1Password for iOS Update Brings Rewritten, Native Apple Watch App

Canadian developer AgileBits has released an update for 1Password for iOS, which brings a brand new native Apple Watch app, which they note has been rewritten to take advantage of running as a standalone app, meaning there’s no need to be connected to an iPhone to process information as it’s now all local:

Those of us with that magical device known as Apple Watch know how handy it is to have those small spells and secret incantations kept within arm’s reach at all times. Now we can access those secrets even faster with our new Apple Watch app.

1Password for Apple Watch has been rewritten as a native app to take full advantage of the speed and security of running directly on the watch hardware. We’ve also opened the gates and you can finally add items to your Apple Watch from any vault, including 1Password.com account vaults!

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Having the 1Password app on Apple Watch is one of the fastest ways to gain access to temporary generated codes required to login to your accounts with two-step authentication enabled (i.e. Google, Dropbox, etc). This new update makes it much faster on Apple Watch Series 2, in our quick tests.

Click here to download 1Password for Apple Watch in the App Store.

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