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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.

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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.

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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.

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App Spotlight: 1Password + Evernote = ❤

Evernote is a big part of my daily workflow. I use it every day and for almost everything: from taking notes while on a call to recording the steps I took to reproduce a bug I am tracking. Just like 1Password, Evernote has its spot on my iPhone home screen. I use it all the time and it lets me be 100% paper-free.

As a developer, I restore my iPhone more than the average user, so 1Password integration has become a deciding factor when adding new apps to my workflow. Now that I can log in to Evernote for iOS using the 1Password Extension, restoring my devices will be so much easier!

App Spotlight: Evernote - Sign In

If you don’t have an Evernote account yet, creating one is easier than ever now that the registration page supports 1Password. 1Password can generate a strong, unique password for you and save it automatically. Best of all, by using Password Recipes, 1Password can ensure the generated password meets Evernote’s password requirements.

Password Recipes

Sometimes, I go to a website and try to create an account, but they don’t accept my password. They have particular rules to follow, things like maximum length, disallowing specific symbols, etc. When they don’t tell me those rules up front, I have to keep trying passwords until I find one that works.

To make sure this doesn’t happen to you when creating your Evernote account, the Evernote team is making use of an awesome 1Password feature called Password Recipes. When asked to generate a new password, Evernote passes 1Password the details of what they need and 1Password makes sure the generated password matches the requirements. Perfect passwords, every time! No muss, no fuss, no frustration. I’m so happy that Evernote has implemented this feature, making sign-up even more simple for all of their customers.

Two-step verification

Right before I published this post, I found out that Evernote has implemented our extension’s TOTP feature, and I’m so excited to tell you about it!

In this day and age, it’s important to keep my accounts as secure as possible, so I was really happy when Evernote announced that two-step verification is available to all Evernote users. I enabled it immediately. Until now, I’ve had to switch back to 1Password to copy my one-time password and quickly switch back to Evernote to paste it before it expires! It’s very stressful. Now that Evernote supports the time-based one-time password (TOTP) feature of the 1Password extension, I don’t have to worry about it anymore. This is probably my favourite thing. Thanks, Evernote!

Just check out how great this is. After filling my email address and password, 1Password automatically enters the one-time password. So easy!

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Easy as pie

When Mike Greiner told me that he added the 1Password integration to Evernote I was jumping all over the place. Since developing the app extension is what I do here at AgileBits, I wanted to hear how the implementation went.

Here’s what Chuck Pletcher (Evernote iOS Product Manager) said about the experience:

AgileBits gave us a simple, well-documented API to add this powerful feature. The developer who worked on this project, Mike Greiner, budgeted about half a week for this project, but he had it completed before lunch the first day. It took longer to make a demo video than it took to build the integration.

I’m excited to be able to add Evernote to the list of Apps that love 1Password. We’re so happy to tell you that you can upgrade Evernote today to experience the 1Password integration. If you haven’t checked it out yet, today is the best day to start! 😉

Visit the Evernote website to download Evernote today.

We couldn’t make 1Password the awesome app that it is today without feedback from users like you. The same is true for every app out there: developers can make better apps if they know what users want. After experiencing 1Password support in Evernote, you’ll want it in all your favourite apps. Reach out to the developers and send them to our Developer Outreach page, so they can discover for themselves just how quickly and easily they can add 1Password support to their apps.

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Introducing 1Password for Families

I have some exciting news to share with you about families.

Last month I wrote about how I use 1Password for Teams with my family and the response was amazing. Many of you were excited to sign up your family and asked if we’d have special pricing available.

Families are near and dear to our hearts, so we wanted to find a way to make 1Password affordable and accessible for all families everywhere.

Today, I’m happy to announce that we succeeded! We’ve created a special plan with an amazing price just for families, and we went even further by making it easier than ever for families to use 1Password.

Protect your family for $5 a month

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1Password for Families builds on our new Teams infrastructure to give you everything you need to protect your loved ones. And it’s only $5 a month for your family of 5.

It’s never been easier to share 1Password with your whole family. There’s no sync service to set up, vaults appear automatically, and there’s an Admin Console where you can invite people and manage sharing with your family.

Every family member gets their own copy of 1Password, and their own personal space to store private information. With this, you can give them the tools they need to stay safe without taking away their independence.

