Password manager to replace SplashID?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Tumbleweed666, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    I'm looking for a new password manager app. Really hacked off with SplashID after using it for about ten years.

    SplashID have made the new iOS version of their app refer back to their servers before starting which means that if you dont have data access from your phone you literally cannot access your own data. Apart from the damn presumption of doing that, i do find myself in situations where my phone has no signal but I need to use the app, so its a real everyday inconvenience.

    So, I find myself looking at the usual suspects like 1Password.

    I'm looking for an app that provides local wifi sync between iOS, Mac and PC versions.

    I dont especially care about autofill on websites, and I dont care about cloud backup.

    Anything to say dont use 1password, or any better ones?

    TIA
     
  2. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

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    Password manager to replace SplashID?

    I think 1Password is kind of the golden standard for password management on iOS. They have versions for all the platforms you just mentioned, and they all support local Wi-Fi sync. It also supports autofill in Safari on iOS and many third-party applications allow it to autofill their passwords as well.

    You can also sync using iCloud or Dropbox, but it's optional and a full copy of your data is always stored locally.
     
  3. Julien macrumors G3

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    Another 1 Password vote and user for years and couldn't do without it.
     
  4. iPhone20 macrumors regular

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    1password all the way!
    They have made the app free. So you can try the features and then can buy the pro version for $9.99. :) It is worth the price!!
     
  5. Tumbleweed666 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  7. Trahearne macrumors 6502

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    Note that you have to use Dropbox sync if you wanna sync 1Password to PCs, and the AgileBit Web Store version of 1Password does not provide iCloud Sync functionality (due to CloudKit being designed for MAS distributed apps only).
     
  8. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    This is true, which means the MAS store version is normally the most suitable. It goes on sale from time to time too, OP check the Appshopper website.
     
  9. 9zero8 macrumors newbie

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    You might want to take a look at mSecure. That's the one I ended up going with. It sounds like it does everything you are looking for
     
  10. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I was using 1Password but it ended up getting too pricey. They tend to release new versions and you have to repurchase it. I switched to OneSafe and think its a great substitute. Doesn't do all that 1Password does and OneSafe just changed the UI with iOS 8 (Not a fan) but its a lot cheaper. And they tend to give away a lot of promo codes in the code sharing section of MacRumors.
     
  11. Basilfawltyone macrumors regular

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    OneSafe for sure. Worked perfect for me for a year. Perfect integration between all my Apple devices. Excellent support as well and a much better price than the competitors.
     
  12. xero9 macrumors 6502a

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    I still have 1Password and it's great on the iPhone. I love that I can add my passport (including a scan of it) and have it on my phone just in case.

    As far as password management goes though, I've stopped using it and have primarily switched to LastPass. Their browser integration is lightyears ahead of 1Password.
     
  13. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Not sure what you are talking about. If you were with them since the App Store (and bought it there), AgileBits hasn’t charged for updates for quite some time now. When 1Password 3 was first released in the Mac App Store in September 2011, they promised a free upgrade to version 4. Now we are at version 5 and 6 is not even on the horizon yet. Same is true for the iOS app when they switched from separate iPhone/iPad apps to a universal one in version 4 (released in January 2013), they even offered a discount to all to accommodate their existing customers and provided free upgrades since then. From my perspective, they have provided very good value in these years. New customers will benefit from family sharing and existing customers will undoubtedly get a discount once they do charge for an upgrade down the road (as they always have).

    Wi-Fi sync is key for me. I don’t want to put my password into the cloud, that’s just not going to happen. They can promise me encryption and secure storage as much as they want. 1Password is kept in sync automatically, it almost works like iCloud when you are at home. Now they also have the competitive advantage with third-party apps that have integrated 1Password into their login mechanism.
     
  14. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I was an early adopter of both the iOS Version and OSX version before the Mac App Store. In order for me to go from 3.xx to 4.xx it would have been an additional fee. Same thing happened with the iOS app. I had the full version and now they want a $9.99 IAP for the latest version with Pro features. IMO it's not worth it when with OneSafe I have everything I need without additional charges.
     
  15. KALLT, Mar 10, 2015
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    KALLT macrumors 601

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    If you paid for the universal iOS app before they went freemium last year then you don't have to pay for the premium IAP. It will be unlocked automatically. If it didn't then something is wrong. I own both apps since they were released in the App Store and didn't have to pay anything since then (2011 and 2013 respectively).

    The last fees were imposed years ago when they switched to the Mac App Store and went universal on iOS. But they have always been fair to existing customers with upgrade pricing where the App Store would allow it. I think you are raising the question whether it's fair of them to charge you again for updates, but I think that it's absolutely acceptable so far. It's become pricy software, no question about it, but it's good value.

    Other password managers are either subscription-based or not as powerful, or even a bit dubious, that is of course your choice if you don't want to spend that much money. Luckily, there are plenty of good alternatives now.
     

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