I'm sorry for the confusion but the attachments are not yet
supported on the mobile devices. It is one of the features we'd
like to introduce to the iOS platform but I do not have a timeframe
on when that'll happen.
Thanks for letting us know that this would be useful for you. I
apologize for the inconvenience from not having it now.
Please let me know if there's anything else I can help with.
I'd like to add my vote for this feature. It is such a natural
and obvious feature that I was surprised when it wasn't supported.
It is especially useful for business travelers, who usually have a
stack of affinity cards for airlines, car rental companies, hotels,
lounges and the like that are simply impractical to carry and
manage while traveling. My own stack is almost 4" high. Just having
the number of your card isn't always enough, especially in many
places in Asia and even Europe, where the person attending you may
not have the ability to look up your account based on the number
alone. Many times, people want to see the card itself. A few months
ago, I had this very problem at a lounge in the Incheon Airport
where the front desk attendant of one of the lounges could not look
up my Priority Pass account on her computer and wanted to see the
I've kludged around this by having scans of my cards in a photo
album, but it would be nice to have them in a secure place.
I agree and would love to see this myself, but we need to do it
in the right way. Storage space and data usage (for sync'ing) are a
big concern for many of us, so there needs to be a way to specify
which attachments are included, as the 1Password desktop
application supports attachments of any format up to 20MB in size.
As you can imagine, some of us have rather large databases as a
We really want to have a secure place to store sensitive
documents on our mobile devices too, so this is definitely on our
radar. While I cannot say when this will be implemented, I thought
you might appreciate knowing that it is something we have in mind
for a future version. :)
I also vote for this feature.
It is very important for me since I have attached images with
scanned codes to the 'Wallet' items, without being able to see
them, these items are useless. And since 1PasswordAnywhere service
doesn't allow to see the attachments either, this is a serious
drawback for me.
Thanks for the feedback, we're taking everything into
consideration and I can tell you that we wan tot add support for
attachments on our mobile apps too, we just need to find the right
way to do this to avoid any possible data corruption.
I understand the concern surrounding this feature. Another issue
will be bandwidth limitations (particularly with the mobile app)
that can affect the amount of time it takes to sync if users add
very large attachments to wallet records. And of course, overly
lengthy sync times will increase the possibility of interrupted
syncs and thus data corruption.
My suggestion would be to start out by narrowly focusing on how
most people will use this feature. And almost certainly, that will
be attaching scans of cards in their wallets. Files of scans like
that shouldn't be very large, and their smaller sizes will mitigate
the risks of unduly long sync times and data corruption. You could
approach this by either limiting the size of attachments, or
downsizing large files at attach time.
I only started using 1Password recently and am already a big
advocate. It solved what for me was becoming a huge problem.
You guys are doing a great job. Keep up the good work!
Thanks, Jim, that is indeed another one of our concerns, the
same would be true for the, relatively, small amount of storage
space on iOS devices.
One idea we've had is to make attachment optional syncing on a
per-item basis and of course clearly outline what files can be
viewed on the iOS platform, since that's somewhat dependent on iOS
and the apps you have installed.
I agree. It's also just as important that we do this right in
the first place and that'll take a bit of time to validate that
everything we do to implement this does not impact the security of
your data. We also want it make it easy to manage your attachments
on the iOS devices. The iOS platform handles the attachment wildly
different from what you'd expect on the regular computers.
Thanks everybody for their votes. I'll close this discussion as
we don't need the votes on this feature, we definitely know that
this is one of the top features that you guys want for us and it is
one of our features that we want to implement in a future update to
1Password. As to a timeframe, it is our policy not to give out any
timeframes because we generally don't know and we don't believe in
creating false hopes. We want to surprise you guys by releasing it
as soon as we're 100% sure that it is solid and safe for you.
Thanks again for expressing your interests in this!