Suggestion: Archive

Hello people,

I have a suggestion for all platforms of 1Password:

It's about the following:

I don't want to have too many vaults because I think this creates confusion.

I would like to have an archive. I imagine it like the recycle bin.

When you delete objects this object is moved to the recycle bin. You can restore the objects from the recycle bin or delete the recycle bin.

The archive should be something similar with the difference that it can not be emptied.

It would work like this: Imagine you have objects that you won't need for a long time or may never need again. Instead of deleting them you can archive them. Either by right-clicking or by clicking and dragging them into the archive.

In the archive all objects will be displayed alphabetically and you can still view the data. However, the data in the archive should neither be displayed in "All vaults" or suggested in the browser extension when you visit the respective website.

If you need the data again regularly you can "Restore" the data so to speak and the object will be moved to the original vault.

I hope you like my idea. I am interested in your opinion about it.

Thanks for reading.

  • Mattis

1Password Version: 1Password 7.7
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OS Version: macOS Big Sur 11.2
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  • Hi @Mattis!

    Actually I'm using a specific vault called "Archive". Here I move all the entries I don't use anymore into it. And I chose not to display entries from these vault in my Windows desktop app, iOS app and the classic extension. It works good so far.

    But let's see what others think about it. :)

  • Hi @DenalB!

    Thank you for your reply and your opinion. I appreciate it very much.

    Like you, I currently have it resolved the same way, but too many vaults confuse me. I would like to have less vaults and sort the items with tags.

    So I would love such a feature officially from 1Password.

  • So I would love such a feature officially from 1Password.


  • ag_tommyag_tommy

    Team Member
    edited February 10


    I can pass on your feedback to the team. That said, I have used an archive vault approach for years now. Then I set the vault not to be shown within my apps as DenalB described.

    ref: dev/projects/customer-feature-requests#50

  • Hi @ag_tommy,

    that would be great if you could pass this on.

    I personally don't like the archive vault solution because it adds another vault and then makes it more confusing.

    Also, does not let you exclude vaults from "All vaults".

    Have a great day!


  • ag_tommyag_tommy

    Team Member


    Sure, I would be happy to do that. I understand. I went through a boatload of permutations till I found something that worked for me. This is just what I settled on. Hopefully, we can find an elegant way to address this for our users. Who knows, I might even change, yet again! :chuffed:

  • Hopefully, we can find an elegant way to address this for our users.

    This would be awesome! Thanks, @ag_tommy! :+1:

  • Thank you! @ag_tommy

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    On behalf of ag_tommy, you are both very welcome :)

  • srbuwsnycsrbuwsnyc
    edited April 8

    I actually came to the forum today in search of "Archive." I would love an Archive category (much more than an Archive vault). For me, it might be for expired, replaced and lost credit cards, where I'd like to keep the info, but keep it somewhat separate. Thank you!

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Thank you for also chiming in on this @srbuwsnyc, I have passed your feedback to the developers :+1:

  • Hi, I would also like to request an 'Archive' filter or category. It would be useful for storing expired documents, credit cards or similar.
    I note the idea of an archive vault, which is a possible workaround but a little tedious to set up. A built in option would be great

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Thank you @TonySoprano, noted!

  • It's finally here :+1::)

    Thank you.

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Tada 🎉 😁 Thanks for bringing that fact to the attention of this thread, @Mattis.


  • Excellent. Thanks, 1Password. Super-helpful.

  • You're welcome. I love your software. You guys are great! @Ben :chuffed:

  • A lot of new features actually. Great and keep it up! :+1:;)

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Thank you all for the kind words :)

  • Just came here to say I've just seen the latest update, which has brought the Archive feature. Thank you team!

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member



  • Now that I have tested the archive function intensively, I have a change that would improve the function even more.

    I would like to share this with you guys.

    I would find it excellent if there would be the recycle bin in addition to the archive.

    The reason for this is very simple: When Agile Bits introduced the Archive, all objects that were previously in the Recycle Bin were in the Archive.

    Of course, there were also objects that should have been in the trash and not archived.

    So, it would be great to separate the Trash and the Archive, so that all objects that were previously in the Trash (when the Archive didn't exist yet) are now in the Trash and not in the Archive.

    It would also be good if by clicking on an object in the archive you could see the date and time - when this object was archived.

    I hope I could express myself understandably. :+1:

    Thanks for reading. :chuffed:


  • I would agree. There are old listings I want to keep, but keep out of my daily flow (like an old credit card). There are others I'm happy to expunge entirely (like a service that's totally out of business, or an old WiFi from a former job).

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Thank you both for the feedback!

  • You're most welcome. :)@ag_ana

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member


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