1Password and Android
If you asked me to list my top 5 must-have applications for Mac, 1Password would be at the top! With all the hackers out there trying to steal logins, you are only really safe if you use really crazy (as in jumbled) passwords. Problem is, you have to remember them… In comes 1Password. It stores all your logins, and is really easy to use from most browsers, as you just click an icon in the menu bar. All you have to remember is the master password that unlocks all the others, and 1Password does all the rest! It syncs with my other Macs through Dropbox (another must-have) and even syncs with Windows computers now (like when I’m forced from time-to-time to boot up Parallels)
Problem is, my Android EVO phone. Now that I have a truly portable web surfing device, all of my passwords are in 1Password. I could just copy them and save them in my phones web browser, but that just doesn’t feel safe to me… Luckily 1Password now has an Android ap that syncs through Dropbox for Android! Setup was fairly simple, although the first sync took about 10 minutes, it syncs very quickly now.
In use, it isn’t as elegant as on a Mac through Firefox/Safari/Chrome etc. You have to open 1Password, copy the password, and then click the link at the bottom, which will open your Android browser Window. Now paste your password into the correct field, enter your login info, and voila, good to go! It works, but it isn’t quick, and it feels like a work around. In all fairness, the Android version is just a Beta product, and I give 1Password kudos for actually looking beyond the iPhone and making one of my very favorite applications available for Android. But I can dream that they will find a way to integrate into the Android browser, perhaps as a plugin to the Dolphin Browser, which is a great alternative to the built-in Android web browser.
I’m glad it works, now here’s hoping for more, please?