Can a password manager really protect all of your login credentials and keep them stored safely? You betcha! AgileBits, the creator of 1Password, has created a password manager that helps you keep your private information private. Learn about 1Password’s pros, cons, key features and whether or not they get our approval as a password manager by reading below.
- Available on Windows, Android, Mac and iOS
- Generates secure passwords for you
- Stores other private information (e.g., bank accounts, credit cards, social security card, passports, driver licenses, etc.)
- 30-day free trial
- 30-day money back guarantee
- Two-step verification
- FAQs and forum support
- One time pricing, not subscription/annual
- No phone support
- Does not work on Windows Phone or Blackberry
- Auto-fill feature doesn't work sometimes (this only happens for a select number of users)
- If you forget your master password there is no way to recover it so make sure it’s something you can remember
Although a bit confusing at first, we really love how 1Password approaches pricing. 1Password is sold as a lifetime license, so there are no yearly fees, no updating CC info, and a lower overall cost if you plan on having a password manager for several years. Below are the licenses available for 1Password. One license can be used for one platform and can be used by six people in the same family and household. Please note that a license from 1Password is not based off the number of devices you are using the software on.
- Android and iOS – Free
- Windows – $49.99
- Mac – $49.99
- Mac and Windows Bundle – $69.99
Looking for business packages? Check out 1Password’s site to see what they have to offer. Enter the number of seats needed and the site will calculate the cost for you. Below are the different options available.
- Mac + Windows Bundle
People are pretty passionate about their password management software, there are those who love it and those who aren’t too fond of it. See what real customers think about 1Password below.
Everyone should use this app Most user friendly interface I’ve come across in terms of password managers. These guys know their stuff too.
-Max K., Google Play 9/30/2015
I have been using 1Password for years. Easy organization and usability to allow for securing all of your passwords. Once I finally convinced my wife to create her own vault, she realized how she could secure over 150 accounts (school, work, financial, shopping, etc…) with unique, secure passwords vs having them all set to the same 8 characters. Highly recommend this app for everyone.
DataMacGyver, iTunes 11/12/2015
Not good enough. A keyboard in order to auto fill is a deal breaker. Looking for an alternative to lastpass now that they sold to logmein but this is just to far of a step back. Shame. Please hurry up and fix this app.
-Jeffrey K., Google Play 10/20/2015
The frequency of updates reminds me of Windows. Don’t expect the iOS and Mac programs to “just work” together. You need to be sure that when one program is updated, it continues to use the same sync file or that it even continues to sync at all. Update 6 months later: It’s worse, not better
Jlmcdurango, iTunes 11/20/2015
Secure Password Sharing
If you share passwords with coworkers, family members, or friends, this feature is a must. Sharing passwords securely is extremely important. It makes no sense to secure all your passwords only to copy and paste your login credentials in an email or IM when someone needs them. With 1Password you can share your passwords securely with other 1Password users, or if you have 1Password for Teams you can share and revoke access to certain vaults.
Watchtower checks your logins for any known vulnerabilities and lets you know when a site needs a new password. If a website has been determined to be vulnerable, you are notified immediately so you can update your password. For example, when did you find out that Target was hacked? 1Password customers most likely found out before you. Watchtower can give you an added peace of mind.
Would We Recommend 1Password?
1Password is a good password manager that will store your passwords in a safe, secure area without compromising them. If you consider yourself to be tech-savvy and don’t mind getting support through Twitter or forums, this is a great option for you. However, if you’re new to password management software or computers this may not be the best fit for you.
What do you love or hate about 1Password?