I just wanted to start this question by saying I understand the motivation for moving to a subscription based business model. Sustaining a business is important - particularly with something as important as password management.
You, thankfully, still sell stand alone licences for macOS. It's great you still support this method of support your work. I've always viewed 1Password as the gold standard for security and keeping up to date with the latest tech Apple rolls out. But when using iCloud for sync, you haven't added background sync support for iOS in relation to the macOS data.
I see from searching the forums there are quite a few threads about this over the years. Initially it seemed to be a technical limitation:
But now it seems to be a business model choice?
(admittedly that thread was more concerned with syncing to iCloud Drive, rather than the CloudKit API).
iCloud Keychain supports background syncing, as does Secrets by Outercorner (https://outercorner.com/secrets-ios/). I don't know if iCloud Keychain is using the same public CloudKit API a third party developer has access to, but Secrets is using the public API.
So my fundamental question is: do you see no real future enhancements for your stand alone licensed version of 1Password iCloud sync and are just keeping it around for legacy reasons?
I in no way mean for this to come across as a negative post, I'm just trying to understand your perspective and to help me make future decisions --- I've been a happy customer since your first release but have no interest in subscription software.
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