1Password Beta Now Manages Your Passwords On Windows, Too

1Password Beta Now Manages Your Passwords On Windows, Too

Windows: Password manager and form filler 1Password is a pretty popular app for the Mac (it ranked in our password manager Hive Five), but this week, Windows users can get in on the action too.

Even many of the most diehard Mac users have to work on Windows machines sometimes, whether at work or at home for apps not available on the Mac. Unfortunately, 1Password users were left typing all their passwords themselves when on Windows—until now. Agile Web Solutions has announced that they are testing a beta for 1Password on Windows, and adventurous users can try it out for free until it’s released.

For those unfamiliar, 1Password is an all-in-one password manager, generator and automatic form filler that saves you time by filling in pretty much all your information for you. You’ll only ever have to type your one master password to make changes in 1Password itself. The only downside is that it currently only works with Firefox and Internet Explorer on Windows, so Chrome users are left out right now—but Agile says that Chrome support is in progress. Download it and give it a shot, and be sure to sync your 1Password data with Dropbox so you don’t need to do any additional setup on your Windows machine.

1Password beta is a free download, Windows only.

Installing 1Password for Windows [via TUAW]


  • Another vote for LastPass. It’s got me covered on Windows, Mac, Linux, Firefox, Chrome, IE (if I ever used it) and lets not forget my mobile platforms such as iPhone and soon-to-be iPad. It’s free (apart from the iPhone app) and supports YubiKey authentication too 🙂

    I prefer a web-based solution like LastPass because my passwords and logins are always anywhere I am… with access to any computer/browser combo (that I trust).

  • To “pobox90210” We differ totally on that score. I totally LOVE the fact that all my passwords look like this “7Kg4rfE%rmNZeNgLudz*#%[email protected]#KoUeHV%LHnIt7sls0hLj6zRyILXx”.

    The only time they get “simple” is when websites only allow “weak” passwords, such as no special chars, or like PayPal and eBay only allow a max of 20 chars. An alarming number of sites only allow <20char max passwords. The power of modern computers to brute-force these weak passwords will lead to serious trouble on these sites one day soon IMO.

    But regardless of a sites password-policy, I just set LastPass to generate the most complex password the site allows, then store it away in the database.

    You can, if you want, also download and store a local copy of your LastPass password vault/data base. You'd just have to remember to update it over time to reflect recent changes.

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