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

Dropbox retiring its legacy API in favor of a next-generation one on September 1 is inevitably going to break apps which plan to continue syncing data through the popular cloud storage service using the legacy API.

Among them: AgileBits’ 1Password 3 for iOS and Mac. Now, this rather useful password management utility has been using Dropbox to sync its secure database across devices for ages.

Users on 1Password 4 are on the safe side because the app already uses the latest version of the Dropbox API so it’ll continue to sync with Dropbox just fine. If you’re on 1Password version 3.x and sync with Dropbox, however, you’ll need to upgrade to the latest version to prevent syncing issues come September 1, or switch to Wi-Fi sync.

So, if you’ve been thinking about upgrading to the latest version, now’s a good time because AgileBits has just sweetened the deal by discounting 1Password 4 by more than 50 percent, for a limited time…

According to a post over at the AgileBits blog, 1Password 3 iOS users can also enable Wi-Fi sync with 1Password 3 for Mac, provided each device is on the same local network.

No, AgileBits won’t be updating version 3 with the new Dropbox API because they are a small team and want to “focus our development efforts on making the current versions of 1Password even better”.

Bear in mind that previous versions of 1Password 3 for iOS are no longer on the App Store since 1Password 4 landed last December, to avoid confusion. “Apps removed from sale can no longer be updated,” the team noted.

1Password for iOS (teaser 004)

The 1Password 4 apps for iOS/Mac/Windows plus browser extensions are used to manage your autofill web forms, notes and passwords and sync your private (and encrypted) data through Dropbox or iCloud. With 1Password, you only have to memorize the master password to unlock your database of saved entries.

The iOS app features a built-in browser so you can securely open web sites like PayPal, eBay or Amazon while enjoying automatic password filling/creation.

The new 1Password 4, a universal binary supporting all form-factor iOS devices natively, is now $7.99, way down from its usual asking price of $17.99 and its lowest price to date.

The sale will last from today until Friday, August 16.

  • Bought! I was using version 3 until today. Version 4 is really nice, visually speaking

    • Kurt

      Is the data stored on Dropbox encrypted? NSA and DHS shouldn’t have free reign over our passwords.

      • marcus1324

        Yes it is encrypted and to the NSA can not see our passwords stored in Dropbox because Dropbox is not part of that agreement, they do not have to show the government all of your personal stuff.

      • Yes it is encrypted, but I don’t use Dropbox. I use iCLoud to sync between my devices, then I turn off iCloud Sync and delete the data from iCloud. This way, my data is only on my devices. I’m not saying it’s the best way to do it. I’m just saying it’s the way I do

      • Fat Lip

        iCloud or dropbox aka Agile, same thing, sharing your data

      • iThinkergoiMac

        Everything in your Dropbox is encrypted. Dropbox encrypts all of your data and, according to them, doesn’t have the ability to decrypt it themselves. 1Password also encrypts its file (that’s why you need a master password to get in), so it’s actually double-encrypted.

      • Fat Lip

        its not encrypted, to you and me it is but not to apple or developers of 1password who ever they are that this upgrade was written for, some say NSA etc

      • iThinkergoiMac

        Clearly you have some sort of issue with 1Password or AgileBits, as you accuse everyone who likes it here as working for them or in some sort of cahoots with them (which you know is nearly impossible). Encryption doesn’t work the way you seem to think it does. It’s not encrypted for one group and not for another.

        APIs change, it’s part of software development. Get over it.

      • Fat Lip

        have no issue with anyone and its not my own personal opinion but based on the facts that your company like many developers engage in collecting data are liable for whatever NSA or any government agency you agreed to allow access users info because they never proved they did it with warrants or any over site

        dont try to narrow this down to one user ranting, its not at all a few people in the world who forced un lawfull spying to come to the table, its the truth and you know it

    • Fat Lip

      v4 shares everything you have with the developers, not a feature i want to pay for SUCKA

  • Jack Wong

    But version 5 is coming out soon…

    • Fat Lip

      yeah all cloud based, so cool, why not just publish your credit card numbers and all, maybe someone can pretend they are you and land you in jail for murder, who knows rape, and you come home to only find out your charged with a crime you never committed.

      • Jack Wong

        Errr… I don’t save any bank account info or cc # on this.

        Only password for forums.

