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1Passwd 2.0 available, free update for current users


My favorite password and form manager, 1Passwd from Agile Web Solutions, has been given a nice update from version 1.5 to version 2.0. As a registered user I appreciate that there's no charge for this update, even though it's a major update and not a minor tweak. The authors have even stated there won't be a charge for the Leopard-compatible update when the time comes, thanks in part to the support they've received from sites like MacUpdate, VersionTracker and iUseThis. The free major upgrades are their way of saying "Thanks" to the community that has helped them build and improve their app.

1Passwd is a password manager and form-filler for Mac OS X that allows multiple identities, generates strong passwords, integrates with the OS X Keychain and most browsers (Safari, Firefox, Camino, Shiira, Flock and now OmniWeb and DevonAgent), and also integrates with .Mac so you can sync your passwords and forms across multiple systems. It's like the OS X keychain on steroids and with an emphasis on web forms and better integration. I've been using it for a few months now and I've come to rely on it heavily.

Version 2's most notable feature addition is the new Secure Notes feature - which I don't have too much use for personally, but it's nice to know it's there! Additional features include:

  • Added 1Passwd extension for DEVONagent 2.0.3.
  • Added 1Passwd extension for OmniWeb 5.5.
  • Added Import of RoboForm Safenotes.
  • Updated About window to include code attribution and hide registration info by default.
  • Fixed UTF8 encoding problems in Firefox extension.
  • Fixed problem emptying the Trash with Identity records.
There are also several changes to the user interface, including a trash can for deleted entries in case you change your mind or delete the wrong entry by mistake. There are even more features coming in future 2.x updates, but the developers felt it was important to push these features out the door now so that OmniWeb and DevonAgent users could enjoy 1Passwd rather than make everyone wait a few more weeks for the kitchen sink. You can read more about the new features planned on their blog.

There's a free version which is fully functional but limits the number of saved forms and identities to saved forms and identities to 12 and 1, respectively. The registered version costs $29.99 or $39.99 for a family license (up to 3 users in the same household) and there's a 30-day, 100% refund guarantee. Go ahead and give it a try - you really have nothing to lose!

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