Jan 13 1Password Manager Review and Tutorial
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If you always forget your passwords.... 1Password Manager is for you!
It doesn’t matter if you are an online marketeer, a developer, or somebody that doesn’t work on dozens of websites or apps.
We all have the same problem: how the !@(*&^%$# are we going to remember all of those passwords?
Especially when they force you to change them more often, make them longer and/or force you to use numbers, special characters (@#$*((*&^%$#@#$%^&!!!) and capitals….
With 1Password you only ever need to memorize one password!
Why did I need 1Password Manager?
All your other passwords and important information are protected by your Master Password, which only you know.
1Password can record your usernames and passwords when you sign in to apps and websites. Its automatic form filler allows you to sign in to your online accounts with a single click, look, or touch.
My only password manager ever again!
1Password Manager Review and Tutorial
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Apart from passwords, 1password can also store sensitive documents in its vaults. And I also love the emergency access backup. If for some reason you lock yourself out, you can still access all your sites and apps.
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1Password Manager Video Transcript
Do you already use a professional password manager?
Or are you still using the default browser, password manager? Or maybe you don’t use a password system at all, and you just write everything down in a notebook?
Then you should pay attention. Because you must keep your online identity and security private and secure.
My name is Olaf and today I’m going to show you all about 1Password Manager.
00:30 Why did I need 1Password Manager?
Why did I need this?
I said I use a lot of different online tools. And together with all the accounts that I have for
well, you name it… I have a lot of passwords that were more or less the same. And I think 80% of them were the same and the other ones were just a variation of the first one, right?
And that’s because I wanted to keep them safe and secure but still be able to remember them.
Although I used the default Chrome built-in password manager, I still experienced that it would be handy sometimes to know them by heart. Because if for some reason the Chrome password manager screws up, you still have an idea of what it should be.
Or maybe you are one of those people who write all their passwords in a
- Your telephone
- You email them to yourself
This is very dangerous of course because:
- It’s not safe and secure.
- It will take you and cost you a lot of time to come up with new passwords and to figure out where your old password is stored.
I know of people that had one of those books and the book disappeared, and they were lost.
In my case, it started with problems with Microsoft 365 and Skype. Because those you have to change a lot… Very annoying.
And in my case, I had an old email address tied to my Microsoft account. For some reason, I couldn’t figure out how to do it. They couldn’t figure out themselves as well. How to change this into my new email.
In that case, I had to change the password. But I got their confirmation sent to an email that doesn’t exist anymore. And I got into a lot of problems.
Then I thought okay maybe, I should change to another, more professional password manager to prevent this stuff from happening.
And one of the most important reasons is that Chrome is not a safe password manager. Not only Chrome: the same goes for all the other default browser password managers.
It has not been built for this purpose. It’s a good service and well it’s good until it isn’t good anymore, if you know what I mean.
And if you have one breach or one problem with your passwords only once a year, you will know how much time, energy and frustration that would cost to fix it again.
03:07 Benefits of 1Password Manager
What are the benefits?
1) You only have to remember one strong password ever again.
All the other passwords are behind this one big password that you can remember. And this is a very strong feature!
On all my devices, I can log in the normal way with my fingerprint or with the one strong password that is my 1Password Manager master password.
And all my other passwords and identity data will be filled out immediately and automatically.
2) It’s extremely secure and used by over 60.000 businesses
Because this tool has been built to be secure, safe and super powerful for the biggest companies on earth. Such as:
- New York Times
Too many people to mention and too many organizations that use this. This means 1Password Manager has been tried and tested in real-life situations for years now.
3) Document Vault
You get a document vault in which you can store all your classified documents.
And only you can access them by using your strong password, of course. If you want, you can do secure vault sharing, so you can share those vaults with people that you trust.
4) Emergency Kit
1Password Manager supplies an emergency kit on paper. So, you can store one extra or multiple actually if you want, in your house. Or with your parents or wherever.
If for some reason your strong password gets lost, or you don’t remember it anymore this means you can’t get in all of your accounts. Then you can use this to still get access.
5) Real-time security breach alerts
You get real-time security breach alerts. If something happens you will be notified immediately.
6) Unlimited number of passwords
You can store an unlimited number of passwords in the system. And it works as I said earlier on all devices, browsers and operating systems.
There are plugins, and there are add-ons that have all kinds of options. Whatever device you’re using it is being tackled.
7) Syncs your data seamlessly between devices
And it syncs your data seamlessly between all those devices which is very easy, of course.
I mean that’s not a step up from Chrome because if you use Chrome on all your devices that’s the same. But it works just as seamlessly.
1Password Manager also works with fingerprints.
9) Automatic import from Chrome
If you are switching from Chrome to 1Password it will import all your passwords in just a couple of seconds. All those passwords are into the new system within minutes altogether.
1Password Manager is very cheap, less than 40 dollars per year.
If you compare this too maybe one breach per year or one time that you have to search for your passwords, or you can’t get in because you lost them, Chrome messed up or whatever happened…
Or you couldn’t remember your strong Chrome password to unlock all your data, or it hasn’t been synced.
