updated 09:19 am EDT, Thu March 13, 2014
Improvements concentrate on 1Password mini
AgileBits has released an important update for 1Password for Mac, its flagship password management software. Version 4.2 incorporates some 30 new features, many of them concentrating on 1Password mini, the app's menu bar extension. Items can now be edited from within Mini, including generated passwords. Better URL matching makes it easier to log into sites with subdomains, and the extension now has "improved" support for multiple Chrome profiles.
Mini can now also show Secure Notes, and use fuzzy search entries. AgileBits gives the example of "oogle" turning up items with "Google" in them.
Other changes to 1Password include an enhanced AutoSave function, which searches every vault before asking to save or update logins, and prompts people to save logins in primary vaults by default. Item editing refinements let people switch vaults while editing, or edit when 1Password locks or quits in the middle of a change.
The update is free to existing owners of 1Password for Mac, but currently only available for the regular edition of the software, not the one on the Mac App Store. The latter will be updated following Apple approval.