Password Managers for 2017

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  1. maflynn Moderator

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    Here's a nice article regarding password managers and I was surprised that most of them have gone on to the subscription model: Best Password Managers 2017

    I found this chart to be very handy, to give a snapshot of the costs, and tbh, I was surprised to see nearly all of them are subscription based it seems.

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  2. jasnw macrumors 6502

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    Looks like the "fear is the key" market is moving from anti-virus products to password managers. I wish Apple's Keychain had a better interface and a bit fewer bugs.
     
  3. PhoenixDown macrumors regular

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    Great chart. I am currently using the 1pass subscription service along with Apple's Keychain. I like Apple Keychain but it's not as robust as other offerings. And I can't use it on a Windows PC.
     
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    I am not finding a downloadable macOS version of KeePass. :(
     
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    Here's another guide with nice graphics that could be of assistance for another opinion and cross-referencing:
    PCMag.com's Best Password Managers for 2017

    And another recent write-up:
    The Wirecutter's Best Password Managers
     
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    Enpass is also good and only a one time $10 for the iOS version. The desktop version is free.
     
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    I always see 1Password listed with an annual fee, but I purchased it once and don't pay annually. Was I grandfathered in or something of that nature?
     
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    See the other topic on 1Password in this same forum.
     
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    Am I really the only person who still likes SplashID?
     
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    No. They still offer the perpetual license version, they just "hide" it on their website so most people don't even know you can just buy a copy outright. There are differences between it and the subscription version (which obviously has more features).
     
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    Keep a close eye on it. I just have a sneaking suspicion they will alter the method of tracking but may not remove it altogether. That's the thing with free or crazy cheap software, the developer has to make money somehow.

    When they announce it has changed you will need something like Little Snitch to monitor your outgoing connections to see what alterations have been made.
     
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    I was also going to recommend DataVault. It's still my go-to for passwords.
     
  16. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    That makes the chart in Post #1 seem deceptive then.
     
  17. maflynn thread starter Moderator

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    What's deceptive is 1Password saying they offer it, but there does not seem any indication or ability to get there from their site. They' so effectively buried it, that for all intents and purposes they're not providing any sort of perpetual license. They're not alone with that, as Adobe with Lightroom does the same thing.
     
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    Can you show me where?
     
  19. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Here is the link to the 1Password store that includes the standalone license for $64.99:
    https://agilebits.com/store
     
  20. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Thank you.

    How would one navigate to that website via agilebits.com or via 1password.com?
     
  21. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    I do not know how to get there now. It is usually a puzzle to figure out where it is hidden. It is not worth the time to play their game. I saved the bookmark in the past so it would be easy to find.
     
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    I tracked it down by Googling "1password license" which got me here:

    https://agilebits.com/store/licenses

    Then from that page I found the link @CoastalOR posted.

    https://agilebits.com/store

    But you are correct they keep it well hidden. I went to the main 1PW page and even knowing the one price option exists, I clicked all around looking for it without success.
     
  23. maflynn thread starter Moderator

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    Yeah, its not a move I particularly like and while the stand alone app is nice, they've already said its not a priority or a focus, so I'll probably move on to a developer who does consider it a priority

    Someone mentioned enpass as an alternative, I have no idea about them, but I'll be researching that later.
     
  24. RobinInOR macrumors 6502

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    I'm a mSecure person myself. I only n a place to store, it probably doesn't have as many features as the others
     

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