1Password 8 beta for iPhone and iPad is now available to testers based on a new 1Password Core created using SwiftUI and Rust, as well as a new design. The new Core ensures that the app behaves the same no matter which platform it is used on. Most of the updates are focused on performance and stability, while some features like the ability to create and edit SSH keys, already available in the desktop app, are also part of this new beta for iOS.
1Password 8 beta features
The new app features a personalized Home tab, which features customization that allows users to either put tags in front or hide archives. This should help users set up the Home tab exactly how they use it, instead of seeing information that they never access.
The iPad app has also received a lot of attention. It now features a brand new design with a layout that includes a customizable sidebar, similar to the Home tab on iPhone. The app also takes full advantage of multitasking features like Split View and Slide Over on iPadOS.
Watchtower, a feature that monitors for password breaches, has also received more features on iOS now. A Watchtower dashboard provides a complete view of a user’s password security health and allows quick fixes from either iPhone or iPad.
The new beta app still continues to offer beloved old features like Touch ID and Face ID support, Password Autofill, as well as Safari browser extension.
The beta is available via TestFlight for users right now on iPhone and iPad. 1Password says that the stable version of the app will be released later this year, and during this time, they will continue to add new features and improvements. Features like item sharing, additional Home tab content, Apple Watch support, account management, and settings walkthrough are on the roadmap before the stable version is released to all users.
If you sign up to the early access beta, make sure to share your feedback with the development team so they can continue to include these improvements before the final version is out later this year.