1Password 5.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

AgileBits, the maker of the popular password-keeping utility, 1Password, has issued a major new version of the app following Apple’s release of the iOS 8 software update earlier this morning.

1Password 5 for iOS 8 now takes full advantage of Touch ID fingerprint scanning to unlock your vault and comes with a brand new iOS 8 App Extension in Safari and other apps that also uses Touch ID.

The Safari extension is available right in the Share sheet and permits you to fill Logins directly into web pages. Taking advantage of AgileBits’ own proprietary extensions for integrating third-party apps with 1Password, supported apps can now log you in with just a tap. And as you update passwords in these apps, 1Password updates the corresponding item in its database.

As for the price, the new 1Password 5 is a free update to existing users and a freemium download for everyone else, with a one-time In-App Purchase to unlock features like folders, tags, custom fields, Multiple Vaults, as well as the full range of items including Bank Accounts, Email Accounts, Memberships, Passports, Reward Programs, Wireless Routers, Software Licenses and many more.

Again, anyone who has purchased 1Password 4 before iOS 8 gets the Pro version free with this update.

The app now takes advantage of Apple’s new CloudKit technology. Because CloudKit requires 1Password 5 on iOS 8 and 1Password 5 for OS X Yosemite which hasn’t released yet, upgrading to 1Password 5 on your iOS devices may cause issues with iCloud syncing on the Mac.

1Password 5.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 001)

Check out key highlights:

  • App Extensions – Use 1Password to log into a growing list of your favorite apps and even update your passwords—all with just a tap!
  • Safari + 1Password – You read that right. Just like our in-app 1Browser, you can now fill 1Password Logins directly within Safari! Ooh, speaking of thumbs
  • Unlock with Touch ID – After unlocking with your Master Password, get back into your vault in 1Password, Safari, and your favorite apps with just your thumb on devices with Touch ID. Check Settings > Security to learn how this works and pick your auto-lock time.
  • Sync now goes to 11 – We rebuilt iCloud sync using Apple’s new CloudKit and it is awesome. Wi-Fi Sync will be automatic and sync attachments with the forthcoming 1Password 5 for Mac, and it’s just plain also awesomer.
  • Adaptive UI – Whether you’re on an iPhone 4S, iPad Air, or a brand new iPhone 6 Plus, 1Password’s interface is dressed for the occasion.
  • So much more – Resume editing items after unlocking 1Password. A brand new Welcome Aboard process makes it even easier to set sail with 1Password. Backup restoration has you covered. And all that is just page one.

Folks who sync with iCloud should read this before upgrading to 1Password 5.

This 1Password update is free to all existing 1Password 4 for iOS customers and includes all Pro features. As mentioned before, new users can now download the app free of charge, with an optional Pro upgrade via the In-App Purchase mechanism.

For those wondering, the free edition can create Logins, Identities, Credit Cards and Secure Notes, and use those items in Safari and other apps. It can also sync with 1Password for Mac, Windows and Android.

The 17.3-megabyte download requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 8.0 or later.

[App Store, AgileBits Blog]

  • Martin

    Who needs more than one vault? Good thing that this became freemium. Always wanted to use it, but didn’t want to pay 😛

    • Keith S.

      The license allows you to share with other users in the household. (At least that’s the case for the desktop version.) The use case they give is separate vaults for you, the wife, the kids.

      • Martin

        Ok that makes sense 😀

  • hkgsulphate

    I paid 9.99 few days ago…

    • Lion

      Me too, feel like an idiot, they said it was on sale promising the free update for iOS and now its free 🙁

      • Elias Chao

        I don’t get the problem, as a former buyer, you have all this features, so you don’t have to pay for the Pro pack.

      • Lion

        I don’t really want the pro pack, i only need the now free features, and i paid for them a week ago.

      • Kurt

        Thanks to iDB I got it free before the update so I won’t need to pay when I upgrade!

      • Lion

        Well played, i knew about the “app store error” last night, but i had already bought it a week ago so there was nothing i could do :/

      • hkgsulphate

        No you have to pay for the Pro pack….

    • Guest

      I paid twice, remember they charged when upgrading to v4.0

      • hkgsulphate

        and Unlock with Touch ID – After unlocking with your Master Password
        what??? why can’t i unlock the app just with Touch ID only??

    • Jack Wong

      Exactly, I am lost?!

      I bought like few months ago when it was on sales… and now it is FREE for iOS8?!

      • Keith S.

        No, the UPGRADE is free if you already bought it. If you hadn’t bought it a few months ago, you’d be paying full price now.

      • Hak

        Full price for the pro pack. It’s freemium as it says in the title -.-

      • Keith S.

        Thanks, Hak, I should have clarified. I meant to say an upgrade to the Pro version — basically what you paid for before — would be free if you already bought it. For those that didn’t, you can pay for the same, or go freemium, which is new.

        I know I sound like I work for AgileBits, but honestly, I don’t. Just like their product a lot! 🙂

      • Hak

        I do too mate 🙂 I understand now.

  • Elvis Tawiah

    i have tried to download this all day today and it won’t let m. keep asking me to confirm download zoo many times and won’t download. silly

    • James Gunaca

      There’s an update to the iTunes agreement you’ll have to sign. I was having trouble downloading updates and apps too until it prompted me to accept the new terms. Now all the downloads and updates are flowing through.

      • Shaymojack

        That’s not it, this is something specific to 1Password. I’m having the same problem but everything else has downloaded fine

  • M L

    Can we select other apps on the phone to protect with 1password and touch ID? Is that what I am understanding? Like the jailbreak BioProtect, etc?

    • Nope, iOS isn’t officially that flexible yet…maybe in iOS 10.

  • nyangejr

    Face palm, my 9$

  • James Gunaca

    It looks like those of us who got the free download last night of version 4 get the Pro features of 5 now that the update has pushed through. NICE.

    • Tommy Gumbs

      So glad I caught that article last night.

    • Kurt

      Yes very cool! I saw the post and downloaded it right away

  • IG: RuskingGonzalez

    What if i want to download to iOS 7.1.2 ??, how can i download ? i need to buy it ? i’m a Jailbreak User, that why i’m not upgrade. 😀

    • Fırat Çiftçi

      You can’t download it while you’re on iOS 7.1.2.

  • hkgsulphate

    anyone not able to restore the purchase? 🙁

    • k_comments

      I cannot restore the purchase either of the Pro Version. Been using the full paid version on iOS for years.