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1Password on Mac Updated With Easier and Smarter Drag-and-Drop Password Functionality

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AgileBits today released 1Password 7.3 for Mac with over 150 improvements and bug fixes following several months of development.


First and foremost, the 1Password mini menu bar assistant has been redesigned to make it easier to get your information out of 1Password. While you are dragging and dropping your username and password from 1Password mini to a supported app, for example, 1Password mini now instantly fades away.


1Password for Mac has also been updated with an all-new "filling brain." Powered by on-device machine learning, 1Password can analyze a webpage and suggest the items you are most likely to need on that page. If you are online shopping, for example, 1Password mini will have your credit card information ready.

Read the release notes for all of the changes, including the ability to select your accounts in the vault picker to see all the vaults in that account.

1Password is a popular tool for storing usernames, passwords, credit cards, addresses, notes, bank accounts, driver's licenses, passports, and more behind one master password, with end-to-end encryption. A built-in password generator lets users create strong, unique passwords and memorizable pass-phrases.

1Password 7.3 can be downloaded from the Mac App Store or the AgileBits website. A subscription to 1Password across all platforms costs $2.99 per month for individuals and $4.99 per month for families.

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AGKyle

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I'm still on the last version. Find it absurd to subscribe to a password retrieval app.

Version 7 is available as a license version as well...

Install version 7, follow the on screen instructions, near the bottom (in smaller print) on the purchase page you'll find an option to purchase a license instead of moving to our subscription solution.
 

barnyard

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And how much is that license purchase fee?

I'm still on version 4 for windows, and version 5 for mac, since I have past licenses that still work and sync via dropbox.
 

MacDawg

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I'm still on the last version. Find it absurd to subscribe to a password retrieval app.

When I find an application that provides value for me and does its job extremely well I am willing to support it, even with a subscription
That said, the only ones I subscribe to are:
  • DropBox
  • NordVPN
  • 1Password
1Password does far more than just retrieve a password
  • Checks for reused passwords
  • Shows when passwords were found in a security breach
  • Shows when passwords are in a database of exposed passwords
  • Saves 2 Factor Authentication codes
I have replaced all my passwords with generated passwords now and it was painless and secure

There are other good solutions, but I have used 1Password for years, and I don't begrudge the subscription for it at all
 

AGKyle

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And how much is that license purchase fee?

I'm still on version 4 for windows, and version 5 for mac, since I have past licenses that still work and sync via dropbox.

That depends on the region you're purchasing from. It should be somewhere around $50 USD after any potential currency change.

Version 5 for Mac can at the very least upgrade to version 6 for free. Unless you're on a very old macOS. So at minimum you should try to upgrade to version 6, latest is 6.8.9. But obviously with any security software running the latest versions is ideal. We frequently use newer features of the operating systems and in general make features and improvements that'll keep you safer with each version.
 
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T-Bob

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And how much is that license purchase fee?

I'm still on version 4 for windows, and version 5 for mac, since I have past licenses that still work and sync via dropbox.

Not sure, and actually bought it during beta period so was discounted.

It can be an essential app yes, but I also use keychain so if it was subscription only could not justify it for the use it gets.
 
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MrPeripatetic

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It’s Enpass for me. They don’t bury their one-time license fee in obscure places just so people think subscription is the only option. When 1Password went that route, I ditched them and never looked back. Enpass is great and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an alternative.

I second your recommendation for Enpass. I moved from 1Password to Enpass for this very reason. The one I’ve been using the most lately is perhaps an even better solution: Myki. Check it out. It’s pretty cool.

Aside from a single VPN app, I’ve moved away from subscription apps entirely. So, I had to move away from Ulysses. For that I went to IAwriter. I got a lifetime license on an excellent cloud storage service. For writing and research, I use DEVONthink and Scrivener.

That about covers it for me. Intensely dislike the subscription model. Oh, and for games, I will only buy premium standalone games (on IOS, Steam and GOG). I would no more subscribe to the board games I play than I would subscribe to computer or mobile gaming.

There are good companies putting out premium productivity apps and games. The more we reward them with our purchases, the more these sort of organizations will survive and continue to produce excellent quality products.
 

nutmac

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Version 7 is available as a license version as well...

Install version 7, follow the on screen instructions, near the bottom (in smaller print) on the purchase page you'll find an option to purchase a license instead of moving to our subscription solution.
While true, don't bet on 1Password 8 maintaining the perpetual model. Agilebits has publicly said it will not support multiple vaults on the iCloud, even though its support for multiple vaults over Dropbox is just a file system integration. While fully embracing iCloud (as well as alternative providers that Enpass supports) probably isn't as trivial as I think it is, it's sending a bad signal to me.

For me, it's less about subscription vs. perpetual and more about storing my family's sensitive information on the cloud storage provider of my choice (iCloud).
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When I find an application that provides value for me and does its job extremely well I am willing to support it, even with a subscription
That said, the only ones I subscribe to are:
  • DropBox
  • NordVPN
  • 1Password
1Password does far more than just retrieve a password
  • Checks for reused passwords
  • Shows when passwords were found in a security breach
  • Shows when passwords are in a database of exposed passwords
  • Saves 2 Factor Authentication codes
I have replaced all my passwords with generated passwords now and it was painless and secure

There are other good solutions, but I have used 1Password for years, and I don't begrudge the subscription for it at all
My problem with 1Password on Dropbox is several fold.
  1. Despite earlier issues, iCloud is now very stable for me.
  2. iCloud is much cheaper than Dropbox.
  3. I don't like running multiple similar services on my Mac. Dropbox uses more than trivial amount of CPU and RAM. Right now, it's consuming over 500 MB of RAM. And it is almost constantly using CPU. When it is syncing, the CPU usage often spikes to over 100%.
 
