1Password is an excellent way to keep your logins secure
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August 23, 2019

1Password is an excellent way to keep your logins secure

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Overall Satisfaction with 1Password

I use 1Password to manage all my passwords, bank account/credit card information, software licenses, and many other things. 1Password in currently only being used at a personal level (several of my other co-workers use LastPass). As I have increasingly more and more login information from various sites, 1Password has become an essential tool for me to stay organized and to keep my accounts safe.
  • Organizes and stores all my login information
  • Generates random passwords with a lot of control over options
  • Integrates well with all major web browsers to allow login autofill
  • Well designed apps
  • Works very well on Macs
  • Good synchronization options
  • Ability to share logins with others
  • Audits login information for problems and alerts you to passwords that should be changed
  • Can store way more than just login information
  • The Windows apps and integration aren't as good as on the Mac
  • Occasional glitches with the browser integration
  • Moving away from the one-time app purchase model and toward subscriptions (which is somewhat understandable at this point)
  • It makes login information more secure by allowing users to use a different random for every site
  • It provides a great user experience for password management
  • It prevents people from writing shared login information in insecure places (like on a post-it note)
The 1Password app design is top notch, much better than a couple other password managers I've looked at. The app and service are very flexible, allowing for many different types of data storage. The browser extensions generally work very well, allowing for easy access to login information while using pretty much any modern web browser.
I haven't had a lot of issues with 1Password in the past, but I have browsed the 1Password support forums a bit when I have needed an answer for something. The support staff seems to be very responsive. They seem to respond to pretty much everything posted in the support forums.
The only other password manager that I have actually tried myself if LastPass, and it was quite a while ago. At the time, I was very unimpressed with the design of the app and the website. 1Password has always impressed me with their design. Also, LastPass only offered one way to sync data, via their website. A few years ago, the LastPass servers were hacked. The primary way to sync 1Password now is also via their own online syncing service, but they also offer Dropbox sync and even wi-fi sync for the ultra cautious.
1Password should be used to store any information securely, including logins/passwords, credit card and bank information, drivers licenses, software licenses, notes and documents, and many other things. You shouldn't really use the same password for multiple sites, and 1Password is great for generating random passwords, storing them, and making them easy to retrieve. The group plans work great for sharing information between people as well. It really works best on a Mac. I've used 1Password on Windows a bit, and it works just fine, but it doesn't seem to work as well as on the Mac.