1Password for Teams Launch!

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

1Password Teams Pricing

You can’t have a special launch deal without special pricing, so let’s start there! :)

1Password Teams Pricing

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 the Early Adopter otter

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.

Sign up your team today

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

1Password Teams Vault Selector

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 for Windows enters beta testing

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.

Sign up your team today

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 :)

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 future release 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!

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.

AgileBits Presents: AgileCloudSDK

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.

Compatibility

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.

AgileCloudSDK auth

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.

Getting Here

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.

Going Forward

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.

Feedback

For general feedback, leave a comment below or e-mail us at support+agilecloudsdk@agilebits.com. If you have questions or comments on implementation, or if you find a bug, please file an issue in the repo.

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

1Password 6.4 for iOS 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.

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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OPI World 6-4

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. =)

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

1Password logo: brain

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.

April Fools’ Day in the Teare house

It’s April Fools’ Day, and once again we racked our brains trying to find the right prank we can pull here at AgileBits. Finding that right balance is tricky though, because the last thing we want to do is scare someone who is trusting us with all their personal information!

And so we end up with a ton of ideas that are really funny, but don’t really work for actually doing. You know how it goes: There is always that super funny prank you want to pull, but don’t, because you know that plastic snake hidden in the bed will give your mother a heart attack, and you don’t want to be responsible for that!

1Password 6  for iOS: All Vaults - Wendy Appleseed

Late last year when 1Password 6 launched, we switched to the All Vaults view, which is a great feature that people continue to enjoy. The All Vaults view showed our helpful Demo vault that people use to show off 1Password without revealing their own personal details, and this caused some confusion. We had a number of folks reaching out to us, concerned that their information had been compromised thanks to Wendy Appleseed’s details showing up in their new All Vaults view!

Once we explained how it got there, they completely understood, but it was definitely a good example of how difficult it would be to have any kind of practical joke hidden within 1Password.

So for this year, I thought it would be fun to share a few stories about how we celebrate at my house:) And, rest assured, these pranks are meant to be fun and silly, without having to worry about potential heart attacks!

Over the years, the idea of April Fools has evolved as our kids have gotten older. Last year, we tried a new prank: the Underroo Switcherrooo. I took all the clothes from Abby’s dresser and moved it into Jack’s—and vice versa—while they slept. Getting dressed in the morning was a bit more challenging last year!

One that has become a tradition of sorts for us is waking up on April 1st with a moustache! When I first thought of trying this, I didn’t think it would work, as I thought the kids would wake up, but evidently they are sound sleepers!! Armed with washable markers, I sneak into their rooms and add some creative drawings for them to discover when they wake up. The first year was quite something as Abby noticed Jack’s moustache before her own;)

2016 April Fools' Day: Sara and Jack

My most favourite prank of all time, though, was a number of years back, when it was just Dave and me. It had been a long day and I thought it would be fun to try “getting” him, but I was short on time and supplies. I ended up using some giant white (and obvious!) garbage bag ties to tie down the handle of the vegetable sprayer attached to the kitchen sink. I figured Dave would see the ties, laugh and then tell me what a sad attempt at pranking him it was. Instead, he went to the sink and turned it on. I could hear the “Ugh!” from the other room and stunned silence.

As I went in to claim my victory, though, I heard the tap turn on again — he evidently didn’t realize what had happened and tried to turn the sink on again, only to get sprayed again! I stopped in my tracks, laughing too hard to walk. The jig was definitely up then, and he retaliated by throwing a glass of water at me. Totally worth it. I’m laughing to myself now as I write this!

I hope that your April Fools’ Day is filled with fun pranks and good times. As for me, I’m going to spend the day trying to avoid wanting to buy things that don’t exist. ThinkGeek already got me, as I thought I found the perfect new toy for the office :)

April Fools' Day: The ThinkGeek NERF Nuke

Image courtesy of ThinkGeek

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.

SCO Showcase

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!

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.