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LeeTom

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I was really pleased to see that MacOS Monterey was getting more advanced password management and a dedicated System Preference. And it's a huge improvement.
Unfortunately, I got my workplace all setup on 1Password earlier this year and it is just so robust! I was waiting for Monterey to see if I wanted to keep iCloud for my personal password management, but I think I'm going to switch to 1Password. Why?
It boils down to the fact that I can keep all secure information in 1Password. So for my a website that I have an account with, I can not only store my login, password and multi-factor authentication info, but also any recovery codes and security questions!
This is an area that I hope Apple keeps pushing forward on, but until then, I'm going to export my passwords to 1Password!
(Also shout out to Apple for allowing us to export passwords now! Would've saved me a lot of time earlier this year when I had to transfer ~480 company passwords out of iCloud Keychain to 1Password!)

Anyhow, my two cents. Don't really have a question or even a good conversation starter but there you go.
 
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ddublu

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Same situation here. Sticking with 1Password. Literally, the most useful app I own.
 
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SketchyClown

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1Password is really the gold standard for password management on macOS, it just has a proper Mac interface and handles any website that I throw at it, even ones with extra login fields than the standard two. The only other manager that even came close was RoboForm, which I used for about 1.5yrs when I got irritated with some changes in 1Password, but in the end I've ended up going back to 1Password. Have test driven most other ones, and they just pale in comparison.

It will be interesting to see the future with 1Password and v.8.0 that's coming which I have read is no longer an actual Mac app, but some kind of cheezy wrapper for the website login. To me this is another one of those changes that companies do to fix things that are not broken. Time will tell.
 
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GuilleA

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I'm the other way around. I fully switched to iCloud Passwords from 1Password. It's just easier, fill-in in 2-step codes is way better with iCloud. For any other type of information I just keep it in a secure note in Notes.
 
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TinyMito

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I am stuck and will keep supporting the fellow local Canadian company 1Password. Awesome software integration across all my devices.
 

8CoreWhore

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Apple is moving towards "no password"... I quit 1Password and am all-in with Keychain. I can't be the only one that had dumb issues with 1Password on Mac. A lot of time I had to copy/paste password from the app into the field. So much was broken.

But even if I had no issues with 1PW, I'd switch... it's free, it works... and replacing passwords with passkeys is intriguing.


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Now combine Passkeys with Hide My Email, Apple Card security.... I want the complete, integrated package.
 

SketchyClown

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I was asking if it was a paid for upgrade.
Since you don't need to upgrade 1PW on Monterey, and there is no Monterey specific version required, the answer would be no.

However, the current version for macOS is 7.9.1, and v.8.0 is starting to roll out (Windows) so that will for sure be a paid upgrade for the people who historically bought the standalone versions if 1PW keeps offering that.

If you pay the yearly subscription, then you would obviously be able to update to the newest versions when released.
 

Janeilfen

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Since you don't need to upgrade 1PW on Monterey, and there is no Monterey specific version required, the answer would be no.

However, the current version for macOS is 7.9.1, and v.8.0 is starting to roll out (Windows) so that will for sure be a paid upgrade for the people who historically bought the standalone versions if 1PW keeps offering that.

If you pay the yearly subscription, then you would obviously be able to update to the newest versions when released.
Thanks. The reason I asked was because the 1Password web site seemed to imply that the Monterey version would be "different". Also their web site was very vague.
 
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