AgileBits has updated its popular login manager app 1Password to include new features for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus as well as other security and function enhancements for all users. 1Password 6.2 for iOS adds 3D Touch quick actions from the Home screen icon plus Peek and Pop for previewing items within the app. Pressing the app icon firmly on the latest iPhone models lets you quickly search for items, jump to your favorited passwords, or create new entries. Once you open the app, 3D Touch lets you preview items and swipe up to access popular functions like copying usernames and passwords or opening the 1Browser within the app. There are also a few new security and convenience enhancements for all iPhone and iPad users…
For example, 1Password users with multiple vaults can now easily copy and move items between vaults from iOS. 1Password’s Watchtower feature also informs you of any security vulnerabilities with accounts that you should know about. AgileBits says the new version includes improvements to search too so finding items is easier and more reliable.
1Password also features a number of other modern features like Apple Watch support for iPhone users, Split View multitasking on the latest iPads, Touch ID support, and app extensions on iOS. If you’re looking for something more robust than iCloud Keychain to manage your logins and passwords as well as other secure data, 1Password is an easy recommendation. The highly detailed release notes are below:
What’s New in Version 6.2
= The Resolution Edition =
Welcome to the new year! The holiday season is behind us and now it’s time to examine our priorities and set goals. At the top of our list: continue to make improvements to 1Password so it can always be a simple, reliable, fun way to help you stay secure. 1Password 6.2 for iOS is chock full of mini-resolutions to help us reach that goal.
== TL;DR == – Improvements to search, including the added ability to find items from the Favorites and Organize tabs. – Find out if any known security vulnerabilities might affect your accounts using Watchtower. – Copy and move items from vault to vault. – 3D Touch Quick Actions are available for compatible devices! Initiate search, view your favorites, or add an item from your iPhone 6S or 6S Plus home screen. – Peek, Pop, and preview items in 1Password.
== We resolve to find what you need, fast == Now you can search all of your items from the Favorites, Categories, or Organize tabs. If speed is most important to you, you can search only item names; if thoroughness is your cup of tea, you can search items in their entirety. We’ve also made tweaks to speed, added a clear button, improved sorting order, and made other enhancements to our search capabilities.
== We resolve to keep you informed == Watchtower is here! This optional service has been in our Mac app for quite a while, and we’re thrilled to bring it to iOS. Watchtower monitors the latest security vulnerabilities from around the web and alerts you when your own accounts might need attention. To start using Watchtower, go to Settings > Security and tap the switch. If an item has a potential vulnerability, you’ll see it in the item’s details view.
== We resolve to help you stay organized == If you use 1Password for Teams or have more than one vault, you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s now easy to copy or move items from one vault to another. Just view the item’s details, then tap “Move and Copy”.
== We resolve to help you Peek at life’s details == If you have an iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus, these features are for you! If you want to quickly bring up search, view your favorites, or add a new item, 3D Touch the 1Password icon on your home screen and select the Quick Action you want to perform. When you’re in 1Password, find the item you’re looking for and press lightly on it to Peek at its details. When you want to see the full details view, press deeper to Pop into it. Want to copy the contents of certain fields, paste, or open an item in 1Browser? Press lightly on the item, then swipe up!
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1Password is available for free for iPhone (plus Apple Watch) and iPad from the App Store. An optional $9.99 in-app purchase unlocks pro features within the app, and the Mac version goes for $49.99 to complete the suite.
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