1Password updates for Mac and iOS make password management 'fun'

Days after LastPass rolled out a native Mac app, popular rival 1Password has major updates for its own iOS and Mac apps. If you're not already securing your passwords with a manager like 1Password, these updates make the process easier and more appealing.

Version 5.2 for iOS has a brand-new Login Creator for adding accounts and creating tough-to-crack passwords for hundreds of sites. In a Monday blog post, 1Password called the new feature "fun"--or as fun as managing your passwords can be. The new feature is free for both pro and regular users.

Pro feature users also get two-factor authentication with the new one-time password tool, which lets you create a second random password for sites that support it, like Amazon and Tumblr. A few other pro additions include custom field types and the ability to delete attachments. 1Password is free for iOS with pro features available for $9.99.

1Password for Mac is getting a free overhaul for easier syncing of primary and secondary vaults, laying it all out for you to see. Secondary vaults can now sync over Wi-Fi between Mac and iOS for people who hate the idea of syncing to the cloud--and you can keep secondary vaults from syncing if you want. Syncing works if you have 1Password open on your devices and both connected to Wi-Fi. The update is free if you're a paid user of 1Password for Mac, which costs $49.99 on the Mac App Store. Check out all the smaller tweaks here, and check back later this week when we go hands-on with the update.