An icon gift to 1Password [Updated]

I’m totally in love with 1Password for managing my password portfolio, but like Garrett Murray, I really loathe the icon Agile Bits chose for their Chrome extension.

So I made a replacement. Here’s before and after:

1password

So please, dear Agile Bits (ping @agilebits, @1password), take this icon and run with it (or create your own improved one), I give it to you free of charge:

1password_icon

Please use it, and I’ll love your software even more.

[Update]: A beta version of 1Password finally has an improved icon:

new_1password

2 thoughts on “An icon gift to 1Password [Updated]”

  1. Roustem says:

    Thank you very much, Joen!

    We are looking for a better icon in 1Password for Chrome. The key image seems to be too generic.

    There is one that @danvpeterson designed recently. It is shown in the sneak peak post:
    http://blog.agilebits.com/2011/07/big-safari-extension-updates-and-a-sneak-peek/

    There is also, a simple “1P” button that is easily recognizable.

    It also seems that in both cases we are going against Google’s recommendation:
    http://code.google.com/chrome/extensions/browserAction.html

    * Do use big, colorful icons that make the most of the 19×19-pixel space. Browser action icons should seem a little bigger and heavier than page action icons.
    * Don’t attempt to mimic Google Chrome’s monochrome “wrench” icon. That doesn’t work well with themes, and anyway, extensions should stand out a little.

    Best regards, Roustem
    Founder of AgileBits

    1. Joen says:

      Roustem,

      Thank you for your reply, Roustem.

      Regardless of which icon ends up in Chrome, I’m thrilled that there’s momentum and a new icon is being talked about.

      I’m not personally a fan of simply writing “1P”. In fact, the key shape seems to indicate better what it’s about. I like the keychain Dan Peterson made, it sends the right signal.

      It also seems that in both cases we are going against Google’s recommendation:
      http://code.google.com/chrome/extensions/browserAction.html

      Interesting, and good point.

      How about something in this direction, but prettiefied by your graphic designer?

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