With countless websites and programs now requiring that users log in with a password, it is little wonder that many people resort to using the same password for a number of services simply to avoid forgetting them.

The program is, at its heart, a password database which can be used to store all of your login details in one secure, password protected location. This in itself is useful, but 1Password can also be used to automatically fill in login information so you do not have to do so manually.

1Password is compatible with all versions of Windows and can be used with Edge, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. When used in conjunction with your web browser for online shopping, 1Password can automatically fill in credit card details in online forms. With built-in phishing protection, coupled with the secure database, you can be certain that your details will never fall into the wrong hands.

Of course, you're not just limited to storing passwords. You can use 1Password to store secure notes, server login information, your credit cards, important phone emergency phone numbers and so much more.

These include a new diceware generator for creating strong passwords and support for the 1Password WatchTower service, which warns users when logins have been compromised.

New Duplicate and Weak Password categories help users track down passwords that need changing, while items can be now tagged for easier organisation and identification.

All items can now be shared securely via email and users can sync data with iOS devices using their local Wi-Fi network instead of the cloud. The update also comes with the promise of major performance improvements.

1Password 7.3.657 is a minor update (see changelog for more):

- Translation updates.
In certain cases, 1Password could not complete an update due to existing old app folders that were not cleaned up. 1Password now removes the stale app folders before installing an update. {OPW-3713, OPW-3706}
- Fixed a crash related to items with empty entries for the Related Items section. {OPW-3705}
- Fixed a crash related to refreshing detail views when there is no icon to load. {submitted-crash-reports}
- Incorrect versions were written for 1Password in the registry entries for uninstaller.
- The keyboard shortcut to change field type would work in template fields that cannot be changed. {OPW-3708

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This powerful tool will enable you to store all your most important information, from passwords to your credit card details, safely and securely. Recommended.