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ugahairydawgs

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It’s Enpass for me. They don’t bury their one-time license fee in obscure places just so people think subscription is the only option. When 1Password went that route, I ditched them and never looked back. Enpass is great and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an alternative.

You changed the app you use because the way they offer one of their payment methods, which you know how to access, may be difficult for some people to find?
 

MisterSavage

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Bought a license for 7 and use it all time. Overall I really like it but it drives me insane that there's not a way to reveal the master password as I type it. Mine is really long and if I suspect I fat-fingered it there's no way to know.
 

isomorphic

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You changed the app you use because the way they offer one of their payment methods, which you know how to access, may be difficult for some people to find?

I can't in good conscience upgrade to even the one-time purchase version of 1Password because AgileBits' behavior strongly indicates they want everyone on the subscription plan (which I don't want). They've hidden the one-time purchase, and they deployed a legion of people on social media to more or less shove people to the subscription through the use of disingenuous language ("it's better for you"). It's clear the one-time version will go away eventually, if not soon. AgileBits is entirely within their rights to do this, of course, and they may well make more money in the short term. In some ways it would be preferable if they had removed the one-time purchase with the introduction of the subscription plan and then clearly indicated that on their website.

As we've seen with companies like Adobe, however, this is about stable-increasing quarterly revenue and not about their customers.

And, just as with Adobe, a bunch of imitators have cropped up. For the moment those imitators are not as good as 1Password. However, with Apple providing their own bare-bones solution as well as integration points in iOS... time will tell.
 

roncron

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I also bought a one time license for 1P and use it on my Mac, iPad, and iPhone with vault syncing via Dropbox. I’ve paid a one time fee for each major new version but it’s cheaper than the $3/month subscription.

I’m of two minds about subscription pricing vs one time license purchases.

I like supporting developers that make really useful apps that are well designed. But the shift from the purchase model to the subscription pricing model seems like a blatant cash grab. And of course a way for the App Store to generate more income for Apple. You’re not just supporting the developer when you subscribe.
 
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iAVERY

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this is a awful release. Super buggy. My 1password mini won't even open. The browser extension won't either. Super disappointing. Don't update!!
 
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KALLT

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It is disappointing that 1Password is slipping away more and more from the native design. Now they appear to have removed translucency completely, even in Safari. They also added a new “fill” animation with seemingly no option to disable this. Not sure if I care about the rest, since I am content with the shortcuts. Time will tell.

this is a awful release. Super buggy. My 1password mini won't even open. The browser extension won't either. Super disappointing. Don't update!!

I had the same problem. You have to quit 1Password completely. I had to enable 1Password Mini in the menubar and right click to reveal the option.
 

VeryVito

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this is a awful release. Super buggy. My 1password mini won't even open. The browser extension won't either. Super disappointing. Don't update!!

I suppose everyone's mileage may vary, but I've had no problems on Mojave.
 
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iAVERY

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It is disappointing that 1Password is slipping away more and more from the native design. Now they appear to have removed translucency completely, even in Safari. They also added a new “fill” animation with seemingly no option to disable this. Not sure if I care about the rest, since I am content with the shortcuts. Time will tell.



I had the same problem. You have to quit 1Password completely. I had to enable 1Password Mini in the menubar and right click to reveal the option.
Yup, contacted support with a screen recording. Had to do control - option - command - q. Between that and the constant app update failures due to the app staying open during updates when it isn’t. Pretty frustrated.
 

Bin Cook

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It’s Enpass for me. They don’t bury their one-time license fee in obscure places just so people think subscription is the only option. When 1Password went that route, I ditched them and never looked back. Enpass is great and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an alternative.

Yep. Agile Bits has turned into a really snide company and I no longer contribute to them flying their staff down for an annual booze cruise around the Caribbean, whilst listening to their pathetic reasons for price gouging on the standalone license and waa was about why subscription is super awesome.

Have a look at their twitter feed for their arrogance towards their paying customers.
 

philosopherdog

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I second your recommendation for Enpass. I moved from 1Password to Enpass for this very reason. The one I’ve been using the most lately is perhaps an even better solution: Myki. Check it out. It’s pretty cool.

Aside from a single VPN app, I’ve moved away from subscription apps entirely. So, I had to move away from Ulysses. For that I went to IAwriter. I got a lifetime license on an excellent cloud storage service. For writing and research, I use DEVONthink and Scrivener.

That about covers it for me. Intensely dislike the subscription model. Oh, and for games, I will only buy premium standalone games (on IOS, Steam and GOG). I would no more subscribe to the board games I play than I would subscribe to computer or mobile gaming.

There are good companies putting out premium productivity apps and games. The more we reward them with our purchases, the more these sort of organizations will survive and continue to produce excellent quality products.

That’s bunk. Good software doesn’t grow on trees. It’s expensive to build and maintain. The future is subscription based. Why would a software company waste time catering to cheapskates that are only 20% of users? I’m sick of this cheapskatism. It’s gross.
 

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I'm still on the last version. Find it absurd to subscribe to a password retrieval app.

I find it absurd not to. 1Password makes my digital identity more secure and I use it anywhere from 5 to 15 times a day, almost every day, across multiple devices. It’s worth it to pay a few bucks a month to support these devs and ensure they’ll be profitable enough to continue to maintain, support and improve it over time.
 
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