by Dan Moren
1Password 7 for Mac revamps interface, adds Touch ID support, more
AgileBits’s popular password vault tool 1Password has been updated for the Mac, with a revamped UI, the ability to check and see if your passwords have been compromised in a security breach, Secure Enclave support on supported MacBook Pros, and the ability to drag-and-drop your credentials into apps as well as your browser.
It’s a big update, for sure, and the first paid update for the program in five years. While you can still buy a standalone license for $501, AgileBits is seriously pushing a $3/month subscription plan that also includes some exclusive features like secure backup (including the ability to retrieve deleted passwords for up to a year), free access to apps on a variety of platforms, secure syncing via 1Password’s online servers, multi-factor security support, and more. (If you’ve already got a 1Password membership, version 7 doesn’t cost you anything extra.) If you’re on the fence, you can try it for free for 30 days.
I’ve been using 1Password for years, and it’s hard to imagine setting up a Mac without it. Having a password manager is critical in this day and age when so much of our security lives by how good our passwords are.
Updated at 2:22PM ET to clarify subscription benefits.
- An introductory price that will eventually go up to $65. ↩