1Password 8 for Mac With Improved Interface, Performance, and More Now Available in Early Access

Popular password management app 1Password today previewed the "next generation" of its app, 1Password 8, featuring a more contextual user interface, redesigned menus, improved password generation, and more.

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The new update is a considerable update, featuring refinements that make it easier for users to track, manage, and keep an eye on potentially vulnerable passwords. One of the first changes relates to shared password vaults, where 1Password 8 will now offer more visual representation for what passwords are being shared with who.

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You'll also notice an indicator next to each shared vault, making it easier to see which vaults are private and which are shared. No guesswork. And items show who they're being shared with.

Throughout the app you're in more control, with more contextual information available at all times. Try dragging-and-dropping an item from a personal vault to a shared vault. When you do, 1Password will show you who will gain access to the item so there's no doubt about what's happening.

Taking some inspiration frm macOS Spotlight, 1Password 8 includes a more powerful search bar, allowing users to be more granular with the search terms based on tags, websites, and more. An important aspect of any good password management app is the oversight of your passwords and their vulnerabilities. 1Password 8 is promising more advanced password oversight with an improved version of Watchtower. The new version includes a new editing experience with "a powerful new password generator, smart suggestions, and simpler file attachments."

On top of front-end user refinements, 1Password is promising improved speeds with its upcoming Mac app alongside continued improvements on end-to-end encryption.

You won't see this change but you'll feel it. The app is incredibly responsive across the board, from unlocking to adding accounts to searching your items — especially when combined with native support for Apple Silicon and all the speed improvements that brings. We're talking breaking-the-warp-barrier speed.

1Password 8 for Mac is available in early access for Mac users wishing to try it out.

Top Rated Comments

Goldfrapp Avatar
13 months ago
Apple, just buy the damn company already.

Your Keychain Access app sucks, your Passwords preference pane sucks, your Passwords Safari settings section sucks, your iOS Passwords settings section sucks.

How hard is it to build a proper full-featured app and call it Passwords???
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jhawk28 Avatar
13 months ago
They killed standalone licenses: https://1password.community/discussion/comment/601917/#Comment_601917

Such a stupid move.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Blackstick Avatar
13 months ago
I understand ongoing development costs, but I'm not subscribing to a password manager app. Let me spend $40 for a major feature upgrade every 4 years like in the old days.
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
outdevo Avatar
13 months ago



They killed standalone licenses: https://1password.community/discussion/comment/601917/#Comment_601917

Such a stupid move.
From perpetual license to perpetually paying for a license…
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sydneysider88 Avatar
13 months ago
‘Improved performance’
Electron app
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Boris Bronson Avatar
13 months ago
Remember when Ben said they were never going to drop stand-alone licences?

Must be the Apple ecosystem that attracts liars and charlatans.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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