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For better or for worse, passwords might be here to stay (regardless of what Bill Gates said in 2004), but that doesn't mean you have to put up with their associated annoyances and the need to remember dozens of different passwords for the sites you frequent. That's where AgileBits' 1Password comes in, and for a limited time, you can acquire it for both iOS and Mac for 50 percent off the regular price.
1Password's usually kind of pricey, as its standard retail price on the Apple Store is $17.99 for iOS and $49.99 for the Mac. With the temporary sale pricing, though, you can download it for $8.99 and $24.99 respectively.
If you're at all concerned about password security and simply being able to remember all those passwords, 1Password is well worth it, and we've previously featured it as one of the Five Apps Every Mac Owner Should Use. It encrypts your standard logins, your bank account access codes, and credit card information with 256-bit AES encryption, and comes with a built-in browser and numerous organizational features. It's thus best to buy it for the device you plan to use the most, but you tend to use iPhones and iPads while keeping a Windows PC on hand for your desktop work, you can pick up a Windows version that syncs with your other devices.
UPDATE: The Windows version is also on sale for 50 percent off.
Of course, the big question is whether this sudden sale has anything to do with the persistent rumors that the new iPhone will utilize fingerprint technology for usernames and passwords, thus rendering apps like 1Password somewhat obsolete, at least for mobile devices. Maybe Gates was right after all--just a little too soon.
AgileBits has not specified when the promotion will end, so be sure to download 1Password sooner than later if you're interested.