Touch ID + 1Password = Everything I’d hoped it would be.
AgileBits, the company that makes the Mac & iOS password manager 1Password, showed off some upcoming functionality for the Touch ID-enabled MacBook Pros, and it’s probably exactly what you’re thinking.
If you use 1Password on an iOS device with Touch ID, you can use your fingerprint to access your passwords. It’s WAY more convenient — and much faster — than typing in your long, complicated master password. Well, folks, that same functionality is coming to 1Password on the Mac.
Check out the video from AgileBits to see the neat (if a lidt skeuomorphic) animation when you authenticate with Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro:
We talked about the then-rumored MacBook Pros ahead of the event on the last episode of the iMore Show. On the possibility of adding Touch ID to the Mac, I cited 1Password authentication as a reason for wanting it. So, yeah, it’s fair to say I’m a little disappointed I didn’t order the new MacBook Pro on day one — I need this!
By the way, if you’re not using a password manager, you definitely should be! Check out our article for recommendations and get those accounts secured!