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1Password 6 beta for Windows opens the door to 1Password Families and 1Password Teams

I’ve got some exciting news to share with you about 1Password for Windows.

We’ve been working on a brand new app that brings 1Password Teams and 1Password Families to all of our Windows users. Today, we’re ready to tell you more about it and invite you to try it out. If you’re using 1Password 4 and are syncing using Dropbox or Wi-Fi sync, sit tight for a release later this year which will have full OPVault and AgileKeychain support.

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We love Windows 10. 1Password for Windows 10 beta was one of the earliest apps in the Windows Store using Microsoft’s newest app development platform, and we’re really excited about Windows 10 being active on over 200 million devices. But 47% of Windows users are still using Windows 7, and they weren’t able to use the new 1Password app, which made everyone very sad.

We wanted to bring 1Password Teams and 1Password Families to everyone. We wanted to make a beautiful app that offers a design and experience consistent with our other 1Password apps. We wanted to easily add features to the app without being limited by platform restrictions. Most of all, we wanted to benefit from all the hard work we put into 1Password beta for Windows 10. So, after many highly caffeinated days and lots of new code, we made an app that can be used by almost all Windows users.

Introducing 1Password 6

1Password 6 beta for Windows

1Password 6 is our newest Windows app and we can’t wait for you to take it for a spin! If you are running Windows 7, 8, or 10, you can download the beta today.

1Password 6 includes many fantastic features you’re going to love, such as:

  • A beautiful new design with High-DPI support now out of the box.
  • Support for 1Password Families and 1Password Teams.all vaults
  • Support for multiple vaults and the handy All Vaults view.
  • Basic support for browser extensions.
  • Out-of-the-box support for screen readers like Narrator.
  • Unicode support, enabling us to translate 1Password into Chinese, Russian, and other languages.
  • Import existing data from OPVault or AgileKeychain formats (read-only).
  • Large Type, for easily viewing passwords.

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Download 1Password 6 beta

To get started using your 1Password Family or Teams account with the beta of 1Password 6, all you need is Windows 7, 8, or 10, and .NET 4.6.

Download 1Password 6 beta

If you’re not subscribed to one of our subscription services, we do not suggest trying 1Password 6 just yet. Full OPVault and AgileKeychain support will be coming later in the year and we’ll have another announcement when we’re ready for you.

Looking forward

Our target is to officially release the stable version of 1Password 6 in August. Here are the main things remaining to reach that goal:

  • Improved browser extension integration
  • Increase stability and reliability
  • Polish the app’s design, and turn up the pretty

We’re really proud of the beta but we also know we have a long ways to go. Please share your feedback to help us prioritize what we have left to do before the official release. Please share your thoughts with us in the 1Password beta for Windows forum. Together, we’ll make this the best version of 1Password for Windows ever!

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Love 1Password? We’re Hiring!

It’s been a while since I wrote a hiring post so let me take a step back before jumping in.

Ten years ago, we started out as a Mac OS X shop and slowly branched out to all platforms. 1Password is now on OS X, iOS, Windows, and Android. With our 1Password service, we also have customers on Linux now.

During this time, our development team has grown from 2 to over 20 and this has enabled us to have separate teams for each platform. Nowadays when I write a 1Password announcements newsletter I am routinely able to share updates on multiple platforms instead of just one. I used to have a hard limit of 500 words per newsletter but have since raised it to 1000 to make room for all the awesome things we’re working on.

And with all these additional updates have come a lot more customers as well. We love helping customers and pride ourselves on giving helpful and friendly answers to everyone who reaches out to us.

Lately it has been getting harder and harder to keep our response time super fast so we’re looking to add several awesome folks to our support team to help out.

Read on to see if you’d be a good dance partner for us 👯

Love Helping People?

If you love helping people I’d love to talk with you and see if working at AgileBits is right for you.

It really is that simple. I’m not looking for any resumes or technical degrees – I will read them if provided but all I really care about is you have a good heart and that you love helping others.

We can teach you everything else you need to know, but try as we might, we cannot teach you compassion or empathy.

If this sounds like you, contact me and we’ll get the conversation started. But before you click Send on that email, let’s cover a few important points you’ll need to know ❤

This Ain’t Typical Customer Support

If you have a mental image of Customer Support as being locked in a cubicle within some faceless organization reading from a set of prewritten scripts, you’ll be happy to know that working at AgileBits is nothing like working in a cube farm.

For one thing, we are a remote company so most of us work from home. Second, we want to WOW customers whenever possible so our support team has no prewritten scripts to read from.

