1Password Beefs Up Lion Compatibility, Adds Mac App Store Availability

AgileBits announced the immediate availability of 1Password 3.9 for the Mac on Thursday. The update for the password and private data management application added several new features for OS X 10.7, dropped support for OS X versions prior to Lion, and for the first time is available through Apple’s Mac App Store.

Version 3.9 added 64-bit support, full screen support, and a new menubar icon with auto-submit controls, one-click logins for Web sites, and quick access to the full app. The app’s preferences interface has been streamlined, too, and menu options have been cleaned up.

1Password 3.91Password 3.9’s new menubar icon

1Password now supports Lion’s application sandboxing feature, which improves overall security but limits where application databases can be stored. The app’s database location is now limited to 1Password’s installed sandbox location, or in a Dropbox folder that’s located in your Home directory.

1Password is priced at US$39.99 through the AgileBits Web site, and is temporarily on sale for $19.99 through the Mac App Store. Users that purchased 1Password within the last 30 days and want to take advantage of the special App Store pricing can request a refund at the AgileBits Web site.