1Password 4.2 for iOS (Go & Fill Logins in 1Browser on iPad)

1Password is something of a hit with some members of the iDB team. Though I can obviously speak for myself only, I happen to know Jeff is a fan so it goes without saying we’re both pretty excited about today’s update.

The new 1Password version 4.2, now available as a free download to registered users, comes with a whole bunch of changes. For starters, it’s got an optimized in-app web browser that on iPad includes the Strong Password Generator capability.

The improved browser can automatically submit passwords after using AutoFill for login items and now also recognizes a URL in the clipboard and offers to open it for you. That’s just scratching the surface, go past the fold for the full changelog…

Go & Fill Bookmarks, which are also first to iPads, can be seen on the screenshot top of post. Both Strong Password Generator and Go & Fill features are currently not available on the iPhone and iPod touch devices, but are coming in a future update.

1Password 4.2 for iOS (Strong Password generation on iPad)
Here’s the Strong Password Generator on iPad.

The new 1Password lets you also search URLs for login items. As developer AgileBits noted in a post, if you don’t find what you need on the first pass, you will now see a button to expand search results to all fields.

If you want, you now can also share 1Password items from Vault Mode through Messages or email.

Unless you know what you’re doing, this could get risky and expose your sensitive data. On its part, 1Password lets you choose to share private information in either an encrypted format or plain text.

When an item is shared in an encrypted format, all your  recipient sees is a self-explanatory “Add to 1Password” link.

1Password 4.2 for iOS (Expand search results on iPhone)1Password 4.2 for iOS (Share items via iMessage and email on iPhone)
Expanded search results (left) and item sharing via iMessage and email (right).

There are lost more changes in this version, here’s the full changelog.

New and Improved in 4.2:


* Added Go and Fill bookmarks in 1Browser on iPad.
* Added the ability to use Strong Password Generator in 1Browser on iPad.
* Added the ability to auto-submit on login filling.
* Added fill animations to make it easy (and fun) to see where fields are filled.
* Added Copy to Clipboard in the Share menu to copy the current URL to the clipboard.
* Closing the last tab will now direct you back to vault mode.

1Browser Settings

* Added 1Browser settings menu.
* Added the ability to adjust auto-submit and fill-animation defaults.
* Added the ability to clear the Web Data (eg. Cookies) from 1Browser.


* Added the ability to share items through Messages or email.
* Shared items include a special ‘Add to 1Password’ link which allows you to directly add them to 1Password.


* Added the ability to expand search results across all fields.
* Search results now includes the primary URL of the item.


* 1PasswordAnywhere (1Password.html) will now display custom fields.
* 1Password will prompt to open in the web view when launching 1Password with a URL in your clipboard.
* Improved translations and the addition of Greek.
* Improvements to Dropbox syncing.
* Many bug fixes and improvements.

1Password version 4.2 is a free update to registered users.

For others, 1Password is a $17.99 download for the iPhone and iPad.

In my opinion, that’s a money well spent.

For those uninitiated, 1Password keeps all your passwords for web sites, net banking, services and apps, private notes, or any other type of sensitive information in a centralized, encrypted database that’s much tougher to hack than passwords stored in individual apps/web browsers.

The 1Password mobile/web/desktop apps and browser extensions let you manage and update your entries, autofill web forms, sync your 1Password database across devices through Dropbox or iCloud and even open web sites like PayPal, eBay or Amazon through in-app browser for total security.

I’ve been a longtime holdout, mostly because 1Password seemed overpriced.

But having tried the software, I came to the conclusion that the money spent is more than well worth an added layer of protection. One feature in particular sold me to 1Password – the autofill and password creation feature.

Since all of my private information is now exclusively handled by 1Password, I no longer have to keep track of dozens of passwords for different services and apps. Instead, I only remember my master password that unlock the 1Password database.

To me, that’s not just one less thing to worry about – it’s  a huge relief, to say the least.

Have you tried 1Password yet?

  • jose castro

    i don’t care what you people say, there is no privacy.

    • What are you saying have nothing to do with 1Password!
      There is no way for now to hack the encryption used by 1Password, it’s the same algorithm the FBI uses to keep safe Top secret information…

      • jose castro

        lol OOOOOO really now, were do you think the information goes? It goes straight to a server lol, server are easily hackable depending on what server there using. And most servers can be hacked easily…… Also The FBI Data base has been hacked before lol AKA Anonymous. You got to read the news more. lol so your argument is nothing lol… like i said there is NO PRIVACY. lol

      • How you going to decrypt the easily hacked servers data though? You still need the password (which should be a secure one)

      • jose castro

        Well depending on the person doing it.. Using a packet sniffer would be a good start in trying to find the password.

      • jose castro

        And there also other techniques too.

      • planetcoalition

        Misinformed person is misinformed. Just because you get the data file doesn’t mean the data is compromised. The data file is encrypted with AES-128 and takes gazillions of years to crack.

      • jose castro

        haha why AES-128? lol Thats like giving a baby sour milk lol, AES-128 is not as secure as you think now AES-256 would be better when in comes to encryption definitely. but AES-128 has been compromised for sometime now lol. kinda sound like youve been misinformed lol. but good try.

