1Password 7 for Mac Launching Today With Redesigned Sidebar, Easier Access to Vaults, and Much More

Following two months of beta testing, AgileBits has announced that 1Password 7 for Mac will be released for all users at some point on Tuesday.


The latest version of the popular password manager is a major update with dozens of new features and improvements, including a new dark-themed, collapsible sidebar that makes it easier to use and manage password vaults.

Users can now access their vaults by clicking on "All Vaults" in the sidebar, with full drag-and-drop support to conveniently move or copy items from one vault to another, including between different accounts. Users can also drag items onto the "New Vault" menu item and one will be created automatically.


1Password 7 for Mac integrates with Have I Been Pwned? to securely check a user's passwords against a database of passwords that have been compromised in known data breaches, such as when a popular service or website is hacked.

The app's security-focused Watchtower feature can also identify any login items that support two-factor authentication and help users enable it on those websites. Watchtower can now also keep track of expiring items so users know in advance if they need to renew their credit cards, passports, licenses, and more.

1Password now helps users sign in to their favorite apps by showing them suggested logins for the app they are currently using. If a user is signing into the App Store, for example, they can click the 1Password icon in the menu bar to see their Apple ID and simply drag and drop their username and password to log in.


The app's redesign extends to the lock screen, login icons, tags, pop-out windows for items, and more, while there is a new custom font Courier Prime Bits, by Alan Dague-Greene, that makes it easier to view passwords.

A quick list of other changes from AgileBits:
  • Every pixel has been put under the microscope and polished for maximum upgradedness.
  • The new "pop-out" feature allows you to view an item in a window of its own and keep it handy.
  • Secure notes are now rendered using Markdown.
  • Quick Open allows you to quickly jump to your items or vaults (find it under the File menu).
  • A custom password font, all our own, courtesy of Alan Dague-Greene.
  • A new password strength meter.
  • Touch ID now leverages your computer's Secure Enclave, making it more secure than ever before.
  • Login items now have a gorgeous, custom rendered icon by default.
  • Remove duplicate items on a per-vault basis by clicking Help > Tools > Clean Up Duplicate Items.
  • Integration with Spotlight allows you to find your items using Apple's built-in search engine.
  • Nested tags allow you to up your organization: add tags with / in them and 1Password will break them down into groups.
  • Opt in to automatic updates and never be left behind again.
1Password is a popular tool for storing usernames, passwords, credit cards, addresses, notes, bank accounts, driver's licenses, passports, and more behind one master password, with end-to-end encryption. A built-in password generator lets users create strong, unique passwords and memorizable pass-phrases.

1Password 7 for Mac is the first paid upgrade to the desktop version of the app in five years, meaning that users of previous versions will need to purchase a new license, or have a subscription, to use the new version.


Users with an active 1Password subscription, which start at $2.99 per month for individuals, can simply install 1Password 7 from the Mac App Store or AgileBits website and be ready to go. Otherwise, after installing the latest version, there is a prompt to sign up for a 1Password membership.

For those who wish to purchase a license for 1Password 7 for Mac, instead of a subscription, the app must be downloaded directly from the AgileBits website. Licenses are $49.99 for a limited time, and $64.99 after that, and are per-person, per-platform. macOS Sierra or later is required.

The version of 1Password 7 rolling out on the Mac App Store later on Tuesday is a new, separate app listing from 1Password 6, which has been removed from the Mac App Store, and will only be available for users via subscription.



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13 weeks ago
I’m surprised and disappointed by some of the responses here. 1Password is the most realiable and important piece of software I use. I use it daily, it makes me quicker and more secure all the time. What subscription provides you more value? I’d cancel one of your streaming video services before dumping AgileBits. If you must buy an individual license just buy it direct from them.

I hadn’t subscribed yet because I had current licences for everything I needed, but with this update I’ll be moving to subscription and getting family on board too.
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13 weeks ago
Fantastic! Price is a bit high tho :/
But, miss me with that subscription junk, would much rather pay once and own it.
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13 weeks ago
Seems like a cool upgrade but for that price, I’ll stick with version 6.
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13 weeks ago
Been using this product for many many years, but this is one subscription based product too many, I'm done with them. I want to own the software outright and if I can't then I will look elsewhere. It's a shame, but I won't be updating - particularly since there are some excellent alternatives such as Dashlane. So long and thanks for all the fish.
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13 weeks ago

Fantastic! Price is a bit high tho :/
But, miss me with that subscription junk, would much rather pay once and own it.


the last time I purchased a license for 1password, I paid $49.99 in august of 2015. that's ~$1.55/month.

