Jan 25 2008
If you bought the MacHeist bundle this year, you got 1Password and you should be using it. If you didn’t buy the MacHeist bundle, it’s too late but not like I didn’t try to tell you. At USD$29.95, 1Password is still a steal for what it does.
How many password protected web services do you use? Dozens?
How many of them have pathetically simple passwords based on dictionary words or pet names?
How many of the use the same pathetically simple password? Too many, I’d bet.
1Password is perfectly designed for the majority of people who can’t come up with, let alone remember, difficult and strong passwords. It works with the system’s keychain and allows you to use “one password” to unlock a vault of impossibly difficult passwords. It integrates with most browsers so that when you sign on to a new web service, you can generate a new nasty password and 1Password does the remembering for you.
The new update evaluates all the password currently in use and rates their strength so that you can go to that web service and change your wimpy password to one that is much more secure. It even syncs with your iPhone, Palm or Treo.
1Password is one of those applications every Mac user should have. It makes the list.