AgileBits, the makers of 1Password today announced a major update for 1Password on Windows. The company is today releasing 1Password 6 for Windows devices, introducing a new brand-new design and a host of new features. Dave Teare, the founder of AgileBits told us that the company has completely rebuild 1Password from the ground-up with version 6, which means it is using the latest and greatest technologies and provide a much better experience. With the new user interface, users can navigate very easily around the app thanks to the cleaner user interface. In addition to a new user interface, 1Password is also introducing a “beautiful” new security design — apparently, the company is introducing a “secure-er encryption design” with the latest update. The company is introducing something called an “Account Key” with 1Password 6 which is basically a unique 128 bit key that will be generated for every user and essentially strengthens the Master Password for their accounts.
Dave Teare stated:
1Password 6 is designed to work exclusively with our new hosted services, enabling some cool new features like Item History, online access to all your items on 1Password.com, and our built-in automatic sync is faster and does everything for you so you don’t need to setup any third-party sync service. And to top things off, our new security design makes things secure-er than ever.
In version 6 we have re-written 1Password from the ground up so literally everything is new. This is really exciting as we’ve been able to use the latest and greatest technologies, but there was a consequence of starting from scratch: we haven’t been able to finish all the features that some of our users are using. Specifically, we do not yet have support for standalone licenses, so we don’t have Dropbox sync or WLAN Sync at this time.
If you use 1Password, you can get 1Password 6 here.