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Latest 1Password Android Beta Adds Fingerprint Support

January 20, 2016 - Written By Alexander Maxham

1Password is one of many password managers that is available on Android. And it’s the latest to add support for fingerprint sensors on into their app. The 1Password app, which just saw a beta version launch today, now allows you to login to the app using the fingerprint sensor on your smartphone. However, that is just one of many new features added in this beta. And if you haven’t already, you should definitely sign up for the beta – especially if you are a 1Password user. To sign up, you’ll need to go to this link and tap on “Become a Tester”. If you already have 1Password installed (whether it be a beta or not) it may be a bit before you get the latest beta version of the app. If not, download the app from Google Play. It’s pretty simple.

This update is a pretty big update for 1Password, so it makes perfect sense that the update is available as a beta. Not only are we getting Fingerprint support with this update. But we are also getting a nice looking material design look here. Which 1Password says that users will find the app is now “cleaner” and has a “more spacious layout”. Something we’ve found true with other material design updates for other apps. There’s also 1Password for teams, which is a bit interesting. Allowing you to have a team account to store login information. On top of that, there are plenty of bug fixes and performance improvements in this version of 1Password beta.

If you aren’t using a password manager already, it’s a good idea to check out 1Password. It makes storing your passwords much easier, not to mention safer. And having fingerprint support is a pretty big deal. 1Password is free on Android, however if you do wish to use it on Mac or PC or both, it’s gonna cost you a bit. You can get a single license for either OS for $24.99, or one for both OS’ for $39.99. That’s a one time fee, and for many, it’ll be well worth it. As a comparison, LastPass charges $12/year. Still not a bad price, but it is still technically a subscription.