Create and edit items
When you open 1Password, you’ll see a list of all your items, like your passwords and credit cards. Select an item to see its details:
To create an item, click or choose File > New Item (Command-N). Then choose the type of item to create. Enter the details and click Save.
To edit an item, select it and click Edit or choose Item > Edit (Command-E). When you’re done making changes, click Save or choose Item > Save Changes (Command-E).
To see only certain types of items, select a category in the sidebar. Select All Items to see everything in the current vault.
Use 1Password in your browser
1Password lets you fill passwords, credit cards, and addresses directly in your browser.
Use 1Password mini to fill in apps
1Password mini makes it easy to fill your details in apps. To open 1Password mini, click the 1Password icon in the menu bar (Option-Command-Backslash (\)).
To fill in an app, drag your login details to it. For example, drag your password to the password field in the app.
To keep your login details handy, click Pin on Screen to open them in a separate window. You can close the window when you’re done.
Searching is the fastest way to find what you need in 1Password.
To search in 1Password, use the search field above the list of items (Command-F).
To change how items are sorted in the list, click “items sorted by” below the search field.
Each category has different sort options, and they can be set per category. For example, you can sort credit cards by card type and logins by date last used.
Organize with favorites and tags
You can organize your items with tags or mark them as favorites to quickly access them when you need them.
To mark an item as a favorite, select it and click in the top right. Or drag items onto Favorites in the sidebar.
To create a tag, edit an item, enter the name of the tag in the tag field, and click Save. Your tags automatically appear in the sidebar.
Switch vaults and accounts
You can use vaults in 1Password to organize your items and share them with others. If you have multiple 1Password accounts, each account has its own vaults.
To switch to a specific vault or view items from all the vaults in an account, click All Vaults (Command-L) at the top of the sidebar and choose a vault or account. Or choose Vault > Switch to Vault (Command-1 to Command-9).
Move and copy items
You can use drag and drop to move and copy items between vaults and even create new vaults.
Watchtower tells you about password breaches and other security problems on the websites you have saved in 1Password.
To get alerted when a website you have an account for is added to Watchtower, go to Preferences > Notifications and turn on Watchtower Alerts.
Format secure notes
Add formatting to your secure notes with Markdown. View them in rich text, complete with headers, bold and italic styles, lists, and more.
You can temporarily enlarge a password to make it easier to see while entering it on another device or reading it aloud.
To enlarge a password, hover over it. Then click and choose Show in Large Type.
Archive and delete items
To move an item to the Archive, drag it to the Archive in the sidebar. Or choose Item > Archive (Command-Delete).
To restore an item from the Archive, click Archive in the sidebar, select the item, then click Restore. Or choose Item > Restore Item.
To delete an item, select the item, then click Delete. Or choose Item > Delete.
When you’re done using 1Password, you can lock it. To lock 1Password, choose 1Password > Lock (Control-Option-Command-L). Unlock 1Password again by entering your account password.