1Password

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1Password
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Developer(s)AgileBits Inc.
Initial releaseJune 18, 2006 (2006-06-18)[1]
Stable release
  • Windows: 7.2.581 (October 1, 2018; 2 months ago (2018-10-01)[2]) [±]
  • macOS: 7.2.2 (November 12, 2018; 23 days ago (2018-11-12)[3]) [±]
  • Android: 7.0.8 (November 19, 2018; 16 days ago (2018-11-19)[4]) [±]
  • iOS: 7.2.2 (November 7, 2018; 28 days ago (2018-11-07)[5]) [±]
Operating systemWindows, macOS, Android, iOS, Chrome OS[6]
TypePassword manager
LicenseDesktop: Trialware[7]
Mobile: Freemium
Website1password.com

1Password is a password manager developed by AgileBits Inc. It provides a place for users to store various passwords, software licenses, and other sensitive information in a virtual vault that is locked with a PBKDF2-guarded master password.[8] By default, this vault is stored on the company's servers, for a monthly fee.[9]

A 2017 Consumer Reports article described 1Password as one of the four popular password managers (alongside Dashlane, KeePass and LastPass), with the choice among them mostly up to personal preferences.[9]

Password file syncing[edit]

Alternatively, after purchasing a software license ($64.99 in 2018[10]), 1Password can be set up to only store password files locally, and not sync with remote servers.[9] It can also be set up so that files are synchronized through Dropbox (all platforms), local Wi-Fi, and iCloud, and more recently, through 1Password.com, a subscription based server sync service maintained by the developers. Local Wi-Fi and iCloud sync are only available on the Mac and iOS.[11][12][13]

In 2017, the Travel Mode feature was introduced, which enables omission of password entries not tagged as safe for travel from the local storage on a particular device, reducing the impact of being obliged by officials to unlock access at country border crossings.[14]

Browser extensions[edit]

1Password integrates with desktop web browsers including Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera and Brave.[15] The extension can remember logins for websites, fill in website logins automatically, and generate random passwords for new websites.[16]

To use browser extensions, you must have administrative rights on the computer you're using. This has been an issue with users on a PC assigned by a workplace without admin rights. To address this issue, 1Password offers plans for a monthly subscription fee aimed at businesses that allows web access to your usernames and passwords which can be copied and pasted into login screens.[17] Plans for family and individual use are also available.[18]

1Password also offers a standalone extension called 1Password X, available for Firefox and Chrome.[19] 1Password X is designed to work without a companion desktop app, but a 1Password.com subscription is required.[20]

On the mobile side, 1Password offers integration with browsers and apps on iOS and Android devices using various methods. More convenient methods of filling and saving login information are provided in iOS 12[21] and Android Oreo (and later)[22], respectively.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1Password 1.0.0 Release".
  2. ^ "1Password for Windows Release Notes". Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  3. ^ "1Password for Mac Release Notes". Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  4. ^ "1Password for Android Release Notes". Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  5. ^ "1Password for iOS Release Notes". Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  6. ^ "1Password X brings me closer to using a Chromebook full-time". Android Central. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  7. ^ "1Password Pricing". Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Don't trust a password management system you design yourself!". 8 November 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  9. ^ a b c Chaikivsky, Andrew (17 February 2017). "Everything You Need to Know About Password Managers". Consumer Reports. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  10. ^ "1Password Review: For the Apple Faithful". Tom's Guide. 21 September 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  11. ^ "1Password 7 for Mac review: Password manager with small improvements that add up". Macworld. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  12. ^ "The Best Password App and Manager (and why you need one)". The Sweet Setup. 8 August 2017. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  13. ^ Tedeschi, Bob (3 November 2010). "Managing Your Passwords, With a Little Help From an App". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  14. ^ "1Password adds a 'travel mode' to keep your passwords safe at the border". The Verge. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  15. ^ "AgileBits 1Password - Review 2018". PCMag UK. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Use the 1Password extension to save and fill passwords on your Mac or Windows PC". 1Password. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  17. ^ "The most secure password manager for teams". 1Password. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Password manager to keep your family safe". 1Password. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  19. ^ "Best Password Managers 2018". Tom's Guide. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  20. ^ "1Password X: A look at the future of 1Password in the browser". AgileBits Blog. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  21. ^ "Hands-on with 1Password and iOS 12's Password AutoFill feature". 9to5Mac. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  22. ^ "AgileBits shows us how Android O's autofill API works with a 1Password demo". Android Police. Retrieved 24 August 2018.

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