I just purchased and installed a 1password account for my family of 5 a few days ago. We all have passwords saved in chrome on our PCs and keychain for our apple products (macbook, iphones, ipads) as well as other places. From chrome, passwords would populate automatically on each site and on an iphone, a password bar would pop up with an option to use a password stored with a certain username and could be executed simply selecting the suggested username. Both chrome and keychain asked to update passwords when they changed which was convenient.
I found using chrome and keychain as my pseudo password manager worked fine and it was pretty easy. I also kept a list of passwords in another place for reference when needed. My wife had more challenges and always seemed to not have the right password when she needed it both on her PC as well as iphone. I'm not sure how she had password management set up in her browser and phone so that could certainly be one of the issues.
My three kids are now getting to the age of having many passwords and are asking what's the best way to manage them. I asked a lot of people how they managed family passwords and 1Password was the overwhelming answer.
So I am in the process of converting my passwords as well as my families passwords to 1PW. This is where the challenges began.
The first thing I did, based on a "how to" article I found through google, was exporting my passwords from chrome to a .CSV file then into 1password. I was very surprised to see 514 items listed in my new 1PW vault!
When I have tried to log into websites in both chrome and my phone, it seemed like the chrome and keychain password managers were still poping up, not 1PW. I think 1PW is poping up first in safari on my iphone, but chrome on my iphone is still defaulting to the chrome password manager. The only way I can get 1PW to open is by clicking the 1PW icon on my browser toolbar. From there, a list of items dropdown and I have to pick the correct one. Often, I pick the incorrect one.
From another article I read, I deactivated the autofill and passwords in both chrome and my iphone but the chrome and iphone passwords managers still popup, not 1PW.
I then read another article that said if there are duplicate items listed for a site, 1PW won't autofill. Google alone has over 30 items listed in my new 1PW vault, many with the same user name. Then I read another that said the best way to get passwords converted to 1PW from other platforms like chrome was NOT to export them in bulk but allow 1PW to save each password one at a time as they were used. Not sure if this means manually entering them or leaving other password managers active at the same time as 1PW.
Bottom line is I am now very confused and not sure what to do. It would be great if 1PW worked like chrome on my PCs and like keychain on my phone and auto-populated logins for sites as I used them without me having to guess which item to select from a long list.
Based on the high recommendations I have gotten about 1PW and the many articles that say it is easy to use, I have now concluded I must be doing something wrong so wanted to go directly to the source and ask the pros how to proceed before I try anything else suggested in an article.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1Password Version: 7.2.617 Windows Client
Extension Version: 184.108.40.206 Chrome
OS Version: Windows 7 Professional
Sync Type: Not Provided
Referrer: forum-search:New to 1PW. Have over 500 PWs save in chrome and key chain.