1Password for linux

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by hajime, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. hajime macrumors 603

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    Hi, I bought 1password for both Mac and Windows years ago. They did not have Linux version at that time. It seems that now they do but we need to pay yearly subscription like they way we pay Adobe to use it’s software? Any free way to use it? I found the command line method seems to be not as easy to use as one with GUI.
     
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    No, I think the authors want you to pay for the application.
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 603

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    It seems that these days, software companies don’t release perpetual licenses but want us to pay annual fees. Is that right? Are people happy with such practice?
     
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    You are correct, the subscription model is one that many companies have embraced. Microsoft lusted for this for years. Its not a new business model, most if not all enterprise software is subscription based in one form or another. The benefits are a steady revenue stream, instead of peaks (at time of new releases) and lulls.

    Are consumers happy about this? No I would assume most are not and the issue isn't 1Password charging 3 dollars a month, but that on top of the other subscriptions you're paying - it adds up rather quickly. Someone did an article on this once, called it death by a thousand cuts (or something like that). They postulated that one subscription isn't bad, but if all of the apps you want are, then it gets quite expensive.

    I've been trying to limit my subs, I have adobe and MS office, but I'm looking at maybe giving MS office the heave ho, my kids use google office, and my wife doesn't need it so I'll save a 120 dollars a year
     
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    Students and teachers get MS Office for free and depending on the schools, some can get Adobe for free too. I got all Adobe programs and Office for free. That helps my transition to the Windows world. Maybe you can ask you kids to help to get the software.
     
  6. hajime thread starter macrumors 603

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    What suggestion do you have? Forget about iPassword and switch to another program that offers perpectual license for Mac, Windows and Linux versions?
     
  7. Mr. Heckles macrumors 6502

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    I pay the subscription, but I have the family version. 5 users for $4.99 a month is a deal IMO. They also offfer gift cards,you can get $125 for $99

    https://agilebits.myshopify.com/cart
     
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    I was using that as an example in my life. Its great you get that for free, but the point remains the industry is moving to a subscription based model, and if you want 1Password you have to buy the subscription.

    I for one do not get those apps for free, so I need to pick and choose what I am willing to pay for. The more I think about it, the more I'm leaning to letting the MS Office sub run out and I'll use iWork in its place.
     
  9. hajime thread starter macrumors 603

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    After I have so many passwords stored in perpetual versions of Mac and Windows, I need to pay monthly to use in Linux. Not very happy about it.
     
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    1Password has only subscription based, so if want to upgrade the app on windows or mac, you need the subscription (I think they may still offer a standalone on the mac but not windows).

    Vote with your wallet, which is what I'm doing.
     
  11. hajime thread starter macrumors 603

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    I don't need to update 1Password Windows and Mac versions. They are good as is.
    Do you know other good password storing program?

    An alternative is not to use Linux as the main OS. Then, I don't need to retrieve that many passwords.
     
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    Nope, I primarily use macOS and Windows and I have legacy 1Password versions that work. I don't use Linux enough for me to consider a password manager for that platform.
     
  13. Mikael H macrumors 6502a

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    Before I started using 1Password (heh), I used the KeePass* programs. It adds some amount of hassle to password management - nothing is automated - but it's probably very secure.
     

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