Introducing 1Password Windows for Teams!

Today is a very big day in Windows land: 1Password Teams is now officially available on Windows!

Our Windows team has made amazing progress since we introduced the first beta for Teams earlier this summer and I’m super excited to be able to share the results of their incredible work with you now.

Let’s jump right in!

Beautiful new design

The first thing you’ll notice right off the bat is 1Password 6 has an amazing new design. From every bit to every last pixel, literally everything is completely new in 1Password 6!


Once you unlock 1Password you’ll be greeted with a completely new overview and details screen.


As much as there is to enjoy in this new design, my favourite has to be Large Type – I absolutely love how great my passwords look there:


Large Type makes reading even the most complicated passwords a breeze – I can even read them without my glasses! And if you have a High-DPI screen, it looks even better ?

Oh, and then there’s our browser extensions. These were not available in the initial beta and they were dearly missed! They’re here now and they look great!


Beautiful new security design

1Password had an amazing security design already, but in 1Password Teams we didn’t rest on our laurels. Instead, we took everything we learned about security over the last 10 years and built a completely new security architecture that pushed the limits of modern technologies.

As has always been the case with 1Password, your information is encrypted end-to-end, so only you and your team have the keys to decrypt your information. What’s new is an even secure-er encryption design as well as some cool techniques like Secure Remote Password, which allows clients and the server to verify each other during communication.

tripleencryptThe most visual change is the addition of the Account Key. This is a unique 128bit key that is generated for every user and greatly increases the security of your account.

The Account Key might appear similar to two-factor authentication but it’s so much better because it plays a direct role in the encryption of your data. It strengthens and fortifies your Master Password so much that even a poorly-chosen Master Password will be infeasible for attackers to brute force. It’s also never sent to our servers so it cannot be reset, intercepted, or evaded.

For an illustrated overview of our new security design, check out our security page, as well as our Security White Paper, for fun details like these ones:

  • Tamper-proof, authenticated encryption using AES-GCM mode
  • Brute force protection using PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA256
  • Secure vault sharing using asymmetric cryptography

The most amazing thing about this new design is it’s not only secure-er, but it’s much faster, too! It’s one of the benefits we get for using the latest and greatest modern technologies ?

Beautiful organization and control

menu-trimmedOne of greatest features in 1Password Teams is how easy it makes organizing things into multiple vaults. When you’ve organized passwords in separate vaults, it makes finding things easier, and also makes it super simple to securely share with your teammates.

New vaults can be created from your Admin Console on and will automatically appear on all your devices. You can also add teammates to new vaults and they will receive the vault and everything within it immediately.

Your team admin can even control the permissions for each vault, allowing you to share read-only access to vaults, and control who can manage the vault.

Oh and you’re not limited to a single 1Password account. As you can see from the screenshot, in addition to multiple vaults you can also have multiple accounts added to 1Password. This is great for your teammates as it allows them to use 1Password in their private lives as well as their professional life.

Beautiful safety nets

When you change an item within 1Password for Windows it will sync automatically to and become available on all your other authorized devices instantly.

All these changes are remembered by 1Password just in case you ever need to revert to an earlier version. If you or your teammates ever delete or modify something by accident, you can simply sign in to and restore what you need from the Item History popup:


Item History is perfect for protecting individual items, but you and your teammates need safety nets for your accounts as well. In a team environment you just can’t afford to get locked out of critical systems every time someone forgets their password.

That brings us to the most beautiful and secure safety net of all: Account Recovery. We (AgileBits) have never been able to reset your password, and with 1Password Teams we still can’t. But now you can!

With our innovative new recovery feature, if one of your teammates forgot their Master Password, your team admins can restore their access and they’ll regain access to all their passwords.

Beautiful in so many other ways, too

In addition to our new amazing Windows app, your subscription to 1Password Teams gives you and your entire team access to many more awesome things:

  • You and everyone on your team get all our awesome apps for free, including Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS
  • Automatic syncing – no configuration or extra software required
  • Securely share items and documents across your whole team
  • Easily invite your entire team and control access using the Admin Console
  • Full web access from anywhere

Sign your team up today!

1Password 6 for Windows is available today for subscribers to 1Password Teams. If you have not yet subscribed, now’s a great time to sign up:

Sign up your team

Subscribers simply need to download 1Password 6 and add their account information during setup.


Once logged in, all your data will sync automatically. And if you had any data stored in an earlier version of 1Password, you can migrate over all of your existing data.

