We’ve been hard at work on a major update for 1Password 6 for Windows and I’m so excited to finally share it with all of you. 1Password 6.6 for Windows is here and it is HUGE. I can’t possibly discuss every new feature here – there are 24 brand new features and 89 total changes made – but I’ll highlight a few that I’m most excited about. Read more
We are having a little party over here at 1Password today, as 2017 has started with an awesome endorsement from The Today Show’s digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong!
In a roundup of the coolest apps to have in 2017, Mario includes us as the first app mentioned. He talks about how he personally uses 1Password to secure his digital life, and goes on to recommend 1Password to TODAY viewers.
The Today Show is the longest running breakfast show in the world and has over 4.3 million viewers a week, so we are really happy that so many people had the chance to find out about 1Password and can begin securing their digital lives!
Mario’s favourite features!
“The 1Password you need to remember”
With 1Password you only ever need to remember… one password.
All your other passwords and important information are protected behind your Master Password, which only you know.
“1Password remembers everything for you”
Don’t forget your passwords. Or your bank account routing number. Or the alarm code for your house. 1Password safely keeps track of them all.
Store everything from online accounts to social security numbers.
“Heavy encryption right here”
Every time you use 1Password, your data is encrypted before a single byte ever leaves your devices. Your encryption keys are protected by your Master Password, so only you have the keys to unlock your secrets.
But wait, there’s more!
Mario mentioned some of his favourite features, but here’s the other things he didn’t have time to mention when he was recommending 1Password on The Today Show:
- All the apps on all your devices. Whether you use 1Password on Mac, Windows, iOS or Android, we have you covered. Your data is comes everywhere with you, on whichever device you are using.
- Store everything. 1Password isn’t just for passwords. Use it to securely store your credit cards, passports, important documents – anything at all!
- Secure the future! 1Password isn’t just about your existing passwords. Our strong password generator means that every new password needed can be super secure, and super easy to access.
- Restore previous versions of items. If you accidentally changed or deleted an item, you can restore it on 1Password.com..
- The most secure password manager available. There has never been a more secure way for you to store and access your passwords. Learn more about how 1Password protects your data.
- Your data is yours. With 1Password, you are always in control. You can always view and export your data at any time.
- Options for Individuals, Families and Teams. Easily share passwords with your family or team members, create vaults for your mum, dad, kids, gran – even the dog!
Mario wants you to be secure!
Mario uses 1Password to secure his digital life, and so can you! Find the version of 1Password that suits you best and sign up for a 30-day trial at 1Password.com
Today is a very exciting day in the world of passwords! We have not one, not two, but three(!) incredible things to announce:
- An awesome new state-of-the-art hosted service to protect you and your data
- The most affordable way to purchase 1Password on all your devices
- A launch special that’s so amazing it’s kinda scary
Read on to see why this is the best time to try 1Password and start protecting yourself online. ?
A new, revolutionary hosted service
Earlier this year, we released two amazing new services: 1Password Families and 1Password Teams. Both rely on our new hosted platform to bring awesome new features that weren’t possible when 1Password was just a standalone app.
The response has been amazing and many of you asked for a special plan so you could also enjoy these benefits. We now have the perfect answer: our new service made for individuals!
Our new individual hosted service comes with everything you expect from 1Password, along with these new features:
- Built-in automatic sync across all devices
- Data loss protection
- Web access to your data on 1Password.com
- Item History for restoring deleted or changed items
- Secure Document storage
- Brand new multi-factor security model
Using our new service provides the simplest and most feature-packed way to use 1Password. And with our new purchase option, it’s easier than ever to get started.
Our new super-affordable plan
To get the benefits of our new hosted service, you simply need to subscribe to our new plan on 1Password.com.
In addition to all the new features, the biggest benefit of a 1Password subscription is that you get all the 1Password apps for every platform, along with Pro Features, free updates, and free upgrades to every new version of 1Password.
One of the things people love most about our Families and Teams plans is not needing to worry about licenses or paid upgrades. And with our new plan for individuals, everyone can get in on the fun.
At just $2.99 a month, it’s the simplest and most affordable way to start using 1Password. See our pricing page for full details.
