I can't create new Smart Folders in the stand alone version

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whydavewhy
whydavewhy
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I have the latest "stand alone" version of 1Password for Mac - 6.8.8 (688001). All my previous Smart Folders display and work correctly. I can even create a new one. But when I select parameters to populate the new folder, nothing happens. I know they got rid of Smart Folders in the subscription version, but they are still supposed to work properly in the stand alone version. Any tips would be appreciated.


1Password Version: 6.8.8 (688001)
Extension Version: 4.7.3
OS Version: 10.14.1
Sync Type: Dropbox
Referrer: forum-search:Smart Folders

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  • Lars
    Lars
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    @whydavewhy - 6.8.8 is not the latest version of 1Password for Mac -- in fact, it is not even the latest version of 1Password 6 for Mac. The current version of 1Password for Mac is 1Password 7 for Mac, version 7.2.2, and the final version of 1Password 6 for Mac was 6.8.9. Version 7 can be used with either a standalone license or a 1password.com membership. There really isn't any "standalone version" vs "subscription version" -- both methods use the same 1Password for Mac app, whether version 6 or version 7.

    Smart Folders were (and are) a Mac-only feature that was leveraged on the back of capabilities in macOS. They're currently sort of in suspended animation because we'd like to make such a thing available across platforms and also on the 1password.com servers, but that can't be done using the current Mac-specific implementation. Smart Folders are basically saved searches, and what's needed is to find a way to implement them in a way that works cross-platform, so the experience is consistent between devices.

    That said, you're correct that Smart Folders are still available in 6.8.x of 1Password for Mac. To create one, you would:

    1. Click File > New Smart Folder
    2. Enter your search parameters as in this example, then click "Save":
    3. This will save it into the Smart Folders section of the main 1Password window's left sidebar, where you'll see a prompt to name this new search. Give it an appropriate name, and your search (Smart Folder) will be saved.

    Hope that helps! :)

  • ELBeavers
    ELBeavers
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    +1

    Just went to clean up my database a bit using smart folders and a new vault and found…I couldn't find them. I really don't want to manually sift through 1,200+ items manually to find recently updated items (and other criteria).

  • Lars
    Lars
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    @ElBeavers - thanks for the feedback. You can set the sort criteria for any vault by "Date Modified" or "Date Created" and find newly created/edited items that way, if that's what you're after.

  • Ben
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    Not in the near future, no, but at some point... possibly. We'd like to bring saved searches to 1Password.com vaults but it isn't something that is currently being worked on.

    Ben

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