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‘1Password’ App Coming To Linux, Initial Release Available For Download

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The user-friendly and cross-platform password manager app, 1Password, is finally coming for all Linux platforms with full-feature and native support. Currently, a development preview for Linux has been unveiled.

This is the initial release for testing and validation purposes only. Hence, you should not use its Linux development preview for production or business environments.

As planned, an official release with long-term support will be announced later this year after including new updates, features, and changes over the next few months. However, if you want a stable version of 1Password for Linux, you can use 1Password X in your browser.

1Password is available for all devices, browsers, and operating systems such as Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Chrome OS, Google Chrome, Brave, Edge, and Firefox. And now it is also going to be available for Linux desktop as well.

1Password — A Native Linux App

The 1Password Linux app is built using the ‘most loved programming language‘ Rust for secure backend, and React.js library for a responsive component-based frontend. Hence, the app includes full end-to-end encryption to meet both the security and performance expectations of Linux users.

Since it’s a preview release, most of its features are not complete yet. Therefore, 1Password Linux app is currently read-only, where you can sign in, view items, search, copy, and more, but you can’t edit or create anything.

Here are the current supported features that the app has integrated for the Linux desktop app:

  • Installation using apt and dnf packager managers
  • Automatic Dark Mode selection
  • Open Network Locations (FTP, SSH, SMB)
  • Support for Tiling window manager and descriptive window titles
  • Unlock with Linux user account, including biometrics
  • System tray icon to stay unlocked while closed
  • X11 clipboard integration and clearing
  • Keyboard shortcuts support
  • Data export
  • Unlock multiple accounts with different passwords
  • Create collections to organize data across accounts and vaults

How To Install 1Password On Linux?

Now if you want to try the testing version of 1Password on your Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora, or Red Hat, follow the installation instructions from here.

For other Linux distributions, 1Password is also available to download as an AppImage.

Via — omg!ubuntu!

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