1Password for Mac gains large type option, changing secondary vault password and more


AgielBits’ popular password-management utility, 1Password, was refreshed in the Mac App Store today with several notable enhancements. For starters, the app has brought out a new large type option to make those passwords easier to read on huge monitors and Macs with high-resolution Retina screens.

People who happen to manage multiple vaults in 1Password should jump with joy as they can at last change passwords for secondary vaults, too.

The top layout view has seen some changes as well with rich item icons and customizable columns. Last but not least, 1Password 5.4 for Mac includes security updates to address the dreaded XARA vulnerabilities.

Displaying passwords in Large Type makes them easier to read, especially if you used to squint at tiny passwords and are old enough to suffer from astigmatism.

As mentioned, your top layout now includes rich icons. More importantly, you can now add and remove columns and the app will remember how you left them.

And if you’re concerned about 1Password’s security in the wake of the XARA App Store vulnerability, rest assured that the team has redesigned the communication pathways between the 1Password browser extension and 1Password mini to ensure that your data stays secret and secure.

1Password 5.4 highlights

1Password 5.4 for Mac includes the following perks and enhancements:

  • Large-type option for passwords makes them easier to read.
  • Things change. Now your secondary vaults’ passwords can, too.
  • The Top Layout View is better than ever.
  • Security updates to address XARA vulnerabilities.

1Password’s April 2014 update brought us support for two-factor code generation. On the iOS side, 1Password was recently refreshed with a capable Apple Watch app, quick vault switchingfresh new design with iOS 9-specific features and more.

1Password availability

The app requires an Intel-based Mac with OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later.

1Password is localized in English, Afrikaans, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese and Turkish.

1Password for OS X is $29.99 in the Mac App Store.

The iOS edition of 1Password is a freemium download from the App Store, with a one-time $5.99 In-App Purchase unlocking advanced features.