1Password vs Keychain Access

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Baldrake, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Baldrake macrumors 6502

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    I keep hearing how wonderful and necessary apps like 1Password/Dashlane/LastPass are. I'm not really understanding what they do that I don't get from the Keychain Access service built in to MacOS and iOS. Can anyone explain?
     
  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    If you need passwords outside of the Apple ecosystem (like Android, Windows, Chrome, etc) You will need something cross platform.

    Plus Keychain is passwords-only and some people want to store other things (software keys, Socai Security, etc).
     
  3. Baldrake thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok got it, that makes sense. Thanks.
     
  4. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Another benefit is easily being able to export your passwords/data. 1Password provides export tools, but iCloud Keychain or Safari does not. Hopefully they add this feature at some point.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I use Secure Notes for that in Keychain and it meets my meager needs.

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  6. chscag macrumors 68040

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    Nice tip Weaselboy, I wasn't aware that you could that with Keychain.
     

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