37signals recommends 1Password in new ‘Remote’ book

remote_frontYou might know 37signals from Basecamp, Highrise, and Campfire—excellent services that help team members collaborate better whether they’re across the hall or the world. Those folks know a thing or two about working remotely, so co-founder Jason Fried and company partner David Heinemeier Hansson wrote an entire book on the topic and called it Remote. You can get it in iBookstoreAmazon, and elsewhere.

Remote covers the advantages of allowing some or all of a company to work remotely and how to pull it off, and in the midst of all that, Fried and Hansson give a shout-out to 1Password. In a chapter called “Only the office can be secure,” Remote debunks the myth that employees need to be under the same roof in order to keep sensitive accounts and data under control. The company describes its simple security checklist that all employees must follow, and one of its cornerstones is to:

Use a unique, generated, long-form password for each site you visit, kept by a password-managing software, such as 1Password.

It’s a smart checklist overall, and one of the dozens of reasons you should really give Remote a look to learn more about how and why working remotely can open a lot of doors for you and your organization.

For bonus points, our very own co-founder Dave Teare had a brief Twitter conversation with Jason Fried to say thank you:

Dave Teare Jason Fried Remote Twitter conversation

New iPad productivity book calls 1Password a “Can’t Do Without” app

Million Dollar iPad

Three years after its debut, the iPad can be put to work in business for any number of uses. Scott Grossberg, a partner at CGC Law, released a new book about what the iPad can do for businesses large and small, and he was kind enough to include 1Password as one of his “Can’t Do Without” apps.

The Million Dollar iPad: Secrets for Increasing Your Profits, Productivity and Business Performance sets out to do exactly what’s on the tin. The iPad can be a huge asset for everything from presentations to document management. Add 1Password to the mix, and an iPad can be tremendously useful for creating unique, strong passwords for website logins, keeping meeting notes secure, automatically filling long, tedious forms, and more.

Scott was even kind enough to drop us a personal note about the ways 1Password fits into his daily routine:

1Password happily lives and powerfully enhances what I do on my desktop, laptop, iPad, iPhone, and even my iTouch. And it easily syncs across all devices! In fact, it is a program that is used throughout my office. As an attorney and businessman, security is of prime importance to me and my clients. Like me, 1Password is for you if you want peace of mind in storing your passwords, notes, login information, and other important data on your devices. I even use it to generate passwords.

Whether you work for a company or you’re a one-person show, give The Million Dollar iPad a look on Amazon to learn more about what the iPad and 1Password can do for your business.