Sure we have an Internal Knowledgebase with answers to help you when you need it, but your goal is not to get the customer to go away like most companies. Instead, your goal is to go out of your way to put a smile on our customers’ faces. There’s no script in the world that can accomplish this given our diverse set of users so it’s up to you to be creative and find a way to create a personal connection with each user.

Communicating with 1Password users and helping them directly is an incredibly rewarding experience. We really do have the best customers in the world and we give you the freedom to have fun with them.

With that in mind, we want you spending some extra time to learn about each customer, what they like and dislike, and if you find they are a Mets fan, go ahead and razz them and let them know they don’t stand a chance against the Blue Jays this year. ⚾️

Once you show customers that you’re human, have a sense of humour, and are actually there to help them, they are quick to respond with a smile and helping them becomes much easier. You’ll also be well on your way to making a new friend.

Our best marketing tool

You might think that spending all this extra time with customers would be expensive but we’ve never viewed Customer Support as an expense. In fact it’s the exact opposite: we believe support is the best marketing tool we can possibly invest in.

When customers have an awesome experience with 1Password and our support team, they tell their friends and families and co-workers. Word of mouth marketing has always been the cornerstone of our marketing plan and it’s one of the main reasons we’re here today.

We want you going the extra mile while helping customers and finding creative ways to make them smile. Doing so encourages customers to write back whenever needed and we can continue building the relationship.

Greatness doesn’t require perfection

I was thinking about this blog post a few weeks ago while driving with Sara, Abby, and Jack to Darien Lake for a family weekend.

During the drive I saw a sign that really resonated with me. It said, “You don’t have to be perfect to be the perfect parent”. As much as I think fostering children is awesome, what came to my mind when I read the sign is that it applies equally to support.

No one on our team is perfect, but we provide amazing support.

This is certainly true for me personally. Long gone are the days where I knew everything there was to know about 1Password, so when a customer catches me off guard I’m honest and tell them I need to go ask for help. Other times I don’t understand the issue being described so I simply tell the truth that I’m not following them 100% and ask if they can elaborate. When I make a mistake I fall on my sword and say sorry. And I always try to go out of my way to wish people a good weekend or any holidays that might be coming up.

At the end of the day, I simply try to be human and treat people the way I would face to face. Over the years I’ve found humility and friendliness to be the best tools to show customers that I care and am listening.

In sum if you’re nervous to apply because you’re worried you can’t answer every everything, don’t be. If you’re a hero, we’ll hire you. But if you’re just someone who loves 1Password and enjoys helping people, we’ll also hire you 🙂

By the way, you might be wondering why I am so confident you would be an awesome fit for our support team. My thought process is this: You are already using 1Password and you’re passionate enough about 1Password to be reading our blog. And if you’ve made it this far to learn that you need to include your favourite Game of Thrones character in your application email, then you obviously have the stamina and attention to detail that we need 😉

If you have a kind heart and love helping people, let’s talk. Our support team is the best in the world and we’d love to have you join us.

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1Password 6.3 for Mac: The Passion Project

Spring has sprung and passion is in the air. The birds are feeling it, the bees are feeling it, we’re feeling it and so are you! We have heard your passionate pleas for some key improvements and we are overjoyed to share the results with you in our latest update to 1Password for Mac, version 6.3.

New browser support

Like many of you, we love trying out new browsers, but we are lost without our 1Password browser extensions. That’s why we added support for three more browsers in version 6.3: Vivaldi, Brave and Opera developer. Vivaldi aims to be the most customizable of browsers (and is it ever!), Brave is focused on security and privacy and Opera developer is for those who love to live on the edge. These browsers are now verified by 1Password, enabling you to log in to any website safely and securely.

Large Type

Did you know that you can embiggen your passwords? We introduced Large Type in 1Password 5.4 and it immediately became one of your favorite features. Among your love notes and thank-yous were some enthusiastic pleas to let the Large Type window be anchored so that you can click elsewhere without it disappearing. Now you can! Simply drag the window and it will become an anchored window that won’t disappear until you close it or lock your vault.

1Password 6.3 for Mac: Anchor the Large Type window

VoiceOver

Accessibility is important to us and VoiceOver support is a key tool in making 1Password more accessible to more users. 1Password 6.3 is now easier to navigate when using VoiceOver, especially when moving between the sidebar, item list, and item details. We have also made similar improvements to 1Password mini.

These are just some of the features in our latest release, but there are so many more. If you’d like to see the whole list of improvements, check out our full release notes.

