1Password for iOS goes 'Braniac', now fills identities and credit cards, creates logins, and more!

With the new version of 1Password, and the updated action extension, you can now fill more than just passwords in Safari and other apps — you can fill credit card information and personal information, so placing orders and entering shipping addresses is easier than ever. You can also generate new logins when you create a website account for the first time, making sure you not only stay secure, but start that way.

AgileBits has also worked on fixing compatibility between the iPhone 6 Plus, Zoom Mode and 1Password. They've addressed the issue where the lock screen animation was broken on the smartphone, which may even fool you to believe the iPhone was rebooting by causing iOS Springboard to restart.

  • Squinting at usernames and passwords is a thing of the past, thanks to our new Large Type option. Just tap on any username or password and select Large Type from the popup. We've also improved our Dynamic Type support to make 1Password bigger and friendlier for everyone!
  • Tags now pop a bit more because we display them in these fancy little bubbles. (Get it? Bubbles? Pop? We'll see ourselves out….)
  • You might switch time zones, or even cross the International Date Line. The dates in 1Password will stay steadfast, though.
  • Attached to your attachments? We've fixed an issue where sometimes attachments could not be read on some devices.
  • One-time passwords now appear in two groups and are separated by a faded bullet to make them easier to read.
  • If you need to search using Asian language characters, it'll work!
  • So many more bug and crash fixes. Check out http://app-updates.agilebits.com/product_history/OPI5 for the full changelog.

Overall, the AgileBits team have pushed out a superb update that will surely please those who rely on 1Password for not only security and peace of mind, but efficient account management too.

  • I've said it before and I'll say it again: 1Password is both wonderful and confusing. Employing either more screenshots or creating explanatory videos would make it ever so much easier for their customers to understand and use all the changes they go through all that trouble to make.
  • Hi Gunni, I'm Megan and I work for AgileBits, the makers of 1Password. We're always working to ensure that 1Password is user-friendly and convenient, and that we have the docs available to explain what's new and how to make the best use of it. Of course, we're not always perfect here, so I'd love to hear a bit more about what you find confusing and where you think we could do better. You can reply here, or send me a message at https://agilebits.com/ so we can chat further. Thanks so much for helping us to improve 1Password! Cheers, Megan O'Brien
    Level 60 Support Sorceress at AgileBits
  • I haven't kept up with 1Password lately (I own v5, but haven't tried it), but I'm wondering if you've added an auto-type feature yet so it is useful with more than just the browser.
  • Hi Steve, You're right, being able to fill in third-party apps on the Mac would be a really handy feature! At this time, we're still exploring options on how to do this securely, but I would be happy to mention to our development team that you'd be interested in seeing this feature implemented. If you have any other questions about 1Password, I'd be more than happy to help you get it set up! You can comment here, or send us a message at http://support+social@agilebits.com. Our team is always here for you. Cheers, Megan O'Brien
    Level 60 Support Sorceress at AgileBits
  • Hi Megan, Yes, please do mention it again... though there are threads on the support forums where I've chimed in for some time now. I've set 1Password up in the past to check it out, but without this feature, it just isn't going to work for me (nor can I really recommend it to users who often work in non-browser stuff). You saved me some time trying it again, so thanks. :) BTW, a feature I've been looking for is a solution where a password 'file' can be shared within a workgroup. I had wanted to see if 1Password might do that, but never got that far because of the above. Is the syncing sophisticated enough not to fall apart with more than one user (i.e.: so some kind of record level lock and sync)... or are you aware of any such solutions? (most solutions just sync the data file and assume one and only one access at a time.) re: security - I'm pretty sure I don't understand all the intricacies involved, but IMO, there is a point where it gets to 'secure enough.' I'm guessing other apps which do this kind of thing use the alternate clipboards of OS X and then clear them right away or after some time period. I'm not sure there is going to be some 100% secure way to do an auto-type function. But, I'm also guessing 99% of your users aren't typically concerned with a physically compromised machine. Maybe the feature could be disabled in the settings for that 1%, or even come disabled by default with a warning. Just food for thought. Regards,
  • Hi Steve, >BTW, a feature I've been looking for is a solution where a password 'file' can be shared within a workgroup. It just so happens that 1Password has a handy feature called multiple vaults. Introduced in 1Password 4, this feature allows you to create separate vaults of data. These vaults can be shared independently so that your entire team can have access to your shared work Logins, but your personal data stays private. Learn more about multiple vaults in our User Guide: https://http://guides.agilebits.com/1password-mac/5/en/topic/multiple-va.... >re: security - I'm pretty sure I don't understand all the intricacies involved, but IMO, there is a point where it gets to 'secure enough.' You're not alone here - I work for a security company, and I don't always understand all the implications either. :) You're right, every user is going to have different needs when it comes to security and convenience, and as the builders of security software, our team has to determine the best balance between these two (often opposing) factors. We believe it is important to never compromise security for convenience, so we need to find a secure way to implement a feature like this. Once again, we really appreciate your feedback here, and I'll be sure to pass your thoughts along! Cheers, Megan O'Brien
    Level 60 Support Sorceress at AgileBits
  • Thanks again. The multiple vaults sounds interesting, but I'm assuming that's based on file-level sync and maybe some kind of file locking (so two users don't try at once)? I've not had good luck with that kind of solution in the past, even with just a few users. But, if you ever add auto-type, I'll certainly give it a try.
  • It's crazy how much I've come to rely on this app for keeping all of my passwords straight. Money well spent.
  • "Braniac"? Too much Bran in 1passwords diet?
  • I've been using Lastpass, works great for me. It integrates right into Safari which makes using it very easy to use.
  • The advantage of 1password over Lastpass is that your passwords are not stored on a company server. Also, I've been using 1password since before it was cool. Touch ID made it practically perfect. Sent from the iMore App
  • I totally agree! ESPECIALLY with something like a password manager, you: 1) need the ability to manage your own data files' archival, revision, and backup strategy. I'd never trust something like that to the cloud. I keep my datafile on Dropbox (business with Packrat for revision history), but I also regularly make on-site snapshots as well as it being included in my off-site archival solution. If something goes wrong, you DO NOT want to lose hundreds of strong, unique passwords. 2) should have the ability, if you wish, to keep all the data local. While I do use the cloud in that regard, some people wouldn't be comfortable with that. It's something to keep in mind.
  • Is there a two-factor authentication option?
  • Hi Dog5000, I'm Megan and I work for AgileBits, the company that makes 1Password. 1Password for iOS is able to store One-Time Passwords (which are used for two-step verification.) It is important to note though, that when the One-Time Password is stored in the same location as your username and password for the site, you're not really getting that second factor. Our Chief Defender Against the Dark Arts has written a blog post explaining how Time-Based One-Time Passwords fit into 1Password: https://blog.agilebits.com/2015/01/26/totp-for-1password-users/. If you have any questions, feel free to head over to our discussion forums ( https://discussions.agilebits.com ) or email into http://support+social@agilebits.com, we'd be happy to continue the conversation. Cheers, Megan O'Brien
    Level 60 Support Sorceress at AgileBits