1Password Review | Protect Your Passwords While You Travel
- Travel Mode provides extra protection for data when crossing borders
- Tagging system makes it easy to sort notes, passwords, and personal info
- Password generator has multiple customization options
- Premium plan is more expensive than competitors
- Mobile app has fewer features than competitor apps
1Password works with the following operating systems and browsers:
What we like about 1Password
In most ways, 1Password is the same as any other password manager—and like other well-known password managers, you can rely on it to safely store your account information.
However, there are a few things that make 1Password special.
Traveling in and out of the country? 1Password gives you extra options for keeping your account information private. Enable Travel Mode to temporarily remove data from your vaults. If someone at the border demands to check your mobile devices, they won’t be able to access the data because it won’t be there. Once you finish traveling, you simply turn off Travel Mode and your information is restored.
We’ll be honest: this is probably not a feature most people need. But if you do need it, 1Password is the only password manager to offer this kind of protection.
Lots of organization options
1Password is great for organization enthusiasts. When you create a new record, there are dozens of labels to choose from—all with cute images to make things easier to identify quickly.
Extra customization for creating passwords
Any decent password manager will create strong passwords, but often those passwords are impossible to remember. Most of the time, that’s not an issue—you’ve got a password manager to do that for you.
But once in a while, you might need a password you can remember without using an app. 1Password gives you extra password creation options so you can build a password that meets your needs. You can create a completely random password, a “memorable password” using randomized words, or a number-only code.
There aren’t tons of customer reviews online for 1Password, but most of the reviews we found were positive. Customers were happy with the app’s security and convenience. We honestly had a hard time finding negative reviews, but the ones we did find had complaints about customer service.
Should you try 1Password?
We have no real complaints about 1Password—it’s secure, capable, and reasonably priced. We suggest signing up for the free trial to see if you like the interface and organization structure. However, if Travel Mode doesn’t sound particularly appealing, you can probably find everything they need with either LastPass or Keeper—both cheaper alternatives.
Have you used 1Password? What’s your take on it? Share your thought in the comments below!