1Password for macOS is already one of the best password management apps on the market, and the latest update includes features for new MacBook Pros before the new notebooks even hit stores.
1Password delivers Touch Bar support for interacting with the password manager using the new Retina OLED display that replaces the traditional function key row, and Touch ID support makes it possible to unlock 1Password using your fingerprint on new MacBook Pros.
You’ll have to wait for your new MacBook Pro to arrive before you can start using these new features, but 1Password will be one of the first third-party apps to totally support the new MacBook Pro features when they hit stores next week.
1Password says the Touch ID unlock feature can be enabled in the Security Preferences panel within the app. This will let you rely on your fingerprint rather than your 1Password-specific password in most situations.
Touch Bar support will enable easy switching between password vaults from the keyboard, plus easy access to adding new entries, switching categories, locking vaults, and using search.
The new version has plenty of other features aside from new MacBook Pro features as well. Full release notes below:
What’s New in Version 6.5
Fantastic Secrets and Where to Find Them
== TL;DR ==
– 1Password can now be unlocked with your fingerprint on the new Touch ID-capable MacBook Pro!
– Touch Bar support has landed! While using 1Password you will see enhanced controls in the Touch Bar on your new MacBook Pro.
– Setting up 1Password for the first time on your computer is a dream. We’ve rewritten the entire setup experience from scratch to make it easier to get you up and running.
– Improved integration for searching your vaults with apps like Alfred.
== Unlocking with your fingerprint is as easy as swish and flick ==
There’s no need to utter any incantations to magically unlock 1Password with your fingerprint. Just enable the Touch ID setting in 1Password’s Security Preferences and you’ll be good to go. No one will blame you if you quietly whisper “Alohamora” under your breath as you perform this charm, though.
== Practice your wandless magic ==
The new Touch Bar is almost as awesome as picking up the latest offering at Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes (but without the fear factor). Now you can practice your wandless magic by switching between vaults with our new Touch Bar feature. You’ll be able to access your vaults faster than you can say “Wingardium Leviosa!”
Other incantations you can conjure with the Touch Bar include:
– Adding a new item
– Choosing which category you want to create an item in
– Locking your vault easier than casting the “Colloportus” spell
– Activating search (to find the game-winning golden snitch, of course)
== All aboard on Platform 9 3/4! ==
Setting up 1Password for the first time on a new Mac is now just like that first swig of Butterbeer: warm, inviting, and deliciously sweet! We’ve completely rewritten our first-run experience to make it easier than ever to get up and running with 1Password. Whether you’re signing into your 1Password.com account, syncing with your vault on iCloud or Dropbox, or getting started for the very first time, it’s a snap.
== Accio your items from anywhere ==
Some of the best spells are done together so we’ve cooked up a love potion for those of you who make use of our third-party integration. We’ve been working closely with some of our developer friends to make sure you can search for items across all your vaults from within your productivity app of choice. Alfred has already released an update for this new integration and there are more to come!
== More goodies than Bertie Bott’s has flavours! ==
Those are just the highlights, this release is packed full of over 100 new features, improvements, and fixes. 1Password never prompts you for a review because we value your workflow too much to interrupt it. If you feel generous or have a couple of minutes, please leave a review. It makes a huge difference to us. Thank you in advance!
If you have any questions please feel free to hit us up on discussions.agilebits.com, @1Password on Twitter, or facebook.com/1Password!
We first saw the preview for this update last month.
1Password for macOS is available for $64.99 on the Mac App Store.