Is 1Password worth it?


priitv8

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Never used it, because I get it built-in on Mac and iOS. I even can look up passwords from iPhone when needed.
I think it is only worthwhile, if you need this functionality cross-platform.
If you can live apple-only, then you already have it.
Called iCloud Keychain.
 
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Nick521

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I love it. You don't have to use their password generator. You can use your own passwords, if you are worried about remembering them while traveling.
 

netnewswireuser

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It's totally worth it. I've been using it for the last 3 or 4 years and I can't live without it.

There's only one problem: no native client for Linux and the browser plugins don't work on Linux neither (you have to use their web page/service to access your passwords on Linux). Which is a huge problem for me because, at work, We're only allowed to use Linux on our workstations... but everything else is so good that I don't care.
 
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0983275

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It's decent, but lack of Linux support made me drop it, went back to KeePass, which is so much better, having a password manager that works on all platform makes it easy.
 
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therealseebs

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I really love 1Password, but I actually have indeed dropped it in favor of KeePass precisely because of the Linux thing. I believe LastPass has browser plugins for Linux, but keepass is doing basically what I need.
 
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AlexH

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It's an incredible piece of software. I've used it for a number of years on my iPhone/Windows devices. I honestly can't imagine not having it.
Same here. I love it. I prefer not storing passwords in the cloud, and it works great for the paranoid geeks among us (wifi sync).
 
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Blatboy

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I totally love 1Password. I couldn't imagine anything better until I read this thread. I'm starting to experiment in Linux and didn't realize they don't have a client for it yet. Hmmmmm.

Outside of that... I love it's integration w/windows, mac, and iOS. The use of it's browser extensions is pretty awesome, too.
 

asleep

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I love it, although it may be more cumbersome to use than LastPass...

I got totally acclimated to it very quickly.


The only thing that worries me is not being able to remember my password say I need to log in on a public computer of something of the sort.
I'd think LastPass would be better for that situation, no?
 
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Tensakun

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It's a great app. And it was, as far as I know, the first major app to announce support for the new fingerprint ID, which I look forward to using after I get my tMBP. Besides making it smooth as silk to cruise through password-protected sites, your PW data is kept independently from the Mac OS (keychain), though this paranoia may be misplaced...Don't use Linux, so can't add anything on that.
 

Mobster1983

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Love it. Been using it for over 5 years. The password generator is much better than iCloud Keychain and finding passwords is easy across all browsers or Apple/Windows. The Touch ID support on the new MBP is awesome as well.

The great thing about this, is you only have to remember your password for 1Password. If you are traveling, then you can access your passwords from anywhere to input on different computers. I would highly recommend it.
 
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Mixolyd

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Definitely worth it for me. I used Lastpass for a couple years, which was OK. But I had an issue with Wellsfargo.com and tried contacting Lastpass about it and they were just oblivious and did not fix my issue, so I switched. No issues with 1password, works on pretty much every site, and I prefer having a native program rather than having to use a website
 

Furzul

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Brilliant app, would not say that I could not life without it, but makes my life that little bit easier. Not the cheapest password manager out there, but in my opinion it is the best.
 

Bryan Bowler

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Never used it, but heard great things about it. The only thing that worries me is not being able to remember my password say I need to log in on a public computer of something of the sort.
Its worth every penny, and then some.
 

SteveJobzniak

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No. 1Password is NOT worth the money.

Just make your password "drowssap" everywhere like me. No dictionary will contain that word. It is "password" backwards.

Edit: Stop logging in to my MacRumors account!! I have changed my password now.
 
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MarcBou

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Sorry for my ignorance, but how does 1password works? I mean, if I have to write the password anyway, what's the point? (besides the ID touch)
 

Furzul

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Sorry for my ignorance, but how does 1password works? I mean, if I have to write the password anyway, what's the point? (besides the ID touch)
You have to remember one master password, then all your other passwords can be totally random and any number of characters long.
The trick is setting a strong master password that you can remember with out writing it down.

https://support.1password.com/strong-master-password/
 

MarcBou

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You have to remember one master password, then all your other passwords can be totally random and any number of characters long.
The trick is setting a strong master password that you can remember with out writing it down.

https://support.1password.com/strong-master-password/
Ahhh ok, that makes sense, usually my passwords are pretty weak and repeat them in several sites, guess that's not good :S. But if someone steals my 1password, they'll get all the passwords for every site!:eek:
 

Furzul

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Ahhh ok, that makes sense, usually my passwords are pretty weak and repeat them in several sites, guess that's not good :S. But if someone steals my 1password, they'll get all the passwords for every site!:eek:
That is why you are better using one strong password that you can remember without writing it down anywere.
A 12/15 character password made up of capital and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols that is relevant to only you is not that hard to remember.
 

ascender

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So with 1Password, do you just disable the iCloud Keychain feature entirely?
 

Furzul

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So with 1Password, do you just disable the iCloud Keychain feature entirely?
No, you can use both if you want to. But 1Password can be used to store much more than passwords, secure notes, credit card information, identities, documents, and much more.
I think they used to do a 30 day free trial, if they do, try it, and make your own mind up.
 
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