A new 1Password update improves Touch ID, Apple Watch support
AgileBits’ powerful 1Password has just been updated to version 5.5 with a number of notable improvements.
If you haven’t heard of 1Password, it’s a great way to increase the security of your online life in today’s age of hackers and thieves looking to steal your identity. Basically, think of the app as a digital vault for all of your important online information like user names, passwords, and more.
A faster way to access multiple vaults
The nicest new feature in the update is a function that allows users to switch between vaults with two quick taps. That will definitely make it easier to manage important information.
It’s also easier to use the very handy Touch ID functionality in the app. If you accidentally cancel the Touch ID screen when you open the app, just hit the new button on the Master Password screen to resurrect the biometric login.
And after a number of requests from users, credit card items added to the Apple Watch now include PIN codes.
Here’s an interactive preview of the watch app courtesy of our sister site WatchAware.
Finally, along with a new and improved HTTP warning system for the built-in 1Browser, the main app and extension now share the same unlock settings. That means you’ll just need to unlock in one of those places, and you’ll be good to go.
A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, 1Password can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.
With an in-app purchase of $9.99, you can unlock the Pro functionality that includes features like multiple and shared vaults, additional categories to select from, and the ability to organize your data in folders or browse by tags.
A companion OS X app can be downloaded now on the Mac App Store for $49.99. I’ve been using the Mac and iOS app for years, and I highly recommended it. It’s easy to use and has been a life saver for me in a number of situations.
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