Best of all, 1Password for Families comes with all the 1Password apps at no extra charge. You can easily switch between Mac, iOS, and Android without worrying about licenses (Windows coming soon).

And guess what? You even get the first month free, so sign up now:

Sign up your family now

A Special Launch Special!

1Password for Families is a subscription service and costs $5 a month for up to 5 family members. We like to call it our $5 for 5 plan :)

We know lots of you are already using 1Password today, so we want to make it easy for you to get started. We have a special deal for you if you sign up before Spring springs.

If you create an account before March 21st April 14th, you will get the following early-adopter perks:

  • $10 added to your account (an extra 2 months free)
  • Twice the amount of secure storage for your documents (that’s 2 GB)
  • The ability to invite two more family members for free (a total of 7 family members!)

Sign up before Spring springs!

Best of all, these last two perks are permanent additions to your account. And hurry, because the Spring equinox will be here before you know it!

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Why 1Password for Families?

Why should you sign up for 1Password for Families when you already have 1Password? The biggest reason is that it makes life so much easier.

Here are a few of the great things 1Password for Families can do:

  • It would be great if I didn’t have to purchase and manage licenses for everyone in my family.
  • When I change the Netflix password, it would be awesome if everyone in my family got it automatically in a secure fashion.
  • A simpler setup would help my uncle use 1Password as he’s not very technical and has trouble setting up sync.

1Password for Families makes all these things easy. I simply send my family an email to invite them. Sync is built in and just works. And my whole family can use 1Password on a single subscription.

And it’s not just about making life simpler. With Families, I can worry less. As a husband and father of two, here are some of the things I used to lose sleep over:

  • What if I share passwords with my family and they delete them by accident?
  • What if I set up my 7-year-old son on 1Password and he forgets his Master Password?
  • If something happens to me, how do I make sure Sara and my family have access to what they need?
  • My parents are getting older and I’m the executor of their estate. Will I have access to their accounts when the time comes?

Now I can start getting on top of these worries before they become real. 1Password for Families allows me to reset accounts, securely share items and documents, and delegate access to the people who need it.

For more details and to sign up your family, jump on over to our brand new Family page:

Sign up your family now

I hope your family loves 1Password for Families as much as mine. If you have any questions, please email us at families@1password.com or leave a comment below.

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Cheers!

Dave Teare – Founder of AgileBits

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1Password 6 for Android: It’s time

Android family, today’s all about you! 1Password 6 for Android is here, and it’s available for immediate (and FREE) download from Google Play. Wait, come back! I have more to tell you. I’m so excited about the features in version 6, you’ve got to let me talk about some of them. =)

Material Design

An application’s interface—the way you interact with it—is one of the most important things. In 1Password 6, we’ve given our app a face lift. But Material Design means so much more than that. Material Design is the name of what Google describes as a “visual language” for application designers and developers. It’s not just about fonts and colours, it’s about various visual elements that help provide a more consistent experience for you.

You’ll find cleaner and more spacious layouts, a navigation drawer, toolbars, and umpteen other things, all focused on a simpler, clearer, more convenient user experience.

If your phone or tablet has access to the Google Play Store and is running Android OS 4.1 or newer, you’ve got everything you need to install 1Password 6.

Fingerprint Unlock

1Password 6 can be unlocked with your fingerprint, using the sensor on your phone! One of my friends recently got a Google Nexus 5X, which has a neat little circle on the back of the phone that reads her fingerprint. It’s so subtle, because it looks like she’s just picking up her phone in a natural way. It’s really cool to see how this natural motion quickly and securely unlocks 1Password.

Fingerprint Unlock works on devices that support this new Google technology and are running Android OS 6.0 Marshmallow.

1Password for Teams

Whether you are a team of 1 or 100, a family of 2 or 12, if you have information that you want to selectively share with others, 1Password for Teams is the safest and simplest way to do it.

If you’ve already set up your team, you’ll be happy to hear that 1Password 6 enables you to easily add your 1Password for Teams account using the built-in QR code reader. 1Password for Teams support is in beta, but we didn’t want to keep you waiting for this oft-requested feature!