I don't have any reservations continuing to support their development.
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13 weeks ago
I, too, initially rejected the subscription model having been a happy owner of the stand-alone license. I then decided to introduce my two sons and wife to 1Password and encourage them to adopt better password security practices. I relented and paid for the family subscription plan and have not looked back. From MY personal perspective, it is well worth the cost. My wife and I use Mac computers, our sons prefer Windows PCs. We are all using iPhones, but one of my sons does tend to sway between Apple and Android phones when we allow him a phone upgrade. The fact that the family license allows all devices, regardless of platform, to participate makes things far simpler for us. And being able to setup vaults for various combinations of the family members allows us to securely share passwords and secure notes as we need to and regardless of the operating system being used. To further be able to log into our 1Password accounts from any internet connected device is just another useful convenience.

Apple Keychain is a useful tool, but we also store software licenses, lock codes, passport & social security numbers, etc., and I find 1Password far more capable and configurable.

I have no affiliation with Agile Bits but am a longtime very satisfied customer, and for me and my family the subscription plan is money well spent.
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13 weeks ago
I've been buying and loving 1password on Mac and iOS since 2009 (or maybe 2010). However, I'm afraid I might pass... Nothing against 1Password, but I've been using Apple's iCloud keychain in parallel in a while now and it's reached the point where it meets my needs a thus is difficult to justify continuing down the 1password path. Especially as I primarily use iOS and with the iOS limitations the iCloud keychain integration is much better...
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13 weeks ago

I've been buying and loving 1password on Mac and iOS since 2009 (or maybe 2010). However, I'm afraid I might pass... Nothing against 1Password, but I've been using Apple's iCloud keychain in parallel in a while now and it's reached the point where it meets my needs a thus is difficult to justify continuing down the 1password path. Especially as I primarily use iOS and with the iOS limitations the iCloud keychain integration is much better...


I feel the same. Love 1password, but it’s starting to feel redundant. Also, what’s really new here? I haven’t tried it, but the article’s new feature list was pretty long on new GUI/design features and short on feature features. An updated UI isn’t going to get me to upgrade.

I think they should bring the 1password GUI to iCloud Keychain. That would be worth an upgrade! Keychain Access is pretty barebones. I’d much rather interact with my iCloud Keychain via 1password.
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13 weeks ago

This feels like an affiliated article.


It's called a press release


We sent MacRumors, and several other news outlets a press release and a packet of information about 1Password 7. Each outlet has chosen whether or not they want to cover the release or not. We have not paid any of these outlets for coverage and all we did was reach out to them via a contact we had from previous interactions or their press contact form.

In that press pack we provided a bunch of standard information, so reading several different news articles may result in you seeing very similar messaging, and that's on purpose so that the message is consistent. This is how it works in the industry.

I prefer to use the Mac App Store wherever possible for software purchases because a) software gets audited by Apple and b) there’s a one-stop consistent mechanism for receiving timely software updates. At the same time, I absolutely will not indulge in paying a subscription. AgileBits create a bunch of new features and enhancements for a product. Great. I’ll think about buying it, if it’s on the Mac App Store. Even better if they use some of that revenue to fix bugs. I’m not going to rent software with an expiry date on the assumption that it might one day have some useful new features.

So, no, I am not relaxed.


Sorry at this point standalone license model is not coming to the Mac App Store. We wrote a whole article about it here:

Getting 1Password 7 ready for the Mac App Store ('https://blog.agilebits.com/2018/05/10/getting-1password-7-ready-for-the-mac-app-store/')

If you want a standalone license it'll only be available from our website version. I'm sorry if this doesn't fit with how you like to do things, but for the sake of making this process easier in the future this is the route we had to go with.

Now in the future all of our subscription users, who are entitled to each new version as part of that subscription, will get updates automatically. No manual process necessary for them.

For our website using users, if they're on a subscription, the future major versions will mean they also get updated automatically, and for our standalone license users they'll be prompted to update in the app when a new major update comes along and we can handle their case separately.

If we made the standalone license version available on the Mac App Store every single user would have to manually update each major upgrade. This wasn't the type of experience we wanted to give our subscription users, but since we have more control over how this works with our website download we have opted to do the licenses only from there.

