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1Password for Mac gets its first paid upgrade in five years
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 22, 2018 06:52PM
[www.theverge.com]

1Password for Mac is getting its first paid upgrade in five years with today’s release of 1Password 7, via MacRumors.
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Re: 1Password for Mac gets its first paid upgrade in five years
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 22, 2018 08:33PM
...Aaaaand you click the link to buy it and:
[1password.com]

Just subscriptions.

No indication whatsoever that you can purchase a perpetual license.

Had to dig around in the forums for the link:
[1password.onfastspring.com]



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Re: 1Password for Mac gets its first paid upgrade in five years
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 22, 2018 08:40PM
Looks like only a subscription if you are a new user.

iP 6 users have a $50 upgrade path.

Not seeing anything that would make me want to upgrade, tho. Works near perfect as is.



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Re: 1Password for Mac gets its first paid upgrade in five years
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 22, 2018 08:45PM
Why 1Password is an awesome App, I don't like their business model anymore. They seem to be pushing the subscription model.
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Re: 1Password for Mac gets its first paid upgrade in five years
Posted by: bfd
Date: May 22, 2018 09:05PM
$50 for an upgrade? It's a stinkin' low-level database. Will it core a apple?
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Re: 1Password for Mac gets its first paid upgrade in five years
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: May 22, 2018 09:08PM
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space-time
Why 1Password is an awesome App, I don't like their business model anymore. They seem to be pushing the subscription model.

+1.



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Re: 1Password for Mac gets its first paid upgrade in five years
Posted by: steve...
Date: May 22, 2018 09:21PM
Version 6.8.9 is working fine with me also. If it ain't broke...




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Re: 1Password for Mac gets its first paid upgrade in five years
Posted by: mattkime
Date: May 22, 2018 09:28PM
Eh, I paid for 1Password a while back. I installed it on my work machine without issue. I'll have to poke around to verify that its not going to nag me to pay.



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Re: 1Password for Mac gets its first paid upgrade in five years
Posted by: sekker
Date: May 22, 2018 09:34PM
They do not have a lot of products, and their install base is competing with all of the free functions Apple is building into MacOS.

Long-term, a subscription model might be the only way for them to stay in business.

I refuse to use ANY password manager without a user fee. If you are NOT paying them, then YOU are the product (in which case I suspect all of your data is being scanned and monetized).

The absolutely LAST place I want to put secure data is somewhere others are selling access.

The risk is for AgileBits to get purchased exactly for access to all of our data. If we want to keep the company free from M&A, it needs to stay financially solvent.

I'll likely pay the $50 fee to at least keep me from going subscription.
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Re: 1Password for Mac gets its first paid upgrade in five years
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 22, 2018 11:48PM
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sekker
The risk is for AgileBits to get purchased exactly for access to all of our data. If we want to keep the company free from M&A, it needs to stay financially solvent.

I'll likely pay the $50 fee to at least keep me from going subscription.

This I agree with. I pay for Extensis Suitcase for the same reason. Although Im pretty sure they were bougth at some point. Most everyone uses fontbook, even many designers I know, but I have had nothing but issues with it. Suitcase is always solid.



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Re: 1Password for Mac gets its first paid upgrade in five years
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 23, 2018 04:29AM
The upgrade business model is a problem for some types of apps.

There's only so much a dev can to to refine an app, only so many features to add. Apple doles out features long after they've created them, so there's (almost, apparently) always an incentive to upgrade. (Hey, I did day almost.)

But I will try to never subscribe to an app. Without significant need to rework the app for the next OS or adding new features and value, subscriptions just milk the customer.

I have a few 1Password licenses and have never used the app, as I think it's a little ungainly on a 'Phone or iPad. But no subscription for me.




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Re: 1Password for Mac gets its first paid upgrade in five years
Posted by: michaelb
Date: May 23, 2018 08:45AM
I like 1password and have long used a password app. It has its quirks but still seems like the best of the avail alternatives. I would pay for the upgrade, but it requires 10.12 which I can't install on my mac. the old/current version still works well enough.

So I guess I am waiting for a new mac mini first.
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Re: 1Password for Mac gets its first paid upgrade in five years
Posted by: mattkime
Date: May 23, 2018 09:03AM
I'm back at my work machine. I paid for 1Password in the olden days, before the app store (or just outside of it??). Anyway, I upgraded to 7 and it shows that I'm registered.



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Re: 1Password for Mac gets its first paid upgrade in five years
Posted by: 3d
Date: May 23, 2018 09:12AM
Just to confirm...
New 1Password users are now subscription only?
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Re: 1Password for Mac gets its first paid upgrade in five years
Posted by: pqrst
Date: May 23, 2018 05:49PM
I have grudgingly over to subscription model for a number of pieces of software. In my opinion, it gives the developer a reason to do version upgrades for security and OSx versions, and it just seems fair. At least for most of the prices being charged. My password manager is LastPass and I definitely want them to stay on top of their game. At some point in the future, they may vanish but while I use their software I want them around. My 3 cents.



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