1Password for Android now supports on-device password editing and management

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AgileBits has unveiled 1Password for Android 4.0, a complete rebuild of its app for giving Android device users access to passwords stored securely using the 1Password service.

Previously, the app only gave users read-only access to passwords created on other platforms, including Windows, Mac and iOS, but is now a fully fledged password manager in its own right.

Version 4.0 ships as a freemium app, with the read-only functionality still available for free. Users can then unlock the rest of the app’s functionality with a one-off, in-app purchase -- price yet to be determined. Until August 1st the app is fully functional for free.

The app has been redesigned from the ground up with a hybrid UI for both phone and tablet devices. It adds editing, organization and syncing capabilities alongside a built-in browser and top-end security.

Users can now manage their vault directly from the app, meaning they can add, edit and delete items. There’s support for viewing attachments added from Mac or PC platforms, a strong password generator for creating new passwords and the ability to view both custom fields and web form details.

Also added is the ability to mark items as Favorites for faster access. Other organizational improvements include updated and expanded item categories as well as support for folders and sub-folders.

Syncing tools include Dropbox, folder, automatic and background sync capabilities, with sync notifications and the ability to merge locally stored data with an existing vault.

Security features in 1Password for Android include locking all important items behind a secure Master Password. The vault is protected with AES-256 Authenticated Encryption, and is automatically locked when idle. Clipboard contents are automatically cleared and users can add another layer of security by adding a PIN code.

1Password for Android 4.0.1 is available free now. All features are available until 1st August, when an in-app purchase will be required to unlock editing capabilities -- price to be determined. Also available as trial downloads are 1Password for Windows, Mac and iOS.

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