Whether or not it’s obvious, you almost certainly have a huge number of logins, passwords, and usernames for various web sites—as well as credit cards, drivers licenses, passports, and other information that you sometimes would like to access on your computer. Our favorite way to manage them all is 1Password from AgileBits, which has recently received two major updates: first, AgileBits added support for OS X Lion and Safari 5.1, and then it released a new version for the Mac App Store. 1Password gives you the luxury of security without the need to actually remember everything on your own. Updated: We’ve added some screenshots and new information about the Mac App Store release of 1Password; check it out after the break!
The app installs a small extension in your web browser of choice, enabling you to automatically save passwords and logins whenever you enter them. The next time you come to a site, you can simply hit the “1P” button next to the address bar, and 1Password will fill the boxes in for you. Everything inside of 1Password is secured with one master password, so as long as you can remember that, you’re all set. You can also save software licenses and set up a digital wallet of your credit and ID cards, which makes online shopping even easier than it already is. You can also sync your data quickly to iPhone and iPad apps, which let you take everything on the road with you.
Updated September 9, 2011: AgileBits has released 1Password in the Mac App Store. It’s on sale for a limited time for only $20, and includes a free upgrade to 1Password 4 when it is released—an update that will only be available in the Mac App Store. If you’ve been contemplating making the purchase, now is definitely the time to do it. We’ve been testing and loving 1Password across all of our Apple devices, as it provides an extremely convenient, beautifully designed interface for storing personal data securely. Synchronization is fast and easy, and the app uses smart shortcuts such as letting you just click on a stored number to automatically copy it for insertion into a web form. At the original $60 asking price, 1Password was a bit too expensive, but it’s very easy to recommend at the new price.
- Apple sends out invites to September 9 event
- iPhone 6S to get front flash mode? (Update: Rose Gold color on the way)
- Report: iPhone 6S to support Motion wallpapers
- Rumor: iPhone 6S Plus to have smaller battery, packaging revealed?
- Report: Apple behind San Francisco ‘mystery event’ in early September
- Taiwan court rules Samsung used stolen trade secrets to make A9 chip
- Apple loses German patent lawsuit over slide-to-unlock feature
- Best Buy expanding Apple Watch sales to all its stores in September
- Philips introduces dimmer remote kit for Hue lights
- Report: Apple ending One to One tutoring program
- Thonet & Vander Koloss Bluetooth Speaker
- iHome iSP5 SmartPlug
- Spigen Apple Watch Nightstand S350
- DODOcase Lorna iPhone Wallet Case for iPhone 6 Plus
- SwitchEasy Blocks Customizable Dock Building Set for Apple Watch
- DODOcase Maritime Collection Multi-Angle Case for iPad Air 2
- Kanex iPhone ChargeSync Dock for iPhone 6 + iPhone 6 Plus
- Onanoff Sound Cover for iPad Air + iPad Air 2
- Native Union Clic 360 for iPhone 6
- Wirelessky iStand 6 for iPhone 6
- A First Look at iOS 9’s Transit in Apple Maps (Updated for watchOS 2)
- Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iTunes 12.2
- Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 8.4 + Apple Music
- CE Week 2015: IK Multimedia, Monowear’s Apple Watch bands + More
- Live From CE Week 2015: Brand New iPad, iPhone + Mac Accessories!
- Opinion: The ‘Grand Experiment’ of shifting to Google Photos
- Will removing a credit card from Safari also remove it from Apple Pay?
- Can I mute Handoff calls coming into my Mac from my iPhone?
- How do I keep my iPhone calls from ringing on my Mac?
- Why doesn’t Traffic show up on my Today Notifications Screen?