Well, there are a lot of things that go wrong and can go wrong.
Even if it’s just one hour or one time per year that you would lose on this it would already pay for itself, being less than forty dollars.
11) Free trial
And there’s a free trial. I can highly recommend this because I started doing this myself as well.
Because I thought okay. I was convinced that it wasn’t the safest and securest way of storing your passwords in Chrome.
But I haven’t had the first-hand experience with 1Password yet. I thought to myself okay let’s do this free trial keep them in both systems and see what happens. But after a couple of days, I started switching to 1Password completely.
And telling Chrome not to remember my passwords anymore. Because I saw the big advantages, I saw the way the system has been built:
- It’s safe
- Easy to use
I can recommend it highly.
07:21 1Password manager versus Chrome Password Storage
When I say Chrome or other built-in default password managers in browsers are not safe and secure enough. What do I mean?
Well, have a look at this. I just looked up a couple of blogs and vlogs and there are dozens of them on the internet to be found.
The first one is saying: of course you can use an inbuilt password managers, and they are just ok. Because they are not built to do this.
Another one says your passwords are protected to an extent. They are saying, okay listen it works, and it’s obviously better than not having a system in place at all. But still, you should have a dedicated password manager.
And here another one.
So, why do you need a password manager? Well, I just explained why.
And here they are just backing up my story as well. And here is another blog that says we recommend using a password manager like 1Password, LastPass or Bitwarden.
There are many more solutions than just 1Password. But I can really from my experience recommend 1Password.
08:40 Use cases 1Password Manager
What can we use it for?
Well, you can use it obviously for every password you will ever need. It will suggest strong passwords, and it will store them immediately. You can unlock them if you want, and you can edit all your login credentials without any hassle.
It’s a very user-friendly system to work with and work in. All your passwords are stored in your personal vault. Not only logins but also passports, credit cards, and you can use it on all devices. You can also use it to autofill everything.
I sometimes work in two or three different languages, so the forms are not always the same. And the names of the fields are not always the same in these languages.
I mean the fields that you can enter. In 1Password you can just use the name of the field and then add your data to it.
It will autofill whatever you need. Which is also a big-time saver, of course.
In the beginning, you have to enter the data again maybe because you were used to doing this in Chrome. But if you do it in 1Password:
- It’s safe
- It’s secure
- It is a better autofill system than Chrome itself.
10:02 Examples 1Password Manager
This is an example.
You have different vaults. Your personal vault, but you can have many vaults if you want for your:
And as said you can have a lot of different stuff in it which can be very handy. You can edit these on the fly.
You can suggest a new password if you want, and then we’ll save it as a new password. Done.
10:35 Not just passwords…
And in my case, I said, I always use it for autofill purposes. Because I don’t like to spend my time filling out forms.
So, in this case, I have the regular stuff that 1Password has already filled out like first name last name.
And I also have a couple of Dutch ones. This is my last name in Dutch and my first name and my address. So, this is very handy. You can add as many fields as you want and 1Password will autofill them if appropriate.
11:10 1Password Manager Reviews
What are people saying about it?
Well, these big organizations and these blue-chip corporations are very happy with 1Password Manager.
And even Dropbox and Gitlab who are developers and develop systems platforms themselves. So, they know what they’re talking about. It’s not for nothing that they chose 1Password over the other ones.
And if you see the reviews 4.6 out of over 3,000 reviews. 9.1 with 83 votes.
It’s just a very
- Easy to use
and great system in my opinion.
11:47 Benefits of using a Password Manager
Let’s have a look at it.
Well, here you go my session ended after 10 minutes of inactivity. This is what you can use as a setting if you want. In this case, I would have to enter my strong password. And then it’s opened up again.
I only have to do this in here as an extra precaution. Because if you are just logged on in Chrome you don’t have to do this again, unless you want to.
I mean if I go to the settings where they are, I can set this to automatically lock or not. And I have it at unlocking.
As long as I am online and working in my tabs and working on websites it shouldn’t lock automatically. At least that’s my preference, and you can do this if you like. So, you can say I want to have it locked after:
- Five minutes
- Ten minutes
- Three minutes
And you can change all kinds of stuff here autofill notifications accounts and vaults etc. And obviously, it will fill out your login every time you get onto a site, and you need your password to be filled out.
Simple as that, actually there’s not much to it. This is what it does, this is what it is.
And it just works completely great without any glitches on every device that I have. For example, if I would go to this site, I can have it filled out. It fills out my password automatically with 1Password.
This is the icon of 1Password. You can see it here in the Chrome plugin as well. I would log in and that’s it. And here you can always go from your Chrome plugin. You can go to the settings and here I can show you all kinds of logins that are protected by 1Password.
And if I want to see my vault I can go to my vault and open it up. And of course, if I want, I can open up the application or go in full-screen mode as well.
You can see I have 712 logins into 1Password. I won’t go into them at least I won’t show you them any more than I’m doing it now.
I hope you like this, and I’ll see you in the next video.
Thanks for watching!
Olaf the ToolFinderr