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1Password on Ubunutu

One of the biggest barriers preventing me from using Ubuntu as my primary desktop OS used to be my favorite password manager, 1Password. I use it on the Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android and couldn't really function without it.

For a while I could use it on any computer running a web browser using the 1Password Anywhere browser only implementation, with Dropbox. But Dropbox no longer supports that option (not sure why, but that's the way it goes).

I was thrilled to discover that 1Password 4.6 for Windows runs quite reliably on Ubuntu via Wine. Even better, the Browser Helper program also runs on Wine, which means I can also use the nifty browser add-ons to auto-fill web logins.

Installation was super easy. I installed Configure Wine from the Ubuntu Software app, and just like that, I could run Windows applications. I then followed the excellent instructions on the Agile Bits support site, Running 1Password for Windows on Linux systems. It worked just as advertised, and now I am happily filling login forms in Firefox on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS.

(Updated March 23, 2017: Ubuntu has been my primary OS for months, thanks to 1Password on Wine.)

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