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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:

http://www.facebook.com/

With a 1Password bookmark, it will look something like this:

http://www.facebook.com/&onepasswdfill=RANDOMCHARACTERS

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.

1password bookmark

Drag the login credentials of your choice to your browser's bookmark bar to install the 1Password bookmark.

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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6 Comments

Posted by Yan  | September 23, 2012 at 4:01PM | Reply

This looks a great software. I use both Mac and PC. Can Mac and PC password be synced? Or Do I need to update both when I changed my password on one platform? Any experience?

Thanks, always, Thanh, for sharing the great products to boost my productivity. Have been enjoying reading your blog and newsletters.

Yan

Posted by Thanh Pham  | September 23, 2012 at 6:28PM

Hi Yan that is possible. If you use Dropbox on both computers and store your 1Password key on there, both your Windows and Mac machine can use the same data.

Posted by Bill  | September 12, 2012 at 11:12AM | Reply

Seems kind of pricy. Are there other password solutions that cost less?

Posted by Thanh Pham  | September 12, 2012 at 10:13PM

I haven’t tried any others, but I know a lot of people mention LastPass. It does require a monthly/annual subscription though.

I’m very happy with 1Password though and I can recommend it.

Posted by Cody Swartz  | June 10, 2013 at 9:19AM

LastPass – free web alternative. Loved it, but ended up switching to 1password because i wanted the ios app and a desktop manager rather than just the web based.

Keepass is also an open-source alternative.

Posted by Ray  | April 5, 2012 at 11:13AM | Reply

1Password is a great tool. The only con is since you do not have to type in or remember passwords, when you use another computer you do not know your own passwords. I find that repeatedly typing in passwords I gain ‘muscle memory.’

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