1Password 8 Comes to Windows

Posted on November 17, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Cloud, Web browsers, Windows 10, Windows 11 with 15 Comments

The latest version of the well-regarded 1Password password management service is now available on 64-bit versions of Windows 10 and 11.

“Got a Windows PC? You can now enjoy the modern design, improved productivity, and enhanced security & privacy of the all-new 1Password 8,” 1Password founder Dave Teare writes in the announcement post. “We went back to the drawing board and recreated every bit and every pixel to bring you the most modern, productive, and secure version of 1Password yet.”

Major features and updates in this release include:

Modern design. 1Password includes a modern standalone app with a new user experience, and that design carries over into the web browser extension as well.

Quick Access. Now, you can type Ctrl + Shift + Space from anywhere on your PC to bring up the 1Password Quick Access window, which lets you quickly search your passwords and pre-fills, and open underlying apps and websites.

Enhanced security and privacy. As you would expect of a password manager, 1Password provides “the security and privacy guarantees you’ve come to expect and provides new tools to keep you safe online.” These include a new Watchtower Dashboard for monitoring the security of your passwords and identifying those that are vulnerable, shared vaults for those in family or business plans, and Windows Hello integration. And Teares notes that “all the critical bits are done in Rust, a systems programming language renowned for its security and safety.”

And more. 1Password 8 also includes the ability to make Markdown-based notes, create new vaults directly within the app, restore recently deleted items and previous versions, navigate easily throughout the app with Quick Find, and share items with anyone using a simple link.

You can learn more from the 1Password website.

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Comments (15)

15 responses to “1Password 8 Comes to Windows”

  1. wright_is

    Sounds great... Shame I'm not using Windows any more.

    • wright_is

      Where is the edit? Sorry, that was a bit flippant.

      Hopefully the macOS version will be similar, if I get a Mac.

      • Markld

        Yes, where is the Edit?

        Would be nice to be able to do that as before. I'm trying to figure out the downside to be able to edit vs the obvious upside.

      • j5

        It is. I’ve been using the beta version for a few months now. Looks great and works great.

      • Jeffsters

        Right now we have a native app this is electron based. It’s simply the wrong direction.

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  3. mattbg

    This comes just as Dashlane is retiring their desktop app altogether in January.

    Markdown secure notes is a nice feature.

  4. spiderman2

    Electron? no thanks

  5. ronh

    I used to use this, but left when they went to a subscription model. Good Company, good support. I was a beta tester.

    I switched to Enpass. It uses my OneDrive.

  6. markbyrn

    Did you notice the upgrade no longer allows you to export your vault in any format that's currently readable by other password managers such as Bitwarden. In fact, it exports in just one proprietary format, and while it's not encrypted but will require the other password manager developers to retool their manager to import this new format.

  7. Davor Radman

    Every bit and pixel is new, but it's still called 1password 8? Hm..