1Password wants alpha testers for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1

After a couple of years of inactivity, it looks like developer AgileBits is getting serious again about supporting Windows Phone, and perhaps Windows 8.1, for its popular password management program 1Password. as well. The company announced that it is signing up alpha testers for a new version of the app for "Windows Modern" devices.

Desktop users of Windows have been able to use a 1Password app for some time and while there is a Windows Phone version, it has not been updated since May 2013. In a post on the AgileBits forums, the company offers a link to a sign-up page where testers can register their interest in getting very early alpha builds of a new version of 1Password. The company said:

"If you like skating a little close to the edge—if you think it might be fun trying to make the software crash—if you just can't wait to have the latest version of 1Password on your Windows Phone, tablet, or convertible—then we want you on the team!"Come to our web site, and sign up for the 1Password for Windows Modern alpha program. In the next few days, we'll send you instructions on how to install the software, along with information about what features are ready to work with. Then we'll follow up with the occasional short newsletter to let you know about new builds, new functionality, and other developments."

It sounds like this version will be a universal app designed to work on both Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, which hopefully means that 1Password might also consider launching a version that will work with Windows 10 as well. In the meantime the current version is still available for download for Windows Phone devices, but it does sound like AgileBits will make waiting for the new version worth it.

Source: AgileBits{.nofollow}; Thanks to Corentin for the tip!

John Callaham