AgileBits teases 1Password 4 for iOS, coming December 13

By , Dec 11, 2012

In an epic Hollywood fashion, AgileBeats, the makers of the 1Password utility, today teased an upcoming major update to its iOS client. “1Password 4 for iOS is coming”, the company proclaims but doesn’t provide much in way of details. A blog post only says the app’s “coming soon”, but the trailer offers the more specific launch date: this coming Thursday, December 13.

1Password for the Mac ( a $50 value), iPhone (a $7 value) and iPhone/iPad (a $10 download) take the pain out of remembering passwords for various services by storing your existing passwords in a centralized, secure database. The software also lets you create strong passwords and effortlessly fill in forms by integrating with your web browser…

I must say, AgileBits’ iOS app has been lacking in terms of features so far. True, part of that is due to Apple’s strict guidelines limiting how much poking around the system such a program can do.

I use 1Password on the Mac, but have never gotten around to becoming a fan of its iOS counterpart.

That said, I’m certainly glad the team is working on a brand new version.

From YouTube description:

An unforgettable journey. An epic battle. A fellowship strengthened. Ancient truths protected by the one password you need to remember.

That’s a novel way to sell a piece of software.

Do you use 1Password to protect your sensitive information?

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  • Thorasgard

    No, I use a different application. I would like to see you provide some evidence that the “centralized, secure database” is indeed secure. Everything I have read is that they are not secure, convenient yes, secure no.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501160319 Eric Constantinides

      1password is extremely secure.

      • iBanks

        Agreed. I use 1password religiously on my Mac, iPad Mini, and iPhone(s). Absolutely my most used app across all 3 devices. Very secure. And using Dropbox to keep all versions of the software in sync works perfect for me. Just hope they have tabbed browsing in the new version for iOS.

      • Thorasgard

        I feel much better that you both have assured me. I should just ignore all the security experts who insist otherwise then.

  • http://twitter.com/omgwutsthat Jolly Saint Clark

    It says coming December 13th at the end of the “theatrical” style trailer for the new version, but you obviously never paid close attention.

  • Obsidian71

    Pro Tip: If you tell your readers ” AgileBits’ iOS app has been lacking in terms of features so far. True, part of that is due to Apple’s strict guidelines limiting how much poking around the system such a program can do”

    You should probably delve into what features you feel are compromised. That way they can either agree or disagree with you. In the end a security app is designed around a central theme which is protecting your data and enabling referential access to your personal data cache. I find the current apps to be adequate and i’m eager to see what’s been done to improve the iOS apps. Only two days to go.

  • Falk M.

    Keychain2Go is all I need, suckers… :P

    http://www.jinx.de/Keychain2Go.html

  • Tallrandal

    I use Roboform

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucas.kunert Lucas Kunert

    Lastpass already works great, so I’ll stick w/ that. :)

  • inc188

    is this an upgrade or a new app? thus having to pay another $10?