I have been using a password manager since early 2012. Before I ever decided to try one, I never really considered the importance of using unique and long passwords.
We all know the major password managers out there, and just recently, I decided that after 3 years of using the same one, it wouldn't be a bad idea to consider a different one. I zeroed in on 1Password for several reasons, seeing that they finally offered a version for Android I downloaded 1Password on my Mac and Android smartphone.
I've used it for the last 14~ days or so, and I've made the decision to stay with my previous manager. This post is only meant to provide some insight of why I've made that decision, and of course, I would also like to point out the things I've liked about 1Password.
- I've found 1Password for Mac to be very user-friendly. The interface feels modern and looks very nice.
- I like how 1Password for browsers does the animation when it's filling out the fields. It really lets you know it's taking action and doing something for you.
- Price: at first it may seem expensive but one-time payments are better than subscription fees.
- 1Password for Android doesn't clutter the screen, it sits quietly and waits for you to switch keyboards to use 1Password whenever needed.
- My first interaction with the support team was beautiful, I received a reply within minutes of sending in a ticket (the second time wasn't as fast, but that's alright, it happens)
- Support forums and docs with loads of information for self-service
- Lack of native Linux support. On a daily basis, I use two Macs and one Ubuntu box. On the Ubuntu machine I was able to install 1Password for Windows via Wine. All I really wanted was to use 1Password on my browser, it worked the first time, but it didn't the next time. That's perhaps because I don't have a 1Password License for Windows.
- Lack of a standalone browser extension. This would have solved my previous dilemma (1password on Ubuntu) and would help users on a Chromebook for example. I was initially confused because I asked 1Password on Twitter if it was available for Chrome on Linux given its lack of a Linux version, and they said yes.
- 1Password for Android and 1Password for Windows need a facelift. They are plain ugly when compared to 1Password for Mac.
- Having to rely on an external service like DropBox. Think of a user that has zero interest in DropBox, they would be forced to create an account if they want to sync their data between devices (I know there are other syncing options, but none are on a dedicated 1Password server)
- If you have a large number of records (in my case over 350), syncing for the first time can take quite a while. This is when I synced over to my Android
- 1Password for Android isn't available in the Amazon App Store for Kindle Fire.
Overall, I really enjoyed my experience with 1Password, there's lots of good things here, it just isn't full-filling my needs at this time. I wish you all the best and hope that you continue to grow.
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