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Get to know 1Password for Mac

If you’re new to 1Password, learn how to use the Mac app to manage your passwords, credit cards, secure notes, and more.

1Password for Mac is the simple, beautiful password manager you’ve been looking for. Easily organize your secure information, save and fill passwords in your web browser, and have everything available at your fingertips.

Before you get started, set up 1Password on your Mac.

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 the New Item button 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

The 1Password extension lets you fill passwords, credit cards, and addresses directly in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.

Learn how to use the 1Password extension.

1Password extension ready to fill a password

Search 1Password

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).

Learn more about searching 1Password.

Sort items

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

Select Favorites in the sidebar to quickly access your favorite items. To mark an item as a favorite, select it and click the favorite icon below the item title. Or drag items onto Favorites in the sidebar.

Use tags to organize your items and find them easily. To create a tag, edit an item, enter the name of the tag in the tag field, and click Save. You can separate multiple tags with commas.

Your tags automatically appear in the sidebar. Drag an item onto a tag in the sidebar to tag it.

Switch vaults

You can use vaults in 1Password to organize your items and share them with others. If you have multiple 1Password accounts, each account will have its own vaults.

To switch to a specific vault, click All Vaults and choose a vault. Or choose 1Password > Switch to Vault (Command-1 to Command-9).

Learn how to use All Vaults to see all your items at once.

Move items between vaults

To move items from one vault to another:

  1. Select an item. Select multiple items by holding down the Command key and selecting them. Select all items in a list by pressing Command-A.
  2. Choose Item menu > Share.
  3. Select the vault where you want to move the item(s), then choose Move.

Use Security Audit

Security Audit identifies your weak, duplicate, and old passwords so you can make them stronger.

Watchtower alerts you to password breaches and other security problems on the websites you have saved in 1Password.

Learn how to use Watchtower.

Enlarge passwords

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 Large Type.

Enlarge passwords

Delete items

To move an item to the Trash, drag the item to the Trash in the sidebar. Or select one or more items and choose Item > Move to Trash (Command-Delete).

To restore an item from the Trash, click the Trash in the sidebar, select the item, then click Restore. Or choose Item > Restore from Trash.

To delete the items in the Trash, choose 1Password > Empty Trash.

Learn how to restore previous versions of items.

Lock 1Password

When you’re done using 1Password, you can lock it. To lock 1Password, click the lock icon in the top right corner. Unlock 1Password again by entering your Master Password.

Learn how to set 1Password to lock automatically.

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