      • planetcoalition

        AES-128 is compromised? If you are talking about whether it is breakable, theoretically it is, but it takes gazillions of years to crack. If you say it is compromised because it is breakable without taking time and resources into consideration, you’re sorely misinformed. AES-256 is an overkill and takes much longer for a mobile device to decrypt, making it impractical. Also, with Dropbox two-step verification, chances of the data file being stolen is thin.

        All your lol-ling only reaffirms your pathetic level of misinformation, and reveals nothing more than your maturity.

      • jose castro

        “lol-ing” for some reason i do all the time probably because i text a lot but has nothing to do with misinformation or maturity. So i apologize for the lol-ing. yes your correct, AES-256 is an overkill but way more secure than AES-128. lol And if your talking maturity really a Gazillions of years really? Its more like a billions of years lol. Ive done a my research my good man. The only entity i know that has is Microsoft and Belgian katholieke university Leuven, they have discovered a way to break AES. Even tho its complex to do its doable.

      • planetcoalition

        “its complex to do its doable”

        So you’ve defeated yourself.

      • packet sniffers won’t work here – no password is being sent, to be sniffed.

      • jose castro

        Never said it would work, im saying that it was a start there are plenty of programs out there other then a packet sniffer. 🙂

      • using a packet sniffer isn’t a place to start, because nothing is being sent to “sniff”. And there aren’t “other programs out there”, either.

      • just because you “hack” a database does not mean you can read the information. Even if you have access to encrypted information, you won’t be able to read it.

      • jose castro

        Well thats a 50/50.. depending on encryption, it varies.

      • way less than 50/50 – do you even know what you’re talking about?? AES 128 is basically impossible to crack (and hasn’t been usefully cracked yet).

      • jose castro

        i do know what im talking about…. do you?

      • Guest

        Privacy and Security are not the same thing by the way.

      • EpicFacepalm

        For example, you can secure your Google account with 2 step verification, however if you use your real cell phone number (which is a common behaviour), you will have less privacy. This is just an example. (Guest is me, I don’t know what happened, oops).

      • jose castro

        lol its ok. i love the argument seriously, im bored at work haha. .. Security has everything to do with privacy. lol i want you to look at a video. its a little long but worth watching.. its called privacy is dead…. get over it.. its by Steven Rambam haha.. its really good.. definitely recommend watching.. its a definite eye opener.. you will see.. and also im not basing this this video on what ive said.

      • EpicFacepalm

        Privacy and Security are very different. Sure, you will have more privacy with more security (that’s almost the only thing you can do until quantum/non-deterministic/probabilistic computers will be public) , but you can still have low privacy with very very high security. Almost everything you do on the smart devices are tracked, even the management/utility/game apps on your iOS device do this. Because some of them sends the data anonymously with different unique identifiers, it is secure, but still the ad companies know what you do.

        Even when you watch the video called “Privacy is Dead”, you’ll see privacy books/ebooks advertised on the internet. I’m not telling there aren’t anything you can do with this, but for example my ISP company is monopolist, because of this everything I do on the internet is tracked by Deep Packet Inspection in order to sell these information to the big ad companies. That’s where your argument is valid, often security and privacy is parallel.

  • Gorgonphone


  • Is this better than LastPass?

  • I have to older version, won’t pay 18$ again for an app that I already boughted!

  • f1ght3r

    18 bucks? No thanks!

    • planetcoalition

      Yet people plunk down $200 for a phone.

      • Guest

        That’s multiple function hardware, idiot…

  • Florian Lerch

    I also recommend it if you have enough money. It IS expensive, but you get a well designed app, with many features (built-in browser, password generator…), big updates (nice to know that they are actually improving the app) and a friendly support who replies to each customer invidually.

    It’s a good app, but maybe not for everyone.

  • marcus1324

    1Password is amazing. I’ve had it for about 4 months on my Mac, iPad, and iPhone and its works perfectly and is easily organized. I thought this was way overpriced and stupid but it’s not. I’ve never had any problems with 1Password. Excellent job Agile Bits.

    • Z3r0ViP

      Good: yes
      Overpriced: hell yeah!

      • planetcoalition

        It’s worth every penny. There’s sophisticated encryption algorithms under the hood you’ll never see.

      • Z3r0ViP

        Still not good enough for the price, imo.

      • planetcoalition

        And you bought your phone because?

      • Z3r0ViP

        Because I want a phone not a password keeper. I use lastpass. It’s free and good as well.

  • Bob

    I personally would never use a password management application that stores secure information on their servers.

    • they don’t store anything on their servers (if they have any) – only dropbox and/or icloud, if you choose to do so.

      • planetcoalition

        Not sure why your comment was down voted when you are only stating the facts, apparently there’s a legion of misinformed kids over here.

  • I bought it when it was 7.99 lol

  • F P

    No thanks, I have my password in a safe place.. My mind.

  • I’m a big fan of 1Password I’ve just got to save up to buy its desktop counterpart…

    • planetcoalition

      It sometimes goes on sale. It went down to as low as $19.99 at some point as far as I remember.

  • I don’t understand the hype on 1Password on the desktop having LastPass as a free and good option.
    Also Chrome is bringing in the iPad/iPhone the acclaimed password sync..
    The only dealbreaker would be a Safari integration, but Apple wont allow it,,
    And people is talking about FBI security.. and everybody here knows Jeff’s 4 digit iPhone code :D…

  • LoL. I don’t need this. My memory is good enough to remember all my passwords.

    • Guest

      They must be weak enough, if not the same, then.