MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Three Year Subscription to 1Password for Families

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    MacRumors is holding a series of software giveaways in celebration of the holidays, and for today's giveaway, we've partnered with AgileBits to give MacRumors readers a chance to win a three-year subscription to 1Password for Families.

    For those unfamiliar with 1Password, it is password management software, which is essential in an era where critical website hacks occur on a near-daily basis. With 1Password, you can store all of your passwords, credit cards, and other sensitive information, all protected in a vault by a master password.


    1Password generates complicated, secure single-use passwords for each website or service you use, so in the event that a hack does happen, there will be no compromised shared passwords. The software even alerts you when a password has potentially been compromised so you can change it right away.

    With a 1Password for Families subscription, which is priced at $5 per month, a family of five can access the 1Password service for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android devices, with 1GB of document storage and unlimited passwords, notes, credit cards, and more. Password information syncs between devices so your passwords are always right at hand regardless of whether you're using a Mac or an iPhone.


    1Password for Families also gives families a safe way to share the passwords and logins for bills and other shared services with both personal and shared vaults.

    AgileBits is giving 25 MacRumors readers a three-year subscription to 1Password for Families. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

    Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

    The contest will run from today (December 23) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on December 30. The winners will be chosen randomly on December 30 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

    Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Three Year Subscription to 1Password for Families
  2. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Very generous, my personal password manager choice. [​IMG]
  3. mkeeley macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2007
    I bought it (wouldn't go subscription) and used it for quite a time but have gone back to Lastpass as it fill in forms more reliably, less hand editing required, and pretty much always in one step.
  4. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    If your computing environment is mixed, then 1Password makes some sense. If you're all in the Mac ecosystem, then I wouldn't think there's a compelling reason to pick this over iCloud Keychain.

    Regardless, everyone should be using a password manager (and different passwords for each site/account around the web).
  5. macfacts macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2012
    I prefer a password manager that doesn't have internet access.
  6. wlossw macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2012
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    i am a subscriber, and i love the product. if only i could convince luddite family members of the benefits...
  7. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    Oh come on! Open it up to us poor Canadians!

    I want the subscription plan but without laying out the clams...
  8. Amacfa macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2009
    A three year subscription giveaway for a password manager (up to five people)! What an opportunity!

    Such a silly model.
  9. techpr macrumors 6502


    Sep 9, 2008
    San Juan, PR
    Even with a single device, iCloud Keychain can't compete with the power of 1Password.
  10. gigapocket1 macrumors 65816

    Mar 15, 2009
    Is one password really that valuable?? Even with using iOS? I like going to a website that I haven't visited on my phone and just having it auto fill in the login and password with one click.
  11. tennisproha macrumors 65816

    Jun 24, 2011
    Or just setup iCloud Keychain for free!
  12. Dan From Canada macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2016
    I bought the program a year ago and have never felt that I needed the subscription model. You're not missing anything really by not subscribing.
  13. sudo1996, Dec 23, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2016

    sudo1996 Suspended


    Aug 21, 2015
    Berkeley, CA, USA
    Yes. Don't reuse passwords. See:
    Unfortunately, I'm not only in a mixed environment, but I also log in from machines that aren't my own, so I just manually use ~10 different passwords, each a separate tier of security. So my PC and server get my high tier password that isn't used anywhere else, my school account gets the next tier down, and my 100s of random accounts I don't care about all get the same easy password (OK because they all have random names too).
  14. furi0usbee macrumors 68000


    Jul 11, 2008
    Subscription for a password manager... LOLz. Anyway, as long as they keep selling me their app, and do not move to complete renting, I'm with them. Great app for a one-time fee, not so much for a perpetual fee.
  15. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    If you're going to make such a sweeping statement, it's usually a good idea to provide at least one bit of supporting evidence.
  16. johannnn macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2009
    I totally understand the "US only" for hardware that's gonna be shipped, but for a software license? -.-

    Private information can be much more than just login credentials. Social security details, a pin code, your wifi password etc.
  17. Westside guy, Dec 24, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2016

    Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    You may not be completely familiar with how Apple's Keychain works.

    All of those things are easily stored in Apple's Keychain. I keep a number of rather long notes safely encrypted in my keychain. I've been doing that for over a decade, before iCloud was even an option. The secure notes feature is quite handy.

    However secure notes are not (yet) accessible from iOS devices, so that is certainly a demerit to Apple's keychain. If you need to access your notes from iOS, then a third-party manager would work better. For the things I use secure notes for, it's not an issue - I still strongly prefer doing any significant work from a computer than from my phone or iPad.

    (Funny thing is - the notes are in iCloud, and accessible from multiple Macs... but not iOS. Not yet anyway)

    Wifi passwords are synched across your devices without any action being required on your part, whether on iOS or a Mac.
  18. TriBruin macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2008
    Here are few reasons I continue to use 1Password:
    • It works with more websites versus Keychain. I have several websites that, for whatever reason, Safari does not work with. Specifically my banking website, which keeps my login as a drop down menu.
    • Filling in a credit card includes the CVV code. Keychain leaves that sections blank, requiring me to pull my CC out anyway to find the code on the back of the card. 1Password remembers it.
    • Generate passwords besides websites. I use 1P to generate my work password ever 4 months. I don't want a 25 character password for that. 8 characters with a number and symbol is more than enough for a login password. I also generate administrator passwords for servers and network equipment.
    • Greater control over password complexity. Safari has just one password format, with 1P I can generate as complex or simple passwords as I want.
    • Saves more than passwords. I have personal data, bank account numbers, etc 1P. Yes, I could use a secure note, but they do not have the correct field and just become a free form note. 1P has custom record setup and, I can always add or remove fields as necessary.
    • Watchtower & Password reminders. I get notified if a website was hacked or if my passwords are insecure. I used the same set of 3 or 4 passwords for YEARS before getting a password manager. 1P lets me know what passwords are still insecure.
  19. Powermax macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2006
    I love 1Password and have both bought their iOS and macOS app but I would never ever pay monthly for something like that.
  20. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Keychain Acces is more than sufficient for most people, especially if you have Apple stuff only, good thing, it's free.
  21. Phil in ocala Suspended

    Phil in ocala

    Jul 14, 2016
    I cannot remember the last time iCloud Keychain actually worked.
  22. TriBruin macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2008
    iCloud Keychain works for me a majority of the time. In most case, I let Safari fill out my passwords. But everything is also stored in 1Password for when Keychain fails.
  23. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Repair keychain, it's in Keychain Acces menu.
    Works perfect fine here without a glitch for years.

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