Jumped at the chance to join the early release for 1Password v8. It's not been as smooth as I hoped it would be. Reading some of the feedback here makes me understand that others might be feeling the same way. Want to share some specific thoughts:
1) The overall look of the app isn't right. There's too much space and padding between all the items. This means more scrolling to get to items that fall "below the fold". Might be nice to tighten some of the spacing up so we can see more items at one glance.
2) Searching in the new app is strange - why doesn't the list filter when I search?? That was an AMAZING feature of v7 and earlier. For example, I have two VA529 accounts for my daughters. I could type "529" into the search bar and BOTH accounts would show up and I could just click on one of them to grab my 2FA to sign in. Easy peasy! In v8, when I type "529" the list doesn't filter and nothing shows up in the autofill drop-down area. When I first did this, I thought that the entries had been deleted!!! If I hit "CMD-enter" to search (WHY do I have to do a key press to search when I'm in the search bar??), I get zero results. It's only when I type out "Virginia529" that the two accounts show up. v7 would search "within" words but it appears that v8 is doing "exact match!!" That's painful. I have to remember exactly how my entry is entered in order to find it!‽ Is it EZPassMA, E-Z Pass MA, or EZ Pass MA??? The search feature is very much still in beta and needs a lot of work! (Oddly enough, 1Password for Safari search bar works correctly and can find the accounts...that lets me know the working code is in there somewhere!)
3) 1Password for Safari/1Password Mini is not great either. If I'm not logged in when I click the 1Password icon on my Safari window, 1Password for Safari pops up but then I have to CLICK AGAIN to log in to 1Password. This opens up the full app which then unlocks the Safari Extension. That's an extra mouse move and click when I used to be able to click once and then type in my password. Seems like this workflow could be streamlined.
I really appreciate everything you guys are doing with updating the app and trying to keep it looking fresh. There are some useful features from the previous version that were extremely helpful and I miss them.
Won't be canceling my subscription...may downgrade to v7 but will likely just lazily stick with v8 and hope that some of these changes get made. This is early access after all!
Thanks for listening!
1Password Version: 8.4.0
Extension Version: 2.1.3
OS Version: 11.6