It has long been advocated that we should use long and complex passwords to protect our online accounts. This is because complex passwords makes it harder for anyone to guess what it is. After all, a password of “12345” is pretty easy to figure out and you don’t even need to be a hacker to try and guess it!
That being said, long and complex passwords can be tricky to remember if you have many online accounts, which is why password managers like 1Password can come in handy. The good news is that thanks to iOS 8’s extensions, 1Password’s integration into iOS could prove to be a convenient way of managing passwords.
For those unfamiliar, the extensions in iOS 8 basically allows apps to talk to one another more efficiently. This means that in some cases, you won’t have to open an app just to get one thing done. In the case of 1Password, it will allow users to fill in the login information in their apps without having to leave the app to find their password.
This is, of course, a bit dangerous given that anyone can easily access your phone, so what AgileBits has done is integrate it with Touch ID, so users will have to use their fingerprint in order to confirm that they are indeed the owner of the phone. It’s a pretty cool feature and we can’t wait to see what other extensions developers will be taking advantage of. In the meantime you can check out the demo in the video above.