Introduction

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1Password is a full-featured password and identity manager. Thanks to powerful desktop client programs for Mac OS X and Windows and mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, 1Password gives you a more secure and convenient online experience, no matter where you are.

Here are some of the features that make 1Password an indispensable tool for managing all your passwords, online IDs, and personal information and for streamlining many aspects of computer use:

Automatically Save and Fill Web Site Logins

1Password allows you to quickly save new Logins from within supported browsers. It detects when you are logging into a web site, and if it notices a password you have not yet saved, 1Password prompts you to save the new Login in your secure, encrypted data file, for later use.

When it comes time to log into a site, 1Password makes it easy with your choice of browser buttons and keyboard shortcuts. You can also use our innovative Go & Fill feature, which in one fell swoop opens your default browser at a site’s login page and enters your saved login credentials, optionally submitting the filled login form.

True Integration With Web Browsers

browser integration

Many applications provide safe storage areas for your private web information, but you often need to add your data by hand, then manually copy it back out when the time calls. We knew there had to be a better way.

We designed 1Password to go the extra mile and work directly with your browsers. When you need to log into a site, create a new account, or generate a strong new password, the capability is just a click or two away, and your information is always stored in an encrypted data file.

It’s a great combination of security and convenience.

The password, identity, and personal information tools that come pre-bundled with web browsers are specific to their exclusive playgrounds. Your data is locked up in each browser, forcing you to find a way to migrate your passwords—if that’s even possible—every time you switch browsers. With 1Password, your information travels with you.

1Password sets you and your data free by integrating with your browsers. This provides constant, ubiquitous access to your passwords and personal information.

Strong Password Generator

Let’s face it: the days of using your pet’s name or your anniversary as a password are long gone. While 1Password remembers all your passwords so you don’t have to, it also has a great tool called the Strong Password Generator for creating really strong, unguessable passwords to keep you safe online.

Strong Password Generator

1Password’s Strong Password Generator is like having one of those really smart password guys built right into your browsers. Instead of cracking passwords like in the movies, though, our expert creates unguessable passwords for you. With the Strong Password Generator you can quickly create complex passwords on the fly, save them to your encrypted 1Password data file, and automatically fill them in to web site login forms. Not only does this protect your accounts from prying eyes, but you also gain protection from keyloggers, as 1Password never types your password and does not rely on the Clipboard.

And all you need to remember when it comes to unlocking your data file and using your information is—you guessed it—your one password, known only to you.

Rock-Solid Security

All of your confidential information is encrypted using AES, the same state-of-the-art encryption algorithm used as the national standard in the United States. (Fun fact: AES stands for Advanced Encryption Standard.) 1Password uses 128-bit keys for encryption, which means it would take millions of years for a criminal to decrypt your data using a “brute force” attack.

Of equal importance is where 1Password stores your data: neither an Internet connection nor an online storage is required. All your data is stored locally, on your computer. Even if you choose to sync your 1Password data with other devices using an online service like Dropbox, though, your master password keeps you in complete control of your data.

Securely Organize Your Life With Wallet Items

The Wallet vault provides a secure place to store sensitive information like credit cards, bank accounts, memberships, and reward programs. You can use 1Password’s powerful encryption technology to safely save all this information and find it when you need it.

Secure Notes

For any information that doesn’t fit nicely into a Login or Wallet item, 1Password provides Secure Notes.

Secure Note

Secure Notes provide some of the text-entry freedom of your favorite plain-text editor with the added benefit of strong encryption—so, like everything else in your 1Password data, they’re safe and private.

Stay Organized

1Password items like Logins, Secure Notes, Identities, and Software Licenses are easy to find in their own “vaults” in the upper left quadrant of the 1Password window. If you want a little more order to your digital life, you can create folders and drag and drop one or more 1Password items into them. Create one folder for work-related Logins, Identities, and Wallet items, and another with Secure Notes and Logins for helping with your child’s soccer team. A third “banking” folder could hold all your credit card and bank Logins, along with your social security Wallet item.

Get Access to Your Data Anywhere

1Password has many solutions available that allow you to access your data anywhere you need it. With 1Password’s apps for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices, you can securely take all of your information with you. With 1PasswordAnywhere, you can view the contents of your Agile Keychain from almost any computer if you store it on a syncing service like Dropbox or place a copy on a USB flash drive. You can also export your saved Logins as an unencrypted delimited-text file that you can carry with you on a USB stick or store in your safe deposit box as a “last line of defense” in case of drive failure.

Automatically Keep Your Data in Sync on PCs, Macs, and iOS devices

With 1Password, leaving home won’t leave you dead in the water…at least not in terms of password and identity management. In addition to providing access to your logins, credit cards, and personal information across browsers on your PC, your 1Password data file can be shared among multiple PCs and Macs with a file-based sync solution like Dropbox.