In early August, we announced our new 1Password subscription service. If you've been using 1Password for a while, you may be wondering what it is and whether you need it.
Since we launched 1Password back in 2006, we've noticed that quite a few folks don't sync or back up their data somewhere. If they lost access to the device 1Password was on or got a new phone, they would often have to start over and begin storing their passwords once more. Similarly, if they got a new device and wanted to use 1Password there, their data wouldn't automatically show up, and they may have to pay for the app on that platform if they purchased it on a different one.
To solve both these problems, and quite a few others, we settled on a subscription model. It gives us the opportunity to securely store all your data on the 1Password server. You can just sign in to your account to get it from any device, even your browser. And if you, say, switch to Android from iOS, you'll be able to keep using 1Password there at no extra cost since the subscription includes all the apps. We also got an opportunity to add some other benefits to the service:
If you're using 1Password at work or with your family, there are some additional benefits:
While we are very excited about the new 1Password subscription service, we're still selling licenses on our store if you'd prefer to stick with the standalone way of doing things. Support for licenses is also sticking around. We have lots of wonderful users who really love using 1Password that way, and we want them to keep enjoying their favorite password manager.
Does my license include an account?
No. Licenses are for using the 1Password apps on the devices you purchased the license for. They do not include an account. You can move to an account if you'd like, though.
Do I need a license to get the apps for my subscription?
The apps are included with your subscription. You can get them from our downloads page, then sign in to your account to activate them without a license.
How can I keep my account information safe?
Glad you asked! The best way is to save your Emergency Kit, write your Master Password in the space provided, and store it somewhere safe. Signing in to your account on all your devices also saves your Account Key there so you can quickly access it in the future.