1Password 8 for Mac is now in Early Access! ๐ŸŽ‰

1Password 8 for Mac is now in Early Access! ๐ŸŽ‰

Dave Teare by Dave Teare on

Earlier this year we released our new Linux app and soon after opened early access to 1Password 8 for Windows. Now itโ€™s time for Mac to join in on the fun! ๐ŸŽŠ

Mac has always held a special place in my heart. Roustem and I created the very first version of 1Password on our Mac PowerBooks way back in 2006. And our love has continued throughout our 15-year history. ๐Ÿฅฐ

When we set out to create 1Password 8 we wanted to create a familiar, unified experience while staying true to what makes each platform special.

With 1Password 8, weโ€™ve done exactly that. 1Password 8 is our best Mac app to date and today weโ€™re opening early access so you can get in on the fun.

1Password app unlocked on Mac showing off its new design

Welcome aboard the next generation of 1Password for Mac. ๐Ÿ˜

Let’s start at the top. Categories now sit atop your item list as a simple dropdown filter, giving the sidebar plenty of room to show all your vaults and their accounts.

Youโ€™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 theyโ€™re being shared with.

Screenshot of the Item Details window with a zoomed in highlight of who it's 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.

Moving an item to a shared vault now shows a confirmation window highlighting who will have access once the move is completed.

And for those of you that love Dark Mode youโ€™re in for a treat! Flipping the switch is so relaxing on the eyes it’s like beaming over to the beauty salon. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Unlocked main 1Password window showing off Dark Mode

The new design is not only gorgeous, it also makes it easier than ever to find what youโ€™re looking for. Giving you what you need and then getting out of your way is one of our prime directives of 1Password. And with Quick Find you can quickly find your items, vaults, and tags.

1Password with new Quick Find window open

You can also focus in on your items using Collections. These are super helpful when you have multiple accounts or shared vaults. Customize which vaults and items you see depending on your current task.

I personally use Collections to hide family vaults that I only need access to in case of emergency and donโ€™t want to see every day. Itโ€™s also great for hiding production work accounts until I explicitly require them.

Use Collections to focus in on the vaults and accounts you use most regularly

Next gen Watchtower

Watchtower is your situation room, giving you a comprehensive overview of your security health. Greatly improve your security by replacing passwords that need attention. Worf never had it so easy. ๐Ÿ˜€

Watchtower Dashboard highlighting your password strength and which items need attention.

Next gen editing

Once you jump into an individual item to take care of any vulnerabilities Watchtower points out, you’ll find a completely new editing experience, including a powerful new password generator, smart suggestions, and simpler file attachments.

New item editing screen with file attachments and new security questions section

Next gen browsing

1Password 8 for Mac is even more powerful when paired with 1Password in your browser. When you need to log in to a site, fill a form, or enter payment information, 1Password for Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Edge surface the relevant information and offer to fill it in for you.

Safari login page for Disney+ with the 1Password inline menu open

Creating new accounts on websites is a breeze with automatically generated suggested passwords โ€” and just look at the gorgeous and more powerful save window! ๐Ÿ˜

Sign up page on Redcross with a new login being saved in 1Password

Next gen performance

Our new 1Password apps are built in Rust, a secure systems programming language famous for its performance and safety. ๐Ÿฆ€

You wonโ€™t see this change but youโ€™ll feel it. The app is incredibly responsive across the board, from unlocking to adding accounts to searching your items โ€” especially when combined with native support for Apple Silicon and all the speed improvements that brings. Weโ€™re talking breaking-the-warp-barrier speed. ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ

Next gen security

As always, your items are protected with strong end-to-end encryption so only you can see them. Along with your Secret Key, advanced MFA options, and secure remote password, your data has never been more secure.

That starts at the lock screen, which now shows all your accounts. Along with Touch ID (and soon Face ID hopefully ๐Ÿคž) for easy unlocking itโ€™s never been easier to protect yourself, your family, and your entire company.

1Password lock screen showing multiple accounts and a button to activate TouchID

Next gen data recovery

No one likes to lose data (just ask Picard! ๐Ÿ˜‚), so the next generation of 1Password gives you more power to recover data, starting with item drafts, the ability to restore recently deleted items, as well as being able to revert to previous versions of an item.

And if you’re a 1Password Families or Business customer, you can now give specific friends, colleagues, or family members the ability to recover your account should you forget your password. (They will still never have access to your data.)

Make it so ๐Ÿš€

You’re welcome to come join us here in the future with our Early Access program. Head over to the forums to get started.

Join 1Password 8 for Mac Early Access

I hope you love 1Password 8 as much as we’ve loved creating it. Please share your thoughts with us in the early access forum where the team and I will be hanging out, answering your questions, and incororating your feedback into the official release that is scheduled to be released later this year.

Oh and be sure to mark your calendar for August 12th at noon Eastern when the team and I will be hosting an Ask Me Anything to discuss all things 1Password 8. I look forward to talking with you there as well as within our forums. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿผ

Welcome aboard. ๐Ÿค—

1Password lock screen in dark mode

Encrypt and prosper. This is the way. ๐Ÿ˜€

Founder of 1Password

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