Oh, and if you sign up before October 31, you will get all the features of the Pro plan for the low, low price of the Standard plan. And best of all, you and your team will lock in the Standard price for as long as you’re subscribed. Even teammates you add later on will still get the same awesome deal.

Be sure to sign up by October 31st before this window closes ?

Enjoy! ❤️

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  1. Dave Teare
    Dave Teare says:

    Hello again ? I wanted to add a P.S. to my post and thought being the first commenter the best way to achieve that. ?

    As great as this release is, I know many Windows users will want to know why we are only supporting our hosted services in this release – after all, I’ve stated publicly many times that we will continue to support individual licenses. So why do we not support licenses in this release?

    The reason is simply one of timing. When we started development on 1Password Teams we made the brave decision to start from scratch and rewrite everything using Microsoft’s latest and greatest technologies. This was both exciting and terrifying. It was exciting because it enabled us to leverage all the modern libraries and create a solid base to grow from for the next decade. And it was also terrifying as there is a lot of code that needed to written and tons of features to bring over.

    Long story short, we simply didn’t have enough time to include everything in our initial 6.0 release so we decided to focus on Teams (Families as well as our new individual service are also supported). In the future we will extend what’s possible, so if subscriptions are not your kettle of fish or if you have corporate or regional restrictions that require you to use WLAN Sync, stay on 1Password 4 for now until we have a chance to port these features over. If you’re free of these restrictions, give our hosted service a spin and take advantage of our launch special.

    We’re continuing our Windows journey and I can’t wait to share more updates with you (including support for standalone licenses) once they’re ready.



    • arcsech
      arcsech says:

      The fact that the standalone versions aren’t mentioned at all in the main blog post just reinforces the feeling that the non-hosted version of 1P is living on borrowed time. If that’s not the case, you really should make more of a point of mentioning it in these types of posts rather than relegating it to the comment section – it definitely feels like you’re trying as hard as possible to keep the old version out of sight in the hopes that everyone will just forget it exists.

      And if it is on borrowed time – I get that! It’s a business decision. But I’d much rather you either a) keep it in active development as a first-class citizen alongside the hosted version and treat it in your posts as such, or b) just announce it’s dying with support for the next X months and get it over with rather than limp it along promising it’s fine as it dies a slow death from lack of support.

    • Jeff Shiner
      Jeff Shiner says:

      Hi arcsech

      Thank you for raising your concerns.

      Just to mention right off the top, I have no plans to discontinue support for individual licenses :) So, why didn’t we mention the standalone verions in the post? The answer is really quite simple, Dave’s post was an announcement of what we are releasing today, 1Password Windows for Teams.

      As you might imagine, starting from scratch with a brand new Windows app was a huge amount of work. To be honest, it was even more work and took us longer than I had expected. I continue to have great plans for 1Password Windows moving forward adding many features, including support for standalone licenses. As excited as I am by what lies ahead, we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate what is a pretty incredible release. Trying to combine both what is currently being released with what is planned for the future in a single post would have been overwhelming and likely confusing.

      That said, and as Dave mentioned, we knew that Windows users with standalone licenses would want to know why we focused on Teams for this release. Adding Dave’s first and top comment to this post directly addressing that question seemed like the best way to do so. I hope that helps to explain our thinking.

      -Jeff Shiner, CEO

    • brenty
      brenty says:

      arcsech: The new 1Password for Windows app will support licenses in time. It doesn’t yet, so it wouldn’t make much sense for us to make a big announcement that it will someday. Similarly, it would be odd for us to devote a blog post to the previous version when we have a new one to talk about! ;)

      I’m sorry that you feel left out. If you feel a lack of support, you probably haven’t contacted us recently. We’re here for you and all of our customers, and happy to help in any way we can regardless of how or how long ago you purchased 1Password. :)

    • Dave Teare
      Dave Teare says:

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, Arcsech, I appreciate it.

      I can see where you’re coming from, so much so in fact that in my first several drafts of this post I had a large portion of the post dedicated to standalone licenses, why they aren’t here yet and how and when we plan on fixing that.

      These initial drafts suffered from quite a few problems that forced me to change them. First of all, discussing the lack of licenses detracted from the over all message of how great OPW6 is for Teams. I was willing to live with that but I also found it caused more questions than it answered. This second point caused me to add more discussion on the subject and it was getting to the point that I’d need multiple sections to cover everything. I also felt the discussion required me to start making predictions about release dates in order to feel complete, which is something that’s notoriously hard to get right.

