1Password can now sync automatically using Dropbox!
Also known as “syncing to the cloud”, this amazing feature allows you to keep your Mac, Windows, and iOS devices in sync at all times, even when they are running on different networks. (Yes, I did say Windows; 1Password for Windows is currently in beta testing)
Oh boy – this is some fantastic update news. 1Password Pro – the excellent password manager app for iPad, iPhone, and desktop – has been recently updated, and has added the ability to sync to ‘the cloud’ via Dropbox.
1Password and Dropbox are two of my most favorite and essential apps – across desktop, iPad, and iPhone. Putting the two of them together is like a chocolate + peanut butter moment times 100.
This means no more need for WiFi sync over a local WiFi network. It means you can just let Dropbox do all the hard work and stay in sync no matter where you are across your desktop 1Password and all your iDevices. And Dropbox does file sync effortlessly and better than any other service I’ve seen – by a long margin.
I’ve updated 1Password on my MacBook and on the iPad and iPhone – and the new feature works perfectly.
Here are some further notes on the new Dropbox sync feature, via the folks at 1Password:
1Password Pro is currently the only edition with Dropbox syncing. The standard editions will receive this feature in the next update (currently awaiting approval from Apple).
Starting in version 3.5, all editions of 1Password touch require iOS 4 on iPhone and 3.2 on iPad. We’ve received several requests to support iPhone OS 3.1 and we’re considering adding support for this in the future.
If you are already using Dropbox to sync your 1Password data between your Macs and/or PCs, you simply need to install the latest 1Password version and start it at least once before configuring your iOS device.
I used this setup guide to get the new sync going happily and very quickly:
For my money, 1Password and Dropbox are two outstanding and essential apps, that just keep getting better. This integration between the two is a killer feature for both I think. I’m also very glad to hear that 1Password has got a Windows version at beta stage.