Password managing app 1Password today announced the launch of a new subscription plan for individual users priced at $2.99 per month. The new model will be added to 1Password's existing subscription tiers, including a team plan (beginning at $3.99 per month) and a family plan ($4.99 per month). This will allow users not in need of enterprise- or family-related perks to join in on 1Password's various subscription benefits.

According to AgileBits, the company behind 1Password, the biggest advantage of signing up for a subscription on the password organizing app is that users will "get all the 1Password apps for every platform, along with Pro Features, free updates, and free upgrades to every new version of 1Password." The service allows its subscribers to cancel at any time and alleviates the worry of having to face licenses and paid upgrades down the line.

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The individual subscription service runs on the same new hosted platform that AgileBits created for 1Password Teams and 1Password Families. The company said that using the $2.99 per month subscription model provides users with "the simplest and most feature-packed way to use 1Password."

Our new individual hosted service comes with everything you expect from 1Password, along with these new features:

-Built-in automatic sync across all devices
-Data loss protection
-Web access to your data on 1Password.com
-Item History for restoring deleted or changed items
-Secure Document storage
-Brand new multi-factor security model

As a launch special, anyone who signs up for the new individual plan will get the first six months of 1Password free, without needing to even add their credit card information into the app. To take advantage of the offer, users will need to sign up for the $2.99 per month model before September 21, 2016. The 1Password app is available to download from the iOS App Store for free [Direct Link] -- with the option to choose a one-and-done upgrade to 1Password Pro for $9.99 -- and the Mac App Store for $64.99. [Direct Link]

Update: As 1Password mentioned on Twitter, the company has "no plans to eliminate standalone licenses," so any user who prefers to avoid subscription tiers can still do so.

Top Rated Comments

farewelwilliams Avatar
64 months ago
how about we pay once for things that don't need to be paid for multiple times.
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
64 months ago
Just lovely. I'm starting to wonder if we actually own anything anymore...
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Benjamin Frost Avatar
64 months ago
I’ll just use iCloud Keychain and save myself $36 a year.

MEMO TO ALL APP DEVELOPERS: I will never pay for a subscription, and if you ever change your model to a subscription one, I will stop using your app and recommend a different one to others.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bwoodruff Avatar
64 months ago
Hi folks!

how about we pay once for things that don't need to be paid for multiple times.
Full disclosure: I work for AgileBits.

We do still offer standalone 1Password licenses for folks who don't want or need the benefits offered by our 1Password.com services. We do think that for most folks the subscription service will be the way to go (better disaster recovery, access to latest versions of all apps, etc) we will still sell licenses to folks who prefer to purchase that way and are comfortable managing their own syncing & storage.


Drop box works well.

No need for a subscription, unless they are planning to kill existing
'Cloud' support.
No plans like that.

Great, another "give us all your data and pay us every month" subscription.

There is absolutely no need to store all my data with you... i can just use iCloud sync for free. The only reason for these subscriptions is the $
You are certainly welcome to continue doing that, but hosting the data allows us to do a number of things that we can't with iCloud... such as sharing, web access, etc.

AgileBits will do the right thing and maintain the traditional one-off payment for version X with usually a free upgrade for version Y. If they don't, I may have to send a strongly worded email to Dave Teare who every couple of months will send me an email updating me about various happenings. I don't want to hit that unsubscribe button Dave! But don't tempt me. Dave, don't you [S]Teare[/S] dare Dave!
:D
Major upgrades for the licensed standalone products will typically have a price associated with them (e.x. going from v6 -> v7), but in-version updates are included. :)

Just lovely. I'm starting to wonder if we actually own anything anymore...
Taking my AgileBits hat off for a moment...

You generally don't "own" any software. Unless you wrote it. Then you might.

Thanks!

Ben
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dapsol Avatar
64 months ago
Great, another "give us all your data and pay us every month" subscription.

There is absolutely no need to store all my data with you... i can just use iCloud sync for free. The only reason for these subscriptions is the $
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Max Portakabin Avatar
64 months ago
And that is fine -- we're not forcing a subscription on anyone. It is simply an option.

We continue to add improvements to both the subscription services and the standalone apps. The apps are the backbone of the service, after all.



That is the long and short of it, yes, though I will clarify that the pricing for the standalone apps is not necessarily per-device, but per-platform (with Mac and Windows bundled). So if you have two Macs you do not need to purchase two licenses, unless two different people will be using it.



The reason for the increase in price there is that we now also include 1Password for Windows with that. We no longer sell 1Password for Mac and 1Password for Windows separately. We've simplified down to one bundle license (which is less expensive than a Mac+Windows bundle license used to be).

--
Ben Woodruff
Positive Experience Architect
AgileBits
I don't have a Windows PC so you are forcing me to pay for something I don't need.

This is not a pro-consumer decision by AgileBits. Stop pretending it is.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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