1Password for Mac Early Access

by Dave
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Earlier this year we released our new Linux app and soon after opened early access to 1Password 8 for Windows. Now it’s time for Mac to join in on the fun! 🎊

Mac has always held a special place in my heart. Roustem and I created the very first version of 1Password on our Mac PowerBooks way back in 2006. And our love has continued throughout our 15-year history. πŸ₯°

When we set out to create 1Password 8 we wanted to create a familiar, unified experience while staying true to what makes each platform special.

With 1Password 8, we’ve done exactly that. 1Password 8 is our best Mac app to date and today we’re opening early access so you can get in on the fun.

1Password app unlocked on Mac showing off its new design

Welcome aboard the next generation of 1Password for Mac. 😍

Let’s start at the top. Categories now sit atop your item list as a simple dropdown filter, giving the sidebar plenty of room to show all your vaults and their accounts.

You’ll also notice an indicator next to each shared vault, making it easier to see which vaults are private and which are shared. No guesswork. And items show who they’re being shared with.

Screenshot of the Item Details window with a zoomed in highlight of who it's being shared with

Throughout the app you’re in more control, with more contextual information available at all times. Try dragging-and-dropping an item from a personal vault to a shared vault. When you do, 1Password will show you who will gain access to the item so there’s no doubt about what’s happening.

Moving an item to a shared vault now shows a confirmation window highlighting who will have access once the move is completed.

And for those of you that love Dark Mode you’re in for a treat! Flipping the switch is so relaxing on the eyes it’s like beaming over to the beauty salon. 😎

Unlocked main 1Password window showing off Dark Mode

The new design is not only gorgeous, it also makes it easier than ever to find what you’re looking for. Giving you what you need and then getting out of your way is one of our prime directives of 1Password. And with Quick Find you can quickly find your items, vaults, and tags.

1Password with new Quick Find window open

You can also focus in on your items using Collections. These are super helpful when you have multiple accounts or shared vaults. Customize which vaults and items you see depending on your current task.

I personally use Collections to hide family vaults that I only need access to in case of emergency and don’t want to see every day. It’s also great for hiding production work accounts until I explicitly require them.

Use Collections to focus in on the vaults and accounts you use most regularly

Next gen Watchtower

Watchtower is your situation room, giving you a comprehensive overview of your security health. Greatly improve your security by replacing passwords that need attention. Worf never had it so easy. πŸ˜€

Watchtower Dashboard highlighting your password strength and which items need attention.

Next gen editing

Once you jump into an individual item to take care of any vulnerabilities Watchtower points out, you’ll find a completely new editing experience, including a powerful new password generator, smart suggestions, and simpler file attachments.

New item editing screen with file attachments and new security questions section

Next gen browsing

1Password 8 for Mac is even more powerful when paired with 1Password in your browser. When you need to log in to a site, fill a form, or enter payment information, 1Password for Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Edge surface the relevant information and offer to fill it in for you.

Safari login page for Disney+ with the 1Password inline menu open

Creating new accounts on websites is a breeze with automatically generated suggested passwords β€” and just look at the gorgeous and more powerful save window! 😍

Sign up page on Redcross with a new login being saved in 1Password

Next gen performance

Our new 1Password apps are built in Rust, a secure systems programming language famous for its performance and safety. πŸ¦€

You won’t see this change but you’ll feel it. The app is incredibly responsive across the board, from unlocking to adding accounts to searching your items β€” especially when combined with native support for Apple Silicon and all the speed improvements that brings. We’re talking breaking-the-warp-barrier speed. 🀘🏽

Next gen security

As always, your items are protected with strong end-to-end encryption so only you can see them. Along with your Secret Key, advanced MFA options, and secure remote password, your data has never been more secure.

That starts at the lock screen, which now shows all your accounts. Along with Touch ID (and soon Face ID hopefully 🀞) for easy unlocking it’s never been easier to protect yourself, your family, and your entire company.

1Password lock screen showing multiple accounts and a button to activate TouchID

Next gen data recovery

No one likes to lose data (just ask Picard! πŸ˜‚), so the next generation of 1Password gives you more power to recover data, starting with item drafts, the ability to restore recently deleted items, as well as being able to revert to previous versions of an item.

And if you’re a 1Password Families or Business customer, you can now give specific friends, colleagues, or family members the ability to recover your account should you forget your password. (They will still never have access to your data.)

Make it so πŸš€

You’re welcome to come join us here in the future with our Early Access program. Head over to the forums to get started.

Join 1Password 8 for Mac Early Access

I hope you love 1Password 8 as much as we’ve loved creating it. Please share your thoughts with us in the early access forum where the team and I will be hanging out, answering your questions, and incororating your feedback into the official release that is scheduled to be released later this year.

