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?
Ok got it, that makes sense. Thanks.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).
Access to OTP codes is huge for me. I also like how I can organize things into different categories (WiFi router passwords, credit cards, etc).1Password also supports TOTP codes, makes your online presence a lot more secure and it integrates well across laptop phone and tablet. No more lost accounts when you forget to transfer your 2FA to your new phone
Keychain Access also stores passwords locally. They get synced (if you have it configured to via iCloud) but they're also available without an internet connection.I want to have my passwords stored locally, on my drive. 1Password does that real well.