Lastpass or 1Password?

bmstrong

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I can't decide, my current method is appalling. I use a large number of Windows, Mac, and Linux desktops along with my iPhone 6 and Nexus devices. They all need to be set up without a huge fuss and sync across each other.

What do you guys and gals use? And how do you go about implementing your passwords?
 

Melrose

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1Password, simply because it's not free for iOS so I'm using it. So far, really, really slick.

...I just wish TouchID would actually just work 100% of the time. By that, I mean it works great, it's just EVERY FIRST TIME I log into something in a day I have to enter my Apple ID password "to enable TouchID"... dumb dumb dumb. It's the same damn fingerprint I had yesterday. :(
 

pollaxe

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I use LastPass (premium version) on my Macs, PCs and iOS devices and like it very much, particularly now that it can be used as an extension in iOS 8. I use it to generate the majority of my complex passwords which I change fairly regularly.

That being said, I've never heard any complaints from my friends who use 1Password, either.
 

bmstrong

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I run Arch and iOS. No native Linux client or support, unfortunately.
 

556fmjoe

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I run Arch and iOS. No native Linux client or support, unfortunately.
KeePassX will work on Windows, Arch, and OS X, and there are several iOS apps that are compatible with it, such as MiniKeePass and others.
 

Menel

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1Password, simply because it's not free for iOS so I'm using it. So far, really, really slick.

...I just wish TouchID would actually just work 100% of the time. By that, I mean it works great, it's just EVERY FIRST TIME I log into something in a day I have to enter my Apple ID password "to enable TouchID"... dumb dumb dumb. It's the same damn fingerprint I had yesterday. :(
Do you power off your phone at night? Stop doing that.
 

Melrose

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Do you power off your phone at night? Stop doing that.
Nope. It's in standby 100% of the time, and very time when I fire up the App Store and want to download something first time in the day, "You must enter your Apple ID password to enable Touch ID".... firkin' irritating. It's actually prompting me to contemplate turning off touch id, because it's almost useless if it doesn't negate the password. I'll be in Apple Eastview today... I'll ask them. :)
 

Menel

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Nope. It's in standby 100% of the time, and very time when I fire up the App Store and want to download something first time in the day, "You must enter your Apple ID password to enable Touch ID".... firkin' irritating. It's actually prompting me to contemplate turning off touch id, because it's almost useless if it doesn't negate the password. I'll be in Apple Eastview today... I'll ask them. :)
Yes, do. Its not working properly.
 

InsideTJ

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i've been using last pass for a few years and i love it. the reason i started using it and continue using it is Leo and Steve Gibsons thorough testing and endorsement of it. Costs $10/year.

never tried 1password, but it is great to have options.
 

andrewket

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LastPass here. Cross-device sync via server backend is nice since my wife and I share many accounts.
 

flynz4

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For sure, I think you have narrowed it down to the right 2 programs. Both are good. All password programs are an investment in your time, and I think it is just plain silly to screw around with any of the other small companies who are "fly by night" in comparison to the two you are considering.

I am an avid 1Password user, and I echo all of the good things mentioned above. For my usage, it is simply the best. The new cross app sharing in iOS8 is removing the last critical impediment that has crippled all password managers. I am so glad that Apple has changed the way sandboxing works.

One of the things that I like about 1Password (over Lastpass) is that the password vault is stored on each machine... and only encrypted data ever leaves your machine for sync. My understanding on Lastpass, is that their servers actually have access to your keys, and that cross-machine sharing is based on them having access to your unencrypted data. From that standpoint, 1Password appears to me to be more secure.

/Jim
 

FoxFifth

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... One of the things that I like about 1Password (over Lastpass) is that the password vault is stored on each machine... and only encrypted data ever leaves your machine for sync. My understanding on Lastpass, is that their servers actually have access to your keys, and that cross-machine sharing is based on them having access to your unencrypted data. From that standpoint, 1Password appears to me to be more secure.

/Jim
The following is from https://lastpass.com/how-it-works/

All sensitive data is encrypted and decrypted locally before syncing with LastPass. Your key never leaves your device, and is never shared with LastPass. Your data stays accessible only to you.
 

Primejimbo

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1Password for me. The support is great and easy to use. Now with Touch ID, it's even easier to use with Safari on my iPhone.

My issue with lastpass is your info is on their servers, and a yearly fee as well. People have complained how much 1Password is for the desktop computers, but that is just a one time charge.
 

Melrose

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Yes, do. Its not working properly.
off topic, but just a follow up: The rep told me to do a reset. I haven't yet, but that's what he suggested, since, as we noted, it's not working correctly.
 

cue003

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I can't decide, my current method is appalling. I use a large number of Windows, Mac, and Linux desktops along with my iPhone 6 and Nexus devices. They all need to be set up without a huge fuss and sync across each other.

What do you guys and gals use? And how do you go about implementing your passwords?

If Linux is a requirement and you would like to have a unified password manager across all the platforms you work on then Lastpass is your solution. It is one of few that support Linux.

LastPass is available for: Android | BlackBerry| iOS | Linux | Mac | Windows | Windows Phone

1Password is available for: Android | iOS | Mac | Windows | Windows Phone
 

theKNiCK

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LastPass v. 1Password: Don't sweat it

I use LastPass; it's great. Other folks use 1Password;it's great.

Features I like about LastPass are the ability to share folders of passwords with others (i.e. my wife), the generated password utility and the security check. Plus it works over a huge variety of devices. It's also cheaper than 1Password.

I have friends who really like 1Password. I can't elaborate on it's best features since I don't use it; but I'm sure it has a list similar to LastPass.

Frankly, just pick one and don't look back. If money is an issue and you have more than a few devices go with LastPass; otherwise either one should be fine for you. Every review is between these two and both win often. When two products are this similar it's not worth that much agony trying to decide.

(But pick one. It's too hard to keep track of unique random passwords for every site any other way and that is the only way to keep from having to change passwords everywhere when a site gets hacked.)
 

boast

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I vote for lastpass. I like it. I would try 1password since the UI looks nice, but it is too expensive I think.
 

flynz4

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Frankly, just pick one and don't look back. If money is an issue and you have more than a few devices go with LastPass; otherwise either one should be fine for you. Every review is between these two and both win often. When two products are this similar it's not worth that much agony trying to decide.
Very good advice.

Gordon Moore, founder of Intel Corporation once said:

Easy decisions are easy, because the benefits/consequences of each path are obvious. By contrast, hard decisions are hard because the benefits/consequences of each path are too close to discern. In other words... it just doesn't matter. In such a case, just flip a coin... either path is fine, and the real risk is indecision.

The feature set is actually quite similar (thank you to whomever posted the link earlier). Likewise, the pricing is also extremely close. I've been using 1 password for 5 years so far, and my cost is approximately the same as if had used LastPass premium for the same duration. Either path will be with you for decades.

Flip a coin if necessary... and don't look back.

/Jim