I deleted 1 password from my iPad (long story) but it had been working fine, as a stand-alone app, not the subscription program. But when I went to download it again from the iTunes store, I ran into problems: When I opened it, the only way I could see to activate it was with a 1-password subscription account. There was no other option to get it to work. And I don't have a subscription.
I have been using the stand alone version fine with my mac and mobile apps, syncing via iCloud. I don't see, at the moment, a compelling reason to get the subscription. IE, if it ain't broke, why fix it?
But not being able to load the app was frustrating. Instead of signing up for the subscription, here's what I ended up doing:
The result: 1password (the current version in iOS 6.5.4 with pro features) worked once again.
But I'm curious that this is the only solution I came up with, which is obviously clunky. But I saw no other way to use the iOS as a stand alone app. If anyone has come up with another solution, I would be interested to find out.
Agilebits seems to be walking a not very fine line: they obviously want people to subscribe to the pay-per-month plan but aren't (fully) getting rid of the stand alone version. However, they are making the stand-alone app difficult as heck to keep using, as this case shows. In the past it was seamless.
1Password Version: iOS 6.5.4 Pro version
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: iOS 10.3.1
Sync Type: iCloud