agile Blog. “I’m not going to lie, this is a great idea that we are indeed big fans of, and Penelope nails why: “It’s easier to provide them verbally if required and mitigates against social engineering attacks.”

So that’s it for now, I don’t want to drown you in too many awesome 1Password ideas from our customers all at once.

If you have your own creative use for 1Password or a great story to share about how you helped a friend, family member, or coworker discover it, please tell us on our Facebook Page or in this Agile forums thread! The best part (besides helping everyone get even more out of 1Password!) is that we’re going to send t-shirts to some of our favorite storytellers!

Thanks to everyone who has shared so far, and we’ll be back soon with more 1Password Stories.