Poll: What's the reason to push you start using password manager app?

Two reasons for me:
1> Forgot my PC login password several times and ends up reinstalling
2> Two many logins for different websites.

What's yours?


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  • One reason for me: Security.

    These days our life is as digital as it is physical. And with 100's of websites the average person uses and the constant data leaks we see in the news almost daily it was a no brainier for me to investigate further.

    1 Password allows me to generate stronger more random passwords than my brain is capable of, and never ever have to remember them, not to mention, with 1Password families, I secured my Girlfriend, Mum and Sisters digital lives too!! and I'm now working on more friends, family and colleagues!

    I spent weeks reading review after review, and for me 1Password won everything I wanted!

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    Good question! I bet there are a lot of interesting stories out there. :)

    Honestly while I am definitely on the same page with both of you now as far as using 1Password to keep track of strong, unique passwords for all of my accounts (and more), and help my loved ones do so, I started using it for a very simplistic reason: it was much more convenient for keeping track of information like this and also being able to easily fill into websites. I didn't really do any research into it, as "password manager" wasn't even really a thing that people talked about back then. It was a simpler time with less general awareness of security; and, frankly, before website security breaches were something even tech people talked about much.

    I cannot remember the specifics now, because it was so long ago, but I know that I got into 1Password because it was mentioned with regard to online security, I believe on a web show. I love trying new software, and had a need for it, but I don't think it would have "stuck" for me without the organizational and filling features. Otherwise I'd still be using a spreadsheet in an encrypted disk image...but that was more work than I really wanted to do, so here I am. Put another way, I appreciated and cared about the security aspects from the beginning, but the convenience was what got me hooked. ;)

  • @brenty I think If I was an early adopter like yourself then I too would have been hooked on the convenience because it is superb and I was previously using a spreadsheet on an encrypted USB.

    I only really decided to take the plunge last year, and for me it was security, I was very very skeptical about trusting one location with my entire digital life, hence the research and taking so long to take the plunge.
    That said, the convenience of 1Password X in particular is an absolute god send, it isn't a reason I would have picked to use 1 Password (that was security all the way) But it is 100% a reason I would now NEVER go anywhere else!

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    For me it was a general interest in information security that was sparked by a colleague at the time (pre-AgileBits). If I remember right I started out with KeePass. When I got my first Mac I started looking for something that fit better into the Mac environment and found "1Passwd" (as it was called at the time).

    Ben

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