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1Password 5.3

AgileBits has released 1Password 5.3 for Mac, improving how the password manager handles two-step verifications with Time-Based One-Time Passwords (TOTP). Used for adding an extra layer of security when logging into sites such as Dropbox and Tumblr, TOTP logins are one-time passwords that are automatically generated for you and expire within a short period of time. You’ll need to first create a TOTP field for a login item in 1Password. After selecting a login and clicking the Edit button, click a blank label field under the Section heading, give it a name (such as TOTP), and then press the Tab key twice. Next, click the circular ellipses at the right side and choose One-Time Password from the pop-up menu. From there, you can copy and paste a text code into the text field, or click the QR code icon that appears and move the barcode scanner that appears over the QR code that’s provided by your online account. (For more on adding TOTP to 1Password 5.3, see this tutorial video.)


1Password 5.3 also now enables you to start FaceTime Audio or Skype calls from stored numbers in Identities, adds more Custom Field types (URL, email, address, date, and month/year, in addition to One-Time Passwords), improves date handling, improves the password filling algorithm, and brings the capability to add sections and custom fields to Secure Notes. ($49.99 new from AgileBits and the Mac App Store with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members when purchased from AgileBits, free update, 34.8 MB, release notes, 10.10+)

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