1PW vs. mSecure

pbGuypbGuy Member

AgileBits team should be aware mSeven's mSecure is morphing into an app (macOS & iOS) that's remarkably similar to 1PW's apps.

See: https://www.msecure.com/msecure-5-features-email-m/?utm_source=mSecure+Desktop+Users&utm_campaign=571ba070e1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3230a9d5a4-571ba070e1-128052365

When I started using mSecure years ago (about as long as I've been using 1PW), it was mainly an app where one could save details about products, although it did have the ability to use a login-password template. So, mSecure 5's change of focus seems to be directly pointed at 1PW. ...I will not upgrade to mSecure 5 and will stay with 1PW.

1Password Version: 6.6.3
Extension Version: 4.6.3
OS Version: 10.12.4
Sync Type: iCloud


  • DanielPDanielP

    Team Member

    Hi @pbGuy

    Thank you so much for the heads up :) Competition is good, and it's great to hear you are sticking with us, it's extremely appreciated my friend :)


  • Whenever I read posts like "1Password vs.", I'm reviewing those competitors' websites doing some simple tests. Maybe this short list helps people to make informed decisions on whether a different password manager is right for them

    1. Look for one word on their website: security.
      More often than not they say nothing or almost nothing about their security model or "hide" this information somewhere deep on their sites for whatever reason. You can find the usual buzzwords like "we use industry standard AES 256" but not how it's implemented.
    2. Have a look at their knowledge base and forums as well to see what's currently going on with the respective software.
    3. Check the support policy. When I read stuff like "support staff is watching the forums from 9-5 Monday til Friday", I'm not quite sure if that product would be right for me.
    4. I like to know who I'm doing business with (especially when using a password manager), so I try to find out, what company is behind the software.

    Just my 2 cents.

    P.S. the last item on the list of course is

    1. Decide to (continue to) use 1Password and thank AgileBits for this great piece of software ;)
  • DanielPDanielP

    Team Member

    Ahahah @Manaburner, I love the last item on the list :D Thank you so much for taking the time to share this, and of course for your support :)

  • edited August 2017

    I am not a fan of subscription based services. I have enough subscriptions in my life. I don't mind paying for a product and even paying for upgrades. Looks like mSecure is lockstep right behind 1Password. I imagine possibly not everyone feels the same way. So I predict another password manager leader will emerge out of these changes.

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @wkleem: Yep! Thanks for adding that! :chuffed::+1:

    @Claudius2k: I hope that helps. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions! :)

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