Oh, and our subscription service will never lock you in! You can cancel at any time and if your subscription ever lapses, you will still be able to view and export all your data.
An amazing (and scary!) launch special
It’s no fun having a launch without having a special launch special so we went looking for one and we found a doozy!
Sign up today and receive your first 6 months free! No ifs, ands, or buts (or ads!). There’s no fine print and no strings attached. You don’t even need to add your credit card to get this amazing deal!
To get in on this incredible deal, all you need to do is sign up for an individual 1Password account before September 21st, 2016.
Given how excited we are, you might be wondering why this is a little bit scary for us as well. The thing is, we’re a 100% customer-funded company and have refused to accept any venture capital money. As such it’s scary to give away our one and only product.
But we’re more excited than scared as we really want everyone to try out our new service and see how awesome it is. So sign up now, before Fall falls ?
Security and Privacy
We built 1Password from the start on a foundation of Security and Privacy, and our new 1Password accounts have once again taken things to the next level.
First and foremost, our end-to-end encryption security model ensures all your information is encrypted before it ever leaves your device. The encryption keys are only accessible to you so we are never able to decrypt any of your data.
Your Master Password (which only you know) is a key player in this encryption, but 1Password accounts also come with a new concept called the Account Key to make our encryption even stronger.
The Account Key is a randomly generated 128-bit key that is used in combination with your Master Password to encrypt your data using tamper-proof, authenticated 256 bit AES encryption.
Only you have your Account Key and like your Master Password it never leaves your devices. Along with your Master Password this ensures that no one but you will be able to access your 1Password data.
See our security page for details and all the things we did beyond just enabling TLS/SSL (we did that, too, by the way ?).
Great for new and long-time users alike
If you know anyone who’s not practicing safe passwords, now is a great time to introduce them to 1Password!
Simply link your friends to the signup page and gently remind them how important it is to use strong, unique passwords for every site:
If you are a long-time user but don’t own 1Password for all your devices, haven’t upgraded to the newest version, or if you want to take advantage of the new features in our hosted service, now’s the perfect time to sign up.
After signing up you’ll be able to easily migrate your existing data over to your new 1Password account. We have a great guide along with a video that walks you through the process.
This launch special is too good to leave running for long so I needed to pick a cutoff date. Be sure to sign up before September 21st to get this awesome deal!
I hope you and your friends love our new 1Password hosted service as much as we loved making it for you. ?
I can’t even believe that I’m saying this, but 1Password is about to turn 10. Ten years old! These are such exciting days for us, and our birthday present from Apple really couldn’t have come at a better time.
This week, Apple launched their Canadian Made, Internationally Loved promotion, during which they are highlighting 10 awesome apps and games in the Canadian App Store. It would be more obvious if you could see me squeeing right now, but I’m sure you’ve guessed anyway that 1Password is among them!
With over 1.4 million apps in the App Store (as of a year ago, so probably even more now), to be recognized as one of the best the App Store has to offer is a dream come true. Even better, we’re in great company; I especially like Lara Croft GO and Transit App.
We’re very grateful to Apple for this honour, but we’re even more grateful to you. This may be a Canada-specific promotion, but we know that without the love and support of our customers from all over the world, we would not be enjoying this gift. Thanks so much for keeping us going and for always motivating us to do better.
In the days ahead, we look forward to sharing some personal stories with you about our experience of growing AgileBits over the past 10 years. I would love it if you would get the celebration started today by hugging your favourite Canadian. ? ? #PeaceLoveMapleSyrupEh
I introduced 1Password Teams back in November when it first entered beta. It has been an incredible ride and we’ve had over 130 releases since launch. We even released a sister service for families aptly named 1Password Families.
Today I’m super stoked to announce that the beta has completed and 1Password Teams is now officially released!
To celebrate we are launching with a special deal.
1Password Teams Pricing
You can’t have a special launch deal without special pricing, so let’s start there! :)
You’ll see that we have two plans available. The Standard plan gives you everything you need to secure and manage your team, while Pro is designed for teams with advanced business needs.
Earl’s Early Deal
Earl is our Early adopter otter and has a special plan for all of you who subscribe by July 31st. With Earl you will receive all the Pro features for the low price of the Standard plan.
