I have used 1Password on every platform except Android, for what seems like forever. (If "forever" = 2010 or so.) I have been very happy syncing through Dropbox all this time.
I have installed 1Password 7 on my master iMac (Sierra). I decided to "trial" the account option for 30 days. I opted NOT to sync with a vault on the agilebits cloud. My current vault's information managed to find its way there nonetheless, but I think I found the preference to turn that off, and once I'm sure I've done that I'll delete that vault entirely.
Why am I doing this at all? I had a great cross-platform standalone license for Mac and Windows, which agilebits no longer offers. I want to use the account to make sure that all my own devices (Mac and iOS, plus a Windows installation running under Fusion) can have 1Password clients.
I was a bit taken aback, however, to see that the "Purchase…" option under the Apple menu is now gone, and that 1Password considers this a registered copy.
If, at the end of the trial or some time before that, I decide I want to continue with a standalone license, how do I do that?
I am begging you, in your response, to kindly refrain from arguing for the account option. As you point out, there are customers who have this option because they know they want this, and I may be one of them.
Thank you for your kind assistance.
1Password Version: 7.0.2
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: 10.12.6
Sync Type: Dropbox