The 1Password 7 Beta for Mac Is Lit and You Can Be, Too
by Dave Teare on
Guess what, Mac fam? 1Password 7 for Mac is on its way! 🎉👏
This first beta is just a taste of what’s to come and it’s already packed full of new features and improvements. Here’s what we have so far.
The awesome starts with the lock screen but the real magic happens when those doors open.
1Password 7 comes at you fast with its bold, beautiful sidebar. The sidebar shows more information than ever, but the dark theme and monochrome icons allow you to focus your attention on what matters most: your items.
You can now see all your vaults in the sidebar. This makes it easy to drag and drop items between vaults to organize them. You can even drag them between two different accounts. And if you drag items onto New Vault, a vault will be created for you right there and then. It’s never been easier to share and organize your information.
With the new sidebar it seemed fitting to allow you to manage your vaults directly from there. So that’s what we did. Edit vault names, change their descriptions, choose an avatar or upload your own. All without ever leaving 1Password.
Are you feeling bold? How about emphatic? You can now express your emotions in secure notes. Use Markdown in any of your notes to add clickable links, ordered and unordered lists, and eye catching styles.
Tag fanatics rejoice! Not only can you organize your items with tags but you can also organize your tags. There’s an Inception joke here somewhere; while you wait for me to find it, add a forward slash to your tag names and 1Password will do the rest.
If you use lots of different apps on your Mac or enjoy viewing multiple items at once, you’re going to love this: click the icon on the toolbar and your item details are whisked away into a new sticky window that will stick around until you dismiss it.
No design is ever complete without finding the perfect font. We’ve added a beautiful custom font created specifically for 1Password called Courier Prime Bits (based on the lovely Courier Prime). Alan Dague-Greene is the creative genius behind this font and it makes your passwords look alive.
Troy Hunt has collected more than 500 million passwords from various breaches in his Have I Been Pwned? database. Easily check if your password is among them.
Secure Enclave protects your Master Password when Touch ID is enabled. This greatly improves your security when using Touch ID because the encryption keys are protected by the hardware in your Mac and are not accessible to any other programs or the operating system.
Our Safari extension now comes built in to 1Password 7. There’s no need to manage it separately, it updates whenever 1Password updates, and it’s more secure to boot!
We completely rearchitected 1Password 7 to run within a single process. This eliminates connection issues between the main app and mini, greatly speeds up loading, and improves performance everywhere.
Getting lit with beta 1 is easy!
1Password 7 is included free for everyone with a 1Password membership. Simply unlock 1Password after downloading and you’re good to go.
Those of you with a standalone license for version 6 will be prompted to subscribe or purchase a license when the beta first opens. Licenses will be available for $64.99 when we launch later this year, but are available now for only $39.99. You can also try a membership and start enjoying 1Password 7 today with your first month free.
We’re looking forward to sharing more surprises with you on our journey towards 1Password 7. In the meantime, please join us in our beta forums and help craft the future of 1Password. We always love hearing from you. 😘
P.S. This post was heavily inspired by asking the question that we should all ask ourselves from time to time: what would Drake say? I think I got close but if you know Drake, please ask and let me know. 🙂