I’m surprised and disappointed by some of the responses here. 1Password is the most realiable and important piece of software I use. I use it daily, it makes me quicker and more secure all the time. What subscription provides you more value? I’d cancel one of your streaming video services before dumping AgileBits. If you must buy an individual license just buy it direct from them.

I hadn’t subscribed yet because I had current licences for everything I needed, but with this update I’ll be moving to subscription and getting family on board too.


Hey, thanks for the positive comments. We hope you enjoy the update and thanks for being a 1Password user. It's really nice seeing that our users are getting value from 1Password. We all work really hard to make it great and hope that everyone enjoys it as much as we do.

Cheap individuals who want updates in perpetuity for free. Five years since last paid upgrade? Give me a break.


To be fair, we probably created some of this by not charging for upgrades sooner. Sometimes you can be too kind and hurt yourself :)

Have they improved the website Rich Icons functionality, yet?

At the moment it's highly annoying to know which sites they've bothered to design a Rich Icon for, and which sites haven't got one.
...their forum staff were completely ambivalent about it when asked too, saying 'people don't care about them' answer, when asked, leaving users incredulous in such a stupid response.

Also, further questions remain.

Is 1Password.eu up and running, for users wanting to store on non-North American servers, if so how does the signup work? And are there any limitations in using it over the N.American sites?

Are they only charging in US$ on their websites? As many people want subscriptions in local currency, especially if using the .eu site (£ and €). Cards charge fees for non-local transactions; and no, we're not able to necessarily change to ones that don't, just for this app, given most other apps charge in local (even OUTSIDE Apple's stores).


Every item gets a generated rich icon in this version, even if we don't have the rich icons from the site. Note that we don't make those rich icons, they're icons that came from the website itself. If those icons do not exist then we don't have them. If they're stored in weird places, we don't have them. So in this version we opted to try to generate something unique for each item. It's done programmatically so each login item will have one this time around.

1Password.eu is GDPR compliant. It uses a data center over in Europe to help achieve part of that. You can sign up by going to 1password.eu and clicking a plan to sign up with. It is otherwise treated the exact same as any other account in the 1Password apps, just sign in and you're set.

US: https://start.1password.com/signup/plan
EU: https://start.1password.eu/signup/plan
CA: https://start.1password.ca/signup/plan

Pricing will be in USD for .com, Euro for EU, and CAN Dollar for .ca.

Hope that helps!

Have been using the beta for a month now and it is really nice, a upgrade worth the price.

I can understand some of you which find it redundant when you have iCloud Keychain, but for me 1passwords offers an extra layer of security as I have logins which I do not want to be stores so one can just log in when having access to my MBP, iPhone or iPad.
Then there is the ability to have secure notes, have all licences one place, and shared vaults. This have made for a setup where I have given access to my important details to a trusted family member so they can gain access if something should happen to me.

All in all a good update, especially since you are not forced on a subscription model


Thank you for helping test 1Password 7! :)

We really couldn't have made this release possible without the help of our beta testers this time around. Everyone did a fantastic job of helping report bugs and provide constructive feedback.

I was against their subscription model originally however I did end up caving and getting the family plan. And you know it's pretty good, my fav feature is 1Password syncing to all my devices through their cloud so I don't need to use Dropbox.

Really fast syncing too it's practically instant where as Dropbox could take ages to have changes I made synced and then detected by 1Password clients on all my devices.

Also the new 1Password X browser extension which actually puts the 1Password UI into username/password forms themselves instead of having it be a tab on the upper part of the browser is excellent.


I'm always amazed at how fast it syncs as well. It's blazing fast for me. It's part of what makes running the entire stack so useful, you can optimize for your use case and we were able to make some things incredibly fast and easy because we didn't have to generalize how things worked like we would have to do if we used some other cloud syncing provider's SDK.

I’m the opposite. I’d go for the direct website download whenever possible. They’re secure enough anyway as they are signed. God forbid a reputable giant like 1Password purposely put customers at risk, in fact the MAS isn’t impenetrable either. Some shady things have come past Apple’s clenched fists. MAS has been ignored by Apple for too long and they, to this day, continue to impose the 30% revenue cut. The software does indeed get audited by Apple, but this is the same reason that some software have to leave because certain features cannot roam freely within the sandboxed environment.

As for timely software updates, for MAS updates it takes me days before it starts looking for updates let alone install. For software using Sparkle or whatever other in-house solution I get the updates within the same day pronto. Days may be negligible, but thought I should put that out there. Hell, there are instances where apps being hosted both directly and MAS, the direct website download gets the update quicker exactly because of Apple’s review time.

