1Password for iOS/Mac Gets Price Cut Ahead of Upcoming Free iOS 8 Update

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    AgileBits today announced that its upcoming 1Password update for iOS 8 will be distributed to existing 1Password users for free. In the past, significant updates have occasionally required users to purchase a new version of the app, but that will not be the case with the major iOS 8 update.

    In iOS 8, 1Password will take advantage of several new APIs, such as app extensions and third-party Touch ID access. These APIs will give the app impressive new capabilities as seen in a recent demo video where 1Password is activated using Touch ID and then accessed in Safari.

    Unlocking 1Password's master password with Touch ID will be a huge time saver for users, as will being able to automatically input saved passwords in Safari and other apps via app extensions using the built-in share sheet. AgileBits recently added a 1Password App Extension on Github, which means many third-party app developers will be able to integrate 1Password into their apps ahead of iOS 8's release.

    In addition to announcing that its iOS 8 update will be free, AgileBits has also discounted 1Password both 1Password for iOS and Mac.
    AgileBits has been releasing beta versions of 1Password for iOS 8 since shortly after the operating system was released to developers, which means the major iOS 8 update should come just after iOS 8 is available to the public. iOS 8 is expected to see its public release in September, after the iPhone 6 is unveiled on September 9.

    1Password can be downloaded from the App Store for $9.99 for a limited time. [Direct Link]

    1Password for Mac has also been discounted by $10, to $34.99, also for a limited time. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: 1Password for iOS/Mac Gets Price Cut Ahead of Upcoming Free iOS 8 Update
  2. macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2011
    My most used utility App ...
  3. Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    Probably mine too. 1Password is awesome and the iOS 8 update is going to make it so much better. Easily the iOS 8 update I'm looking forward to the most.
  4. macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I finally got it. So is the iOS 8 update going to make the app finally integrated into Safari? I hope so
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2007
    I assume this app is risky... I mean it's a wonderful idea in this day in age where we all have 200+ usernames and passwords for everything.... But what if someone hacks 1Passwords servers and gets ALL your passwords?....

    I've been told that even services such as Life Lock are dangerous. Let me know because I forget all my passwords all the time and would love to get this app if I wasn't concerned over my data being stolen.
  6. macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    I agree 100%

    I wasn't excited for iOS 8 until I heard about what it can do for 1password, and now I am excited.

    Yes, there is a video on their website and it's really easy to use now with iOS 8
  7. macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2011
    Educate yourself before commenting - 1Password does not store passwords on any server, it is an offline app (with optional iCloud / Dropbox / Wi-fi sync) :mad:
  8. Jest3r, Aug 7, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2014

    macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2010
    The benefits of not using the same password for every site and service you register with far outweigh the risk of 1password being compromised. With the addition of TouchID integration, the weakest link of 1password security, someone watching you enter your password to unlock the app, is also lessened. As far as syncing goes, 1password is either sync'd via iCloud, another local network device, or Dropbox. There is no "1Password server" to be compromised.
  9. macrumors 68000

    Sep 23, 2008
    Nothing is stored online if you don’t want to, in fact, AgileBits doesn’t store your usernames and passwords at all. Your data is securely stored locally in an encrypted file, sealed with your master password. This file can be stored on Dropbox or iCloud if you want, but the file itself is still encrypted. 1Password also supports Wi-Fi sync, so you don’t have to rely on the cloud.
  10. macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    And if you use a one step verification with drop box, you'll need 3 passwords to get to that file in drop box.
  11. macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    Just get it

  12. macrumors 601


    Mar 11, 2013
    I just don't trust these utilities. I keep all my passwords in my mind and in an encrypted document, within an encrypted disk image, on my encrypted hard drive.
  13. macrumors regular


    Nov 29, 2005
    Regina, SK, Canada
    Great! Couldn't live without 1Password...the Internet is unusable without it.
  14. macrumors 68000

    Sep 23, 2008
    I trust these people. They have their own blog on which they cover developments in software, security and encryption as well as best practices. Nowadays, with so many developments happening all the time, I think it’s important to rely on people you trust when it comes to digital security, rather than trying to work on your own solution (even though your triple encryption may work for you, of course). Their app also makes it easy to create secure passwords and to audit them. 1Password also provides a service for Heartbleed and known security leaks and warns you if some of your passwords may have been compromised.
  15. macrumors 68030

    Mar 30, 2004
    While this is a very nice gesture, iOS 8 update is technically a point release (4.6). Granted, browser extension, device passcode unlock, and Touch ID integration are all excellent additions for a point release. But as a loyal paying 1Password user (iOS and Mac), I would be ticked off having to pay full price to get these features (IAP maybe).
  16. macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2013
    Am I crazy to think $34.99 on a Mac for a password utility is overpriced severely? And $9.99 on iOS?
  17. macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2008
    Um.... what do you think your 1Password vault is.... it's encrypted. Why keep all your passwords in your mind, when you can keep one really secure password in your mind, and not have to worry about anyone hacking your encrypted 1Password vault for 99 quintillion years???

    1Password is more secure than anyone remembering a few lousy passwords that could be cracked in seconds anyway.
  18. macrumors member


    Mar 23, 2011
    Just purchased yesterday

  19. macrumors 68020

    Sep 6, 2002
    It's worth it. Think about how much value is protected by your passwords.
  20. macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2008
    No. You get what you pay for. You know how many password utilities I wasted money on until I got to 1Password? Start with the best and save money and headaches.

    Get secure! By default I use 32 character passwords, numbers, symbols, etc. I get angry when a site only lets me use 16. Some sites even only allow 12!!!!!!
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2007
    It didn't much time for me to fall in love with 1password. My collection has ballooned to 200+ passwords and I'm glad I can forget them as soon as the app takes records them. It's a great program.
  22. macrumors 6502a

    OS X Dude

    Jun 30, 2007
    If iCloud Keychain didn't already do credit cards and web passwords across my Apple gear, I'd be all over this. I'd also be interested if I used more apps that required a login.

    I guess I just don't need the functionality. I would like my passwords and CCs synced to my Boot Camp partition too, but it's an expensive solution compared to, say, just using Chrome for my humble PC sync needs.
  23. macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I just saw the video that is awesomely, finally. I wasn't a big fan of their built in browser and on their trial I had was always copying and pasting. So since we bought this version we'll be supported for the iPhone 6 and the duration of iOS 8's software no hidden upcoming fees?
  24. macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I thought I also remember reading somewhere that within that Dropbox file it's not really "readable", could be wrong though.
  25. macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    You own a $700 iPhone and think $9.99 is too much? The Mac is up there, I got it for my daughter when it was on sale for $25, but as others said this, it's worth to!

    i was afraid to use over 16 because I'm still use to remembering passwords in a way. I been using bigger and bigger passwords now.

    i was amazed how fast my grew, but I'm only at 55 or so.

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