Read Me First - Take Control of 1Password (1.2.1) (2014)

Take Control of 1Password (1.2.1) (2014)

Read Me First

Welcome to Take Control of 1Password, version 1.2.1, published in May 2014 by TidBITS Publishing Inc. This book was written by Joe Kissell and edited by Tonya Engst and Kelly Turner.

This book shows you how to get the most from 1Password, the popular password manager for OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android. It explains the best ways to accomplish common tasks, explores new features, and helps you discover new ways to use 1Password.

If you want to share this ebook with a friend, we ask that you do so as you would with a physical book: “lend” it for a quick look, but ask your friend to buy a copy for careful reading or reference. Discounted classroom and Mac user group copies are available.

Updates & More

You can access extras related to this ebook on the Web (use the link in Ebook Extras, near the end; it’s available only to purchasers). On the ebook’s Take Control Extras page, you can:

· Download any available new version of the ebook for free, or buy any subsequent edition at a discount.

· Download various formats, including PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket. (Learn about reading on mobile devices on our Device Advice page.)

· Read the ebook’s blog. You may find new tips or information, links to author interviews, and update plans for the ebook.

If you bought this ebook from the Take Control Web site, it has been added to your account, where you can download it in other formats and access any future updates. Otherwise, you can add it to your account manually; see Ebook Extras.


Here are a few pointers that will help you read this ebook:

· Links: All blue text in this ebook is hot, meaning you can click (or tap) it, just like a link on the Web. If you click a link to switch to a different part of the ebook, you can return quickly to where you were if your ebook reader offers a “back” feature. For example, if you use iBooks to read the EPUB version of this ebook, you can tap the “Back to” link at the lower left. Or, if you use Preview on the Mac to read the PDF version of this ebook, you can choose Go > Back or press Command-[.

· Menus: Where I describe choosing a command from a menu in the menu bar, I use an abbreviated description that puts the name of the menu ahead of the command. For example, at the end of the previous paragraph, “Go > Back” means “choose the Back command from the Go menu.”

In 1Password for Mac, the application menu (which bears the app’s name) is titled 1Password for the Mac App Store version but 1Password 4 for the version purchased from the AgileBits Web site. For simplicity, I always use the former term in this book—for example, “Choose 1Password > Preferences to open the Preferences window.”

· Credentials: I frequently use the term credentials to refer to the complete set of information you need to log in to a site or service—typically a username (or email address) and a password.

What’s New in Version 1.2.1

Version 1.2.1 brings the ebook up to date with minor changes in 1Password 4.4 for Mac and makes a few other small corrections:

· Clarified some wording about licenses in Configure 1Password and iCloud versus Dropbox in Choose a Sync Method (or Two).

· Updated the 1Password Watchtower sidebar with the latest information on how 1Password indicates passwords that are potentially vulnerable to the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug and should therefore be changed.

What Was New in Version 1.2

Version 1.2 of this ebook was a minor update, primarily to bring the material up to date with 1Password 4.3 for Mac and 1Password 4.5 for iOS, both released in April 2014; it also provided a few details about the still-in-beta updates for Windows and Android. The most significant changes are these:

· Updated nearly all the graphics to reflect the current versions of 1Password.

· Removed numerous mentions of bugs and missing features that have now been resolved or added.

· Added new features to the discussion of 1Password mini, such as support for secure notes and editing items in place.

· Explained the new syncing setup procedure for iOS in Sync with the Cloud or a Folder.

· Revised Save New Logins to cover the new behavior with multiple vaults.

· Rewrote the sidebar How Domains Work (and Don’t) to explain how 1Password’s new and improved subdomain matching functions.

· In Work with Tags, described how to rename tags in 1Password’s sidebar.

· Updated Work with Previously Generated Passwords to cover improvements in 1Password mini.

· Described the revised interface for editing Web form details in Change Web Form Details.

· Revised many of the details about 1Password for iOS, discussed new features, and added the topic Use Multiple Vaults in iOS.