1passwordmacAgileBits today announced that its upcoming 1Password update for iOS 8 will be distributed to existing 1Password users for free. In the past, significant updates have occasionally required users to purchase a new version of the app, but that will not be the case with the major iOS 8 update.

In iOS 8, 1Password will take advantage of several new APIs, such as app extensions and third-party Touch ID access. These APIs will give the app impressive new capabilities as seen in a recent demo video where 1Password is activated using Touch ID and then accessed in Safari.

Unlocking 1Password's master password with Touch ID will be a huge time saver for users, as will being able to automatically input saved passwords in Safari and other apps via app extensions using the built-in share sheet. AgileBits recently added a 1Password App Extension on Github, which means many third-party app developers will be able to integrate 1Password into their apps ahead of iOS 8's release.

In addition to announcing that its iOS 8 update will be free, AgileBits has also discounted 1Password both 1Password for iOS and Mac.

EVEN MORE good news: To help everyone get more secure online with strong, unique passwords for all their accounts, we're putting 1Password for iOS on sale for just $9.99! For how long? We're not sure yet, so act fast and spread the word. Bonus points: our upcoming update for iOS 8 will be free to existing owners!

AgileBits has been releasing beta versions of 1Password for iOS 8 since shortly after the operating system was released to developers, which means the major iOS 8 update should come just after iOS 8 is available to the public. iOS 8 is expected to see its public release in September, after the iPhone 6 is unveiled on September 9.

1Password can be downloaded from the App Store for $9.99 for a limited time. [Direct Link]

1Password for Mac has also been discounted by $10, to $34.99, also for a limited time. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

Futurix Avatar
125 months ago
But what if someone hacks 1Passwords servers and gets ALL your passwords?....
Educate yourself before commenting - 1Password (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1Password) does not store passwords on any server, it is an offline app (with optional iCloud / Dropbox / Wi-fi sync) :mad:
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iLoveiTunes Avatar
125 months ago
My most used utility App ...
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mariusignorello Avatar
125 months ago
Am I crazy to think $34.99 on a Mac for a password utility is overpriced severely? And $9.99 on iOS?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KALLT Avatar
125 months ago
I assume this app is risky... I mean it's a wonderful idea in this day in age where we all have 200+ usernames and passwords for everything.... But what if someone hacks 1Passwords servers and gets ALL your passwords?....
Nothing is stored online if you don’t want to, in fact, AgileBits doesn’t store your usernames and passwords at all. Your data is securely stored locally in an encrypted file, sealed with your master password. This file can be stored on Dropbox or iCloud if you want, but the file itself is still encrypted. 1Password also supports Wi-Fi sync, so you don’t have to rely on the cloud.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boshii Avatar
125 months ago
I assume this app is risky... I mean it's a wonderful idea in this day in age where we all have 200+ usernames and passwords for everything.... But what if someone hacks 1Passwords servers and gets ALL your passwords?....

I've been told that even services such as Life Lock are dangerous. Let me know because I forget all my passwords all the time and would love to get this app if I wasn't concerned over my data being stolen.

Just get it

Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
madsci954 Avatar
125 months ago
To this date, 1Password was the highest costing app I've ever bought for my iOS and OSX devices. And to this date, I have zero regrets buying them. I use them daily, never have to worry about remembering a password for anything, and I can safely store more sensitive information. I don't mind paying for something if it is worth it, and trust me, they are freaking worth it! Bring on iOS 8 and Yosemite!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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