1Password, the powerful and popular password manager for iPhone and iPad, has been updated to version 5.1 today, introducing a host of new features and improvements. First on the list is support for the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with full 3x image support on the Plus model.
Touch ID support has also been significantly improved, with the app’s security settings now simplified to avoid the confusing and unnecessary differentiation between the Master Password and PIN code, and Touch ID is now more reliable. You can also create new tags to add to your stored data, allowing for easier sorting on-the-go.
A security change has been made that allows users to disable third-party keyboards within 1Password. Because granting “full access” to a third-party keyboard could theoretically allow it to transmit back everything you type to the developer (though none of actually been caught doing this yet), the 1Password developers have provided an option to keep those keyboards from functioning within the application. If you trust your third-party keyboards, you can re-enable them to work inside the app.
You can grab 1Password 5.1 for free on the App Store. An in-app purchase to unlock additional “pro” features is available for $9.99.
What’s New in Version 5.1
1Password 5.1 includes a number of enhancements and fixes based on your feedback.
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- The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are out. Were you one of the lucky millions who got one already? 1Password 5.1 has been updated to give you a beautiful experience on these new devices with 3x images and improved rich icons.
- Touch ID and the PIN Code have been significantly improved. The Auto-Lock timeout will now function across both the Master Password and Touch ID/PIN Code, removing the confusion the separate settings caused. The iOS Keychain will be used to store the Master Password when Touch ID/PIN Code is enabled, allowing Touch ID/PIN Code to be used reliably in the 1Password Extension. Configure what works best for you in Settings->Security.
- Tag you’re it. You can now add brand new tags to your items.
- Customer keyboard preference. Choose to enable or disable 3rd party custom keyboards within the Advanced Settings.
- Many fixes for the most popular issues and crashes
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