1Password extends hosted service to individuals, offers limited time promotion

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Popular multi-platform password app 1Password on Wednesday activated an individual hosted service using the same platform as subscription offerings 1Password Families and 1Password Teams.




According to Dave Teare, founder of 1Password developer AgileBits, the new individual hosted service provides users access to advanced features like backend content syncing. Encrypted password, document and data syncing make up the bedrock of 1Password Teams, which launched in June.

Powered by the same hosted platform as 1Password's products for work groups and families, the new subscription-based individual service supports multi-platform automatic syncing, data loss protection, web access to data via 1Password.com, item history for restoring deleted or modified items, secure document storage and a new multi-factor security system, the latter of which incorporates TSL and SSL transfer protocols.

As for encryption, 1Password is leveraging the same end-to-end encryption model seen in previous versions, meaning all data is encrypted before it leaves a device. Since the service is hosted, AgileBits can apply its Account Key concept to individual subscriber accounts. Account Key is a randomly generated 128-bit key that works in tandem with a master password to provide users with strong data encryption and is also used to authorize new devices.

To celebrate today's launch, users who sign up for a subscription before Sept. 21, 2016, get six months of free service. Normal pricing is $2.99 per month for access to all four 1Password app versions (Mac, Windows, iOS and Android), 1GB of storage, 365 day item history, web access and more.

Teare says AgileBits will continue to support and sell licenses alongside the new subscription service, and will update apps for both sets of customers moving forward.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    prokipprokip Posts: 148member
    Fantastic stand alone product.  I am not sure what anyone would get out of being locked into a subscription for the rest of this stuff.
    lostkiwipaxman
  • Reply 2 of 10
    lostkiwilostkiwi Posts: 599member
    prokip said:
    Fantastic stand alone product.  I am not sure what anyone would get out of being locked into a subscription for the rest of this stuff.
    Totally agree. I really don't like how every man and his dog in the software industry is moving to a subscription model. 

    edited August 2016
  • Reply 3 of 10
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,875member
    lostkiwi said:
    prokip said:
    Fantastic stand alone product.  I am not sure what anyone would get out of being locked into a subscription for the rest of this stuff.
    Totally agree. I really don't like how every man and his dog in the software industry is moving to a subscription model. 

    X2 I want to OWN my software, not RENT it. Especially software like this. This renting thing is great for the company as its a continuous source of revenue, but not necessarily good for the customer because instead of buying it once you have to keep paying to use it. 
  • Reply 4 of 10
    prokip said:
    Fantastic stand alone product.  I am not sure what anyone would get out of being locked into a subscription for the rest of this stuff.
    For an individual I doubt it would be worthwhile, but for a family of maybe 5 users it could be a viable proposition.
  • Reply 5 of 10
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 2,854member
    Is the only difference that you're not using iCloud to sync your data? Why would I want to switch to the subscription?

    that said, 1password is making my life easier by the day, especially as more iOS apps natively support retrieving passwords from it. 
  • Reply 6 of 10
    noivadnoivad Posts: 186member
    seneca72 said:
    prokip said:
    Fantastic stand alone product.  I am not sure what anyone would get out of being locked into a subscription for the rest of this stuff.
    For an individual I doubt it would be worthwhile, but for a family of maybe 5 users it could be a viable proposition.
    As an individual, I also prefer to own my software like everyone above’s stated. But for small teams and families it might make financial sense. Considering AgileBits has released about 4 major version upgrades in 10 years, this makes sense for 5 people considering the upgrade price/app/platform would be about as much, without the platform flexibility. People have to remember, just because some offering doesn’t make sense for them, it might make sense for others. At least AgileBits was smart enough to recognize that & not repeat Adobe’s mistake of removing the option of outright license purchases.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    TomETomE Posts: 139member
    Poo on the Subscription Models.  Buy into and pay forever.  Not good.  Better to own it and encourage them to keep getting better so they can sell an inexpensive upgrade or a new Version.  
  • Reply 8 of 10
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,595member
    prokip said:
    Fantastic stand alone product.  I am not sure what anyone would get out of being locked into a subscription for the rest of this stuff.
    Agreed! I hope this is not the beginning of a slow transition where eventually the standalone version falls over and dies. I totally see the attraction of a subscription model from a software co's pov, but from where I'm sitting it generally sucks. 
  • Reply 9 of 10
    seneca72 said:
    prokip said:
    Fantastic stand alone product.  I am not sure what anyone would get out of being locked into a subscription for the rest of this stuff.
    For an individual I doubt it would be worthwhile, but for a family of maybe 5 users it could be a viable proposition.
    If you've already paid for the apps I'd agree but this is great value for a new user. I use 1Password on Windows, OS X and iOS which would cost $140 as listed today top buy the apps for each platform. That's almost 4 years of subs at $2.99 which includes access to all the apps.
  • Reply 10 of 10
    geekmeegeekmee Posts: 320member
    I get they get recurring revenue... But I don't understand what I get?
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