1Password lets you easily sign in to sites, use suggested passwords, and find what you need – all without leaving your browser. 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 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 New Item (or press Command-N) and choose an item type. You can also search for an item type, or select Most Popular Logins to start with an item template for a popular website.
To edit an item, select it and click Edit (or press Command-E). When you’re done making changes, click Save (or press Command-S).
To see only certain types of items, click All Categories at the top of the item list and choose an item type.
Use 1Password in your browser
1Password lets you fill passwords, credit cards, and addresses directly in your browser.
Use Quick Access to fill in apps
Quick Access makes it easy to fill your details in apps. To open Quick Access, click
To fill a username or password in an app:
- Open an app.
- Open Quick Access. If you don’t see the login item suggested, search for it.
- Click Autofill or press Return to fill your username and password in the app.
You can securely share copies of passwords and other items you’ve saved in 1Password with anyone, even if they don’t use 1Password.
Select an item, click , then choose Share.
You’ll get a unique link that you can send to others. You can choose when the link expires and who can access it.
Searching is the fastest way to find what you need in 1Password. Use the search field above the list of items to find what you’re looking for.
You can search and find anything, like items, tags, categories, accounts, and vaults. You can also limit your search to the current view (or press Command-F).
To change how items are sorted in the list, click
For example, you can sort your items by the date you last made changes to them.
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, then click and choose Add to Favorites. Or drag items onto Favorites in the sidebar.
To add 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.
Use collections to create custom groups of vaults
Every item in 1Password is stored in a vault. You can use vaults to organize your items and share them with others. If you have multiple 1Password accounts, each account has its own vaults.
You can create collections to view items from a custom group of vaults from any of your accounts. Click your account or collection at the top of the sidebar and choose Manage Collections. Then click New Collection.
To switch to a collection or account, click your account or collection at the top of the sidebar and choose it.
Move and copy items
To move an item, drag it to a different vault in the sidebar. Or choose Edit > Move, then select a vault.
To copy an item, choose Edit > Duplicate. Or right-click the item and click Duplicate. Then choose the vault to copy it to.
When you move or copy an item, the confirmation screen will show you who will have access to the item in the new vault.
See who has access to an item
If you share vaults with others, you can see who has access to an item. Click above the item’s title to see a list of people and groups who have access to it.
If you don’t see , then only you have access to the item.
Watchtower tells you about password breaches and other security problems on the websites you have saved in 1Password.
To view your Watchtower dashboard click Watchtower in the sidebar.
To see when a website you have an account for is added to Watchtower, click the account or collection at the top of the sidebar and choose Preferences. Then click Privacy and turn on Watchtower options you’d like to see results for.
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.
Use 1Password in Dark Mode
You can use the 1Password app with a dark background – all the time or whenever your system is set to Dark Mode.
To turn on Dark Mode:
- Click your account or collection at the top of the sidebar.
- Choose Preferences, then click Appearance.
- Select Dark from the Theme options.
Archive and delete items
To move an item to the Archive, drag it to the Archive in the sidebar. Or click and choose Archive Item (or press Delete).
To restore an item from the Archive, click Archive in the sidebar, select the item, then click and choose Restore Item.
To delete an item, drag it to Recently Deleted in the sidebar. Or click and choose Delete (or press Command-Delete).
To restore a deleted item, click Recently Deleted in the sidebar, then right-click the item and choose Restore Item.
Lock and unlock 1Password
When you’re done using 1Password, you can lock it. To lock 1Password, choose 1Password > Lock (or press Shift-Command-L).