1Password Introduces $2.99/Month Plan for Individuals, With 6 Months Free at Sign-Up [Updated]

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Password managing app 1Password today announced the launch of a new subscription plan for individual users priced at $2.99 per month. The new model will be added to 1Password's existing subscription tiers, including a team plan (beginning at $3.99 per month) and a family plan ($4.99 per month). This will allow users not in need of enterprise- or family-related perks to join in on 1Password's various subscription benefits.

    According to AgileBits, the company behind 1Password, the biggest advantage of signing up for a subscription on the password organizing app is that users will "get all the 1Password apps for every platform, along with Pro Features, free updates, and free upgrades to every new version of 1Password." The service allows its subscribers to cancel at any time and alleviates the worry of having to face licenses and paid upgrades down the line.


    The individual subscription service runs on the same new hosted platform that AgileBits created for 1Password Teams and 1Password Families. The company said that using the $2.99 per month subscription model provides users with "the simplest and most feature-packed way to use 1Password."
    As a launch special, anyone who signs up for the new individual plan will get the first six months of 1Password free, without needing to even add their credit card information into the app. To take advantage of the offer, users will need to sign up for the $2.99 per month model before September 21, 2016. The 1Password app is available to download from the iOS App Store for free [Direct Link] -- with the option to choose a one-and-done upgrade to 1Password Pro for $9.99 -- and the Mac App Store for $64.99. [Direct Link]

    Update: As 1Password mentioned on Twitter, the company has "no plans to eliminate standalone licenses," so any user who prefers to avoid subscription tiers can still do so.

    Article Link: 1Password Introduces $2.99/Month Plan for Individuals, With 6 Months Free at Sign-Up [Updated]
  2. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2014
    how about we pay once for things that don't need to be paid for multiple times.
  3. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    It's funny 1 Password has your credit card information stored that it could use to debit your subscription..
  4. Lapidus macrumors regular


    May 14, 2012
    iCloud Keychain does the trick very well for me. It could be easier when you need to find a password on an iOS device but that happens rarely. I wish more developers implemented this in their apps...
  5. miniroll32 macrumors 65816


    Mar 28, 2010
    Just lovely. I'm starting to wonder if we actually own anything anymore...
  6. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

    Sep 18, 2013
    What's the difference and how will this affect me? I currently have the "Pro" version that I paid for way back in 2013, with free updates every year (apps) and I pay nothing. I use iCloud to sync, so no 1Password account. I assume this continues and won't change?

    Also, the "new platform" seems to be exactly the same as the current/old one. So, what am I missing?
  7. ViktorEvil macrumors member


    Oct 8, 2014
    I have been expecting this for a while so about a month ago I transferred all passwords to encrypted iOS notes and they sync across all my apple devices just fine
  8. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2009
    What's the difference between the new service and syncing with dropbox like I have now for my 1Password?
  9. umbilical macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2008
    FL, USA
    same here, I paid for that app around 2 years ago... so what happens now, I DON'T want pay stupid monthly prices!
  10. avanpelt, Aug 3, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2016

    avanpelt macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    I hope they'll let me buy upgrades to the major releases of their apps and that they will continue to support Dropbox syncing. Dropbox is rock-solid. I like AgileBits but the simple fact is that they're not in the sync business. I will gladly support AgileBits with one-time payments, though, because their software is fantastic.

    Edit: Just read this on the 1Password site. The answer is from Dave Teare, founder of AgileBits:

    Q: Should I begin to worry about the “old model” apps and syncing system? Will the old apps die over the next year(s) and only the cloud-service will be left?

    I do not have any plans to be a member in your cloud-system and I like to keep my files for me.

    I am a happy customer with your apps on my all devices, but I guess (like some other security-concerned users) will change my password-platform, if this day will arrive.

    A: You’re free to keep on doing exactly what you’ve been doing. You’re doing fine and we don’t want to disrupt a workflow that is obviously working great for you.

    We’re still selling licenses and we will continue to update the apps for everyone. The only caveat is some of the new features rely on our hosted service and those won’t be available.


    So, it looks like nothing has to change. Good on AgileBits for making a smart decision and giving their customers options.
  11. Stella macrumors G3


    Apr 21, 2003
    Drop box works well.

    No need for a subscription, unless they are planning to kill existing
    'Cloud' support.
  12. Dapsol macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2012
    Great, another "give us all your data and pay us every month" subscription.

    There is absolutely no need to store all my data with you... i can just use iCloud sync for free. The only reason for these subscriptions is the $
  13. mw360 macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    From the AgileBits blog...
  14. philosopherdog macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2008
    This product is very mature. Who can blame them for going for subscription pricing? Personally I will find another solution when they stop supporting paid versions. I do love 1pass, but monthly subscription is not worth it to me.
  15. webbuzz, Aug 3, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2016

    webbuzz macrumors 65816


    Jul 24, 2010
  16. miknos Suspended


    Mar 14, 2008
    1password is a must-have app. Its very convenient, easy to use and polished.

    The app ain't cheap but offers great value. But paying subscription looks like money grabbing IMO.

    What's the point of paying monthly subscription if you can get a much better deal paying once? I have both desktop and iOS versions. I'm using the iPhone app all the time and luckily I don't have to pay for it since all the features I use are free.

    If they decide to screw users who paid full price (single payment) with the intention to push subscription, many will jump the ship and look for alternatives. If I remember correctly, they did something sneaky years ago.

    I prefer 1password but luckily, there's plenty of decent options if they stab their loyal users.
  17. powerless macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2009
    AgileBits will do the right thing and maintain the traditional one-off payment for version X with usually a free upgrade for version Y. If they don't, I may have to send a strongly worded email to Dave Teare who every couple of months will send me an email updating me about various happenings. I don't want to hit that unsubscribe button Dave! But don't tempt me. Dave, don't you Teare dare Dave!
  18. Kajje macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2012
    Cool! For $36 a yet I finally can use 1Password on all my devices. It's cheaper than the previous price setting at $49.99. And with world peace getting in an uncontrollable tail spin, a password manager would probably be the least of my priorities next year.
  19. Benjamin Frost Suspended

    Benjamin Frost

    May 9, 2015
    London, England
    I’ll just use iCloud Keychain and save myself $36 a year.

    MEMO TO ALL APP DEVELOPERS: I will never pay for a subscription, and if you ever change your model to a subscription one, I will stop using your app and recommend a different one to others.
  20. now i see it macrumors 68030

    Jan 2, 2002
  21. avanpelt macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    Check the blog post on their site. They make it pretty clear that while the subscription pricing is a new option, they will continue to sell standalone licenses and upgrades, as well, just as they do today.
  22. geenosr macrumors regular


    Sep 3, 2007
    Why pay $$$ per month for something that LastPass gives you for free? And if you want it on your mobile devices, it's only $12 per year! $1 per month! I am a very happy user for many years and I've never had any issues whatsoever. And if you think it's not secure enough, check out what Steve Gibson has to say about it. I listened to him describe how it works, why it's safe, and frankly if it's good enough for him, it's good enough for me. Just my 1200 cents.
  23. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    But isn't everything on the internet supposed to be free :rolleyes: ?

    Developers also need to make money.
  24. avanpelt macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    Hey, MR, you really should update your article to note that AgileBits is going to continue to sell standalone licenses of 1Password just as they always have. This article is going to cause a bunch of people to freak out unnecessarily.

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