1Password for Android Update: New Design & Fingerprint Support

Android users have been waiting for a long time for the popular password manager 1Password to get its much-needed design overhaul to make it feel right at home with Material Design. In addition to that, it seems that the app now has made its inevitable jump to support Marshmallow’s fingerprint unlocking, bringing the next level of security to your favorite password manager for Android.

Made by AgileBits, 1Password is one of the most popular free password managers available on Android. The new overhaul embraces the Google’s Material Design standard, and it’s presently seen in every aspect of the app starting from the navigation screens and toolbars to the icon packs and settings. There’s also the addition of a consistent toolbar, as well as a refreshed category and a floating action bar to add new passwords and websites.

As for fingerprint unlocking, users won’t have to unlock their devices with obvious strings of characters as passwords that are sometimes seen with cues on numbers. With security as the primary concern of the app, having support for fingerprint unlocking seems to be the next logical step for an upgrade.

Furthermore, its developer has also improved the app’s Wi-Fi syncing between the internal and external databases. Users can also add others in their 1Password for Teams account through the built-in QR code reader in the app.

To those that have been following 1Password for a while now and saw that it made a huge jump from version 4.5.3 to version 6, its developer notes that it’s for parity reasons and to simplify its naming conventions across platforms that the app is available at.

Version 6 of 1Password for Android can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for free. There’s a one-time in-app purchase that unlocks the apps premium features, but its free incarnation will still do good.

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