What do you think of today’s update? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments or start a conversation with us in our discussion forums. We also invite you to reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook.

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Captain Password: Civil War

When the AgileBits team gets together for our annual family gathering, an amazing treat we get is a t-shirt made especially for the occasion. One of our shirts this year resembled Captain America‘s shield and it was a colossal hit!

We really wanted to make this shirt available to you, and now we can. The planets have aligned, enabling us to express our love for our customers, 1Password, superheroes, and swag, in a limited-time Teespring campaign.

For five days only, you can choose your team:

Iron Clad. With the latest technology at your command, you bend passwords to your will and keep your data safe. The sound of your vaults locking makes enemies quake with fear!

Captain Password. Your versatile shield keeps your foes at a distance. Fifty characters of gibberish or wordlist-generated protection, they’ll never be able to guess!

Choose the gear (by May 11, 2016), watch the film, then create your own team of superheroes at 1password.com!

Buy your limited edition 1Password t-shirt today!

[Update] This particular t-shirt sale is now over. Captain Password won the day, 59 to Iron Clad’s 32. We really had a lot of fun with this and hope to do something like it again.

We love seeing 1Password shirts out in the wild. If you take a selfie, please do tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Thanks for playing with us, and enjoy your shirts!

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1Password 6.4 for iOS: The 1-Up Edition

Our hero, 1Password, is on a quest to bring convenience to the land of Secura. After conquering Worlds 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3, it is time for the hero to check their inventory and equip themselves for World 6.4.

Reboot-Resistant Touch ID

Use the fingerprint button to trigger Touch ID

Previously, the inhabitants of the land of Secura would need to re-type the magical Master Password incantation every time they restarted their device. No more! The newly enchanted Touch ID has +10 Reboot-Resistance. After restarting the device a Touch ID restore button will appear near the Master Password field.

If you prefer the previous Master Password requirement, you can restore it by tapping Settings > Advanced > Security > Require Master Password.

Teleport Data With the New Importer

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It is easier than ever to bring your data with you from another realm. Much like stepping through a warp portal, the new Importer makes your move from 1Password 3 to 1Password 6 super simple.

In addition to moving easily from one version to another, check out Settings > Advanced > Import Vaults to import both 1Password 3 backup files and 1Password Interchange Files (1pif).

Family-Friendly First-Run Setup

The first-run experience is now rated FT for Families and Teams. During setup, you can sign in with your 1Password account (Families or Teams) straight away. If you exclusively use a 1Password account, setting up the app for the first time will no longer create an empty Primary vault.

Bonus Round

Even more awaits you on your quest for convenient security, such as improved credit card and identity filling, setting a vault name when adding a secondary vault from Dropbox, and much more. Read the full release notes for all the details.

We’d love to hear the tales of your adventures in Secura in the comments below, or over in our discussion forums!

Now that you’ve reviewed your inventory, it’s time to continue on your quest by updating to 1Password 6.4 from the App Store!

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1Password 6.3 for Android: Seek and Ye Shall Find

Our Android team has been working so hard lately that I wanted to get you caught up on the major goings-on before the story got too big for a single blog post! Thanks to their efforts and your feedback (including our amazing beta testers), we’ve got a fantastic app in the Google Play Store that recently surpassed one million installs! Thank you for your support. =)

1Password 6.3 for Android: 1 million installs!

Since we last checked in with the Android team a couple of months ago to talk about 1Password 6.0, there have been three major updates. We told you there would be more frequent and focused updates, and your response to that has been really wonderful! In 6.1, we improved Search so that you could access it more quickly. In 6.2, we added All Vaults for 1Password accounts—our Teams and Families customers. And now, we have added Large Type in 1Password 6.3.

The theme? Making it easier for you to find and access your 1Password items.

6.1: The Searchiest Search

1Password 6.3 for Android: Search

Gone are the days when you had to make sure you were on the right 1Password screen to search for something. Search is now accessible from wherever you are. Simply unlock 1Password and tap the Search icon to get started. It’s in the top right corner and looks like a magnifying glass. =)

It’s also a lot better: Search results are now immediately displayed inline, and get filtered as you continue to type. Plus, 1Password will now match your search term to URLs in addition to titles in Login items.

Finding exactly what you’re looking for is now as easy as 1-2-3. =)

6.2: Show Me the Vaults!

