Looking at the start of the new year we like to look back at what this year has brought us. Lists of great movies and finest albums appear everywhere, just like our favourite apps and games. But how about the preferred business tools we use everyday? Software that helps us to work better, as organisation — or human? The wonderful applications that improve the use of your smartphone or tablet? Because we at YipYip are great fans of simpel and efficient online platforms that enhance our daily routine, we count down to the new year with some fruity tips for business tools. One diamond every day. The motto: ‘discovering tools that make your business or mobile life more fun’. Go explore them in the new year!
Better Business Countdown #2: 1Password for Teams
Are you a regular user of the 1Password app? In which all your logins and passwords are securely encrypted in a digital safe, but are retrieved just as easy — with one master password? Then you must also be very pleased with the new expansion 1Password for Teams. At YipYip, we’re now trying the new beta version and it looks promising.
Sending each other passwords by mail, storing them in a broken phone or writing them down on sticky notes? That’s just the tip of the bad-password-iceberg.
Research shows that the world’s most popular passwords still consist of clumsy and predictable combinations like 1234 and abcd, names and birth dates of yourself or loved ones and your own address. Can you believe that, in an age where all our digital identities are spread out on the global internet street? Therefore, it‘s nice that you can rely on password protection such as 1Password. A strong digital safe made of steel, for which you only need to remember one master password. And then you can store all of your data as complicated as you wish. No one is touching it, and you can’t forget or lose it.
When working with sensitive data as much as the developers of YipYip — with endless credentials for servers, backends, software development kits and countless administrator accounts — good security is an absolute must. The introduction of 1Password for Teams has made us very curious. And the first impression is certainly not wrong.
You can link confidential information to your projects with a clear overview, making it — super safe — accessible to the whole team.
The main question for me was, apart from the value to the team: can I easily integrate 1Password for Teams with my own version of the app? As it turns out, yes. You get a ‘primary vault’ and a ‘team vault’ and you can easily switch between the two. Did you not use 1Password already? Then it’s even more fun, because within the team vault, you also get a private corner for all your passwords. The burden that lifts off your shoulders, knowing all your passwords are safe … Unbelievable. Now let’s see how the team functions develops, what will be the strengths and costs exactly. But for now: enroll as a team fast, I’d say.