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1Password 8 arrives on Android and iOS with a major redesign and a personalized home

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1Password is today launching a major update to its Android and iOS apps. 1Password 8 is redesigning the mobile password manager apps in many of the same ways that the 1Password 8 apps for Windows and Mac have been redesigned in recent months. The new mobile interface includes a personalized home tab, which should make it easier to find logins, pin favorites and organize your passwords.

On the new personalized home screen, you can also easily see logins you’ve recently created and even pin individual fields from within a login. You can also reorder sections and add quick actions to the home tab, and the navigation bar now provides quick access to search, home page, and settings.

Search isn’t super obvious in the current 1Password mobile app, and the navigation bar is instead split into favorites, categories, tags, and settings. 1Pasword 8 greatly simplifies the entire interface and navigation bar, making it easier for 1Password users unfamiliar with the mobile app to find their logins more easily. The updated app also has new and improved icons, typography, and detailed views for logins and vaults.

New icons and customizable home screen on 1Password 8 mobile.
Image: 1Password

“Over the past few years, we’ve made an effort to unify our design language,” explains Michael Fey, VP engineering for client apps at 1Password, earlier this year. “The updated designs result in a modern take on 1Password that is both familiar and fresh.”

The usability improvements on mobile and desktop are especially important as 1Password tries to win even more subscribers. 1Password now has more than 100,000 paying business customers and has seen subscriber growth during the pandemic that led to a valuation of $6.8 billion for the company earlier this year.

1Password has also made it easier to share files, documents, and passwords with just a link, and even help people remember which “sign-in service” they’ve used on websites. The service also added a Hide My Email feature last year, giving all users the option to hide their email address from apps and services.

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