Life is too short to remain fixated on menial issues (there are at least alternatives to 1Password), but to each his own.


We never actually have your credit card information. It's all done through Stripe. So it's not our security that matters with regard to your purchase information, it's Stripe, and they're used pretty much everywhere now.

Exactly what I was going to write. I have used 1Password since 2011 and revived nothing but excellent support. Out of all the apps I‘ve installed I would happily rate Agilebits as my #1 developer.
I hate that nowadays people except every piece of software to be free or just 5$. Even the full price of 65$ For 1Password 7 seems totally reasonable to me.

As soon as 1Password 7 drops, I‘ll buy it. I‘m just unsure if I‘ll choose the subscription model or the one-time-purchase.


Look for the update closer to 11 eastern time today :)

I agree. Also the cost for the upgrade and what you receive doesn't seem to be justified for my use.


Sorry to hear that. We'd rather you use any quality password manager, even if it isn't ours, than not use one at all. So hopefully you're using something else at the very least.

I, too, initially rejected the subscription model having been a happy owner of the stand-alone license. I then decided to introduce my two sons and wife to 1Password and encourage them to adopt better password security practices. I relented and paid for the family subscription plan and have not looked back. From MY personal perspective, it is well worth the cost. My wife and I use Mac computers, our sons prefer Windows PCs. We are all using iPhones, but one of my sons does tend to sway between Apple and Android phones when we allow him a phone upgrade. The fact that the family license allows all devices, regardless of platform, to participate makes things far simpler for us. And being able to setup vaults for various combinations of the family members allows us to securely share passwords and secure notes as we need to and regardless of the operating system being used. To further be able to log into our 1Password accounts from any internet connected device is just another useful convenience.

Apple Keychain is a useful tool, but we also store software licenses, lock codes, passport & social security numbers, etc., and I find 1Password far more capable and configurable.

I have no affiliation with Agile Bits but am a longtime very satisfied customer, and for me and my family the subscription plan is money well spent.


Thanks for chiming in here with your use case and experience. And thank you for giving the subscription a fair shake. I see it bashed heavily around here but in the end it does provide the best experience because we can tailor it to our product exactly instead of having to cut corners because other stuff doesn't allow it or make it possible. With our subscription stuff the limit is mostly our imagination.

I paid only $28 in May 2015 :p


Sounds like you got a great deal :)

I agree, but it sounds like 1P7 still has a stand-alone option (although not through the App Store). AgileBits didn’t make it easy for users to realize they had other sync options besides their own subscription service, which pissed me off a bit. I also hate this obnoxious subscription stuff everywhere. I’ll bail when they do finally force it down our throats completely.


Indeed it does. Once version 7 is released, closer to 11 eastern this morning, you'll be able to purchase a standalone license within the app.

I'm happy to pay the subscription for a product like this. Very useful and keeps all sorts of things secure - not just passwords - and all in one place, whether on my Mac, Windows PC or phone. Happy to continue to pay. I hope that passwords themselves will disappear soon though (with products like Trusona, SQRL) but that's not likely for a coupe of years yet. I'm sure the product will still morph into a secure data store platform though.


Thanks for your support! We hope you enjoy the update when you can get your hands on it!

I've been using it on Mac and iOS for about six years and would upgrade if it had a fixed price. However, I'm totally against subscription pricing and will just use what I have. Sounds like Keychain has matured sufficiently as well which is probably where I'll end up. One pain in the arse with buying directly from Agile rather than through the Apple Store was that the vault syncing between devices had to be done manually over Wifi or something - I haven't resynced for ages.


It does have a standalone license option. It'll be purchasable in the app when it's released from our website directly later this afternoon. Closer to 11am eastern.

So is this going to be released today or is the article a complete waste of time?


Sorry, looks like there may have been a miscommunication on our end and MacRumors posted this early as a result. It'll be available closer to 11am eastern time.
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13 weeks ago
From the way I understood it, the title of the article implies that it’s releasing today, not that it’s already out.

Following two months of beta testing, AgileBits has announced that 1Password 7 for Mac ('https://1password.com/downloads/') is being released for all users today.

1Password 7 from the Mac App Store will be subscription-only and those who wants to stray away from subscription will have to download 1Password 7 from their website (when it’s out presumably in the hours to come) and buy the license directly from them.

Relax.
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