Back in December of last year, Agilebits updated its iOS version of 1Password taking user feedback to heart. With a completely redesigned user interface and support for iCloud sync, there was really only one thing missing, and that was 1Password 4 for Mac. Today Agilebits released a sneak peek of what users can expect from the highly anticipated release of 1Password 4 for Mac this fall.
Taking a cue from their iOS release, 1Password 4 for Mac will have Favorites, Multi-Site Logins, and of course iCloud sync. The iCloud Sync feature in particular is one that I have been waiting for since the new iOS version came out. Don’t worry, Dropbox sync will still be supported.
Custom fields can also be added to most items so you can make them your own. There will also be support for more item types. The included extension for browsers on the Mac has been completely redesigned and will be identical for each browser, as it is now native Cocoa.
An interesting new feature will be the ability to share encrypted items via iMessage or eMail. Depending on how this works out, and who can share items with whom, this may be a way to send encrypted notes back and forth.
Like the iOS update, 1Password 4 for Mac will be a complete redesign. And according to Agilebits to 1Password 4 for Mac will be a free upgrade to all Mac App Store customers; yes, all of them. Website customers who purchased 1Password for Mac prior to January 1, 2013 will have to pay an upgrade price that has yet to be determined. The new version is expected to be released this fall.