1Password for Family (Rental Required)?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ClaveMan, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. ClaveMan macrumors member


    Jul 19, 2011
    Saint Louis
    I have been using 1Password for 5 years. With DropBox sync from my Mac to my iPhone, it is as close to password vault bliss as you can get (AFAIK)..

    As I have done many times, I replaced my old iPhone with another.
    As always, I logged into DropBox iOS and then fired up 1Password for iOS.
    I expected to enter my agilebits.com email and password.
    I was greeted with a prompt for my "1Password for Family" credentials.
    WTF? Family??? I looked it up. AgileBits WANTS ME TO RENT SOFTWARE!! Arrrggh..
    Every Christmas I ante up $99 to Office 365 or Microsoft won't let me edit my own files.
    Its the wet dream of all software companies to get customers to rent software.

    Am I screwed? Do I have to rent 1Password for Families for $5/month?
    Is there a way to go back to the pre "1Password for Family", pre rental world I used a week ago?
    Will restoring my old ipa file onto my iPhone work?

    Is there an alternative to 1Password that works with DropBox that I can import 200+ 1Password entries with?

    Thank you !!
  2. NonSoft, Aug 2, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2016

    NonSoft macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2015
    Why do you have to enter agilebits.com username and password? I thought that was specifically for team/family accounts?

    I have 1password on all my devices and that section(1Password Accounts) is empty.

    Also, I was just thinking, did you restore purchases in the app?
  3. ClaveMan thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 19, 2011
    Saint Louis
    OK. I figured it out.

    My 1Password software was wiped all the way back to zero. At zero, with the new version you get a fancy transparent login screen prompting for your Team or Family account with login and password. It wasn't obvious at first (since they want you to pay rent) that you can opt out by selecting "don't use an account" (I think -- its gone now). Anyway.. by selecting that you don't want the default, you go the old school options (drop box etc) and are fine.

    Eventually, I guarantee.. they will force everyone to rent. Just like Office 365.

    Thanks for the tip. It got me to thinking.
  4. NonSoft macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2015
    That seems likely. I think all the other major password managers are subscription based (Dashlane and LastPast definitely are).
  5. gaanee macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2011
    Last year I had asked 1Password support and their reply was that standalone 1Password version will be there and subscription version was being tailored towards team/family password sharing.
  6. NonSoft macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2015
  7. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030


    Nov 8, 2014
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
    Keeper did the same trick years ago.
    Now, I use a different application.

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