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AgileBits teases 1Password 4 for OS X


AgileBits has released teaser images and details for the next iteration of its wildly popular 1Password password management software for OS X, as noted by Macworld. 1Password 4 is set to be released this fall (following its release on iOS last December). 1Password 4 will be the first major release to the OS X client since 2009, and with it, users will see a complete redesign and re-engineering of the software.

For starters, 1Password 4 is written in native Cocoa, which promises speed improvements and complete compatibility with all the latest OS X services offerings. Getting into the features, 1Password 4 will support multiple logins at the same site, add the ability to mark frequently used items as favorites and support new items like driver's licenses and reward cards.

A number of sharing and security options have been added as well. Now users can share specific items between the Mac and iOS app by sending them over encrypted email or iMessage. Users can also sort items by password strength or the last time the user changed the password. This gives them insights into how secure their password security measures are.

There's no word yet on how much 1Password 4 will cost, but anyone who has bought 1Password 3 through AgileBits' website since January 1, 2013 or at any time via the Mac App Store will get the next version for free. 1Password 3 can currently be purchased for US$49.99.

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