Same here. I have loved 1P for many, many years, but in the last 12 months it seems to just be getting in the way, rather than making things easier. It has also lost its intuitiveness, which means diagnosing things is so much harder.
Apple Keychain would be the obvious replacement but… it’s UI is very hard to navigate. But I am dabbling with it.
LastPass had a security breach, which is kind of a deal breaker with a password manager…
Dashline is the other one that comes up, but I don’t know much about it.
I’m still using Strongbox on Mac and iPhone since switching away from 1Password before version 8 was released. But so what? Workflow with a password manager is a very personal thing and there is a lot of variation out there. The days of everyone recommending 1Password are over. I picked Strongbox after downloading many potential apps and trying them out to see if they worked in the way that I wanted to use them. Ease of conversion from 1Password to the new system was important, too.
I have yet to upgrade to 1Password v. 8, I’m sure I’ll be forced at some point.
The website linked provides overview of several dozen password managers (PWMs). Each seems to have their advantages and disadvantages. None of them seem good enough to make me jump ship.
One barrier to some PWMs is my need for cross platform operability, including Linux and iOS. Another barrier is family sharing with my partner. She’s becoming acclimated to using 1P, but there’s still a lot of overhead compared to using variations of the same password over and over. Perhaps the new authentication in iOS 16 and Ventura (which sound a bit like ssh keys) will help.
I do like that Bitwarden has a public community , bug bounty program, etc. I’m sure it’s not unique in this.
If you don’t need to share passwords with others (ie if you don’t use the family or team vaults in 1Password), and you’re solely an Apple user (and you have access to a Mac), I see genuinely no reason why you couldn’t switch to Apple’s Keychain entirely.
Keychain is a great product for a single person in that ecosystem.
Admittedly, I am a 1PW user because of the family fault. Your Keychain can’t be accessed by third party apps and browsers? That’s very disappointing. I stand corrected, and thank you for righting this wrong. Wouldn’t have wanted to steer anybody the wrong way.
I tried giving up 1Password in favor of the built-in Apple password manager. This was a year ago before Monterey which I guess is somewhat better? Anyway, you can read my findings here: Back to 1Password
BTW, I love 1Password 8, it’s a great update and I find it totally worth the subscription price, which I can’t say about too many other pieces of software that I use.
Yes. And from what I’ve observed people normally use longer passwords with a dedicated password manager than they do to log into their mac.
In the case of 1password, for example, my password is more than 25 characters. That combined with the required 34 character ‘secret key’ create a key of approximately 60 characters that an attacker would need to crack.
Keychain is only protected by the users logon password. How many people do you know that use a 50+ character password on their Mac? I don’t. But all the sensitive info on my mac is individually encrypted.
IMO, password length is just something to think about when choosing where you store your passwords.