After years of waiting, 1Password 8 is officially available for Windows 10 and Windows 11. The new app features an intuitive redesign, more secure code, dark mode support, new features, and several other improvements that customers have longed for.
We got our first taste of 1Password 8 earlier this year, when it entered a public beta for Windows and macOS. The most notable improvement is its redesigned interface, which now looks a lot more like the browser extension and has a cleaner sidebar. It looks better, it works with dark mode, and it’s more intuitive than what we experienced with 1Password 7.
But from a user standpoint, the 1Password 8 update is more about speed than looks. The app’s improved search function and more straightforward editing tools make finding or changing passwords so much easier, and a new Quick Access feature lets you find passwords even when the 1Password app is closed.
The new 1Password update also comes with improved Windows Hello support. If you reboot your PC, 1Password will remember, and the 1Password browser extension now supports Windows Hello (so long as you also have the desktop app). In the future, Windows 11 machines will gain the ability to access 1Password using only Windows Hello—no passwords required.
Under the hood, 1Password now runs on the Rust language, which is incredibly fast and lauded for its security. The 1Password 8 app has a few new security features, though the biggest change is the new Watchtower Dashboard, which now lets you recover deleted passwords.
There are a ton of other small improvements to 1Password 8, including a new password sharing tool called Psst. So go ahead and download the update today from the 1Password website. Unfortunately, the macOS version of 1Password 8 isn’t ready for an official release, though you can download a public beta (scroll down to “Feeling Adventurous”).
Install the 1Password 8 update for Windows to enjoy a faster, more powerful, and more intuitive 1Password experience.