1password-adhdAnnoyed at always having to remember four different passwords for twelve different (online and offline) accounts? Login and password prompts pop up all over the place, and remembering what’s what can be challenging for an adult with ADHD.

1Password is a fully developed simplification and security app (on multiple platforms) that is the ultimate way to only need to remember one password and still have all the security of multiple long passwords via a super-long and secret algorithm.

Basically, 1Password manages and secures passwords as well as completely automates logins, whether it be a website account, your online banking or PayPal account, or anything else of that nature.

Here are a few features of 1Password that I like:

  1. It stores a variety of vital information, like your web usernames and passwords, information that you might find in your wallet (licenses, social security numbers, credit cards, etc.), software serial numbers, non-web account information, and freeform secure notes to store any data you’d like to keep safe from prying eyes.
  2. It locks your data behind your choice of a strong password or a 4-digit unlock code. Even if your mobile device is stolen or misplaced, your 1Password information is safe.
  3. It syncs safely and securely from 1Password for Mac and 1Password for Windows using the free Dropbox service. (To read up on how to sync with Dropbox, you can check out the 1Password User Guide.)
  4. It supports multitasking by syncing your data even when you switch to another app or lock your device. Or you can automatically lock 1Password when switching to another app or set it to lock after a time-out.
  5. It lets you copy and paste. You can easily copy passwords into other applications or credit card numbers into web forms.
  6. 1Password is available for Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Here are my 1Password app cons:

  • It is $14.99 for the iPad version and $49 for the Mac version.
  • You need to use the free service Dropbox for full potential.
  • It is not for Blackberry.

And here are my 1Password app pros:

  • It is on every major platform.
  • It is extremely easy to set up and use.
  • It sets itself up as you login to your daily activities.
  • It saves you the trouble of having to remember every single login and password you need on a daily basis. .

To get this app for Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, and Android, visit 1Password.com

Are you using 1Password? Tell us what you like—or don’t like—about it in the comments!


Mark Kawate About Mark Kawate

Mark Kawate is a Business Developer with ADHD and the Founder of ADHDapps.me and @ADHDApps. Mark also works to build and promote multi-pronged approaches that take advantage of his ADHD, with the goal of furthering the quality of every ADHD life.


  1. Michael says:

    I recently discovered lastpass. Its brilliant. Its brilliant because it has government grade security but still is very easy to use. And its free. And i can export to an excel file for offline Its free A premium subscription is afailable with even more options if you need them. ( i dont). the premium is $1 a month. I am not affeliated whatsoever. Just very happy with lastpass. Try both. And decide what works for you.

  2. Eva Wallace says:

    I have something very similar for my computer. It’s wonderful! I still make sure I write them all down in my password book though, just in case :)

  3. I am thankful to find this site. I am a middle aged women with ADHD starting a new job. I need to do a lot of reading regarding technology. I am trying to find an app to take notes of all the thoughts that run furiously in my head, take those notes and categorize them and then have the ability to search by keyword. Then I need an app to stay focused, a to do list, be able to check things off. I am feeling overwhelmed with all the new stuff I need to learn. It takes me a long time to actually do the work because I spend more time on thinking what is the best place to start. That is the hardest part for me. Plus the retention, hearing, listening, and being able to repeat what someone says to me. I cannot do that — Is there an app for that?