Once you create your team you will be able to subscribe to the Pro plan and get all the extra features for the Standard price.
The best part is that once you’re subscribed, you’ll lock in Earl and his special pricing forever. Even new teammates you add later will get the same deal!
Award Winning Apps
Your 1Password Teams subscription includes all the 1Password apps for you and your entire team.
We have already added support for 1Password Teams to our Mac, iOS, and Android apps. You can add all your 1Password Accounts to have easy access to your data on all your devices.
1Password will also enforce the permissions that you configured for your team. For example, you can define Read-only vaults so team members who need access to something can have it without you worrying about unexpected changes.
As great as all this is, Windows users will want to know when they can play as well.
1Password Teams for Windows
1Password 6 for Windows 10 has been in beta for a few months now with support for 1Password Teams and 1Password Families.
We are getting closer to the final release and the latest beta has added support for Windows 7 and 8, along with browser extensions.
1Password 6 sports a beautiful new design and much improved accessibility! There’s a lot to love here so I invite you to read more about it:
1Password 6 will be released for Windows in August of this year for 1Password Teams and 1Password Families subscribers. Support for AgileKeychain and OPVault will come later in the year.
Even though 1Password 6 for Windows is not ready for the official launch party, the good news is that Earl’s special will be available for all teams created by July 31st.
Sign Up Today
Whether you’re a team of 2, 20, or 200, 1Password Teams is the 1Password flavour you’ve been waiting for. Sign up your team today for a free 30-day trial and taste it for yourself.
It takes just a few minutes to set up and after using it for a few weeks you and your team will wonder how you ever lived without it. I know I certainly feel that way :)
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 future release which will have full OPVault and AgileKeychain support.
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 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Today we’re pleased to announce that AgileCloudSDK is officially open source and available on GitHub. AgileCloudSDK is a framework that we’ve built for the purpose of bringing iCloud sync to the AgileBits Store version of 1Password. AgileCloudSDK allows us to take our existing iCloud sync solution and make it work outside the Mac App Store.
Get the Code
Enough with the pleasantries, let’s get to it! All of the code is up on GitHub. The repository includes the framework, two sample apps (one using CloudKit, the other using AgileCloudSDK), and instructions on how to get set up.
Using both CloudKit JS and CloudKit REST Services, AgileCloudSDK is a drop-in replacement for the official CloudKit framework. Its core functionality is compatible enough that for our sync code, the only difference between it and CloudKit is which framework header we import. The gap is a little wider for sync setup, because OS X and iOS handle all the authentication automatically when using CloudKit.
When using CloudKit JS or the REST Services, authentication is not handled automatically. In this case, AgileCloudSDK brings the user to the CloudKit authentication page in their browser. After a successful login, an authentication token is returned to the app.
The differences in authentication required us to modify how sync is configured in 1Password, but thankfully the changes we had to make were fairly minimal.
One of the many benefits of using AgileCloudSDK is that developers can target either the development or production CloudKit container, which is invaluable for debugging issues in a production environment.
The first stage of AgileCloudSDK development was to simply build this thing for our own purposes. It was important to us that we explain to our users how we managed to get iCloud sync outside the Mac App Store; announcing the framework a few months ago was our way of doing that.
The next phase was to get more real-world experience with the framework and to fix issues as they came up. We’ve been refining AgileCloudSDK and we’re really happy with how it’s working out so far, and we think it’s ready for others to use it.
We’re now entering the third phase of AgileCloudSDK development. This is where we would love all you app developers to get involved. AgileCloudSDK contains implementations of every CloudKit class that 1Password uses, which is the majority of them. See our GitHub project page for a list of classes that are not implemented. We’d love for AgileCloudSDK to implement 100% of the CloudKit API.
We used both CloudKit JS and CloudKit REST Services to implement AgileCloudSDK. CloudKit JS is almost always the quickest way to get something built, but the REST services allow more flexibility. We’d love to see more code converted to using only the REST services, with the goal of one day breaking the dependence on any main-thread processing.
For general feedback, leave a comment below or e-mail us at email@example.com. If you have questions or comments on implementation, or if you find a bug, please file an issue in the repo.
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
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
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.
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!
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. =)
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
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!
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
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. =)