1Password Love

Out of sheer necessity, the password manager 1Password is always the first app I install on a new iOS device.
If you’re an iCloud user, here’s the science-fictional goodness that now happens when you do this:

When you launch the app for the first time, it automatically detects whether or not you have iCloud enabled. If you do (and why shouldn’t you?), it looks for a backed-up version of your keychain and downloads it to your device. You then type in your master password like normal and everything is exactly as you last left it.

There are no confusing prompts asking for confirmations or credentials. It’s all so seamless and streamlined that the effect is a bit startling. It’s pretty much exactly how these cloud-services are supposed to work.

AgileBits, the makers of 1Password, also have a new podcast that explains the automatic iCloud syncing and lots of the other new features found in the latest version of the app.