1Password 6.3 for Android: Vault Switcher

Vaults are a really effective way to compartmentalize your 1Password data. My favourite example is my archive vault, named Vaultemort. :D On January 1st, I moved thousands of 1Password items to this vault. Whenever I access it to retrieve an item, I move it to my Personal vault. This keeps my Personal vault uncluttered and up to date.

All Vaults is crucial to my plan, as it enables me to view only the vaults I want and exclude my Vaultemort vault. Now that All Vaults is supported by 1Password for Android for my Families account, I can view my items the same way on my Android phone as I do on my Mac.

6.3: Up Close and Personal

1Password 6.3 for Android: Large Type

One of my favourite features is Large Type, and I’m thrilled that it’s now available in 1Password for Android! I really love this feature on my iPad and Mac. It makes it so much easier for me to see my passwords when I have to type them in manually, like on my PS4.

I just love that the password is colour-coded, making it simple to tell apart letters, numbers, and symbols. This is true of the regular-sized password, too, but it looks so much nicer when it’s embiggened. Just look at that screenshot. Isn’t it pretty?

All Things Great and Small

There are way too many great improvements for me to talk about all of them at once, but I do have a few highlights:

  • Adding and working with 1Password accounts is much faster and simpler.
  • An item’s vault and account are included in its details. This is super handy when I’m in All Vaults, because it helps me make sure that an item is stored where I think it is.
  • OPVault support. This is the successor to the Agile Keychain format and it syncs a whole lot faster! If you want the nitty gritty, you can read about it in our knowledge base.

If you want the full details on what we’ve been up to the past several weeks, have a look at the detailed release notes.

Everything we’ve implemented since version 6.0 is the direct result of your feedback. We’re listening, and what you think is immensely important to us. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts, and thanks for continually pushing us to do better. I can’t wait to see where our adventure takes us next. =)

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Flipping his way to Texas

I suspect that I am like every other parent alive, always happy to talk your ear off about the latest incredible thing that my son (and only child) Austin, has done.

Austin upside down in Texas

Austin is 15, and a trampoline gymnast. He trains at Skyriders Trampoline Place, the home of Canada’s gold medal-winning Rosie MacLennan. He is Canada’s current Level 5, age 16 and under National champion. So yeah, I am a pretty proud dad.

A few weeks ago Austin was invited to spend a week out in Texas to train at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center. This was going to be his first international trip without Brenda and me. Sure, he’d be going out there with a couple of other athletes and a coach, but we were still a bit nervous about it.

So, we started to get things ready for his trip. There were consent forms to fill out, travel and health insurance to purchase, flights to arrange and more. As parents, we also wanted to provide him with any and all information he could potentially need while away. Now, if only there was somewhere that I could put all of this info. :)

As it turns out, we have just the right place: 1Password Families of course! Using our 1Password Families account, I created a Texas Trip vault, and shared it with both Brenda and Austin.

Flipping to Texas: Texas Trip vault

I added our passports, contact info and a credit card for emergencies (new headphones are not an emergency). In went the flights, insurance policies, consent forms, and all the rest. Finally, I added passwords for all the ways he could reach us, from Skype to FaceTime to Zoom; although, trying to get a 15-year-old to actually talk to his parents was another matter.

Flipping to Texas: Austin sign

It was really quite reassuring to know that all of that information was there for him to easily access on either his Mac or his iPhone (which never, ever leaves his side—except when he’s jumping!). Better yet, if we had forgotten anything, we could easily add it to the vault from home, and it would instantly show up for him in Texas.

Austin had a great time out in Texas. He came back with some pretty awesome memories and indications that “he was just fine without us”. :) I’m pretty excited to say that he’s qualified for the Canadian finals again this year, and who knows, maybe in 4 years he’ll be headed to the Olympics.

I created this Texas Trip vault for his trip and found it to be tremendously useful, so thought I’d share it with you. I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how an event- or activity-based vault would be useful to you.

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1Password 6.2 for Mac: The New Tricks Edition

You know what they say. “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you can teach password managers new things.” I don’t know about old dogs, but 1Password has definitely learned some new tricks over the years. There have been dozens of new versions, hundreds of betas, and approximately a gazillion improvements! That’s a lot of changes, and we’re not about to stop now. Welcome to 1Password 6.2 for Mac: The New Tricks Edition.

A bigger brain

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One of the most magical things about 1Password is the handy-dandy browser extension, which automatically saves your passwords. It’s also the way 1Password knows how to fill in your information on sites asking for your shipping information or credit card number.