      • Fat Lip

        yeah then why buy one password right?

        useless, many way cheaper encrypted password apps do more then this piece of crap

  • Modest

    I still don’t get some companies. AgileBits won’t be updating version 3 with the new Dropbox API because they are a small team and want to “focus our development efforts on making the current versions of 1Password even better” STOP being GREEDY! Expand your team & make everything as it should be.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Even if they wanted to and were going to commit to updating older versions of their app they wouldn’t be able to push an update since older versions of their app are no longer available in the AppStore…

    • Jeff Laing

      Exactly how do you think they can expand their team if they have to provide *free* upgrades? You might as well say “stop eating and paying rent”

      • Modest

        I’m talking about money they have made already which could easily hire few people, not what they will make of their next upgrade.

      • Jeff Laing

        You don’t think that perhaps they spent some of the money they made already on food, rent, etc? That they just have a big swimming-pool, Scrooge McDuck style, where they swim around in cash?

      • Modest

        Uh oh obviously they did spent on things that are needed, but do you think they only sold 1000 copies of this app? I’m not even talking about Mac app which is what, 50$? Come on.
        Also, if they are waisting money – that is their fault and I don’t think it is ‘polite’ to say that they are small team and can’t work on older versions because they want to concentrate on the current versions.

      • Jeff Laing

        1000 copies at $50 would not cover any companies operating costs for a month.

        They are not “wasting” money, no-one said they are.
        They are spending it where it will bring in the most return.
        On new sales, not on free upgrades.
        It is disappointing that 1Password3 will stop working because of something external (Dropbox) but there is no way that any company can survive if they offer a product that will cope with all possible future changes to the ecosystem.

      • Modest

        Oh well, you still don’t get the point…

      • iThinkergoiMac

        You’re the one who doesn’t get the point. If you’re a software company, you don’t continue to develop old software once you’ve released a new version. How are you supposed to make money when you’re dividing your resources between the new version and the old? How can you make the best new version if part of your team is still developing the old version? Name me ONE software company that continues to develop older versions (security updates and operating systems don’t count for this discussion, that’s a different ball of wax) once it releases their new version.

        Additionally, how would Agile Bits actually go about doing this? As aidan pointed out, 1PW3 is no longer on the App Store. How would they update it?

        This is exactly, precisely how software companies can and should operate. You accuse them of corporate greed, yet they’re currently offering their product at a HUGE discount (depending on their profit margins, they may not make anything off those sales) because of this issue coming up. Just because you don’t want to pay $8 for an $18 product doesn’t mean they’re greedy. In fact, this move is downright altruistic.

      • Fat Lip

        providing free upgrades is one thing but charging for your own data while telling you the upgrade is for developers is a SCAM, and we do not buy products like this to SHARE with any developers at all

        they get a free ticket as apple developers while sharing everything about you with apple, sync to iCloud its faster then dropbox to iCloud or private apple servers, watch the news will hit the fan soon

      • Jeff Laing

        Clearly you don’t actually own the product. No-one is charging anyone for “their own data”.

        My daughters copy of 1Password3 works just fine – she’s using that because she’s on a iPad 1. All that they have lost is Dropbox syncing and that’s because of Dropbox, not AgileBits.

      • Fat Lip

        my 4 sons, 7 uncles, their 14 kids all know now that AgileBits and dropbox are in cahoots and partners, itsno wonder why v3 owners lost syn with dropbox, duh

      • Jeff Laing

        And the rest of us now know you are a troll. Bye.

      • Fat Lip

        and you just happen to spend your life online defending 1password, oh my lord, you spend all day looking at this app for free, get a life loser, you work for them, every thread i see with people promoting this one company does, fake frauds

  • iThinkergoiMac

    I’m so confused. As far as I can tell, 1Password 4 for Mac isn’t out yet…

    • We’re talking about 1password 4 for iOS here

      • iThinkergoiMac

        I guess that’s what I get for skimming the article. I wonder, then, if this will leave desktop users out to dry, since 1PW3 for Mac, according to the article, also uses the legacy API.

      • Fat Lip

        no it wont leave desktop users dry, it will only force you to upgrade to the latest OS and IOS so apple has keys to your 1 password, its what developers do is share keys

    • Fat Lip

      no they did not release the mac version, why, with the ios now they can call it a bug once someone finds out their data is all over the net

    • Fat Lip

      and only compatible with ios ipad v2 and up, v1 gen ipads wont work, wont sync and is a ripp off, the so called new features are to blackmail users naive enough to pay these people to rip info off everyone