As promised, AgileBits has released 1Password 4 for the iPhone and iPad today. The update to the popular password-keeper is actually an all-new app, with several improvements over its predecessor like a revamped UI, new features and more. Plus, AgileBits is offering a steep discount on the new software for a limited time. More details after the break…

The first thing you’ll notice about the new 1Password is the lockscreen — it’s different. AgileBits has done away with the pin-code lock, and has replaced it with a master password, much like the Mac app. Once you’re in, you’ll discover other UI changes as well, such as the redesigned toolbar. In fact, the whole app looks better and feels more organized.

As far as features go, old 1Password users will be happy to see that the in-app browser has also been redone. It’s faster and much more capable than the previous version, and it’s actually worth trying. Let 1Password automatically fill in credit card and address information for you as you pay your bills, or do your online shopping, right from inside the app.

Just like before, the new 1Password can generate unique passwords for each site and service you use, and store the data using military grade 256-bit AES protection. The app can also store and protect other data too, like credit card and banking information. And bonus, it now supports iCloud, as well as Dropbox syncing across all iOS and Mac apps.

1Password has always been a staple in the password-keeping space, and version 4 reiterates that. If you’d like to try it out, just follow this link to the App Store. Now, I have some good news and some bad news about pricing. The good news is, it’s on sale right now for $7.99 (it’s normally $17.99). The bad news is, even previous owners have to pay for it.

What do you think about the new 1Password app?

  • Guest

    Seriously? I’ve paid for application, and I must pay again to get new version? Ridiculous.

    • Yes

    • JamesR624

      I was VERY upset to find this. Any company that does this should be considered NOT trustworthy. They have shown they obviously don’t care about their loyal customers. Looks like I’ll be taking my business elsewhere and I STRONGLY suggest others do the same.

    • That make sense to pay for new version BUT not with that price, they still don’t understand this is just a mobile app.

      Remember the first Super Monkey Ball was 10bucks?

    • Sunrise250

      1Password is a complete ripoff. There are other alternatives now. I’m out, burned.

  • Does any one know when the ipad mini will be at rental stored

  • I’ve never owned the software, and it’s unlikely that I ever will – if making previous customers pay again for the updated version is their idea of customer service, then I’ll steer clear.

  • Guest

    Why not using KeePass? It’s open source, also for iOS, free and secure.

  • Thorasgard

    Wow. Glad I went with DataVault. 17.99. That’s absurd. I could see $1 for upgrade, but full price ? Good luck with that. I just looked up the desktop version. $50. Get real.

  • Greyhound Mom

    It’s a rip off. There are plenty of free apps on the market

  • iBanks

    Love the new update. All I really wanted was tabbed browsing in the app. Worth the $8 for me. Now if the Mac version can be updated to v4 for iCloud sync.

  • Troy

    This is not an upgrade this is a brand new app from the ground up. So please stop your bitching. If you have the pervious version than stick with that one and dont buy the new one.

    • MrShutEmDown

      …I agree to an extent. They totally removed previous versions of the app from the app store. Thus concluding you have to get the new one…

  • When you look at putting 1Password together as your complete solution:

    1 – iOS — $7.99 ($17.99 regular)
    2 – Mac or Windows — $49.99 ($69.99 Family) OR Both $69.99 ($99.99 Family)

    Upgrade pricing is less of course (significantly) but still I’m still looking at a minimum of $50 when all of version 4 rolls out. No thanks. I’ll stick with the old version.


  • T_Will

    $8 bucks for an app that is used multiple times every day, doesn’t seem like an unreasonable price to pay.

    On the other hand, their desktop apps, $50+, eek! I’m close to migrating over to 1Password, but it’s really difficult to swallow that price for the desktop app.

  • Caio

    Is it really safe?!

  • deepdvd

    What about Dashlane? It looks pretty decent. I’m using 1Password Pro 3.7.2, but I got it free a long time ago. 7.99 seems extreme.
    Anyone use Dashlane?

  • It works in the background and even if the phone lucked
    And it updates the rout by it self if u missed the street!