First of all, THANK YOU for all your hard work over the years, and your continued efforts to raise the bar of usable security and public knowledge and understanding of security.
Is there already a blog post, press release, or thread that details what I think I understand from a response to a support email:
1. 1Password "standalone" (how do you call this product?) is no longer available for windows?
2. 1Password will not continue to support 3rd-party synchronization (requiring 1Password subscription)?
1 Huge reason I use 1P is because of it's cross-platform support (tolerating the html-file interface on Linux). Another part of the reason I use 1P and recommend to friends and family is because they can choose their own synchronization method. I have been happy to pay for licenses for each OS (iOS, Windows, OS X) that I (or my family) use in order to support this awesome company and product. Without a Windows client, will the user interface become similar to LastPass (web only)? (This is one of the biggest disadvantages of LastPass.) Also, while I have so far trusted 1Password and respect the openness with which you communicate security issues and explain security, I simply cannot get on board with recommending to people a product where all the secret eggs will be held in a single basket.
Even if subscription pricing is necessary for the continued development and support of 1P, how about I choose to pay it because I like the product, and you continue to support I keep my secrets elsewhere? Perhaps you publish an API and we (an imagined community of devs?) implement an open source sync server that people/orgs could host for themselves?
I know that the vast majority of people are not tech-savvy enough to want to worry over sync options, but I wonder if your research includes any details about how the users of 1Password are connected with each other (e.g. I can name more than a few digital dependents whom I support in their usage of 1P).
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