If you’re new to 1Password for Teams, please join the public beta and create your team at teams.1password.com. You’ll need a phone or tablet running Android OS 5.0 or newer to access your Teams account in 1Password 6.

You mentioned that it’s time?

I did, didn’t I? Thanks for reminding me. =) It’s time for a bit of chest pounding. Time to dig deep and step up our game. It’s time for 1Password to exceed your expectations. We propose to do that with frequent-er updates and finely applied layers of polish on features that you already use and love.

Now that the new features have had their time in the spotlight, let’s talk about some significant fixes and improvements that are in version 6.0:

  • Fingerprint Unlock isn’t just for the main app—it also works on 1Password Keyboard!
  • Wi-Fi Sync is greatly improved, from the internal (database optimization) to the external (the notifications 1Password shows you).
  • There’s a toolbar everywhere now. Consistency means not having bits ‘n’ bobs poof in and out of view.
  • Icons for categories and settings have been refreshed.
  • There’s a floating button. I mean, it has a purpose: you can use it to add new items. But I think the more important thing here is that it’s a button that floats, like a magical blue orb.

For the full details on what’s new and wonderful in 1Password 6, be sure to check out the complete release notes.

Wait, version 6?

We’ve been focusing a lot on your 1Password experience. We want it to be delightful. Wherever possible, we want to simplify and clarify. So let’s talk for just a moment about the version number.

If you’ve been with us a while, you’ll note that we’ve skipped ahead a little bit. One small way of simplifying things is to use the same version number everywhere. Therefore, 1Password for Android is now version 6, aligning it with Mac and iOS (c’mon, Windows, we’re all cheering for you!).

1Password 6 for Android is a free download for everyone. It offers a one-time, in-app purchase to unlock its Premium features. If you’ve previously unlocked the Premium features, the version 6 upgrade is absolutely free. Thank you for your support!

We’d love to hear what you think about the new version, and invite you to join us in our discussion forums or leave a comment below. We’re also on Twitter and Facebook, if you prefer to chat with us there.

Oh, one more thing. If you’re the adventurous sort and want to jump on the beta train, we’d love to welcome you to our beta family! Simply sign up for the 1Password beta for Android newsletter to get started.

Thanks for choosing 1Password!

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Getting Productive

Update: The Get Productive Sale ended on January 30th, 2016.

Hello Everyone!

2016 iconHave you gotten 2016 off to a good start? I hope so! Getting organized is often at the top of the list of resolutions, and 1Password can help get you there!

As you may have seen in our most recent newsletter, we’ve been busy working away on our latest updates for 1Password for Mac and 1Password for iOS. Dave and I also spent some time going over 1Password for Teams, and how it could be used for our Family. You can read more about that in his blog post.

Our newsletters have lots of great things, including a look into what we are working on next. We hear from customers all the time that our newsletter is something special. I just know you’ll love it, and I encourage you to sign up today.

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Almost as nice as getting productive and being organized is finding out that what you’ve been looking for is on sale! We’ve placed 1Password for Mac and 1Password for Windows on sale for 50% off their regular price! This is a limited time offer, so act fast:)

We love hearing from all of you. Did you know that you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with all the latest information? We like to run the occasional contest for 1Password swag, so following along is a great way to join in the fun. We’ve also got Instagram if you want to get a closer look at things happening around our office.

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And remember, if you ever feel like you are stuck in a Labyrinth, turn to page 394 and see our discussion forums. Our team is always ready to turn on the light!

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1Password 6 for Mac is here!

[Update] 1Password 6 is now available in the Mac App Store. *squee*

It’s a new year and we’re starting things off on a strong note with a great new update to 1Password for Mac: Version 6.0! This latest version of everyone’s favorite password manager is looking better than ever, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Your awesome feature requests, suggestions, bug reports, and usage scenarios really helped us decide what to include in this release.

All Vaults view

All VaultsMultiple vaults is one of my favourite features in 1Password. It keeps all of my information neatly organized and shared with the right people. But, with a great number of vaults comes greater opportunity for (dis)organization. And with 1Password for Teams, odds are you have a lot more vaults than you did before!

