Firstly 1Password for macOS and iOS are great products by a group of people that have earned the respect of many.
Sadly I cannot say the same about the 1Password for Windows disaster where feature parity with macOS never materialised followed by confusion around local vaults, edibility and syncing in 1Password 6 for Windows that moved from "not currently supported" to "will never be implemented'.
2) This is NOT a discussion about moving from standalone to subscription.
3) This is NOT a discussion about the benefits of 1Password.com for the majority of users.
4) This is NOT a discussion about the security threat model of local vaults vs cloud synced vs 1Password.com alternatives.
From my perspective this is a discussion about a core group of power users, administrators and security professionals who do NOT want to use the 1Password.com service for our primary vaults and prefer the functionality of self managed local vaults, local folder sync, Wi-Fi sync and local backups.
This group typically has multiple vaults with thousands and thousands of passwords across multiple organisations.
We have been your early adopters and most vocal supporters... recommending 1Password to everyone.
What you are now seeing is our DISAPPOINTMENT in what we see as your lack of commitment to the core features we rely on and prefer in your move to 1Password.com for the majority of users.
Reading through the following threads my BS meter is on high for both sides of the discussion:
Responses from multiple AgileBits team members are not helping with each using different language in what was starting to look like fire fighting and deflection.
Ben has been the strongest so far with "we have no plans to remove local vaults as an option."
This group is looking for long term first class support for local vaults, local folder sync, Wi-Fi sync and local backups including a full implementation in a supported version of 1Password for Windows.
Hopefully this can still work within the 1Password.com and subscription business model.
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