Is 1Password worth it?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zooby, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. zooby, Jan 2, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017
  2. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    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.
  3. Nick521 macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2010
    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.
  4. Incisus macrumors member


    Dec 31, 2016
    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.
  5. netnewswireuser macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2017
    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.
  6. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2013
    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.
  7. therealseebs macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2010
    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.
  8. AlexH macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2006
    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).
  9. Blatboy macrumors member


    Jun 28, 2013
    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.
  10. iGangsta macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2016
    What is the difference of the browser's "save my password" feature?
  11. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    I love it, although it may be more cumbersome to use than LastPass...

    I got totally acclimated to it very quickly.

    I'd think LastPass would be better for that situation, no?
  12. Tensakun macrumors 6502


    Jan 21, 2008
    Akashi, Japan
    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.
  13. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011
    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.
  14. blairian89 macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2016
    Disclaimer: I have not used 1Password

    I use a password manager, which I imagine is similar (LastPass), and I effing love it. It is worth it.
  15. Mixolyd macrumors member


    Jul 10, 2014
    Definitely worth it for me. I used Lastpass for a couple years, which was OK. But I had an issue with 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
  16. Furzul macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2013
    Derbyshire, England
    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.
  17. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    Its worth every penny, and then some.
  18. SteveJobzniak, Jan 3, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017

    SteveJobzniak macrumors 6502


    Dec 24, 2015
    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.
  19. MarcBou macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2016
    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)
  20. Easttime macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2015
    It can enter the stored password for you.
  21. Furzul macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2013
    Derbyshire, England
    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.
  22. MarcBou macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2016
    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:
  23. Furzul macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2013
    Derbyshire, England
    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.
  24. ascender macrumors 68020

    Dec 8, 2005
    So with 1Password, do you just disable the iCloud Keychain feature entirely?
  25. Furzul macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2013
    Derbyshire, England
    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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