Mac 1Password Setup

iOSTom
3 min readMay 2, 2022

In this article I am going to explain 1Password by walking you through a real life issue and what I learned along the way. I will start off by providing a brief overview of 1Password and how I am currently using it. By the end of this article you will be able to setup 1Password on windows or mac and work in both environments seamlessly.

Issue

I started working outside the mac environment and needed a password manager that was more flexible. When I was on my Windows computer I was not saving my passwords because I just had a few accounts. As my services grew so did my reliant on both Windows and Mac. I was spending to much time going to keychain to retrieve passwords and account information. I needed a password manager that could work on Windows and Mac, I decided on 1Password.

Solution

Download 1Password on Mac and Windows and add the 1Password browser extension on to your web browser.

1Password Overview

I have been a heavy Mac user for years and keychain worked perfectly. 1Password works in a similar way except I can use it on both PC and MAC. It enables me to sync passwords across multiple devices. I can download browser extensions that save and fill in passwords to sites I visit. I enjoy watchtower and how I am alerted about security breaches and compromised logins. So far…

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iOSTom

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