The feature, which was added alongside iOS 8 in 2014, gives developers the tools to create extensions that allow sandboxed apps — in short, all apps on iOS — to communicate with one another without endangering user privacy or platform security.
1Password's App Extension is one of the platform's most popular, supported by over 100 developers. For Evernote users, this means the option of tapping the small 1Password insignia upon entering the app to allow auto-filling of usernames and passwords. According to Evernote's head of security, Rich Tener, "You should use a unique password for each service you use."
Evernote's blog post goes into why it chose to integrate with 1Password:
Other popular iOS apps that support 1Password's App Extension include Slack, Tweetbot, LINE, Day One, and eBay. You can grab Evernote's update with 1Password support from the App Store now.
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