Support Staff2 Posted by Kyle Swank on 24 May, 2012 04:12 PM
Thanks for taking the time to contact us with your questions!
Lets see if we can clarify some things.
It may be possible that we can setup a way to launch "some"
apps. The trouble here is that the applications would need to have
registered a "URI" with iOS. Not all do. So this would be hit or
miss depending on the app, and unfortunately it would be sort of a
power user feature since the user would have to know the URI to
type it in.
For that reason we are hesitant to include it. Perhaps something
new will show up in iOS 6 when it is announced and shown to
But as of right now there is no way for us to "communicate" with
other apps, so we cannot autofill data into them. Which combined
with the above "inability" to launch other apps means we're sort of
We do realize it is a tad inconvenient and cumbersome
Logins are those that are used to fill usernames and passwords
on webpages. Gmail login, AppleID login, Twitter login, banking
Accounts are for other types of logins. Like AOL Instant
Messenger, Email (IMAP, POP3) accounts, etc.
Thank you so much. I'm fine with doing it the way I have been I just thought maybe I was missing something and there might be a better way.
I am still a bit unclear on the difference between "accounts" and "logins". I understand what you are saying but why can't those that you mentioned for accounts just be put in as logins? I guess I'm just not understanding what the operational difference is between the two.
Support Staff4 Posted by Kyle Swank on 24 May, 2012 04:25 PM
You aren't the only one with confusion on the difference between
Accounts and Logins. Hopefully we can clarify this better in the
Ideally Logins are the primary though. If you log in on a
webpage, best to put it in as a Login item.
If you do not login on a webpage, it should be an account. Some
items fall into both categories. Just realize that Logins show up
in the web browser extension on the Mac, while Accounts do not. The
distinction may make more sense on a computer, and less so on an
iPhone or iPad.
It would be very nice if 1Password could login to iPhone/iPad
apps. There are many sites that have web sites for browser access
but apps for the iPhone/iPad. Examples are Chase Bank, Bank of
America, Barnes&Noble (Nook App) and American Airlines
It almost makes generating strong passwords for these sites
impractical because of all the steps you have to do to copy/paste
the password into your iPhone/iPad.
Support Staff6 Posted by Kyle Swank on 06 Jun, 2012 09:18 PM
We agree. But this is a limitation of iOS. Apple simply does not
support a mechanism for this to happen. If Apple adds a way for us
to allow such functionality we will certainly do our best to
support it. But without them adding this functionality then we
cannot do it.
I really am sorry for the inconvenience. Right now the easiest
way to do this is to open 1Password and copy the password, then
open the application and paste the password in.
I hope the explanation makes sense for why we don't already
7 Posted by Thomas Truitt on 06 Jun, 2012 09:48 PM
Yes I understand it's an iOS limitation but,
One thing that would make it a little easier would be to add a "Copy Username" and "Copy Password" button next to the "Edit" button in the iOS 1Password Pro app. That way you wouldn't have to click Edit then highlight the password and copy to clipboard.
Usually the app maintains the Username so really the "Copy Password" button would probably be sufficient.