With the new All Vaults view, you can see all of your items in the main app and in 1Password mini without switching vaults. Do you have a family vault set up for your parents? How about that Teams vault that holds all the business social accounts? You probably have vaults that you need to keep for reference but that you don’t want cluttering up your everyday view. The All Vaults view is customizable so you can choose which vaults you see there.

All Vaults preferencesSee all the information you want. See only the information you want.

Powered-Up Strong Password Generator

One of our most frequently requested features is here! 1Password 6 for Mac features a refined and simplified Strong Password Generator. If you use 1Password for iOS, you’ve already seen our fancy new wordlist password generator. Now you can take advantage of this feature on Mac as well. Choose the new Words option to create a password comprising random words chosen from a list approved by our Chief Defender Against the Dark Arts. Wordlist passwords are easy to remember and type, without sacrificing strength and security. If you prefer a jumble of letters, numbers, and symbols, the Characters option you know and love is still there for you.

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iCloud sync

Surprise! Thanks to some pretty significant changes Apple made recently, we are now able to offer iCloud sync to customers who bought 1Password for Mac directly from the AgileBits Store. As you probably know, this was previously only available to Mac App Store customers, and we’re super excited to be able to offer it to everyone.

You might be wondering how we’re able to do this. You can read all the details in our blog post. If you’re a Mac app developer, you’ll want to read it too! We have something special just for you. :D

If you own the AgileBits Store version of 1Password for Mac and are excited to set up iCloud sync RIGHT NOW, our User Guide will help you.

Access all your Teams vaults

If you’ve been waiting to sign up for 1Password for Teams Beta, now’s a great time.  You can easily add your team to 1Password 6 for Mac. It even has a Teams-only mode, so if you’ve never used 1Password before, it’s easier than ever to get started on your Mac.
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All this can be yours for the low low price of…

Zero! Zip! Zilch! We’re thrilled to say that 1Password 6 is a free update for all 1Password 4 and 1Password 5 for Mac owners.  If you already own a license for 1Password, you can check for updates from within 1Password to upgrade to version 6. The AgileBits Store version is available now, and we’ll hit the “Publish” button on the Mac App Store version just as soon as it’s approved!

If you want to know all the details about the shiny new awesome, read the full release notes.

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1Password 6.2 for iOS: The Resolution Edition

It’s hard to believe that another year is upon us! Whether you bid adieu to 2015 with enthusiasm or reluctance, we hope 2016 will be a wonderful year for you. We’ve spent some time reflecting on the old year and planning for the new, always with one goal in mind: improving your life by making security as easy and enjoyable as we can. With that at heart, we present our latest release: 1Password 6.2 for iOS.

Resolve to Search Smarter

You’re going to be delighted with the improvements we’ve made to Search! One of the first things you’ll notice is that you can now search from the Favorites and Organize tabs, in addition to the Categories tab.

If you want to speed things up and know the title of the item you’re looking for, make sure Search Titles is highlighted. If you need to look through all of your fields, start your search and tap on Search Everything. You can also clear what you’ve typed into the field or cancel your search altogether with a single tap.

1Password 6.2 for iOS: Search

Resolve to Stay Informed

I’m excited to tell you that Watchtower is now available in 1Password 6.2 for iOS! 1Password for Mac users will recognize this service, which monitors the latest security vulnerabilities from around the web and alerts you when your own accounts might need attention. To start using Watchtower, go to Settings > Security and tap the switch. If an item has a potential vulnerability, you’ll see it in the item’s details view.

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Resolve to Stay Organized

If you’re a 1Password for Teams customer or like to keep your items organized in more than one vault, you’ll love this one. Today’s release enables you to move or copy items across vaults! All you need to do is view the item’s details and tap Move and Copy button at the bottom. Then, select the vault to which you’d like to move or copy the item. Easy peasy!

Resolve to Work at Peak Peek Efficiency

This one’s for you lucky ducks with an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. We proudly present: Peek and Pop, in glorious 3D (Touch)! Give the 1Password icon on your home screen a hard press to bring up the Quick Action Menu to add a new item, view your favorites, or bring up search in 1Password.

If you want quickly look at an item, find it as you normally would. Instead of tapping on it, give it a light 3D Touch to take a Peek, then press a little harder to Pop into its details view. Or, Peek at an item, then swipe up to to copy a field or open a login in 1Browser.

