iOS 8 will finally drop for users the world over today, and according to those who have used the beta bits of it, the OS brings a completely refreshed user experience owing to the backend changes that Apple has implemented. The new and improved operating system for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad not only brings a plethora of features to play with, but also more APIs for developers to utilize in their offerings. One of the most significant amongst these is opening up the Touch ID API to the likes of 1Password, DashLane and LastPass, so that users can sign into websites even in Safari (or any browser of their choice) using the Touch ID sensor. 1Password has already demonstrated that its feature set works just fine during the beta builds of iOS 8, and now, the app is available for free for a limited time due to a glitch in Apple’s system. More details and download link can be found right after the jump.
The 1Password app, which usually costs a good $17 over at the iTunes App Store, is one of the best password managers for your iPhone or iPad hands down. Of course, there is the iCloud keychain as well, but 1Password goes beyond being just a password manager. It can suggest highly complicated and complex passwords for new sign-ups, which you won’t have to remember because, frankly, the app will take care of those for you. It offers 1Browser that you can use within the app (at least before iOS 8) and sign into websites without entering anything. The app also offers cross-platform syncing through 1Password for Android, Mac and PC, enabling a seamless experience on all your devices.
It’s worth noting at this point that even though 1Password has gone free, the app hasn’t officially been updated yet to take advantage of the new Touch ID API. And if you download the 1Password app right away, the upcoming iOS 8 update will be available to users for free.
You can grab 1Password for iOS from the link which we’ve embedded below. It’s absolutely free, like we mentioned before, and we’re certain that you’ll find a ton of usefulness out from this service when iOS 8 hits public domain.
Update: Business Insider confirms that 1Password for iOS is available for free due to a glitch at Apple’s end. It will be back to full price soon.
(Download: 1Password for iOS on the App Store)