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AgileBits Releases '1Password' Version 4

Popular password aggregating app 1Password, from AgileBits, just received a major update to Version 4, featuring a total redesign of the app.

1Password’s new design has done away with the pin-code lock, replacing it with a master password much like the Mac app, the interface has been simplified, and the app, overall, is more organized. The toolbar features Favorites, which houses the most accessed passwords, and Categories, which contains most of the items that were on the previous app’s toolbar. Folders, another entry on the toolbar, allow for even deeper organization.

Also included is a built-in browser, offering direct access to store password through a toolbar button in the browser.


As with the original version of 1Password, users can generate unique passwords for each site they use, and store the data using military grade 256-bit AES protection. Users can also securely store other types of data, such as credit card information, notes, and banking information. A single master password unlocks the app, allowing for the memorization of one password instead of hundreds.

1Password also supports both iCloud and Dropbox syncing allowing user to make sure their passwords are kept up to date across all of their systems. iCloud syncing to Mac will, however, require a forthcoming update to 1Password for Mac.

Because 1Password is universal, AgileBits is releasing it as a brand new app. Owners of the current 1Password app will need to purchase the new version in order to access it. Older versions will continue to be supported and will sync with the new version of 1Password.

1Password [App Store] is launching with a promotional price of $7.99, a significant discount from the regular price of $17.99, and is now available for download.

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Posted: 22 months ago
Have yet to decide if i am mad that AgileBits is charging me for this new update.
Rating: 13 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
Boy am I glad I forgot to buy this yesterday.
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

This is a new app...


I know this. Just felt like they should have made it an update and not a completely new app. I guess i understand that they need to make $ somehow.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

I had purchased 1password in 2009 via iOS, any idea why I'm requested payment again via the appstore and I can't update?

If it's a new app, they should be ashamed of themselves, it was dead expensive to begin with in '09


It's a new app. Why should they be ashamed of themselves? If you considered it expensive, you shouldn't have bought it then, and you shouldn't buy this new version.

I personally love 1Password, and if the app was free then I'd happily buy the developers two beers (to share between the entire development studio). As the app costs the same as two beers in Wetherspoon's, and less than two beers in a nice pub, I consider this a very reasonable price.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
If you purchased the app after 13 November, email your iTunes receipt to GiveMe1Password4Please@agilebits.com and they will send you a code to download it from the appstore for free.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
I'm happy to pay for updates / new versions occasionally, for an app this important I'd rather AgileBits have a revenue stream which keeps them in business and keeps the innovation coming. The Agile team is very committed to making 1Password an excellent app, that's worth paying for.

I am not affiliated w/ Agile, just a very happy customer.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

Have yet to decide if i am mad that AgileBits is charging me for this new update.


So when MS Office 2010 comes out, you expect to be able to upgrade your version of Office 2007 for free? Interesting idea since no software company will survive for long whilst using a crazy business model that you're proposing.

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Not really; they even call it an update. The App Store description:
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Just like Windows XP was an update to Windows 97. It still wasn't free though.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

Have yet to decide if i am mad that AgileBits is charging me for this new update.


This new app is a drastic improvement over the previous one. 1Password products are consistently rather expensive, but for me, the cost-benefit ratio is a no-brainer. This was an instant buy for me.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago
I've had every generation of 1Password on the Mac, but am on 3.x because now that it is MacAppStore, it is $50 to get on that, and as such when the Mac version goes to 4.0, I will have to upgrade via MAS for $50 since they don't offer it otherwise anymore.

As for iOS, I got it when it originally came out for the iPhone $8.99. Then after the iPad came out they didn't go Universal at first, so there was an iPad HD version for $14.99 and they didn't offer good syncing at the time. Now they use Dropbox and it is much better. Not sure if the new one uses iCloud. But buying the new iOS version for another $7.99 or ($17.99) feels like I have paid too many times for this. And yet if I don't I get left behind.

All that said, it is a great software, worth purchasing, and a worthwhile developer to support.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 22 months ago

Not really; they even call it an update. The App Store description:
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I think, to be fair, that is the description of the update from 4.0.0 to 4.0.2. Version 4 is a new app.

Just need iCloud support in the desktop app and then we'll be cooking!! :-)
Rating: 4 Votes

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