When the book is finally closed on the product line known as OS X, last year’s release of OS X 10.9 Mavericks may end up getting short shrift. Sure, it brought…
The greatest password manager app just got a huge update that includes over 90 new features like:
- Multiple and Shared Vaults - create separate vaults to share with business or family members that each get their own sync preferences and locations (take 1Password > New Demo Vault for a quick spin!)
- Shared Items - if sharing an entire vault is overkill, you can share individual items (Logins, Secure Notes, memberships) with another person via email or obfuscated iMessage, just like iOS! If your recipient makes changes and shares the item back to you, 1Password will update your existing item.
- 256-bit Authenticated Encryption, PBKDF2 with HMAC-SHA512, and other major security enhancement - 1Password not only keeps your data private, but also tamper-proof. This forestalls many attacks that haven’t even been dreamt of yet.
1Password has been on my must have mac apps list and must have iOS apps list. This huge update which enables a user to have multiple vaults and to share entire vaults further accentuates why 1Password is THE BEST password manager that money can buy.
Quite honestly, I kinda like it. I really like the toolbar, notification center, and control center implementation.
Updated iOS/OS X User Interface
Everyone keeps saying that they are extremely excited for WWDC to see what design updates Jony Ive has made to iOS. The rumors out there suggest Ive has been working to modernize the iOS aesthetics so that the software is true to itself and the hardware it runs on.
I am really looking forward to seeing what kind of an impact Jony Ive has made on OS X. Sure, the default iOS app icons look a bit dated now-a-days. I mean lets face it, the messages and phone app icons scream Aqua, but the really atrocious software design offenders exist on OS X. The skeumorphic metaphors for the Contacts, Calendar, and Game Center apps on OS X are worse than their iOS counter parts.
I would hope that since Apple has chosen to move OS X to be on a yearly update cycle just like iOS that Ive has been working on both pieces of software so that both aesthetics are updated in unison.
For a while now I have wanted to start a recurring post entitled “The Many Options of Mac”, but I have never figured out how I wanted to structure it and I never got around to doing it.
Mac Tuts Plus put out a great post about how the option key can provide many hidden options or actions to the user. Take a few minutes and read through their write up.
I like Apple because of its attention to the small details.
Without iCloud synchronization, Reminders for Mac would only be a glorified todo list
Reminders is in fact supposed to be a To Do list. It is a place for common users to create To Do list items with alerts. That is what it was on iOS and it is what it is on OSX. The existence and implementation of iCloud or not does not change that fact.
Typically the tuts+ network is pretty good. Everyone makes mistakes.
.Mail app looks like a really intriguing mail application. I like the idea of built-in action items and attachment management. Unfortunately, I have a feeling this won’t work for a corporate setting.