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1Password 6.6.1

AgileBits has released 1Password 6.6.1, adding the capability to customize Strong Password Generator settings directly from the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro. The update also clarifies text on the Touch ID prompt, adds support for Yandex Browser’s new code signature, prevents 1Password from quitting after restoring from a backup, fixes some logic that prevented signing into iCloud due to old legacy iCloud data, avoids a crash when attempting to use the Account Migrator on OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and resolves an issue where the Item Sharing menu would be incorrectly disabled. Another significant change is that 1Password in the Mac App Store is now free to download, and works for 30 days in trial mode. After that, users are prompted to subscribe to 1Password. For more details, see AgileBits’ blog post. ($64.99 new from AgileBits with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members or free with a $2.99 or $4.99 per month subscription, free update, 47.4 MB, release notes, 10.10+)

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Derek Roff  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2017-02-24 14:12
AgileBits released two or three updates last weekend, to take care of a problem for Mac users who bought directly from AgileBits. The latest of this set was version 6.5.5. My understanding of their release information was that this version had to be installed manually, in order to get future updates to work, for those not using the Mac App Store.

I did the manual install of 6.5.5, and got an automatic notification today for the 6.6.1 update, which I installed without difficulty. I'm curious if anyone who didn't install 6.5.5 was notified and able to upgrade directly to 6.6.1.
Michael Fey  2017-02-27 09:47
Good morning Derek,

Michael Fey from AgileBits here. Customers who did not install 6.5.5 manually (and in fact anyone on a version lower than 6.5.5) will perpetually see a big notice to manually update to the latest version. Thanks for the question!
Michael Fey  2017-02-27 09:49
Thanks for the writeup, Agen! As of this morning 1Password 6.6 is now available in the Mac App Store with a brand new price point: $0. You can read more on our blog here:


All the best,
Michael Fey