Today I thought it would be fun to talk about a combination of both and show you how I’m integrating the newest member of the Teare Family team: my new Nexus 6P :)
My New Nexus 6P
One of the best things about my job is that I get to test all the new devices from Apple, Microsoft, and Google. I need to be able to test 1Password on every platform, and of course, I require the latest devices for my testing. Well, that’s the reason I give Sara when I submit my expense reports anyway :)
When 1Password 6 for Android entered beta testing, I knew that I needed a new Android device. After a quick review I decided on the Nexus 6P in the Frost colour and placed my order. It arrived just a few days before we set sail for our 7th annual AgileBits conference, so I needed to get it set up quickly.
Setting up my new phone
The most important thing I need on every new device is my passwords. Of course I have 1Password for that, so my first order of business was to install 1Password from the Google Play Store.
I wanted to be on the beta team so I first needed to sign up to the beta program. If you enjoy being on the bleeding edge as much as I do, be sure to join our 1Password beta before jumping over to Google Play.
With 1Password installed, normally I would simply enter my Master Password to get started; but many of my passwords are shared with other people, so I keep them organized separately using multiple vaults.
Historically, adding all these vaults was a bit of a pain as I needed to manually add each one individually every time I got a new device. I have over 10 vaults, so I’d often be lazy and only add my primary vault. Then Murphy’s Law would get me and I’d invariably need access to one of the passwords in one of the other vaults.
Now that I’m using 1Password for Teams, however, it’s super easy to add all my vaults. All I have to do is add my AgileBits and Teare Family teams and 1Password instantly adds all the vaults I have access to.
Adding Team Accounts
To add my teams, I first need to go to the Settings screen and tap on 1Password for Teams. From there I simply tap Add Account.
Now I could manually enter my team domain, email address, Account Key, and Master Password, but I prefer to select Scan QR Code and take a picture of my Get the Apps page instead.
1Password finds the QR Code and prepopulates most of the account information (note that the QR Code above contains my Account Key which should not be shared; I was careful and used a sample test account in the screenshot). All I need to do is enter my Master Password and my team account will be added.
Once the team account is added, 1Password will automatically download all the vaults that I have access to. I only needed to add my Teare Family and AgileBits teams and 1Password did the rest.
The best part is how blazingly fast this is. I went from nothing to almost twenty vaults containing 2400 items in just a few seconds. Here’s what my Vault Switcher looks like after adding my teams:
Once I had all my passwords on my new phone, I could start installing my other apps. I started with Kindle, Audible, Slack, MindBody, and Twitter. So far I have resisted the games as we have a lot of 1Password updates we need to finish first :)
1Password 6 Highlights
Now that I have my new Nexus 6P all set up, I thought I’d share a few screenshots of my favorite new features in 1Password 6.
First and foremost, I love the new material design. Here’s how my Category list looks for my Personal vault:
And here’s a look at how great the item details screen looks:
As much as I love the new design, I simply adore Fingerprint Unlock. Being able to unlock using my fingerprint is especially awesome given my new Master Password. When I set up my new teams accounts I used a 34-character Master Password1, so I don’t enjoy typing it often.
Now when I launch 1Password 6, I don’t need to type my Master Password! I just scan my fingerprint and I’m in.
Given how easy it is to unlock 1Password, I will likely add a few extra characters to my Master Password as I’m a geek and 50 characters sounds pretty cool :)
General Impressions of the Nexus 6P
I have to be up front and start by saying that I’m an iOS guy through and through. While there are a lot of things I love about my Nexus 6P, I expect I’ll be switching back to iOS after WWDC this year when Apple announces iOS 10.
With that disclaimer out of the way, I can honestly say that the Nexus 6P is the best Android device I have ever used. It feels good to hold, the Nexus Imprint scanner is accurate and super fast, and the reversible USB charger fixed my biggest complaint about my old Nexus.
As for Android itself, it has improved a lot over the last two years. Marshmallow feels polished and very fast. The Photos app is wonderful and I especially love how I can purchase books directly within Kindle and Audible.
My biennial switch to Android has been a great experience so far. And I’m incredibly proud of what our Android team has delivered in 1Password 6.
If you love 1Password 6 as much as I do, please leave a review. We’re sitting at 4.3 stars at the moment and now that we have these incredible new features I hope you’ll help us get to a solid 5 stars :)