An early sketch of the header used in the official 1Password for Linux launch post. A red carpet is laid out across the keyboard of a laptop with stairs leading up into our new app running on Linux.

We officially launched 1Password for Linux today! 🎉

What makes this release even more amazing is it was created from scratch and developed using new languages and techniques most of our team never used before.

Almost everything you can name we did in a new way: from team organization, programming languages and toolkits, design language and processes, all the way through to new deployment and packaging and testing procedures. In fact more than half of the team that contributed to 1Password for Linux joined our family within the last 18 months.

I thought it would be fun to go through…


Why our recent partnership won’t change what made 1Password great

The overwhelming reaction to our funding announcement last week where we brought Accel onboard as partner and sold them a minority, no-control stake in 1Password has been fantastic.

Many people shared their love on Twitter and reached out to me personally to share their excitement for 1Password and to congratulate us. I even managed to reconnect with some of my IBM friends and colleagues from 20 years ago! ❤️

As with any change there were also concerns and fear that accompanied the news. Fear that we’d lose control, fear about aggressive growth, and fear that our UX would become enterprise-y.


I’m incredibly proud to announce that 1Password has partnered with Accel to help us continue the amazing growth and success we’ve seen over the last 14 years. Along with their largest initial investment ever of USD$200 million, Accel brings the experience and expertise we need to grow our team.

As a completely bootstrapped company that has never taken a dime of outside investment, this announcement may come as a bit of a surprise. …


Guess what, Mac fam? 1Password 7 for Mac is on its way! 🎉👏

This first beta is just a taste of what’s to come and it’s already packed full of new features and improvements. Here’s what we have so far.

Beta bling


1Password 7 for Windows is almost here! 🎉🙌 Today marks our first beta and you’re invited to join in on the fun.

This is a massive release where quite literally everything has changed. And with support for local vaults, everyone can enjoy the awesomeness that is 1Password 7 for Windows.

Read on to see what all the hullabaloo is about and I think you’ll find our excitement is quite contagious. 🙂

Incredible New Design

Our design team has been working their tails off making 1Password 7 for Windows the best it can be, so it seems fitting that we start by showing how…


If you’re new to 1Password X, you’re in for a treat! 1Password X is a full featured version of 1Password that runs entirely within your web browser. It’s great if you’re using Linux or Chrome OS and has quickly become my favourite way to enjoy 1Password on the web.

Since launching in November we’ve been hard at work exploring what’s possible and polishing everything else. I’d love to share with you what’s new since 1Password X blasted off! 🚀

Our best password generator yet

One of the things that we wanted to explore in 1Password X was how could we make our beloved password generator…


We recently encountered a perfect storm that caused macOS to prevent 1Password from launching. We released an update a few hours later to avoid this problem, but due to an issue with our automatic updater, everyone needed to manually update.

While 1Password failing to launch was caused by a macOS issue, and arguably the result of us being one of the first to use the latest and greatest technologies, I am still very sorry for the panic this may have caused.

I’m also very sorry for requiring you to take time out of your busy day to manually update 1Password.


I love Slack. I really really do. So much so I would call it an addiction at this point.

Slowly but surely this addiction has been killing my sanity and sapping our productivity as we simply used Slack for too many things. We decided it was time to try a new approach for communication at AgileBits.

Below is the story of how we started using Slack, the problems that started to crop up, and our plan for moving forward.

How We Got Here

We started as a 2 person company 10 years ago and slowly but surely grew to over 60 people.

As a…


In our recent newsletter I had planned to share my New Year resolution to get organized and how I am using 1Password for Teams to keep my Family and Work information separate. It got too long for a newsletter so I thought I’d write a blog post instead.

First, a little bit of history is in order. I started using 1Password nearly 10 years ago and have accumulated well over 2000 items during that time. These thousands of items include work, personal, and family logins, secure notes, and just about anything else you can think of.

Here’s just a few…

Dave Teare

Life: proud father, husband. Work: founder of AgileBits, author of 1Password. Peaceful warrior.

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