The extension is powered by what we call the brain, and boy has it been doing its homework lately. It studied numerous websites, drank some ginseng-infused green tea, and now is ready to fill your information on any website you throw at it. When you save a new Login, the brain will also take a stab at filling in a good title for you.

First-class importing

We’ve made 1Password a lot more versatile and accessible in recent months. We’ve had beautiful updates to 1Password for Android, iOS, and Mac. We announced 1Password for Teams and 1Password Families. We also have 1Password beta for Windows 10 in the Windows Store. This is the best time for you, your businesses, and your loved ones to join our 1Password family.

1Password 6.2 for Mac: Import Wizard

We wanted to make switching to 1Password a breeze, so we took another look to make sure importing data was simple. If you’re joining us from another app, jump right in—the water’s fine and the sailing’s smooth!

The whole bag o’ tricks

These are the two big new features available in 1Password for Mac, but that’s not all we have for you! This release features dozens of other improvements. We’ve made 1Password mini faster and play better with multiple active Chrome profiles. Plus, you can now restore existing data from iCloud when you’re setting up 1Password for Mac. If you’d like to learn about all of the changes in this update, take a gander at our full release notes.

What do you think of today’s update? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments or start a conversation with us in our discussion forums. We also invite you to reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook.

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Guest of Honour: Don McAllister

Photo courtesy Don McAllister

Photo courtesy Don McAllister

I recently had the pleasure of talking to Don McAllister about how he went from creating video tutorials for a family member to building an empire helping people learn how to use apps on their Macs and iOS devices. Don has been a member of our 1Password family for many years, and it was fascinating to hear about how ScreenCastsOnline has grown and evolved—alongside AgileBits!—over that time.

What are screencasts and what is ScreenCastsOnline?

Screencasts show someone how a piece of software or service works on their computer. I talk away and describe what’s happening on-screen!

ScreenCastsOnline is basically a weekly tutorial that keeps people abreast of what’s going on within the Apple space, looking at new pieces of software as they come out. I’ll bring a whole series of shows about OS X and iOS as they come out. But I think fairly uniquely for what I do is that I also cover third-party software, such as 1Password and Default Folder X. It’s the third-party stuff people seem to like because you can get OS X and iOS tutorials pretty much anywhere but there aren’t many other people who cover the third-party stuff.

People can sign up for a monthly, quarterly, or full membership and they basically get the whole package. They get access to the website and a free magazine each month which has videos from the previous month and articles, etc. They also now get a brand new Apple TV app which gives them access to the entire archive.

There’s also the ScreenCastsOnline monthly magazine, which is an iOS app. It has the last month’s video tutorial stream, but it also has a number of articles in there as well from various “Mac luminaries” like David Sparks and Allison Sheridan. They all contribute articles each month and that gets published in the magazine. And people can either get that as part of their membership, or they can go to iTunes and they can actually subscribe to the magazine on its own.

SCO Magazine

The new thing is a completely separate iOS app that’s available for the iPad, the iPhone, and the Apple TV. It allows people to buy individual episodes. There are about 60 tutorials in there. They’re mainly themed, so there’s a series on OS X El Capitan, there’s a series on iOS 9, there’s a series on Apple Photos, there’s a series on iWork for Mac and iWork for iOS. As we move forward, I’m going to start including the weekly tutorials in there as well so the 1Password episodes are in there for purchase.

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How did ScreenCastsOnline get started?

My sister-in-law bought a Mac on the strength of my raving about it. She lives 20 or 30 miles away, so I couldn’t sit down and show her how to do things, so I decided to make her a couple of screencasts just to show the basics. At the same time, I had the idea of doing an audio podcast. When I started doing the screencasts for my relative, I thought, “Hang on a minute, this is just a piece of digital media. Perhaps I could launch this as a podcast.”

So those very first ones that I did, I just put out on an RSS feed and created a simple website. I gave the tutorials away for free for a couple of months, until about Christmastime. It was taking up my entire weekend just to make a 20-minute screencast. People were very responsive and appreciative, and I started to get some people actually contacting me saying, “Look, I really appreciate you doing this, is there any way we can donate?” That seeded an idea, “I wonder if I did something a bit extra whether or not I could actually turn this to something else.”

How do you decide which apps to highlight?

It’s really what I think people will be interested in at the time. Obviously, when new versions of OS X and iOS 9 come out, I have to cover that because people are expecting me to cover the latest operating system releases. But I also look for new apps and I get recommended things, as well.

