With countless websites and programs now requiring that users log in with a password, it is little wonder that many people resort to using the same password for a number of services simply to avoid forgetting them.
The program is, at its heart, a password database which can be used to store all of your login details in one secure, password protected location. This in itself is useful, but 1Password can also be used to automatically fill in login information so you do not have to do so manually.
1Password is compatible with all versions of Windows and can be used with Edge, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. When used in conjunction with your web browser for online shopping, 1Password can automatically fill in credit card details in online forms. With built-in phishing protection, coupled with the secure database, you can be certain that your details will never fall into the wrong hands.
Of course, you're not just limited to storing passwords. You can use 1Password to store secure notes, server login information, your credit cards, important phone emergency phone numbers and so much more.
These include a new diceware generator for creating strong passwords and support for the 1Password WatchTower service, which warns users when logins have been compromised.
New Duplicate and Weak Password categories help users track down passwords that need changing, while items can be now tagged for easier organisation and identification.
All items can now be shared securely via email and users can sync data with iOS devices using their local Wi-Fi network instead of the cloud. The update also comes with the promise of major performance improvements.
This powerful tool will enable you to store all your most important information, from passwords to your credit card details, safely and securely. Recommended.
1Password 8.9.8 is a minor update (see changelog for more):
- We’ve added Microsoft to the supported services you can use when you add a “Sign in with” field to an item.
- You can now copy the version number of the app in the About section in Preferences.
- We’ve added animations when you open pop-ups in the app, like when you click the New Item button.
- We’ve made a number of improvements in the way proxies are supported in the app.
- The unlock animation has been sped up.
- We’ve improved the screen reader support for the pop-up you see when moving items to a different vault.
- We’ve updated the default icon used for Visa cards.
- We’ve fixed an issue where the password field on the lock screen wouldn’t always be in focus automatically when opening the app.
- We’ve improved the way that the app scans QR codes when setting up a one-time password field in an item.
- You’ll now see an error message if 1Password is unable automatically configure your .gitconfig file to set up commit signing.
- We’ve made some adjustments to the size of items shown in dropdown menus.
- We’ve updated the 1Password icon used on the lock screen, for the All Accounts button, and in the About section in Preferences.
- We’ve reorganized the Advanced section in Preferences to make them easier to navigate through.
- Authentication prompts are now automatically closed if the SSH request times out.
- We’ve improved the error messages displayed if commit signing doesn’t work as expected.
- We’ve fixed a visual issue that could occur when zooming all the way in on the lock screen.
- We’ve fixed some issues related to the alphabetical sorting of items when symbols are included at the beginning of the title.
- We’ve updated the description for where you can find Recently Deleted items when you’re deleting an item.
- We’ve fixed an issue where items couldn’t be saved in a vault if the permission to archive items wasn’t granted.
- We’ve corrected the label used to refer to Traditional Chinese.
- We’ve fixed an issue where “\n” would be displayed at the end of the Password Strength summary in Watchtower in languages other than English.
- We’ve fixed an issue in the item catalogue where items with a period (.) in the title couldn’t be focused when using keyboard navigation.
- We’ve fixed an issue that caused the Manage Accounts window to be slow.
- We’ve fixed a few design issues with the welcome tour.
- We’ve fixed an issue where the sidebar wouldn’t display properly at certain zoom levels.
- We’ve improved the icon size and text alignment in the sidebar of the Manage Collections window.