I'd like to suggest a few additional Categories.

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I'd like to suggest a few additional Categories. What is the best way to do this?

1Password Version: 5.3
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: OS X 10.10.5
Sync Type: iCloud
Referrer: kb-search:network path category, kb-search:how do i suggest categories, kb:pro-features-faq, kb-search:categories, kb:group-by-category


  • Vee_AG
    1Password Alumni

    Hi @rbcave,

    We're happy to take suggestions and feature requests right here in the forums! What Categories would you like to see? And if there were a way to create new generic Categories in the app that you could customize, would that meet your needs? I ask this because we have an existing feature request open for that, to which I could add your vote if you'd like.

    ref: OPM-1643

  • rbcave
    Community Member

    Great! I'm migrating from TapForms because with that service keeping multiple devices in sync was really frustrating---I even lost data, once. Thus far, 1Password's syncing has been fast and flawless. TapForms allowed me to create categories (databases) from scratch and it's hard to beat that level of flexibility/customization, but I am hopeful that some future version of 1Password might allow users to create their own categories as the need arises.

    That said, the new categories I would be most interested in seeing would be:

    • Network Paths (connection info for networks shares, web folders, etc.)
    • Loans (e.g., mortgage or personal loans)
    • Insurance Policies
    • Combinations (e.g., lock combinations, keypad access codes, etc.)
    • Prescriptions (information on medications for self and dependents)
    • Computers (information on computers owned or regularly used)

    I recognize that by using custom fields and icons, I can make existing 1Password categories work for these. But, it would be nice to be able to use my Categories view as a more practical launch point. Over time, I expect that I'll have dozens of different "record types" all categorized as Secure Notes. I can search or use folders, but these feel too much like "workarounds."

    I'm enjoying 1Password and I expect to continue, regardless. But, a bit more category flexibility would be much appreciated.

  • Drew_AG
    1Password Alumni

    Thank you so much for your feedback & suggestions, @rbcave!

    Custom & additional categories are among our most requested features, and although I can't make any promises, I'll be happy to add your comments to our open feature request to let our developers know. I'm sure other customers would also find those categories (or the ability to create custom categories) very useful as well!

    For now, we usually suggest storing data in Secure Notes if there's not a more suitable category. And as you already know, you can add custom fields to your items for the information you want to store there.

    To take that a step further, you could create a blank item (Secure Note or otherwise) and add your custom sections/fields (and even a custom icon if you want) before saving it. That can serve as a "template" you can use to create other new items with the same, custom field set (similar to creating your own custom categories). Simply select that item and go to Edit > Duplicate (or right-click on the item and choose Duplicate) and fill your information in the copy. Essentially, this lets you have custom templates so you don't have to keep adding the same custom fields/sections all the time.

    You can even add a Tag to those items so they're all listed together under the same tag in 1Password, and/or collect them together in a Smart Folder if you'd like.

    Now, you are correct that these are workarounds - but I thought I'd mention it in case it was helpful. Hopefully we'll come up with a better solution in the future.

    Thanks again for your feedback about categories. If you need anything else, be sure to let us know! :)

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