1Password for Android update: freemium model, new features

August 20, 2014
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Now that the official free trial period for 1Password for Android is over, it’s now time for the password manager to unveil version 4.1. It has now rolled-out the new features that they announced a few weeks ago, plus a freemium model that lets you use the app for free for a limited number of features. They’re also offering a sale price for the Android app, since most of its other platforms are on sale as well.

Some of the major improvements that the Android app now has is the addition of 17 new languages, which includes Spanish, German, Portugese and Russian, because they want you to be secure in any (major) language. Another new feature is the ability to create new password vaults from the app. Previously, you could only do so in 1Password’s desktop version but now, you could do it through your smartphone or tablet, if you are on the app’s paid premium version.

The freemium version of 1Password is still pretty nifty, if you don’t want to shell out a one-time fee to upgrade to the premium one. For the free app, you can still view and delete items from your password vault, configure it with Dropbox’s cloud service, access your settings, and even view your favourite websites with a built-in web browser. The one-time in-app purchase of $9.99 lets you create and add new items as many as you’d like to and modify the ones you already have. You can also organise them into folders, if you already have too many passwords to handle.

If you think $9.99 is a little too steep, but would like to have that premium version, you better move quick as the price is now temporarily at $7.99 and they have not indicated how long this sale with last. But if the freemium one is all that you need right now, you can download it from the Google Play Store.

SOURCE: 1Password


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