      During final edits I found the post was much more enjoyable and easier to read if I focused exclusively on Teams and so in the end I nixed the whole discussion and moved some of it into this postscript. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, but I do agree it makes licenses feel ignored and I’m sorry about that. I did my best to avoid that and clearly failed for you, but I hope my explanation makes it clear that that we spend a lot of time thinking about standalone licenses around here.

      As for “[dying] a slow death from lack of support”, I think it’s important to remember that there is only one 1Password. Sure during this transitionary period we have multiple versions on Windows but that’s just a temporary stepping stone. In a future release we’ll have a single version that supports both standalone and hosted users, just like we have on Mac, iOS, and Android.

      Take care and thank you for reading and caring enough to leave a comment! ❤️


    • Andrew
      Andrew says:

      arcsech……I felt the same way when reading this blog post. Really sad they have decided to focus on the subscription products and release something without support for standalone licenses / offline vaults / wifi sync / etc. Actions speak louder than words, and their actions show where their priorities are.

    • Dave Teare
      Dave Teare says:

      Good morning, Andrew! It’s great to hear from you again. I was afraid we had lost you after our last discussion about your Windows needs so it’s awesome to see you’re still with us. ❤️

      You’re right, this announcement post was not about standalone licenses, offline vaults, or WLAN Sync. This announcement was all about our Teams features that are now officially available for all Windows users. 1Password 6 has laid the foundation we need to grow 1Password over the next decade and I’m super excited to be able to share it with the world now.

      Yes, indeed, this initial release of 1Password 6 was focused on Teams and I understand the standalone features are very important to you so you’re not able to celebrate this release as much as you’d like to. I get that. But this release does represent a big step forward and gets us much closer towards what you’ve been asking us for.

      The standalone features are something we discuss every week around here, if not daily, and we’ll be weaving them into this new version of 1Password. And when we finish our knitting process I’ll be happy to announce it here. In fact, I am probably the most excited about this upcoming announcement post as I know you and many others will be very excited to read it ?

      Take care, Andrew. And thank you for your patience as we complete things.


    • MikeT
      MikeT says:

      Hi there,

      Thanks for writing in. That is because we do not yet have support for attachments in the local vaults, so it can’t migrate them over until we add support there first. It is coming in a future update but we don’t have a timeframe on this.

      There isn’t a way to view all attachments at once in 1Password 4 for Windows but there is a way to grab all files at once. Can you email us at with your comment, so we can help you with this.

    • MikeT
      MikeT says:

      Hi there,

      That is the correct page for the 1Password browser extensions, which is the same for both 1Password 4-6 for Windows (and macOS versions of 1Password).

      The latest version for the 1Password extensions at this point is 4.6.1 and it is normal for the versions to be different from the main 1Password program versions, they’re not connected.

    • MikeT
      MikeT says:


      That is correct. The 1Password browser extensions don’t have a UI or your data, it connects to the 1Password mini/Helper built into the main 1Password program, which will then power the UI and manage your data for you.

      Once you uninstall 1Password 4, the extension will connect to 1Password 6’s mini.

      However, you don’t have to uninstall it completely for now. What you can do is terminate the 1Password 4’s Helper via Task Manager, restart your browser and it’ll connect to 1Password 6’s mini. The process name for 1Password 4’s Helper is “Agile1pAgent.exe” or “1Password (32-bit)” with the white lock icon.

  2. Vitaly
    Vitaly says:

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the announcement. One question though, do I get it right that attachments are not supported in 1Password Teams for Windows at all? I have a number of attachments currently in my 1Password 4 for Windows and I absolutely don’t want to lose them, or have them stored anywhere else.

    • MikeT
      MikeT says:

      Hi Vitaly,

      Thanks for writing in.

      For local vaults, 1Password 6 doesn’t support attachments just yet, this one is something we’ll work on soon.

      For the accounts, attachments are supported by 1Password 6 via the Documents category, it can download and upload files for you.

      Once we have implemented the support for local attachments, we will then add support for migrating it over to your account’s Documents category. We don’t have a timeframe but this is one of our top priorities to implement soon.

      If you only have a few attachments, you can export the files via 1Password 4 and manually upload it to your account using 1Password 6 now.

