1Password for iOS adds Wi-Fi sync, more

1Password for iOS adds Wi-Fi sync, more

1Password for iOS has been updated, adding a few new features, including Wi-Fi sync, along with some improvements and fixes. Wi-Fi syncing lets you sync your 1Password data between your Mac and your iOS device directly.

To initiate Wi-Fi syncing, open up 1Password on your iOS device and tap Settings, then Sync, and choose Wi-Fi Sync. On your Mac, open 1Password 4 and under the Window menu, click Wi-Fi Sync, and a window will pop up with a secret code. Enter the code in 1Password for iOS to enable Wi-Fi syncing between the two devices.

A couple of smaller additions also made their way into this update. Custom icons added to items on the Mac will be shown in 1Password for iOS. Additionally, you can now change the user agent for the app's built-in 1Browser. You can pick between 1Browser, Safari for iPhone, iPad, or Mac, Chrome, and Firefox.

1Password for iOS now has better support for iOS 7. The performance of iCloud sync has been improved when turning it on. Search performance has also been improved, and diagnostic information can be emailed as an attachment. As for fixes, there are several. Visual problems with search results in iOS 7 have been corrected. Syncing issues with iCloud and Dropbox have also been fixed. There were a few crashing bugs that have been seen to, and a bug that made it impossible to change an items name is also gone.

The update can be downloaded right now from the App Store.

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Joseph Keller

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1Password for iOS adds Wi-Fi sync, more


I don't understand why people pay such high prices for this password program. High initial costs, separate costs for iPhone/iPad/Mac, regular paid updates.

It's popular but a huge money-suck.

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This should absolutely be a universal app. The separate cost for the iOS & Mac version seems unwarranted. On the flip side the app is great and I will continue to reccomend it to people but perhaps they can come down on the price at least.

Agreed. iMore definiely favors this app which has led to a lot of articles. I get that it appears to be a good app but it is very expensive when you factor in several machines. It's quite a high cost when there are clear alternatives that appear as good for much less.

What does number of machines have to do with anything? You buy the Mac version and you can install it on as many Macs as you please. Same for the iOS version.

Perhaps I misunderstood. I have 1 Mac, 2 Windows machines and some iPhones (on the same account). I believe I need to purchase the Mac version, Windows family license & iPhone version.

Although it may not be a free app it is not very expensive and they have very reasonable multi-machine licenses in their desktop application. On top of that they provide continuous updates with new features and fixes between major point upgrades. This is one of the few apps I always feel like I am getting what I paid for.

I am sure others are different. I used Splash ID, you had to buy the device version, and pay a separate fee for your computer just for WiFi sync only. After their last update mess, and it was a mess. People lost data, and their account stated trial. 1password seemed expensive, but looked to be the best of others. I looked at. Considering the 4 update on the computer was free, not a bad deal.

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I've used one password for awhile now and think it is a very decent program. I've been waiting for the WiFi Sync to catch up so I really appreciate the iMore Tweets giving me a heads-up on that. I do believe there should be an upgrade path, and I believe that strongly enough that this will probably be the last update (I've done at least two major version upgrades of their product) I will do unless they come up with a better pricing plan. This latest release is simply overpriced.

This is by far my most used app not only on my iPhone but also iPad and Mac. It's absolutely worth every single penny and I'd gladly pay for a proper iOS 7 redesigned app.

If you use this app properly, it becomes priceless. My passwords are safe and magically synced between all my devices. I WISH apple would open up touch ID (instead of the master password) AND I wish there was a mobile safari plug-in like on the Mac - would make it perfect (but alas Apple is in control if that not the developer)

Can't recommend this app highly enough. (And if you're a cheapskate the apps usually go on sale every once in a while so just track it in an app like Appshopper and buy it when it goes on sale).

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I've had this app on both my Mac and iDevices for years and they are apps that I use multiple times everyday. 1Password is so useful for not only passwords, but wallet items, such as credit cards, bank accounts, medical, insurance etc. I love the customisation of fields and the fact that I have my information securely with me at all times. Secure notes is also great.

I know many people who pay a lot of money for games and in app purchases. For me the kind of convenience that comes from an app like 1Password, that I use every day, is worth every cent.

I moved to 1Password after eWallet took too long to develop for the iPhone and have never looked back. The 1Password team are proactive developers who listen to their Users.

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