1Password 6.2 for iOS: Preview and Copy

We paid attention to a lot of little details to help you start your new year right, from updating our translations to tweaking our in-app icons; we’ve even added the Strong Password Generator to the PIN field of Credit Card items to make it easier to generate PIN codes! To find out what other goodies are waiting for you, check out our release notes.

1Password 6.2 for iOS is available now, and it’s a free update for all existing owners. Head to the Updates tab of the App Store to update to the latest version now! Have feedback? We’d love to hear from you. Add a comment here, check out our discussion forums, or start a conversation with us on Twitter or Facebook.

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Happy Holidays from AgileBits

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Hello Everyone!

With Santa almost here, I figured it was time to give Dave an early Christmas present and let him unwrap something new this year: a newsletter for everyone, written by someone new. ;)

And, since it has a few goodies in it, I decided that it would be even more fun to spread the joy and include a blog post too! Plus, I always enjoy the chance to talk with all of you!

Update on 1Password for Teams

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1Password for Teams continues to move through our beta testing and we have seen a number of businesses, schools and families signing up and reserving their team name. Have you signed up yet?

Reserve your team name now!

I’m pretty sure Santa will find it much easier to check his list twice when it is a secured note that he can share with his top elves. Plus, sharing the login information with NORAD for his annual flight will be even easier!

An Extra Special Holiday Sale

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Sharing over the holiday season is one of my favourite things – so much so that I am bringing back our holiday bonanza sale! 12 days of Christmas + 8 nights of Hanukkah + 7 days of Kwanzaa + 8 tiny reindeer for good luck = 35% off all platforms!

Much like the holidays, the sale will be over before you know it, so indulge in a bit of last-minute gifting before you enjoy a big meal. :)

Until next time, please give your loved ones a hug for me, and remember to leave a comment below or join us in the forums if you have any questions, or if there is anything we can do to help make your holidays more secure.

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1Password 6.1 for iOS: The Unity Edition

It’s been an incredibly exciting week for us. We finally shared a secret project that we’ve been working on for ages! But that’s not all we’ve been doing. Our developers have been burning the candle at both ends to ensure that the 1Password apps you know and love continue to be awesome and powerful.

Today we’ve got a great update to 1Password for iOS for you. Version 6.1 not only integrates Teams features into the app, but adds a handy All Vaults view and all sorts of polish.

You get a Team, and you get a Team…
Everyone gets a Team!

1Password for Teams in iOS: Add a new account

1Password 6.1 for iOS is our first official release with support for 1Password for Teams. Once you’ve signed up and created your team on the 1Password for Teams website, you’ll be able to pop over to the Settings tab in 1Password for iOS and add your team right to the app by using the handy QR code found on your team’s Get the Apps page.

Any vaults you add to your team will show up automatically on your iOS device (and will get added to the awesome new All Vaults view – more on that later!) Best of all, you can still use the same one password you’ve been using all along to unlock 1Password for iOS – no muss, no fuss.

As an added bonus, activating your 1Password for Teams account unlocks the Pro Features in 1Password, just for you!

Unify your life with All Vaults

1Password 6.1 for iOS: All Vaults

You already know how easy it is to share you items by using multiple vaults. 1Password for Teams makes it even easier, which for us has resulted in a number of additional vaults. While this feature is fantastic for organizing our items, it does present a challenge: Where did I save that one item? Hopping around between vaults isn’t the most fun we could be having, so we decided to do something about it: we built an All Vaults view.

The shiny new All Vaults view enables you to see all of your items, no matter which vault they’re stored in. But wait!, you say. I don’t want to see all my vaults at once!, you say. No worries, we’ve got you covered. The Settings screen now has a vault selector to let you easily choose which vaults should be included in the All Vaults view. Careful now, toggling those switches is pretty addictive! =)

Bessere Leistung! (Better performance)

Not only have we improved our translations, but we’ve also sent 1Password to the gym to handle those bigger vaults with grace and ease. There are a lot of other great refinements, as well; see our release notes for the full details.

1Password 6.1 for iOS is available now as a free update for all existing owners. Head to the Updates tab of the App Store to update to the latest version now! Got feedback? We’d love to hear from you. Add a comment here, check out our discussion forums, or visit us on Twitter or Facebook.