Say Hello to 1Password 7.4 for Windows
by Sergey Galich on
We’re excited to announce that after great work from the team, 1Password 7.4 for Windows is now available! We’ve streamlined the app you know and love, so it runs smoother, faster, and more intuitively.
There’s a lot to like about this latest Windows release, and we’ve got you covered with an overview of the essential features. As always, you can view the release notes for a full list of all the changes and updates.
Windows Hello integrates smoothly into your workflow, eliminating the need to stop and type out a passcode to open an app or sign in to an account. The built-in biometrics use fingerprint or facial recognition to give you instant access to your information.
And in this release, we’ve made it even easier! In 1Password 7.4, we now automatically invoke Hello on every lock view, eliminating the button needed to gain access to the biometric systems. Removing that extra step means the app opens, and your information is available with just a tap or a glance.
Keeping your items organized in 1Password makes it easier for you to find just what you need. However, do you find yourself needing to move items from one vault to another? With the new and improved drag and drop in 1Password for Windows, it’s easy to move or copy an item from one vault to another.
But what if you want to sign in to the Steam app to start gaming? Now you can drag and drop to autofill. Just drag your username and password from 1Password to any app on your PC. Game on.
Here’s where we get a bit more technical because this release also brings along some significant performance improvements behind the scenes to provide better protection for you. In 1Password 7.4, we rebuilt the entire network stack and a good portion of the backend in Rust, and we updated some core components along the way. These changes mean 1Password will detect your network settings and handle complex setups with ease, including various proxy standards. 1Password also now performs more tasks in separate processes. This means that when one task is done, the memory is freed up faster.
We also rethought our approach to the clipboard. From now on, nothing you copy in 1Password will be stored in the clipboard history or sent to the cloud clipboard. If you want to use the cloud clipboard in Windows 10, you don’t have to worry about your 1Password data.
This update is a free for everyone with a 1Password membership. Downloaded 1Password 7.4 for Windows today.
We hope you love this update as much as we’ve loved building it for you! As always, we’re eager to hear from you, so let us know what you think about this update on Twitter and in the 1Password Support forum.