AgileBits this morning announced that an incoming update to its popular password-managing app 1Password will include an Apple Watch version of the service, providing users an even easier way to manage and easily remember their most important passwords.
Like most upcoming Apple Watch apps, 1Password‘s wrist-worn counterpart will act as a companion to the traditional full-fledged iPhone app. AgileBits, the app’s creator, hopes that the location of the Watch on a user’s wrist, versus reaching for an iPhone, provides more ease-of-use in accessing the app for an oft-forgotten password.
You don’t need to be an intrepid inspector (or a precocious crime-solver in pigtails) to appreciate the awesomeness of having 1Password on your wrist. 1Password for Apple Watch helps you find the little pieces of secret info you need every day, quickly and easily. If you need the code to open your garage door, one of your one-time passwords, or to look up your credit card number while phoning in an order for pizza, 1Password is right there for you.
In addition to preparing for an Apple Watch app, the 1Password 5.4 update offers fans of the service a few new features, including a “mark all as read” button in the Message Center, a toggle to remove the unread badge from the settings tabs, and other basic bug fixes.
1Password can be downloaded on the App Store for free. [Direct Link]
Update: MacRumors has discovered that for users to experience password managing on Apple Watch, they will have to upgrade to the $9.99 1Password Pro option within the free-to-download base app first.