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The latest version of the well-regarded 1Password password management service is now available on 64-bit versions of Windows 10 and 11.

“Got a Windows PC? You can now enjoy the modern design, improved productivity, and enhanced security & privacy of the all-new 1Password 8,” 1Password founder Dave Teare writes in the announcement post. “We went back to the drawing board and recreated every bit and every pixel to bring you the most modern, productive, and secure version of 1Password yet.”

Major features and updates in this release include:

Modern design. 1Password includes a modern standalone app with a new user experience, and that design carries over into the web browser extension as well.

Quick Access. Now, you can type Ctrl + Shift + Space from anywhere on your PC to bring up the 1Password Quick Access window, which lets you quickly search your passwords and pre-fills, and open underlying apps and websites.

Enhanced security and privacy. As you would expect of a password manager, 1Password provides “the security and privacy guarantees you’ve come to expect and provides new tools to keep you safe online.” These include a new Watchtower Dashboard for monitoring the security of your passwords and identifying those that are vulnerable, shared vaults for those in family or business plans, and Windows Hello integration. And Teares notes that “all the critical bits are done in Rust, a systems programming language renowned for its security and safety.”

And more. 1Password 8 also includes the ability to make Markdown-based notes, create new vaults directly within the app, restore recently deleted items and previous versions, navigate easily throughout the app with Quick Find, and share items with anyone using a simple link.

You can learn more from the 1Password website.

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