1Password for Apple Watch teaser 001

Developer AgileBits on Tuesday announced an update to its freemium password-management app for the iPhone and iPad, 1Password, which now includes Apple Watch compatibility.

So, what’s managing passwords, secure notes and other confidential information is like on your wrist? According to developers, “it only takes a couple of taps” to retrieve your stored items such as a combination for your gym locker or garage door, look up your credit card number or even retrieve a one-time password on websites that use two-factor authentication for stronger security.

As a reminder, 1Password recently rolled out support for two-factor authentication codes in both iOS and Mac edition of the software.

And in addition to Apple Watch support, 1Password 5.4 features several refinements on the iPhone and iPad, like a button to mark everything as read in the Message Center and a toggle to remove the unread badge from the settings tab.

Lastly, the app now keeps track of whether you were viewing Favorites or Categories and takes you back there when you reopen the app. 1Password 5.4 will be rolling out across App Stores around the world later today.

Download 1Password at no cost in the App Store.

Source: AgileBits

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Didn’t expected this.

    • Fanboy 

      There’s actually been quite a few surprises lately as tons of companies have already prepared their apps even before the release! I received an email from the Bible App along with an update that has support for the Apple Watch. Launch day is going to be awesome!

      • mp

        Amen.

  • Zzyzxd

    So basically it is a Watch app that bypass password/TouchID authentication and get all my confidential info with only “a couple of taps”? Better not leave my watch and phone behind at the same time.

    • Steven Honey

      If I remember correctly, Apple said you can’t access the watch while its not on your wrist. They said you have to authenticate it every time you put it on. This way if someone robs your watch right off your wrist, they won’t be able to access it unless they know your password or force your touchID through iPhone. So nobody can just walk up and grab an apple watch laying around and start using it unless they know your password…just like your iPhone.

  • Zzyzxd

    Wow, thanks! This makes sense! seems practical.

  • Jamessmooth

    This is awesome. I love how companies are prepping these apps so they’ll be ready to go when I get my watch (hopefully) on April 24. Also excited to see if using these apps really catch on on a watch vs a phone.

  • elrocc

    Pretty nice one password continues to surprise!