  3. interpipes
    interpipes says:

    Okay, because I don’t want you to think I’m just cranky, other than the attachments not being supported in opvaults in 1P 6 preventing easy migration of them (still waiting on that process btw, maybe it should be on the KB article about how to migrate your data?) I am suitably impressed with 1P 6 so far – the new UI behaviour for the plugins is better (particularly where right clicking on objects to copy an individual field from the object, the pop-out appearing next to the cursor, etc) and the unlock speed on my laptop is literally a zillion times better, and it’s great to finally have High-DPI/scaling support.

    It’s been a long time coming, and I understand other people’s disappointments at the fact that the standalone licence use-case isn’t better covered for those who don’t have teams (though, to be honest, it looks like it’s almost there if it (nearly) supports offline valuts already?), but it’s a great leap forward over 4.

    My immediate thoughts now are around having the ability to control the size of elements – it’s a bit odd to me that the category listings on the left are so huge but I have to aim for such tiny copy/dropdown buttons when I’m getting data out of the main 1P app, though I guess a lot of time and effort has been put into using mini over the main app atm.

    It’d be nice to say, have left clicking the password field copy to clipboard, double left click large type, right click anywhere on it for the drop down options, etc.

    Minimise-after-copy is already being missed

    Double clicking the tray icon should really, imo, open the main app – right now it just rapidly opens and closes mini.

    Windows+Shift+L does not work on my windows 10 laptop, even when the main 1P window has focus, thought Ctrl+Alt+\ does work fine.

    • MikeT
      MikeT says:

      Hi interpipes,

      Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback, that’s very helpful. I’m glad you like the performance, it was one of our goals for 1Password 6 along with a scalable UI.

      1Password 6 support read-only local vaults right now, it doesn’t let you modify them or create new vaults, these are the features we need to implement first before we can consider it ready for standalone users.

      Migrating your attachments over is one of our top priorities to implement soon. This is one of the most complicated processes and we want to make sure we get it right.

      My immediate thoughts now are around having the ability to control the size of elements – it’s a bit odd to me that the category listings on the left are so huge but I have to aim for such tiny copy/dropdown buttons when I’m getting data out of the main 1P app, though I guess a lot of time and effort has been put into using mini over the main app atm.

      The entire interface for both the main 1Password app and 1Password mini will be polished up over time. On the list that we have; we want to make the sidebar resizable, reduce size and even add Rich Icons that can add more colors to the interface.

      Not sure if you saw this but if you hover over the right side of the item list, it shows you a resizable pane. This is something we will add to the sidebar as well and make it persistent over time.

      It’d be nice to say, have left clicking the password field copy to clipboard, double left click large type, right click anywhere on it for the drop down options, etc.

      Great idea, it’s something we want to polish up in the near future. We want to let you hover over fields to click on it to copy, instead of requiring you to move your cursor all the way to the right to click to copy. This is definitely something we will be polishing up on.

      Minimise-after-copy is already being missed

      Do you mean in the main 1Password window? If you’re in 1Password mini, you can press the ‘esc’ key to dismiss it quickly after copying what you need. We’ll see what we can do about automating this as an option.

      Double clicking the tray icon should really, imo, open the main app – right now it just rapidly opens and closes mini.

      Great idea, we’ll see if we can do this.

      Windows+Shift+L does not work on my windows 10 laptop, even when the main 1P window has focus, thought Ctrl+Alt+\ does work fine.

      Right now, it is an app shortcut that only works in the main window. It is not supposed to be in 1Password mini, we’re used the same settings menu but haven’t removed that shortcut note in 1Password mini.

      However, we will make that shortcut a system shortcut soon, so that you can lock it globally instead of while you’re in the main 1Password window.

      Thanks again!

  4. Thomas
    Thomas says:

    Sorting items (by title, category, date,..) does not allow to switch the direction. new –>> old into old –> new.
    On purpose?

    • MikeT
      MikeT says:

      Hi Thomas,

      Thanks for writing in.

      If you sort it by date, there is a known issue where the inner sort isn’t working by date either, it is sorting alphabetically inside the date group. This will fixed in a future update.

      Can you confirm if that’s what you mean?

  5. Thomas
    Thomas says:

    Mike, that is only one part of the problem. For all items it is no possible to change the order. it is always a…z. No way to reverse it.

    • MikeT
      MikeT says:

      I completely apologize for misunderstanding, you meant the ability to reverse the order as in changing from ascending to descending. This is something that will be added in a future update as an option, it hasn’t been implemented yet.

