When it comes to the business of password management apps, 1Password for IOS by AgileBits is arguably the best known as well as the best, period. And it has just become even better with the arrival of its latest update.
Use your Master Password
True to its name, 1Password lets you use just one password — the so-called Master Password — behind which all of your data are encrypted and stored. You need to set a Master Password to gain access to your saved data in 1Password. Be sure to make your Master Password strong and unique, but not so strong and unique as to make it impossible for you to remember it. If you forget it, there’s no way to recover it and, by extension, your data.
Store all of your data in one place
The app primarily functions as a virtual vault for storing login credentials, credit card information, identity data, secret notes, and other items. You can edit items, favorite them to make them quickly accessible from the Favorites tab, or share them with someone you trust through a variety of plain or encrypted channels. What’s more, if you’ve upgraded to 1Password’s Pro version, you can go to the Organize tab to sort your items into folders and make them easily searchable with tags.
Generate more secure passwords
When creating a new login item in 1Password, you can manually enter a password of your own making. Alternatively, and more preferably, you can tap Generate New Password to have 1Password randomly generate a strong and unique password for you. If you choose to randomly generate a password, you can adjust the slider labeled Length to customize how long you want the password to be. Additionally, you can tap Show Password Recipe to access more password customization options.
Log in directly to sites
You can log in and autofill forms with the data you’ve saved in 1Password right within 1Password itself, using the app’s built-in Web browser called 1Browser. You can also tap into 1Password's extension to log in to sites in Safari and other supported apps.
The latest update to 1Password includes sync enhancements, translation tweaks, and bug fixes. More importantly, the update, which is dubbed “The Time-Saving Edition” by AgileBits, brings improvements that are aimed at helping users, well, save more time.
Set which vault you'd like 1Password to show when you launch the app.
Now you can set 1Password to show a specific vault or the All Vaults view every time you launch the app. To do so, just go to the Settings screen, then tap Vaults > Always Open To. Thereafter, you need not navigate to your favorite vault upon opening 1Password.
Learn more about 1Password's All Vaults view
Improved Spotlight search
Searching in Spotlight for 1Password items using accented characters now works better.
The latest update to 1Password also refines the app’s integration with Spotlight search to help you get directly to the stored data you want faster. In addition to speeding up Spotlight search, the update brings improved support for accented characters typed into Spotlight search.
Spotlight search integration was added to 1Password through the app's iOS 9 update
Enhanced VoiceOver support
The update also expands 1Password’s VoiceOver support to include the app’s newer UI elements such as the vault picker button and the QR codes used for 1Password for Teams and Families.
Learn more about 1Password for Teams and Families
Download 1Password for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 9.0 or later
1Password is also optimized for Apple Watch
Apple Watch support is offered as part of 1Password’s Pro upgrade. Available via a $9.99 in-app purchase, Pro also includes multiple and shared vaults, additional categories, and other premium features.
Have a Mac running OS X 10.10 or later? Download 1Password for Mac