Passwordless login changes

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Logging in on Booklet now slightly easier!

There's no more passwords, which should make the process of signing up and signing in easier. 

All login is now passwordless, using a six-digit pin that is emailed to you. 

Why this change?

  • Supporting both Passwords and Passwordless alongside each other was confusing for members, especially during the sign-up process. 
  • Passwordless login used to happen via magic links that you clicked in an email. But, as I have been building Progressive Web App (PWA) support for Booklet - I've learned that link-based login is incompatible with PWAs on iOS, leading to a confusing login experience. So, OTP-based login is the best option for PWAs.

What do you think?

I know that people with password manager routines sometimes prefer to have a password, because it allows for one-click login. For these more advanced users - I'm considering adding Passkey support. Let me know if this is something you would use.