1Password has been in the news a lot this week!
Just last night while I was listening to the Mac Geek Gab PodCast episode #173, 1Password popped up in the conversation about how to setup a brand new Mac.
The Mac Geek Gab PodCast discussion was focused on the new Macbooks and was very timely for me as my new MacBook Pro just arrived. I decided to not migrate my existing preferences, instead electing to start fresh and manually create everything. I was in the middle of configuring Mail when Dave Hamilton gave some great advice on setting things up when going this route.
After discussing how to migrate your Mail and Keychains from your old setup to your new Mac, Dave brought up 1Password. I was ecstatic to hear this:
Might I recommend, and they don't pay us to say this but I'm happy to say it anyway, 1Password from Agile Solutions. it is a fantastic, WAY better than the keychain for web passwords.
It is fantastic!
It is such an awesome utility for managing your passwords, it is cross browser compliant, it will generate strong passwords and all that great stuff.
Allows you to easily have different passwords for every single web site that you visit.
That's it, I'm done my endorsement of 1Password
Thank you Dave! I'm glad to hear you find 1Password awesome! And thank you for the advice on migrating Mail, it saved me at least an hour as I was planning a different route!
Speaking of awesome, MacLife reviewed 1Password in the November Edition and assigned 1Password a ranking of AWESOME (5/5) and then proceeded to award 1Password with an Editors' Choice award!!
This is a huge honor and I want to thank Ray Aguilera for the kind words and writing such an excellent article.
Ray did raise two Cons, however, namely that 1Password is Mac only and the iPhone version is currently a bit limited. We could not agree more and are taking steps to address both of these concerns.
Update: MacLife posted their review online.