1Password 8 for Windows: Dark Mode Edition ๐Ÿ˜Ž

1Password 8 for Windows: Dark Mode Edition ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Dave Teare by Dave Teare on

Got a Windows PC and love dark mode? You can now enjoy the modern design, improved productivity, and enhanced security & privacy of the all-new 1Password 8, all in glorious dark mode. ๐Ÿค˜

Iโ€™m so excited to share 1Password 8 for Windows with you today. We went back to the drawing board and recreated every bit and every pixel to bring you the most modern, productive, and secure version of 1Password yet!

Letโ€™s start with the all-new lock screen. ๐Ÿ”

1Password 8 lock screen on Windows 11

Sold already? Here’s the download link. ๐Ÿ™‚

Download 1Password 8 for Windows

You can also hop on over to the main 1Password 8 for Windows announcement to see this announcement and every screenshot in luminous light mode. ๐ŸŒŸ

Modern Design

We set out to create a modern, first-class experience that feels right at home on Windows 11. To make this possible we created an entirely new 1Password design language, code-named Knox.

Letโ€™s open things up to see the beautiful design in its full glory. ๐Ÿ˜

1Password app unlocked while running on Windows 11

Despite its simplicity, 1Password 8 is packed with features to help you organize your digital life. Create vaults directly from the sidebar, find recently deleted items, and focus in on the vaults and items you need with Collections.

The new design carries throughout every aspect of the app and flows into the browser experience as well.

1Password running in Microsoft Edge

With 1Password 8, you can enjoy a fluid, consistent experience no matter where you go or which theme (dark mode or light mode) you enjoy.


One of the places where the power of our new design language really shines is search. Press Ctrl + Shift + Space from anywhere on your PC to bring up Quick Access.

1Password Quick Access window

With Quick Access you can find any item you need, without leaving the app you’re working in. It supports all the advanced search options and is fully optimized for keyboard warriors.

Quick Access is smart, too. It detects open apps and remembers items you use most frequently so you always get the most relevant suggestions. You’ll be more productive than ever when logging into your Steam games. ๐Ÿ˜‰

1Password Quick Access opened from within the Roblox app with the matching login suggestions showing

Finding your items has never been quicker, and now creating them has never been easier. It all starts with a smart catalogue of suggested items to choose from, making it a snap to create what you need.

Creating an item in 1Password using the new item catalogue.

The catalogue will help you find what youโ€™re looking for and pre-fill details like the website address and title, so your newly created item is ready to autofill in your browser.

Speaking of which, the new 1Password experience in your browser takes productivity to the next level. ๐Ÿš€

The new browser experience integrates seamlessly with the desktop app, using a secure connection to ensure a consistent lock state. It also brings support for passwordless to the browser with Windows Hello.

And perhaps the biggest productivity booster of all: 1Password 8 is incredibly fast. ๐ŸŽ๏ธ

Itโ€™s hard to be productive when waiting for things to load, so we tuned 1Password 8 to be super efficient using our Rust-powered core. Everything is instant so youโ€™re never waiting on a spinner.

Security & Privacy

1Password 8 comes with the security and privacy guarantees youโ€™ve come to expect from 1Password and provides new tools to keep you safe online.

The new Watchtower Dashboard makes it super simple to get a pulse on your security and see where you need to improve.

Watchtower Dashboard showing the overall password strength and weak passwords that need attention.

Using on-device analysis to calculate password strength and detection of vulnerable passwords, Watchtower gives you actionable advice while preserving your privacy and security.

Securely sharing items with others in your 1Password Families and 1Password Business accounts is super easy, too. With shared vaults, items magically appear for everyone you grant access to and everything shared in this way will prominently show who has access.

A shared item showing exactly who it is shared with, directly from within item details

Windows Hello is integrated directly into the lock screen to provide a passwordless unlock experience. And those with a TPM 2.0-enabled PC are in for a treat later this year when our enhanced support for Windows Hello will allow unlocking 1Password, even after app restarts and system reboots (join our beta family to be the first to enjoy this once available). ๐Ÿฅณ

Windows Hello appearing on the lock screen for a passwordless unlock experience

Last but not least, 1Password 8 stands upon the most secure security design weโ€™ve ever had. And all the critical bits are done in Rust, a systems programming language renowned for its security and safety.

And so much more

1Password 8 is a massive release and thereโ€™s dozens of new features and improvements that won’t fit here, such as:

  • Style your notes with Markdown
  • Create new vaults directly within the app
  • Restore recently deleted items and previous versions
  • Navigate easily throughout the app with Quick Find
  • Share items with anyone using a simple link
  • …and so much more!

I originally wrote about these at length but had to trim them during the editing process. I really enjoyed what I wrote so I collected them into a gorgeous screenshot gallery at the end of this post. ๐Ÿ™‚

Getting started

1Password 8 is a 64-bit app that requires Windows 10 or Windows 11.

Download 1Password 8 for Windows

1Password 8 is the best Windows app weโ€™ve ever built and we canโ€™t wait to hear what you think of it. Please stop by our 1Password for Windows community or reach out on Twitter @1Password or myself @dteare.

The development team and I will also be hosting an AMA this Thursday, November 18th at 1PM Eastern. We always have a lot of fun with these and I love giving out gold for questions, along with bestowing the Ternion All-Powerful award upon the best question. ๐Ÿ’ช Stop on by!

If listening is more your style, our product director Mitch Cohen has you covered. Mitch is hosting our Twitter Space tonight at 8PM Eastern to talk all things Windows and 1Password 8. He’s also hosting a Get to Know 1Password 8 for Windows webinar on Tuesday, November 23rd at 11AM Eastern. Stop on by!

Enjoy, take care, and stay safe out there. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป


(click any image in this light mode gallery to see the full screenshot plus a detailed description and be sure to check out the light mode gallery as well)

Dave Teare

Founder of 1Password

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