1Password on sale

I just got an email about a one day sale on 1Password that is a pretty good deal - over 40% off for today only:

Hello everyone,

I am not sure if you remember but in case you didn't know -- today is my birthday!

It has become a tradition and to stay true to our roots today together with MacZOT we are holding a huge 1-day sale on all our products.

If you do not own a copy of 1Password or know someone who needs it then today is the best day to buy it:


I spend most of my waking hours working on and discussing 1Password, so I want you to be part of the festivities! Please enjoy some cake and ice cream with me and enjoy the bargain price too!


--Dave Teare
Now 33-year old Co-author of 1Password
Everyone is Switching to Mac!

I've been meaning to write about 1Password. I've been using it for a few months and it is a really great application. The basic idea is this: each and every website gets its own strong password (say 20 random characters with numbers and punctuation). So now A ) you aren't using weak dictionary passwords on Amazon or your bank or whatever and B ) if scrubsite.com has their passwords hacked it's not the same password as your Amazon 1-Click. There are toolbars for each of the major browsers to easily input your saved passwords, and the whole shebang is locked in an OS X keychain, behind a single version.

A native iPhone version is promised, but even now there's a trick with a Javascript bookmarklet that lets you store the passwords on your iPhone as well.

I highly recommend 1Password. It does all that password security that you know you *should* do, but can't really bother with in real life. If you don't have it and you're a Mac user, think seriously about taking advantage of this sale!