The number of web sites and applications that require users to log in with a username or email address and password is staggering. To ensure maximum security, it is importanty to ensure that you use a unique password for each of the services you use, and this could mean that you have a very large number of passwords to remember. 1Password is a password management tool that has been designed to help make things a little easier.
If you already have 1Password installed on your PC or Mac, it is likely that you have built up a reasonable sized database of passwords that you use on a regular basis. Install 1Password Reader on your Android, and you will be able to synchronise and access this information on your handheld device.
Unfortunately, the process is entirely one way, so there is no way to edit passwords or create new database entries on your Android. The way the synchronisation works through Dropbox means that it is very easy to set up and use, but it is not an ideal app. Any changes you make to passwords on your computer will be reflected on your Android, but it is a shame that this cannot happen in the other direction as well.
For want of a fully functional 1Password app for Android, 1Password Reader is an interesting and useful stop-gap measure. It is far from perfect and it is lacking many of the features 1Password users will have become used to on other platforms – but it will do for now. Just remember to keep an eye on the app store to find out when a proper password management tool is released.