Ahead of its public release later this year, the first public beta of 1Password 7.0 for Mac is now available to download. There are many new features and enhancements in this major new release of the popular password-management app, here are the biggest takeaways.
If you’ve been wondering why anyone would use 1Password over iCloud Keychain, I lay down a few very important things to consider, which make 1Password the best option to handle passwords and other data types that might be just as important.
1Password developer AgileBits was there on day one with a brand new Apple Watch app when the wearable device made its April 2015 debut. As useful as it was, the app wasn’t exactly a speed demon and was limited in functionality by only supporting items stored in your Primary vault. Those issues are now a thing of the past as 1Password for Apple Watch is now a 100 percent native app that takes full advantage of the speed and performance enhancements afforded by running directly on Apple Watch hardware.
As a bonus, the new app now permits you to add items from any vault to your Apple Watch, including items stored in your 1Password.com account vaults.
If you or someone you know owns a Mac and could benefit from apps like 1Password or TextExpander, you’re going to want to check out this promotion from the folks at Parallels. It’s called the Black Friday Mac App Bundle, and it can save you up to 90% on 8 top-shelf Mac apps and services.
Included in this package is Parallels Desktop 12, which allows you to run Windows and other operating systems on your Mac, the popular password management app 1Password (the latest ‘Families’ edition), and key shortcut creator TextExpander. We have a full breakdown of the apps below.
After previewing a new version of its popular password-management utility, developer AgileBits today updated 1Password for Mac with support for the Touch Bar and Touch ID features on the new MacBook Pro (that you can’t have yet).
The update is free to existing users of the $64.99 Mac app. 1Password can now be unlocked by resting your finger on the Touch ID sensor that’s built into the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar.
In addition, you can access your vaults faster by tapping the app’s dedicated shortcuts on the Touch Bar.
As we were watching a live-stream of yesterday’s “Hello again” Mac event, our own Sébastien told the rest of the team via Slack that, in his mind, the 1Password + Touch ID + MacBook Pro combination would make a lot of sense. And indeed it would.
Less than 24 hours later, 1Password developer AgileBits has officially confirmed in a blog post that they’re hard at work implementing support for Touch ID via the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar to let users protect the app with their fingerprint.