If you have been using a password manager for browsing you already know how useful it is to have one. Our favorite password manager is 1Password and today we are going to show you how to login to your favorite websites with just one click.
NOTE: For those who are unaware of what 1Password is – it’s a program that securely stores your login details for websites (and other tings) on your computer. It can be integrated within your favorite browser, and whenever you need to login somewhere, all you have to do is click on the 1Password icon and it will automatically log you in. That means there is no more hassle logging in, forgetting usernames and passwords, and it makes browsing a lot more streamlined.
With 1Password it is possible to login on your favorite websites by just using the your browser bookmarks. These special bookmarks act like any bookmark within your browser but when you click on a 1Password bookmark it will go to the website, trigger 1Password and the program will automatically log you in.
The way it work is very simple. Each 1Password login detail has a URL associated with so it knows where to log you in (obviously). When you add a 1Password bookmark, it will craft a special parameter to trigger 1Password. For example, normally your Facebook bookmark would look like this:
With a 1Password bookmark, it will look something like this:
1Password is integrated within your browser and when it detects the parameter onepasswdfill with the right value, it will trigger the correct login details.
At the time of writing this doesn’t work yet on iOS but who knows it might in the future and that would make things a lot more efficient as well.
Setting up 1Password bookmarks
Setting up 1Password bookmarks is really easy.
1. Fire up 1Password on your desktop.
2. Select the login you want to have as a bookmark.
3. Drag the entry to your bookmark bar in your browser.
4. Rinse and repeat for other logins.
Now all you have to do is to click on that bookmark and you will automatically be logged in. It’s that easy!
I highly advise you to use this for websites you frequently logon to. It’s these little things that save you time and it will add up to a lot as time goes by – just like knowing a couple keyboard shortcuts will do for you.
If you aren’t using 1Password yet – you should. It will save you a lot of time and prevent you headaches of forgetting username and/or passwords. You can get it here on the official website or at the Mac App Store.
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