1Password apps for Mac, iPhone and iPad receive major updates

Password manager 1Password has been updated, for the Mac as well as the iPhone and iPad. The iOS update focuses on making 1Password more powerful with tools like a new login creator and one-time passwords, while 1Password for Mac receives a lot of important updates to syncing, as well as other additions.

1Password for iPhone features a new Login Creator, which makes it easy to create logins for your favorite sites and services. Tap the '+' button in the top right corner, select Login, and you'll see the list. Type the login name, and you'll most likely be presented with the item that you're looking for. Select what you need, and the login creator will guide you through creating your login item.

For iOS users that have activated 1Pasword's Pro features, you'll now be able to use two-factor authentication right from the app. You can, for instance, open up your Google login item, hit Edit, then add a new one-time password. Tap the QR code to use 1Password with ever-changing authentication keys.

The iOS update also contains a number of other enhancements, such as syncing of Master Password changes made on a Mac to iOS, as well as changes to backups synchronized with iTunes for Windows.

On the Mac side of things, its mostly about syncing. You can now see all of your vaults, and their sync status, and easily setup new vaults for syncing. You can now decide which vaults will be included or excluded from Wi-Fi syncing, and secondary vaults can now sync to 1Password on iOS. You can even decide to exclude all or some of your secondary vaults from syncing at all.

Other enhancements include more clearer Watchtower alerts for changing your passwords, as well as proper formatting of credit card numbers. 1Password for Mac now also supports Portuguese.

You can download 1Password 5.1 for Mac from the Mac App Store, and 1Password 5.2 for iPhone and iPad from the App Store right now.

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Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • I'm updating the 1Password app on my iPhone 6 Plus at this very moment. Thanks for the tip...:)
  • Giving this a try - thanks! Sent from the iMore App
  • $50 for the Mac version? Nah.
  • Worth every penny. But you can wait for a sale, which they have every so often.
  • I second this comment. Sent from the iMore App
  • I've only paid for 2 apps and both for the Mac and IOS versions. Pixelmator and 1Password. With iworks and imovie being free all other apps I use are free. Updates and not paid upgrades are welcomed.
  • Thanks for the heads up. 1password is well worth the money.
  • Definitely worth the money. I bought the family plan. Sent from the iMore App
  • 1Password is worth the money. After auto updates came out, an update of Splash ID Safe made the app such a mess to deal with. I bought 1Password, and had some trouble transferring data, and customer service at 1Password was quick to email me back with help. Customer service is big with me. That is worth the price alone.
  • Too bad I can't upgrade to Yosemite at work. This only works in 10.10. Long time user here, and I can' t say enough good about the product or the company.