The Mac version of 1Password just received a v7.3 update earlier this week, and it makes my favorite password manager better than ever.
First of all, the update brings some nice changes to 1Password Mini, which lives in the menu bar. It's been redesigned from the ground up to make it easier to get your information out of 1Password and into the places you want it to go. An example of this is when you drag-and-drop your username out of 1Password Mini into a supported app—just watch as the 1Password Mini window instantly fades away.
Speaking of, 1Password Mini will now recognize other third-party apps and will show you your relevant information when you need it. These apps that 1Password recognizes include Discord, Evernote, Adobe Creative Cloud accounts within apps like Photoshop, and more.
1Password also has a new, all-powerful "filling brain." This is powered by on-device machine learning. What this means is that 1Password will analyze webpages while you're on them, and suggest items that you'll likely need on that page. For example, if you're doing some online shopping, 1Password Mini will get your credit card information ready when called upon.
The 7.3 update brings many more changes, and if you'd like to read about them all, you check out the full release notes. You can download 1Password for Mac on the Mac App Store (opens in new tab) or directly from their website (opens in new tab). You need a subscription to get all of the features of 1Password, which costs $3 a month for individual memberships or $5 a month for families.
When it comes to password management, one of my top recommendations will always be 1Password. I love it because it has a beautiful interface that's easy to use, it's cross-platform and available on everything (even Windows and Android!), and it makes it super easy to generate randomized and secure passwords for us while keeping them safe for later reference. 1Password is my primary password manager on the iPhone, iPad, and the Mac.
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Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.
When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.
1 Password 7.3 is really good. I especially like the Watchtower feature that alerts you to password problems like reuse of passwords, passwords that appear in a pwned database, passwords that are easy to guess, etc. But Apple’s Keychain Access is getting better and better too. I don’t believe I have a single reused password on my system now. Every login has its own, unique password.
I use 1Password for the cross-platform ability though, it's nice to be able to go on a Windows computer and get access to all my passwords
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