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1Password 8 will be subscription only and won’t support local vaults

over 1 year ago by IanDorfman

Starting with the release of 1Password version 8, the password managing service will only be available via subscription, with the option for standalone licenses for locally hosted instances of the service no longer being made available.

1Password author Dave Teare summarized the reasoning with the following: • The next generation of 1Password apps will take full advantage of (including .ca🇨🇦 & .eu🇪🇺) and as such will require a subscription to use 🔐 • Those with a standalone license can trade in their license for a special discount on a new 1Password membership 🙌🏼 • Gift cards are available for those who don’t have a credit card or prefer non-recurring payments ✌️

Teare's full post on the matter goes into detail with the origin of 1Password as a local, individual license-only option back when it launched in 2006. Since the launch of its subscription model, the following features have been implemented:

• 🔐 More secure encryption data format and authentication process • 📱 Two-factor authentication (2FA) • 👨‍👨‍👧‍👦 Teams and families and businesses • 🤗 Securely share items and files • 🕓 Item history • 🧯 Automated data backups • 💫 Account recovery

1Password 8 is now available in Early Access for macOS. Along with the new subscription-only model, the following changes have been implemented:

• Dark mode support • Categories are now in a single dropdown filter on top of your item list • Collections, which allow you to customize which vaults and items you see depending on your current task. "helpful when you have multiple accounts or shared vaults" • "Watchtower," a summary of your password strength across your entire library, with individual notifications on compromised websites, reused passwords, and passwords 1Password has judged as weak • Performance and security improvements

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