This Week @ 1Password [#10]: Spooktacularly Special Linux Beta 🧟‍♂️

BlakeBlake

Team Member

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

The team has popped their Halloween costumes on, and we’re all stocked up on candy, so get your trick-or-treat bags ready for all of the goodies we’ve packed into this extra-special tenth edition of This Week @ 1Password 🎃🍬

1Password for Linux 🐧

We are super excited to announce our first beta release of 1Password for Linux. That’s right – we now have a fully-featured desktop app for Linux which you can use to quickly find, edit, and organize your items! And it looks gorgeous, too! 😍

Our new app is built on great open source projects like the Rust programming language for the underlying logic, and React for a responsive component-based UI. We’re especially proud to be using the incredible ring crypto library to power the end-to-end encryption that keeps your data safe.

We used this new foundation to bring you the 1Password experience you know and love to Linux and extended it further with:

  • Quick Find and intelligent search suggestions 🔎
  • Beautiful new look and feel based on our new design language 😍
  • Move item dialog allows you to easily share items and see who they are shared with 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦
  • Data export ✈️
  • Unlock screen shows all your accounts and supports using different passwords 🔐
  • Watchtower Dashboard provides suggestions on how to improve your Security Score 🎯

In addition to these great improvements we’ve tailored the app to integrate with Desktop Linux:

  • Simple and secure installs using apt and dnf package managers 📦
  • Automatic Dark Mode selection based on your GTK theme 🌓
  • Open network locations (FTP, SSH, SMB) 🌍
  • Tiling window manager support and descriptive window titles 🏠
  • Unlock with your Linux user account, including biometrics ☝️
  • System tray icon for staying unlocked while closed 📌
  • X11 clipboard integration and clearing ✂️
  • Keyboard shortcuts ⌨️

We’re really excited about what’s now possible with 1Password on Linux and all the incredible things we have planned for the future.

As thrilled as we are it’s important to remember 1Password for Linux is still in beta. Expect some sharp turns and sudden drops so please keep your arms and legs in the vehicle at all times. As such this initial release should be used for testing and validation purposes only and is not suitable for business critical environments. For a stable experience on Linux you’ll want to use 1Password X in your browser.

That said, building an app for Linux wouldn’t have been possible without these giant shoulders to stand upon so we want to give back to the free software community. If you work on an open source team that needs a password manager, open a pull request in our 1Password for Open Source Projects repo and we’ll give you and everybody on your team a free account. Thank you so much for your contributions and making the world a better place. 🤗❤️

Last but not least, thank you for all of our friends who have helped us by testing our development preview. This goes out to the brave souls who ran the application, to all of you who participated in our surveys, and to our usability testers! Your feedback tells us how to make 1Password the best it can be!

Our founder, Dave Teare, announces all of this over on the 1Password Blog, while Savanni walks you through getting updated to the 1Password for Linux Beta over on the Support Community.

1Password Web App 🌐

Our web app team continues to bring the 🔥 with a grand total of six updates since the last edition of This Week @ 1Password!

Since we’ve last spoke, our team has re-designed and improved the content in various system emails, including administrator, support, and security emails. Added significantly increased accessibility text to the email verification page, and we’ve even improved loading time for signing-in, dashboard, person details, vault details, and vault views, for users and teams with many vaults.

You can find all of the changes we’ve made over on our Update Server.

1Password for Windows 💻

Over in Windows-land we’ve been hard at work trying to track down and squash some incredibly pesky bugs over the past few weeks — we’re happy to say that our extermination operation was a success!

7.6.787-BETA rings in a fix for the reports we received regarding 1Password freezing when scrolling through an item list that only had one item out of the scroll view. This one was a headache for all involved, so we seriously appreciate all of the time you wonderful folks spent the time to report this to us.

In addition, we’ve also fixed an issue where Exporting Credit Card items to the CSV format would incorrectly save the expiration date as 1/3/1970, and we even updated the wordlist for the password generator!

Finding our centre this Thanksgiving 🦃

As we enter that season where we’re usually reflective, during a year when we all have more to reflect on than ever, our founder, Sara Teare, talks a little more about the importance of finding that centre when you need it most, and how we’re helping our team do that at 1Password over on our Blog.

This Thanksgiving, we’re giving back 🤲

We’re donating $1 to charity for every family that signs up to 1Password between Oct 12 and Nov 26. We’ll be donating to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada , Food Banks Canada and the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Random But Memorable 🎙

In our latest episode, Dr. Chris Pierson from BlackCloak shares why business executives, CISO and other high-profile individuals are prime targets for hackers, while sharing tips and insights on how we can all protect our digital lives.

Also: Have you ever used a pet’s name as a password? As many as 1 in 6 of us have. Our furry friends may make terrible passwords, but they make for a great round of Play Your Password Right. 🐱 🧨 🎧

Here’s where you can listen to Random but Memorable:


Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to read over this jam-packed 10th issue of This Week @ 1Password!

This issue of [email protected] be the last weekly issue, as we’re changing to a bi-weekly format moving forward to make sure we’re delivering content-rich updates for everyone.

See you all in two weeks! 💙🔐

— Dave, Sara, Blake and the rest of the 1Password Team

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