Once you start using 1Password I don’t think you ever consider life without it again. In the most recent update there is even news of a Windows beta so it’s now not even restricted to OS X.
For a long time I have used 1Password and synced it happily with both iPhone and iPad. There’s a post here on AppleLife.tv about 1Password pro that does make syncing with all of your iDevices pretty easy.
So down to business with this topic, syncing with Dropbox. With iPhones and iPads the sync works over wifi networking, but if you want to sync your passwords to another computer Dropbox becomes a great solution to do this.
I have a laptop that I use to do most of my day to day work but a Mac Pro that we use for heavy lifting in the office (Photoshop, Final Cut and Aperture) and for a while now I have been at the Mac Pro, iPhone in hand typing in passwords.
Once you’re a 1Password user you tend to go nuts with long hard to remember (and type) passwords so you can appreciate how frustrating this was.
Reading the Agile web site they have instructions on how to setup 1Password to work with Dropbox and I have to admit it’s _very_ easy to do.
This trick (if you can call it that) is to use the move tool that is in the “Preferences” section of 1Password, see the screen shot below. You move your keychain to a your drop box and (you can’t believe this huh?) it’s done.
What is going to happen is that you run 1Password on your computer, with the data coming locally from your dropbox folder. Any changes however will automatically be synced to your dropbox service.
Run 1Password from another computer that also has access to your dropbox account and the data is updated there as well.
Off to the Mac Pro, all I had to do was install Dropbox and the 1Password application, open it and select the keychain and the job is done.