1Password 8 on the Mac brings a big redesign

Discussion in 'all things Mac' started by mood, Aug 11, 2021.

  1. mood

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    1Password 8 on the Mac brings a big redesign
    But you might want to wait for a more finished version
    August 11, 2021
    https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/11/22619846/1password-8-macos-early-access-password-manager-app
     
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    Users lobby 1Password to abandon new Electron version
    August 16, 2021
    https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/08/16/users-lobby-1password-to-abandon-new-electron-version
     
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    GitHub's Electron gets a lot of hate. I'm not sure it deserves all that it gets. Microsoft's Visual Studio Code is written on top of Electron and it is a pretty amazing and responsive application, IMHO. I suspect that there are just a bunch of poorly-written Electron apps that are giving a bad impression overall. Some other major apps using Electron: Slack, WordPress Desktop, WhatsApp, Skype, Atom, Discord.
     
  5. Rasheed187

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    OK thanks, I'm not using any of the apps that you mentioned, but I might use Whatsapp and Skype in the future. I'm still waiting for Whatsapp to scrap the mobile phone requirement, they are currently working on it.
     
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    Electron is a wrapper around the Chromium engine. Each Electron App runs its own instance of that “browser” to execute (kind of) a web App (for at least the UI; 1Password 8 uses Rust for its backend). That’s why many of those Apps are resource hungry and do not “feel” native.

    Check the 1Password forum for many (valid) complaints.
     
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    OK I see, didn't know it was based on Chromium, no wonder that people complain about these apps being heavy.
     
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