1Password 4 For iOS Available Now In App Store

1Password 4 For iOS Available Now In App Store

Scheduled as a December 13th launch, 1Password, version 4.0.2, is available now on the iTunes App Store.

The updated app brings a host of new features, and is available for $7.99, which is 50 percent off the typical price of the security app from atebits software.

1Password will generate unique, strong passwords for every site you visit on your iOS device, protecting all your data behind a single master password. It’s secured with military grade 256-bit AES encryption, and uses standard iOS libraries to be sure there are no third-party backdoors or security gaps. If your iOS device is stolen, 1Password has an Auto-Lock feature, ensuring that your data is protected.

You can store all your information in 1Password, not just passwords. Store credit card numbers, notes, Passport info, bank account numbers and access codes, and more. Mark items as favorites, or organize your data securely into folders. You can search within the app for attachments, and even view them within the 1Password app.

There’s even a built-in browser for secure surfing, logging into websites and shopping online, giving you access to your 1Password vault data, without ever having to hop out to Safari. You can auto-fill credit cards, address info, and the like while you brows multiple tabs securely.

Further, 1Password has iCloud support, letting you sync your data across all your enabled devices, as well as the ability to use Dropbox across the 1Password apps on Mac, Android, or Windows PCs.

The universal app is available now, and will run on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Buy it once and install it on all your iOS devices with no subscription or other hidden fees.

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  • MrsCleaver

    So… how does it differ from the previously available 1Password iPhone app we’ve been using?

  • MrsCleaver

    Answering my own question about the differences from the older version: in the App Store, the listing for the new version of 1Password says the following:

    Now includes a Quick Tour for new users
    Fixed a syncing problem with iCloud
    Fixed data loss in some cases
    Fixed state restoration problems in some cases.

    Huh? It hardly seems like a fabulous new release. And considering it’s all about fixes, why are they charging for it at all, much less making a big deal about offering it for half-price for a limited time? If you pay even the reduced price of $8.00, it means you’ve now paid something like $18 or $20 total, and even more if you first bought the “Pro” version.

    I dunno, but it seems to me AgileBits is gouging for a version that should simply be a maintenance release.

  • sathomas

    Agilebits, not atebits. (Too much Letterpress, methinks.)

  • MikhailT

    Hi guys,

    It’s AgileBits who makes 1Password, not atebits.

    To MrsCleaver, you’re looking at the release note of the smaller 4.0.2 update that was released after 4.0.0 was submitted.

    Here’s the full release note for 1Password 4 from our FAQs page here (http://learn.agilebits.com/1Password4/iOS/transition.html)

    New features include favorites, rich icons, item customization, password generator everywhere, swipe actions, global search, attachment viewing, faster syncing, iTunes file sharing, auto-clear clipboard, and this is just what’s new in Vault Mode; the new dedicated Web Mode brings with it tabbed browsing, automatic credit card and identity filling, and much more.

    Mike Tselikman | Agile Samurai | AgileBits, Inc. | http://agilebits.com

  • Mystakill

    While I agree with the concepts behind 1Password, I’m not a fan of having to license each platform individually. On any given day, I’m on OS X, Windows, and iOS. That’s at least $50 to upgrade my existing OS X license to a combo OS X/Windows v4 license ($41.99), and purchase the iOS version ($7.99) I don’t already own.

    I highly recommend LastPass Premium for multiplatform users — For $12 per year, it covers my password and security needs on on all three of the platforms that I use, as well as Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Symbian, or WebOS, should I need any of those. Vault, password generation, form fill profiles, credit card information, credential sharing (with or without password exposure and/or changing capabilities), etc.

  • AGJamie

    @Mystakill Thanks for the feedback. Keep in mind that before 1Password 4′s recent release, 1Password has only had one paid upgrade on any platform (1Password 2->3 for Mac) in its several-year history. So, if you consider that you pay $12 per year regardless for LastPass Premium, that subscription could renew multiple times between paying for 1Password. For instance, this is the first paid upgrade for 1Password for iPhone since its 2008 debut. That’s over four years of 1Password updates, which would cost you $48 in LastPass subscriptions. And 1Password for iPhone was free for at least the first year it was available. :) It’s hard to compare the two models directly because we have to adjust for time scales. It’s true that 1Password is more costly up front, but in the long run, we think it comes out about even.


    Jamie Phelps
    Code Wrangler @ AgileBits

  • Mystakill

    @AGJamie,

    Thanks for the reply. The cost is about even when 1Password is on sale, and amortized over four years. The majority of LastPass features are free though. I’m only paying for mobile app access, because it’s faster and easier to use than web UI access.

    I use LastPass’ browser extension almost exclusively though, due to my company’s prohibition on installing software. As far as I can tell, 1Password only installs browser extensions through the app, which I wouldn’t be able to install on my work systems. It’s also not clear if the extensions work standalone, or proxy through the installed app.

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