1Password for free

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by organerito, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. organerito, Sep 17, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014

    organerito macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2008

    Did everyone notice that 1Password is for free?
  2. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    I did not and I just picked it up! Nice catch!

    I wonder if they are going to be releasing a version for iOS 8 that will be via paid upgrade?
  3. MoodyM macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    Apparently it's not meant to be free, it's a glitch on Apple's end. Grab it while you can - it's not been updated for iOS 8 and the new APIs/TouchID yet, but if you grab it now, you'll get the update free too!
  4. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2013
    Utah, USA
  5. AGKyle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2012
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Just noticed that previous 1Password owners not only get the free upgrade to 1Password 5, but also get the free upgrade to the 1Password Pro 5 features. :cool:
  7. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    This was actually posted here in MR yesterday night, I grabbed it then.
    They removed the post completely from the site, it even had updates, IDK why though. Prob by request of 1password so that not everyone grabs the mistake freebie which makes sense because they did work hard for it.
  8. AGKyle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2012
    I'm not sure why it was removed, whether we asked for the removal or not, it's not really my decision or really in my job description so I just roll with it :)

    That said though, I do appreciate seeing positive comments and really loved reading that you know we worked hard on the app. It means a lot and I thank you for seeing that :)

  9. TonyK macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2009
    Sadly it requires iOS 8 and I'm not updating so quickly.
  10. AGKyle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2012
    Yea, being able to support TouchID, Safari Extensions, App Extensions, and other fun goodies like CloudKit did require we focus on iOS 8. To be honest, I've been running iOS 8 on my main phone since the GM and it's more or less stable, there are a few bugs that aren't so fun but overall, pretty happy. The new keyboard options are super though!
  11. MEJHarrison macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2009
    I've been watching this app for ages waiting on a sale. So when I saw it free, I grabbed it. I didn't realize I was getting the pre-iOS 8 version and would get the Pro features for free as well. Oh well, I'll eventually get it for my Mac as well and will certainly be paying for that one. Unless I decide to stick with eWallet. Time will tell. Until I get a device with TouchID, I don't see that it makes a tremendous difference. But I do like what I've seen so far.
  12. BasicGreatGuy, Sep 19, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014

    BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I have tried several password managers over the years. And in my opinion, 1Password is king of them all in every area. The usability 1Password 5 for iOS 8 is what makes using a password manager seamless, in my mind and experience. It is a pleasure using the app, instead of feeling like I am tied to it with cutting and pasting.

    I look forward to using 1Password 5 in Yosemite.

    I say all that to say, give the Mac version a shot. I think you will be just as pleased.

    The other thing that caused me to spend the big bucks on the program versions, was the accessibility of the company on this site and elsewhere. If I do have a problem moving forward, I know I can get answers. That means a lot to me.
  13. TonyK macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2009
    Not sure I would want to put this on my iPhone 5 and not looking to upgrade to the iPhone 6 Plus. Still waiting for the dust to settle, see what issues other iPhone 5 (not 5S) users are suffering and then will decide.
  14. AGKyle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2012
    Give it a shot and see how it goes. The Mac version has a 30 day trial, http://www.agilebits.com/downloads

    I'm happy to answer any questions you might have along the way as well.

    Thanks for the kind words. We try very hard to make sure we help our users as best we can. It's almost always best to contact us directly but we do try to keep our eyes peeled for trouble on sites like MacRumors because we realize not everyone understands we offer support. Seems that is generally pretty rare these days. :)

    I had iOS 8 on my iPhone 5, it worked just as well as iOS 7 to be completely honest. I'm happy to be rid of my iPhone 5 because the battery was not keeping up with my usage the last ~6 months or so. But, no issues with iOS 8 on my iPhone 5. I waited until the GM release to install it on my primary phone though, I did not run any of the betas.
  15. Soultosoul, Sep 22, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2014

    Soultosoul macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2011
    I just got an iphone6 and after reading many reviews here, this was the first app I downloaded. Couldn't be happier with it. My debit card number was recently stolen/hacked, again..... I think it was the Home Depot issue as I went there multiple times this summer getting my house ready to sell.

    Anyway, with 1password , touch ID, and keychain, and how they work together, I feel comfy and secure �� A lot of the super-techy stuff is beyond me, so I guess it's possible soemone could still steal my CC, etc, but they're gonna have to work for it!

    I'm going to download the mac version for my mini.

    Edit: forgot to mention I didn't get the free version. I purchased the pro (?) version, but way worth $10 for the peace of mind IMO.
  16. Liberty. macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2008
    Why aren't you offering a legacy version without support? Stop the excuses.
  17. AGKyle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2012
    Thanks for the awesome words :)

    We hope you enjoy the app and if you ever have any questions please don't hesitate to let us know!

    I'm not sure I follow.

    I may not be understanding so correct me if I'm wrong here but I'll take a stab at this.

    We would've had two options to do what you wish:

    1) We could've released version 5 as a new app

    2) We could've released version 4 as a new app for free

    #1 won't work because if we did that then existing users would not have been able to get Pro features for free. Given the backlash from users for making version 4 a paid upgrade I don't think this would've been an acceptable way to go about it, and I'm sure others on this forum would argue that point as well.

    #2 won't work because of two major reasons:

    The first is that we don't believe in "without support." If you make something you should support it. We do that within reason and eventually applications reach an end of life.

    The second (and this applies to #1 above as well) is that having more options on the App Store for your application can cause a great deal of confusion. We used to offer two (technically 3) applications and we frequently had a very large number of questions about which one they should get. By going down to a single application we removed that question completely from our support queue so we could focus on users who had real legitimate problems. "Which app do I buy" is a legitimate question, but it's also one that we can control out of the equation completely.

    Edit: There's a third reason I guess as well. If we did this then version 4 would've given previous users the ability to have all of the Pro features for free, rendering no income for us, this would be fine I suppose on its own, but nothing prevents iOS 8 users from running the iOS 7 version (the free version unsupported version by your metric) as well. We can't keep updating the application to improve it if we don't have income to support our families.

    That said, I am sorry but we don't currently sell a version of 1Password for iOS 7 or earlier. We likely won't going forward either. Users who purchased version 4, which is compatible with iOS 7 can still download it on iOS 7 devices because Apple has a mechanism to do so, but new users will need to be running iOS 8 or later.

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