Oh and be sure to mark your calendar for August 12th at noon Eastern when the team and I will be hosting an Ask Me Anything to discuss all things 1Password 8. I look forward to talking with you there as well as within our forums. πŸ––πŸΌ

Welcome aboard. πŸ€—

1Password lock screen in dark mode

Encrypt and prosper. This is the way. πŸ˜€


What's new

1Password for Mac 8.2.0-56
  • Brought back ⌘\ autofill shortcut on the current page. Currently only available when there’s a single matching item. Support for multipe suggests coming soon.
  • When Apple Watch is available we show its icon on the lock screen instead of Touch ID. #6836
  • Apple Watch unlock is now available after system sleep. #8830
  • Added support for Touch ID on the new Magic Keyboard.
  • Quick Access opens when left clicking the menubar !8731
  • Quick Access menu now only displays actions that are relevant to the selected item. #9110
  • Focus now returns to the last app when Quick Access loses focus. !8724
  • Right-click on any field in item details to open its context menu. #5227
  • Accounts can be added and removed from the new Account Management screen. #8368
  • Accessibility improvements on the lock screen, Account Management, alerts and menus with many more to come throughout the app. #9215 !8650 #9251 #9158 !8683
  • Many improvements to keyboard shortcuts and navigation throughout Quick Access. !8771
  • Fixed situations where multiple instances of the app could open at the same time. #9087
  • Improved design of item details header while in edit mode.!8764
  • Refreshed the design of the Watchtower banners. !8682
  • Reduced jank in Large Type window to avoid it bouncing around. #9170
  • Fixed flash of unstyled text when opening an item in a new window. !8775
  • Avoid showing the main window of the app when invoking Quick Access. !8713
  • The updater no longer stores previous versions of the app in the Trash. #9138
  • Fixed an issue where Secure Input could be enabled when the app was not in focus. #8457
1Password for Mac 8.2.2-6
  • Quick Access hint bar now fits in one line and shows the correct shortcuts. !8652
  • Added a Quick Access option to the system tray. !8670
  • Quick Access now hides when the user selects an action. !8664
  • Re-enabled vault collections. !8666
  • Prompt for unlock if the user tries to open Quick Access while 1Password is locked. !8658
  • Improved the keyboard navigation for Quick Access. !8660
  • Added a right-click menu to Item View fields. !8617
  • Quick Access will only show menu actions relevant to the selected item. !8696
  • Added an About icon. !8654
  • Fixed incorrect voice over text on the lock screen button. !8650
  • Moved “Edit” to before “Open in New Window” in an item’s context menu. !8585
  • Updated the Watchtower banners to our latest design. !8682
  • Improved the screen reader text for the Account Management sign out button. !8717
  • Cleaned up the borders in the Item Edit header. !8764
  • Set Quick Access shortcuts: ⌘+O to open an item in a new window, and ⌘+Shift+O to open the item in the main 1Password window. !8750
  • Added a title for screen readers to alert dialogs. !8638
  • Removed superfluous + signs from the Quick Access shortcut display. !8743
  • The Settings close button now has a label for screen readers. !8773
  • Fixed a problem in which two words beginning with the same characters in an item would not appear in search results when they should. !8742
  • Added keyboard shortcuts and menu actions for Archive and Delete. !8527
  • Fixed a problem that caused Large Type window to bounce around. !8628
  • Screen readers will now read most elements of the Settings page. !8571
  • ⌘+. will close Quick Access. !8771
  • Clarified the text of dialogs that involve discarding changes. !8619
  • Quick Access will no longer show results when the search field is empty. !8781
  • Arrow keys and navigation modifiers now work in the Quick Access search field. !8781
  • Quick Access now opens when clicking the menubar on. !8731
1Password for Mac 8.2.2-19
  • Added the ability to change keyboard shortcuts in the Settings dialog. !8729
  • Pressing Command + F will now include search filters to help narrow your search within the current item list. #9576
  • Open and fill your Login items directly from Quick Access! #9130
  • Search filters are now available in Quick Access. #9309
  • Quick Access now launches on the same monitor or virtual desktop as your cursor. !8834
  • We’ve updated the Locale setting in our Advanced settings view to show the full language names instead of the language codes. #9218
  • Scrolling up and down the item list is now more responsive when holding down the arrow keys. #8653
  • Touch ID now appears when 1Password is bought up via the Dock. !8955
  • The feedback icon on the app toolbar is now accessible to screen readers. #9225
  • Quick Access is now fully accessible to screen readers. !8962
  • Screen readers can now read out the selected option in the dropdown menus in Settings, item overflow, field actions, and the user menu. #9616
  • Screen readers now announce the “next” button changes in our setup tour. !8915
  • When creating a new item, screen readers will now include information about which account and vault the new item will go to. #9592
  • Added a rate-limiter on our browser integration restart attempts. #7921,#9575
  • Worked around a memory leak in some Swift libraries. #9564
  • General optimizations and improvements. #9542,#9155,#8633
  • The system’s processor type will now be included in the Diagnostics Report. #9614
1Password for Mac 8.2.2-23
  • Quick Access is now smarter and more helpful by prioritizing items based on your previous searches {#8819}
  • Quick Access no longer resizes the window when searching #9769
  • Avoid showing dupicate categories within Quick Find results #9857
  • Now hiding the main window after unlocking if unlock was started via Quick Access #9444
  • Fixed Quick Access menu text overflow issue #9650
  • Copy actions are now shown first in Quick Access Menu !9048
  • Added the ability to clear keyboard shortcuts in preferences #9706
  • Removed an inappropriate word from the secure password generator word list but we won’t tell you which one πŸ˜‚ #9582
  • The main app menu now has a divider before ‘Quit 1Password’ #9404
1Password for Mac 8.2.2-39



