App Review: 1Password for iOS keeps your digital life safe
Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:35 AM
This feature is not new and was available in previous 1Password versions.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:49 AM
Even so, the fact remains that Apple is fully responsible for the stupid limitations imposed on one password for iOS. And since Apple refuses to allow Chrome or any other iOS browser to be set as the user's default browser, even this new one password version 4 browser is still a little bit inconvenient. But that's not the fault of Agile. That's 100% Apple's fault.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:43 AM
Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:53 AM
Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:58 AM
Sorry JDW but you are mistaken. You can browse websites and have your login information automatically submitted. I posted this from inside the previous 1Password app.
I wish the reviewer had taken time to consider the value of/reason for an upgrade by existing users. It does not appear that the new software offers enough of a reason to upgrade my app. A 'gorgeous ' interface is not enough motivation for me.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:30 AM
Additionally, AgileBits is a fantastic company. I had to contact them on some usage questions a couple of times when I first used the desktop version a couple of years ago. I received a prompt, helpful and personal message from them immediately. I'll buy anything they make because it is quality and well supported. Great job, guys!
Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:31 AM
Also 1Password 3. I have an iPad 1 which doesn't support iOS 6 and therefore 1Password 4. But the sync via Dropbox works just fine.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:56 AM
*Disclaimer* - I work for AgileBits
Well, kinda. Our previous built-in browser didn't allow you to navigate the web, just the URLs of Logins you already had in your library. In 1Password 4 for iOS, you now get a full browser—you have a URL bar, tabs on both iPhone and iPad, the works. That's why we've found a lot of customers saying 1Password 4 can often become the only browser they need, since you can now go anywhere on the web.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:51 AM
Agree, new icons, 8$…seriously?
Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:20 AM
I wholeheartedly agree. That would definitely be a poor value if that was the case. Thankfully 1Password 4 is a complete rewrite from the ground up. Not a single line of code or pixel remains from the previous version. New features include: iCloud, rich icons, customization, password generator everywhere, swipe actions, favorites, tabbed browsing, global search, dedicated web mode, attachment viewing, faster Dropbox, iTunes file sharing, auto-clear clipboard, and more.
Khad Young, AgileBits
Forum Choreographer, AgileBits
Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:01 PM
Like David and Khad have already mentioned, this is true. But, what's clear is that we didn't do a good enough job of making that feature discoverable because we've found several power users (and reviewers like Marco!) didn't know it existed. So, this isn't a failing of the user; it's a failing of our UI design with the previous version. Luckily, we've learned from our mistakes and the browser takes a prominent place in the 1Password 4 UI. I mean, seriously, who can't resist dragging the little nub out to see what that's attached to?!
Code Wrangler @ AgileBits
Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:06 PM
Currently, iCloud sync is only available for 1Password 4 for iOS. We plan to bring iCloud to the Mac in the new year. For now, the best way to sync across all platforms is to use Dropbox.
What we found over the last two and a half years is that a lot of our users were moving to an entirely iOS-based setup: iPad for "computery" tasks and an iPhone and/or iPod touch. For these users, iCloud is perfect. They can sync their 1Password data between their iOS devices without having to configure another account or have the application on a full-fledged computer. Setting up sync without a desktop version of 1Password was actually one of the biggest requests we had since the iPad came out and we're thrilled to deliver that.
Code Wrangler @ AgileBits