The Touch Bar and Touch ID are one of the reasons to upgrade to the new MacBook Pro. Touch ID will soon be available to third-party developers who will add support in their respective Mac apps. 1Password for Mac from AgileBits has already started working on implementing Touch ID in its famous password management app. Let's dive in to see some more details.
1Password For Mac Demoed With Touch ID and Touch Bar Integration
AgileBits CEO, Jeff Shiner noted in a blog post that the team has already started working on implementing Touch ID and Touch Bar support in its Mac app. He also pointed that the team is already working on a handful of designs for the Touch Bar. Some of the designs have also been shared.
The new MacBook Pros will arrive later in November, so developers currently don't have any access to the original hardware. However, the latest release of Xcode, which includes simulators and other additions, enabled users to build some designs. 1Password for Mac would not be updated right away. It might take some time for Mac apps to add support for the new hardware.
What [our designer] has come up with is really exciting and I can’t wait to play with it. I think that switching between my work and home vaults with just a tap is going to be the most awesome, albeit sliding my finger across the Touch Bar to generate a strong password comes in a close second.
Shiner provided a demo of 1Password for Mac on its YouTube channel. The video demonstrates how the app animations will work. Moreover, it also shows how the design layout will be when unlocking your new MacBook Pros. If you're considering to upgrade your notebook to the new MacBook Pros and you're a die-hard 1Password user, then do check out the video embedded below for more details.
1Password basically protects all the password details. It gives you easy access to the inventory and much more. Even if you don't plan on upgrading to the new MacBook Pro models, 1Passwod for Mac is a must have app. So do check it out if you haven't already. The app is available for both iOS and Mac on their respective stores.
This is it for now, folks. What do you think about 1Password for Mac adding support for Touch ID and Touch Bar found on the new MacBook Pros? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.