It’s difficult because I don’t have a typical viewer. I mean, I have all sorts of people as members, from college professors to students to, well, basically anyone who’s got a Mac or an iPhone or an iPad. Lots of retired people, lots of people in businesses, small businesses, teenagers, it’s all very mixed.

I love that! I think super-technical people like me tend to think that people interested in this type of thing are also super-technical.

I don’t assume too much prior knowledge. So I always thought the super geeks and the real Mac heads who have been using the Mac for years would never be interested in what I do. But it’s really strange in that I get a lot of feedback from people who have been using the Mac for years and years and years, and yes, they still enjoy watching the show and also they still say, “I’ve been using this application for four years, I thought I knew it inside out, and I learned three new things in the episode you did.”

It’s very accessible for people of all skill ranges. I do try and mix it up a bit. Perhaps I might have a really simple show one week and then a more advanced show the next week, but it’s surprising just how much value people get from it no matter what their skill level is. It never ceases to amaze me, really.

It sounds like you started ScreenCastsOnline about the same time that Dave and Roustem started working on 1Password. I’m curious as to how you heard about 1Password and how you became a 1Password user.

That’s a good question! It’s always been there, as far as I can remember. I can’t remember when I started using 1Password. I have a video for 1Password on the iPhone from 2008, and it definitely goes back before then. It’s one of those applications that I could never be without. I use it multiple times every day on the iPhone, on the iPad.

And it’s just great! The beauty of it now is the cross-platform aspect of 1Password is so seamless, it’s just a joy to use. I use my iPhone and my iPad just as much as my Mac these days, and just to know I can set up a password on any platform and within seconds it’s synchronized across to another platform—and on my phone or on the iPad I can use Touch ID to get into it. You can get to all your passwords from within Mobile Safari and you’ve got the share extensions, it’s fantastic. Also, I’m seeing more and more applications now that have 1Password integration built in on the iPad and the iPhone and every time I see it I always go, “Yayyy!!”

What’s your number one tip for new 1Password users on any platform?

That’s a difficult one! I’m always using Command-\ for filling in Safari on the Mac. That’s one of my favorite things. 1Password syncing with iCloud for the Primary vault just makes life so much easier, especially if, like me, you do a lot of building machines. I’ve put all my serial numbers for things I don’t buy from the Mac App Store, all the things I need to do to build a new machine are all in 1Password. You just sign in with your Apple ID, iCloud is there, you install 1Password, and you’ve got all your data available to you straightaway. You don’t have to worry about how it’s being synced, it’s synchronizing with iCloud. So that’s probably my most recent favorite thing about it.


My thanks to Don for taking the time to talk to me about ScreenCastsOnline! All of us here at AgileBits are grateful for his support over the years and are thrilled to see how successful Don’s been. Don’t forget to check out the SCO website, Magazine, and Showcase!

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1Password 6.3 for iOS: The Time-Saving Edition

I can’t believe it’s already March and Daylight Saving Time is almost upon us again! For many of us, this means a slightly darker morning commute, but also more daylight to play in at night. Whether you’re eagerly anticipating the clocks springing forward or already rueing the change, today’s update to 1Password for iOS will make things just a bit brighter for you. Besides, the new improvements will save you so much time, you won’t even miss that hour. :)

Choose a favorite (vault, that is)

Between work, my family, and my podcasting passion, there’s a lot of information I want to securely share with other people. 1Password for Teams and 1Password Families have made this so simple for me, but now I have a lot of vaults! When I use 1Password on my phone, I’m generally filling in a credit card number or logging in to an app, so I almost always want to find items in my personal vault.

Now I can instruct 1Password to always open my personal vault at launch. To specify which vault you’d like 1Password to show when you launch the app, go to the Settings screen, then tap Vaults > Always Open To.

Shine a Spotlight on it

I often use Spotlight to find apps and launch them, and I love that I can also use it to find items in 1Password. If you’re like me, you’ll enjoy the tweaks we made to speed up Spotlight search. We also taught it how to read accented characters better, so typing “creme brulee” will now find your amazing Secure Note all about crème brûlée.

1Password 6.3 for iOS: Spotlight

Follow your ears

In this digital age, it’s important for everyone to use a good password manager. That’s why we put a lot of time into making sure VoiceOver support works well with some of our newfangled features. We paid special attention to the vault picker and QR codes used in 1Password for Teams and Families.

And more

I’ve hit some of the highlights here, but this update features even more improvements. If you’d like to read all of the juicy details, check out our full release notes!

I’d love to hear what you think of today’s 1Password update. Please share your thoughts in the comments or start a conversation with us in our discussion forums.