  6. Blinding Truth
    Blinding Truth says:

    Come on. We know the real reason behind the scenes: your company is looking to raise revenue considerably in preparation for a liquidity event (most likely an acquisition by another company). The founders want to drive value for the company prior to that event. As such, they create and then push a subscription service to develop an overall larger, recurring revenue stream to drive the valuation higher. But, Agilebits also needs to keep costs low, so they dis-invest in lower priority products.

    During this time, they cannot sacrifice their existing customer base by revealing their long term strategy to keep, but lower the priority of, the stand alone product over the next 2-3 years. If they publicly acknowledged that strategy, they would harm their future value by lowering the existing customer base and potential target market for the subscription service.

    While a subscription service does have true value to customers, and while 1P does understand that there will be a need to support people who have a requirement to keep data off of the cloud: priorities will change. For example, support for third party clouds (e.g. Dropbox, iCloud, etc.) may be deprecated in order to redirect resources to the Agilebits 1P cloud service and to local only use.

    Follow the money…

    • Dave Teare
      Dave Teare says:

      Good morning, Blinding Truth! ☀️

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your concerns. As any marriage counselor will tell you, it’s important in any relationship to keep an open line of honest communication, and it’s even more important for password managers! ?

      So first things first: AgileBits is a 100% customer funded company. We have zero venture capital, we don’t sell your information, and we certainly don’t have any ads. We simply focus on making an awesome product that customers are happy to pay for. And since we have such a simple pricing model we’re able to double and triple down on security and privacy. We have no need to spy on you and therefore we’re able to employ many techniques to ensure we know the least amount possible about you and your data.

      Since we don’t have any Venture Capitalists directing our company or any ulterior motivates from hidden revenue streams, we don’t have to “follow the money” and instead get to do the much more fun activity of “follow the customer”.

      We’ve been in business for over 10 years now and the only reason that’s been possible is because we listen to what our customers want and act accordingly. We have heard loud and clear that licenses are important to a large set of our users and so we’re going to continue selling them as long as that’s the case.

      Thanks again for sharing your concerns with us. I hope I was able to alleviate them and show you what’s on our minds.

      Take care,


    • David Brown
      David Brown says:

      In all the years I spent working with AgileBits, I never heard a single word about dreams of being acquired, going public, or anything similar. These folks really like being the captains of their own ship, and I don’t believe they have plans to step away from the helm. They’re all relatively young, too, so “aging out” seems highly unlikely.

      I’m no fan of the subscription method, and I have no way of knowing whether the standalone versions will be discontinued, eventually—forever is a long, long time—but I’m comfortable with their assurance that they plan to continue supporting them.

      As a long-time 1Password customer and a daily user, I’ve never seen a reason to doubt their word.

  7. Ronald Bernier
    Ronald Bernier says:

    Sorry, but to say that 1Password 6 is out of beta is a huge joke. As a Families subscriber, I have to say that it is ridiculous that there is still so much basic functionality missing from 1Password 6. This is yet another example of AgileBits lack of commitment to Windows users. Initially, you make it very clear that this “stable” build is geared to Teams subscribers (neglecting the fact that Families and Individuals are also paying for subscriptions). Then, as a post script you decide to say – oh yeah, by the way, Families and Individuals can use the build also.

    • Jeff Shiner
      Jeff Shiner says:

      Hello again, Ronald! I already replied in the forums but wanted to copy my reply here as well for completeness sake :)

      I do understand your frustration that it is taking a long time to get all the features into our 1Password for Windows app, and it makes me sad when I hear that you feel like we are treating you like a “third class citizen”. To be completely honest, it makes me frustrated as well, because I know how hard we have been working on 1Password Windows. Let me share with you a bit of an inside view into 1Password for Windows.

      About two years ago Dave, Roustem and I decided that we would build a 1Password service. This service would not only make syncing much simpler, but more importantly let us offer many features like team administration and group sharing in ways that just aren’t possible in the standalone versions. This is what has become 1Password Teams/Families/individuals today. When we started down that path we began to look at what changes were necessary in the client apps to support this. When we got to 1Password for Windows, we had a long hard look at whether we wanted to update the existing desktop app or start from the ground up with a brand new app. There were many improvements that we were looking forward to making to our Windows app in general. A brand new design, High-DPI support, improved accessibility, localization and more. Starting over with a brand new app, leveraging the most up-to-date tools and technologies would put us in a great position for years to come and that is ultimately what our decision was. I will admit that it has taken us quite a bit longer than I had hoped and planned. During this time I have continued to increase the overall size of the Windows team and our weekly Windows status calls now include 11 people across Development, Design and Support. Each week we look at what features to prioritize. In addition I keep stressing that I wanted to focus on quality, ensuring that the features that are available are rock solid. It is not that we don’t want all the features at once, but that we needed to make a decision on priority so that we could actually build that first release.