  • Turn any Password item into a Login item by adding a username. #3906
  • Use your security key as a second factor to unlock the 1Password app. #2263
  • Use scopes to customize your search results and find only the items you need. #9578
  • Account avatars help you quickly identify your 1Password accounts when you add them to the app. !9092
  • Localized status and error messages make it easier than ever to install 1Password on your Mac. #9136
  • The 1Password app now launches automatically when you log in on your Mac, so you can start using 1Password instantaneously. !9025 ​ ​ ​



  • Quick Access gets you where you’re going even sooner with faster load times, scrollable results, and smart actions that let you open and fill items, view details, and more. #9523,#9805,#9914,#9394
  • The vault count in the overview section of the diagnostics report now accurately reflects the number of vaults in all accounts. !9102
  • The background color for the item count is now a more readable shade of red when dragging items. #9412
  • Vault collection icons that include multiple account avatars now align nicely to the left in the menu. !9104 ​- Some errors are kinder than they appear – the Native Messaging Host manifest installation error has softened to a gentle warning. #9903



  • A slew of style and design adjustments to the Quick Access menu fixes the title color of the item row, the color of the search icon, and the style, window width, padding, and margins of the hint bar. !9174,!9072,!9122,!9130
  • The Software License item now has a multi-line text field. #8401
  • Double vision be gone! The keyboard shorcuts modal no longer duplicates keys in list items. !9154
  • The button width is now more compact in collapsible sections of the list of found 1Password accounts. #9030 The Command + F shortcut no longer includes a space when in an item list that does not support search filters. #9886- 1Password now sends notifications to the auto-lock monitor that include the time the system has been asleep. #9976
  • 1Password activates silently when it’s opened by the browser helper. #9895
  • 1Password is 100% less annoying now that it won’t show up in your dock when the app is closed. #9976 ​
1Password for Mac 8.2.2-57

Who here loves great musical covers of classic songs? Like Jimi Hendrix’s cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower”, which turned a nice, folksy tune into an iconic piece of rock music? Some covers are just better than the original, and it’s what every good cover song endeavors to do – to take something that’s already good and make it into something even better. At 1Password, we love to do just that. We’re always striving to make our apps even more amazing than the original. And whether you want to quickly create new Document items by dragging files to 1Password icon in the Dock, scan your Setup Code when signing in to the app, or change accounts when creating new vaults, this release has got you (and us) covered! 🎢🎸

And after you check out this week’s awesome covers, we’d love to hear from our Early Access community about your experience with 1Password 8 so far. Please take our 1Password 8 Early Access Survey.

Participation in the survey is completely optional and if you do choose to participate, your feedback is kept anonymous. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback and insight.



  • Drag files to the 1Password icon in the Dock to create new Document items. Shout out to Casey Liss from ATP.fm for requesting this feature. πŸ₯° #10076
  • Access your recently deleted items from the sidebar. #7851
  • Scan your Setup Code to sign in to your 1Password account, or use the improved Emergency Kit option. #9099,#9101
  • You can now switch accounts when creating a new vault. #8848



  • Users are now notified if the app is running outside of the Applications folder. #5556
  • The Secure Input handling for the lock screen has been improved. #9811
  • Screen readers will now indicate more options are available for password and security question fields. #9993
  • The item location bar is now more accessible when using a screen reader. #9990
  • Added visual cues and messages to provide more helpful feedback when using Quick Access shortcuts. #9461,#9288
  • Type-ahead has been added to the Quick Access menu. #9625
  • Increased window height and padding on item rows in the Quick Access menu.
  • Watchtower received some aesthetic enhancements with updates to the the layout, card fonts, and “Show items” button. #9518



  • Item permissions are now checked to determine which edit menu actions are available. #9812
  • It’s now possible to use the keyboard to select a vault in the Move or Copy Items views. #8987
  • Found accounts are now more accessible, with proper labels and focus when navigating the sign in process. #9515,#9320
  • Pressing the Esc (Escape) key now closes the password history modal. #9900
  • Permissions are now checked before the delete or archive action is performed. #9607
  • The Quick Access view reopens to its previous location after the app locks or restarts. #9875,#9573
  • Fixed the text wrapping for note fields. !9311