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Summary:

For those of you who have far too many sites to log into and far too short of a memory to remember them all, this program will save your life. 1Password is a simple, elegant system that incorporates itself into most browsers and like Keychain, will […]

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For those of you who have far too many sites to log into and far too short of a memory to remember them all, this program will save your life. 1Password is a simple, elegant system that incorporates itself into most browsers and like Keychain, will save and place your information accordingly.

Browser Compatibility

For a full list of browser compatibility check out their site. Having Safari and Firefox covered, I was already set. Each browser will offer a similar button as shown above. Once you save a form or identity on a browser, it gets transferred to the other ones.

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What It Offers

1Password may be similar to Keychain but ultimately provides for a much more versatile user experience. You can store multiple identities, false or real, multiple registration forms, and billing information for quick check outs. 1Password automatically synchronizes with Keychain and can sync with .Mac for access from multiple computers. Transferring information can be safe and easy by simply copying or backing up your Keychain folder.

If you’re like me and use variations of similar passwords, 1Password offers a quick solution to create passwords for you. It will prompt with you with a slider of choices and will create a unique password, at your set length.

Safety

Like the good Samaritans you are, you question safety. Since 1Password is directly integrated with Keychain, OS X is already set to keep your information safe. 1Password requires a master password to log in. Also it will timeout after a specified time. In the 1Password manager you can edit accounts, add notes, or track history.

Like most good things in the world, 1Password comes with at a cost, $29.95. A bargain considering its abilities. If you’re still skeptical try it out for free and comment your experiences.

  1. When I used Windows, I loved RoboForm but was disappointed that there wasn’t a verison for Mac when I switched over. As a result, I was happy to find 1Password, which has many of the same features, although there are some things within Roboform that I miss such as the ability to easily edit passwords and the option to password-protect each item as opposed to using a master password.

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  2. For the next two weeks, you can spend an extra $20 and get 1Password and nine other Mac shareware apps from macheist.

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  3. Excellent App.

    Saves me time dozens of times every day!

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  4. Exceptional piece of software, I use it extensively everyday. Their limited-beta-only My1Password online service will make this even better. To summarize it in a sentence, it uploads encrypted data to their server that you can then access from other machines.

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  5. Great application. Money well-spent.

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  6. A must have! I first tried the demo for a while, then I bought it, now I cannot live without it!!

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  7. I know its off topic but whats with the GOLD around the safari icon? Just Curious. But great app, love it so far!

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  8. @Richard Hather

    The Gold around the Safari icon signifies it’s a WebKit build.

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  9. I prefer Keepass OSX: http://www.keepassx.org/ . Free, Open Source, and cross-platform.

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