1Password Mac update delivers Apple Watch unlocks and more

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The latest version of 1Password comes with a new method to access the password manager on a Mac: Apple Watch Unlock. To open the app on the OS, you could either type in your password or use your computer’s Touch ID. Now, 1Password 7.7 also lets you access your log-in credentials by double clicking on the Watch’s side button — so long as your Mac is running macOS Catalina 10.15 or later and has Touch ID and a Secure Enclave.

You can find the option to switch the feature on in Preferences under the line where you can turn on Touch ID unlock. The app will still treat the Touch ID method as the default, but it will send your Watch a prompt every time you fire it up. Chris De Jabet, the company’s Client App Project Manager, said it’s been especially helpful for him while using a MacBook with an external keyboard and trackpad.

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