AutoFill in non-Safari browsers on Mac?
Minimalist AutoFill is currently limited to browsers and apps which support Apple’s AutoFill system. On iOS this includes virtually all of them: Chrome, FireFox, Brave, DuckDuckGo, Edge, Opera, and probably many others. On Mac however, it's currently limited to Safari only... at least for now.
Why don’t we have browser extensions for non-Safari browsers?
We’re really stuck between a rock and a hard place on this one.
On the one hand we completely understand the need for cross-browser AutoFill. However, on the other hand we have limited resources and developing dedicated browser plugins is a non-trivial amount of work and future maintenance.
Moreover, Apple’s AutoFill system has some pretty significant benefits regarding security, privacy, and convenience which you can read about in AutoFill without Browser Extensions.
Our hope is for other browsers to integrate with Apple's AutoFill system on Mac so third party password managers like Minimalist will “just work” like they already do on iOS.
When will other browsers integrate with Apple's AutoFill system on Mac?
To our knowledge no other browser manufacture has announced plans to integrate with Apple's AutoFill system. However that doesn't mean they won't. Most software companies are looking for ways to improve their products and user experience, we just need to let them know how!
So please submit feedback to your favorite browser maker requesting them to:
- Add support for Apple's AutoFill system on Mac.
What are we doing in the mean time?
We're currently exploring options for AutoFill support on non-Safari browsers. Feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when we've determined our solution.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to show the password history of a Login item
Minimalist keeps a history of previous passwords used for each Login item. Follow these steps to show and hide any Login item's password history.
How to keep in sync via iCloud
Minimalist keeps all your data in sync across iPhone, iPad, and Mac via iCloud. Usually this happens automatically without you needing to do anything. However occasionally a device requires a few extra steps to allow Minimalist to access iCloud. Here's what you'll need to do.
How to AutoFill multiple username fields on sites like American Airlines
Minimalist AutoFill is built on Apple’s AutoFill system which provides secure, private, and convenient auto-filling of usernames and passwords into websites and apps. Unfortunately Apple's AutoFill system is currently limited to a single username / password combination, and does not support auto-filling of multiple username fields... yet.
How to attach files, photos, PDFs, and more
Securely store files, photos, PDFs, and more inside any item in Minimalist using an "Attachment" field. Attachments are synced via iCloud using the same end-to-end encryption as everything else in Minimalist.
How to automatically copy one time passwords when using AutoFill
Minimalist AutoFill is built on Apple’s AutoFill system which unfortunately does not yet support auto-filling of 2FA one time passwords for third party passwords managers like Minimalist. That's why Minimalist offers automatic copying of 2FA one time passwords while using AutoFill.
Will Minimalist be adding an Apple Watch app?
We've received a number of requests to add an Apple Watch to Minimalist. While we're definitely open to the idea, we're not entirely sure what a Minimalist Apple Watch app would do! So here's your chance to tell us! Let us know exactly what you'd like to see in an Apple Watch app for Minimalist.
How to AutoFill a single Login item on multiple websites
Many online accounts can be used to sign-in to multiple different websites. For instance an Apple ID can be used to sign into Apple.com, iCloud.com, and numerous other websites. That's why Minimalist supports auto-filling of a single Login item on multiple websites.
How to prevent Safari on Mac from asking to save passwords
Unfortunately it seems there is no way to prevent Safari on Mac from offering to save passwords, even while using Minimalist AutoFill! This seems to be an oversight on Apple’s part. However there is hope! Apple is always looking for ways to improve their products and give us a better experience, we just need to let them know how!
What is a Menu Bar App and will Minimalist be adding one?
Menu Bar Apps are like mini versions of an app that live in your Mac's menu bar. They are generally used to show status information or perform common tasks such as opening an existing login, adding a new login, or generating a random password. Let us know what you'd like in a Minimalist Menu Bar App and we'll do our best to accommodate!
One time password showing "invalid secret key"
There are two ways to enter a one time password secret key into any authenticator app. Unfortunately the current version of Minimalist only understands one of them. This was an oversight on our part and will be corrected in the next update. Luckily there is a fairly easy work around.
How to see if password has been compromised in data breach
Data breaches are far more common than any of us want to admit. Passwords are leaked with alarming frequency. Websites exist where you can check if your passwords have been compromised, but you have to check them one at a time! Wouldn't it be great if Minimalist could safely and securely check them all for you? Yeah, we think so too!
How to share passwords and other information
We've received numerous requests to add a variety of sharing methods to Minimalist. Each method serves a slightly different purpose and has different security ramifications. Here's what's currently available and what we're working on next.
How to save new logins from Safari back into Minimalist
Minimalist communicates with Safari via Apple’s AutoFill system which provides secure, private, and convenient auto-filling of usernames and passwords into websites and apps. Unfortunately Apple's AutoFill system does not currently support saving new logins from Safari back into Minimalist... at least not yet!
How to AutoFill credit card information
Minimalist AutoFill is built on Apple’s AutoFill system which provides secure, private, and convenient auto-filling of usernames and passwords into websites and apps. Unfortunately Apple's AutoFill system is currently limited to usernames and passwords only, and does not support auto-filling of other content types such as credit card information... yet.
What is a third party security audit and has one been performed?
A third party security audit is a thorough assessment of all code, documentation, and processes related to a software system by an independent third party security firm. The goal of an audit is to uncover potential security risks which can then be patched by the software's developer. As Minimalist is relatively new, we have not been able to perform such an audit... yet!
How to restore purchase if still showing Free Trial
Minimalist attempts to recognize purchases made on any of your devices. However there are circumstances where Minimalist can't see your purchase and shows the Free Trial instead. Simply restore your purchase inside Minimalist to re-enable Unlimited Passwords.
How to import items from iCloud Keychain
Coming soon! Apple has announced the next version of macOS will be able to export Keychain items to a format suitable for import into other password managers like Minimalist. We will add support for this new format as soon as it's available. Stay tuned!
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