This is an app that I’ve been using almost since it was born. 1Password is a Password manager, but it is more than that. It is for example also Secure Wallet where you can store Your credit card information for easy access when, for example, makin online purchases.
It has a strong password generator where you can customize the size and ingredients of the generated password. Good to have when creating new logins.
With 1Password you can also organize you logins with folders, and mark often used logins as favorites for quick access in the favorite list. It also has a built in browser which opens and logs in if you tap one of the logins in your 1Password vault. I very seldom use the built-in browser myself. Instead I use the more cumbersome workflow of opening 1Password and copying/pasting the passwords into Safari for some reason.
If you’re using 1Password on multiple devices you can easily sync the vault between them via iCloud, Dropbox or Wifi. The app is also available for Mac OSX, Windows and Android.
Recently it is also available for the Apple Watch. A feature I personally haven’t yet found any use for in how I use 1Password currently. It feels like it’s as easy to open the app on my iPhone (which I always have with me) and get the info I want from there. I can imagine that it could be of more use if using secure notes or one time passwords for two factor verification.
Besides all the above, I see that more and more apps in the App Store has built in integration with 1Password so you can use it to login within the app itself.
I admit I haven’t tried many other password managers, but I am very pleased with 1Password. It gets the job done. I always have it at hand via the iPhone, iPad, MacBook or Apple Watch (should I want to). And it makes it possible to have many different strong passwords that I do not have to remember. I only have to remember the master password to the vault and/or use Touch ID to login to the app. It has a lot of more features than I use on a daily basis. You can read up on more details on their website.
Get it from the App Store here:
1Password – Password Manager and Secure Wallet av AgileBits Inc.
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Hi! I’m Eva and I work for AgileBits, the makers of 1Password.
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for writing such a lovely blog post about 1Password and how much you love it! We are touched and honored by your kind words.
Thank you and keep being awesome!
Eva SchweberGood Witch of the Pacific Northwestsupport.1password.com
Thank you Eva! I’m glad you liked it 🙂