Long Time User Question

I have been using this product for years - both on my phone and my laptop. Because I am the Keeper of All The Things I have all of the sign in info for both me and my spouse on the one account. I see you have a family plan now but we are literally a family of TWO. I also see that the new subscriptions allow for a sign in on all devices - so could I just stay with the individual plan and have a sign in on both of our phones? We share the other devices. A family plan seems excessive.


1Password Version: 6.3.2 on desktop and 6.4.5 on my iPhone
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  • Further, what is the difference between the subscription plan and the license?

    and how on earth did I miss this news???? I see that there was a discount for early adopters but I wasn't aware of these changes until I came to the website to look up some information.

  • JacobJacob

    Team Member

    Hi @LyndaB! Thanks for using 1Password over the years. :) I'd be happy to answer your questions. Let's start with the difference between a subscription and standalone license. Subscriptions include everything you would expect from the 1Password apps you've had over the years, as well as some things only a subscription could offer:

    • Get all the 1Password apps. No matter which plan you choose, you (and every member of your family or team plan) always has free access to the latest versions of all the 1Password apps. Learn more about all the features included with a 1Password account.
    • Share and sync without the need of a third-party sync service. Setting up syncing with Dropbox can be confusing for some folks. With a 1Password account, simply sign in and all your data is there.
    • New vaults automatically show up for family and team members. When you create a new vault, you can add others in your plan to it automatically. They don’t need to do anything to see it and begin using it on their end.
    • Set permissions for each person on each vault. Some passwords can be set to read-only, for example.
    • Item History for restoring deleted or changed items. If a change was made to an item and it needs to be reverted, fret not. It can easily be rolled back from 1Password.com.
    • Recover accounts if a family or team member forgets their Master Password. I mentioned this above, but this is a huge one and bears repeating. We have always prided ourselves on our security model which has no back door. While we still can’t recover anyone’s accounts, you can now recover accounts for your family and team members.
    • View, edit, and add items from any browser. You’ll always have access to your data on 1Password.com, even if you're away from your main devices.
    • Brand new multi-factor security model for your hosted account. Since your data is in the cloud, we took some extra steps to make sure the security is even better than what the standalone version of 1Password has. An Account Key is generated during setup to strengthen your Master Password, and we still don't store either of them. Learn more about how 1Password protects your data in the cloud.
    • Access your data even if you stop paying. Your data is yours. Even if you ever cancel your subscription, you can always view and export your data.

    Short version: A subscription is the best 1Password experience we could create.

    I also see that the new subscriptions allow for a sign in on all devices - so could I just stay with the individual plan and have a sign in on both of our phones? We share the other devices. A family plan seems excessive.

    The individual plan is only for one person. If you'd like to share passwords with your family, give them a Personal vault of their own, and all the other features I just mentioned, 1Password Families is the best solution. Paid yearly, it's quite affordable for up to 5 members as well.

    and how on earth did I miss this news???? I see that there was a discount for early adopters but I wasn't aware of these changes until I came to the website to look up some information.

    Hmm, are you subscribed to our newsletter? We sent out a few newsletters about this early in the year when we announced 1Password Families and we also made some blog posts. I'm sorry you missed the news. Hopefully this post fills you in on everything. :)

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