Switching from Google Authenticator to 1Password

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Two-step verification is an important thing to enable on services like Gmail, Dropbox and more and more websites.

Agilebits recently added the ability to use their app 1Password, which many Mac users already use, to generate and store 2FA related passwords. TJ Luoma at MacStories wrote a detailed tutorial on switching to 1Password:

If you have been using Google Authenticator or Authy for two-step verification (“2FA” for short), you may have wondered whether you should switch to 1Password, now that it offers the same functionality. You may have wondered how much of a hassle it would be to change from one app to another, and if it would be worth it. If that describes you, well, then you’re in luck, because I just completed the switch and I’m here to report my results.

I'll be switching to 1Password going forward with 2FA passwords.