If you are familiar with the 1Passwords web browser then you will be aware of its new password manager feature that enables you to add, edit and combine passwords on any website easily and quickly. This feature also gives you access to your stored passwords across all the devices that you use, whether it is PC smartphones or tablets, and touch screen devices. However, what some people may not know is that 1Passwords now has a much-improved interface, one which is far more intuitive than its previous incarnations. This upgrade to the 1Passwords web extension is largely aimed at making the password manager more useful and functional and also making it easier for users to manage their passwords across multiple devices. It is therefore important to look beyond the technical specifications of this new version and to think about how the new design will enhance the experience of using a web browser and a password manager.
One of the major improvements in the layout and user interface of the new version is the addition of a Passbook-style browser extension. This new feature provides a tab for managing passwords and logins across all the devices that a user has access to with the 1Passwords browser. This extension uses the Windows Hello API to log into Windows and establishes a password that can be used to log into the web browser. The implementation is rather simple: each time you log into a web browser, a random password is chosen. The browser then displays a lock icon and a password hint field.
One of the key features of the new browser is the built-in password manager. This feature offers various options for managing passwords across multiple devices, such as accessing a password manager through the web browser and in Windows Explorer. The user is then able to choose a password manager from a list that is provided when you log into Windows Hello. Once you have chosen a password manager, you can save your chosen password and log in. If you need to reset the password, you can just select the “change password” option and enter a new one.
Another major improvement is the Web Extensions Auto-detection for Windows Vista and Windows 7. These browsers do not natively support the Touch ID gesture which is necessary for the integration with Windows and this feature was not supported in the earlier versions of the browser. In earlier versions of 1 Password for Windows, this gesture was not supported by the browser because it depended on the presence of the Windows Keyboard Device driver. However, this device driver has been included in the latest Windows 7 and Vista operating systems and this is what enables the browser to detect the fingerprint of the user when connecting to a remote computer. This auto-detection also ensures that the password you type in the password manager will be shown on the screen and will be synchronized between the browser and the remote computer.
Another important feature added in the new version is the Print button. The Print button enables you to print out documents from within the 1 Password web browser. To enable this function, you need to first click on the Print button located at the top right corner of the screen. In previous versions of the browser, you have to first click on “print” and then select “print” from the options on the page. However, if you are using the new version, you can select “print” from the main menu and the browser will automatically start printing out the documents.
You can also view and edit a PDF document from within 1 Password. To do this, you need to highlight the PDF file and then select “print” from the main menu. You need to follow the on-screen instructions to print the document out. In earlier versions of the browser, you had to double click on the PDF file before selecting “print”. This new version provides you with easier access to the print button and you can view and edit the document just like you do with a regular PDF document.
In earlier versions of the browser, if you wish to switch to another extension, you would have to restart your internet browser. However, with the new 1Password extension, you will be able to quickly change the password of your current 1 Password web browser in a snap. To do so, click on “extensions” found on the upper right corner of the browser and choose from a wide array of secure and convenient extensions such as Yahoo Messenger, WordPress, HootSuite, and more.
With this latest version of the 1 Password browser, you can use a fingerprint scanner to log into a secure area of your online account from anywhere in the world. This is one of the most exciting and innovative features that the 1 Password extension has to offer. If you are not yet decided to buy this browser, you can always download your free copy here. You can also read reviews from past and current users of this web extension and find out what they think of the feature.