      Yesterday’s release of 1Password Windows is a huge step. Yes, later than we all wanted it to be, but still huge. We have so much of the core built into this version, a beautiful design, security and database, ability to create/read/update items, 1Password mini for saving and filling passwords, the ability to read the .agilekeychain and .OPVault formats and so so much nore. I can’t overstate how significant an effort all of this has taken. That said, and as I relentlessly tell my team here, that while this is a huge step, it is just a step and we will continue to drive aggressively forward adding features as quickly as is possible while maintaining quality.

      1Password for Windows is extremely important to me and to 1Password. I do understand that no matter how many words I write they are still just words, but I hope that showing a bit of the inside view will help you understand how important this is to us. I also think that for those who have followed along with the Windows beta, they have seen the significant improvement in the last weeks and months. Those improvements are just a taste of what is yet to come.

      If you are still reading and I hope that you are :), I wanted to touch quickly on your comment about Families and Teams. While the blog post itself is largely focused on Teams, the 1Password 6 for Windows release supports all of our 1Password services (Teams, Families and individuals).

      -Jeff Shiner, CEO

    • Ronald Bernier
      Ronald Bernier says:

      Thank you for your reply Jeff. I posted on the blog prior to receiving notification/seeing your response on the forum.

  8. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    When I tried to migrate a friend to 1Password a few weeks ago, I was really saddened by how invisible the standalone licenses have become. It actually took me quite some time to find them on the website, even though I knew they had to be there. Eventually, I found the link buried in the last question of the FAQ section at the bottom of the pricing page.

    The fact that you eliminated the family standalone licenses when you introduced the family subscription plan further reenforces the impression, that you are trying to push people towards the subscription licenses as hard as you can.

    Now you release the first version of 1Password 6 for Windows and it only supports subscription licenses. And the cherry on top is that in the actual blog post, you don’t even acknowledge and explain this fact.

    When asked about the standalone licenses you always find very reassuring words, but unfortunately, your actions are speaking much louder than those words.

    I’ve been a 1Password user for more than 5 years, have convinced at least 10 people to start using 1Password, and have recommended it to countless others. I’ve always been supremely satisfied with the program, but the way you are handling the non-subscription licenses is extremely troubling to me and I am starting to wonder if I have made a mistake convincing people to start using 1Password.

    I’m not looking for a reassuring reply; What I am really, really hoping for (because I still think 1Password is a great app and I would hate having to switch to a different password manager) is that you will actually change course and stop hiding and disincentivising the standalone licenses.

    • Jeff Shiner
      Jeff Shiner says:

      Thank you Lynn, I appreciate that you shared your thoughts and concerns with us.

      It has been really tough finding a balance between showcasing our 1Password service and standalone licenses on our website. Most people who come to our website want to understand more about what 1Password can do to keep them safe online, and they want to give it a try. For a while we had a pretty equal weighting between subscription and standalone displayed on our pricing page. It caused a great amount of confusion as people did not understand the difference or why they should choose one over the other, when all they wanted to do was use 1Password. As a result we decided to display the 1Password service as the primary option as it offers the best functionality for Teams, Families and individuals.

      I understand that this will be viewed by some as us no longer caring about the standalone license, but that simply isn’t the case. It does mean that we feel the best option for most people will be to use our 1Password service. The simplicity of automatic syncing, the ease of creating and sharing vaults, the use of all the apps, and even the ability to recover a Team or Family member’s account are all wonderful features made possible by our service. That said, there are still those who want to buy and many more who continue to use the standalone versions of 1Password and that too is wonderful.

      As Dave mentioned above we simply haven’t had enough time to include everything in our initial 6.0 release so we decided to focus on Teams/Families/individuals as there was previously no Windows app for them at all. We will continue to push forward as quicky as possible adding features that are currently only available in 1Password 4 along with support for standalone licenses. I really hope and believe that will be the best action of all that we can show.

      -Jeff Shiner, CEO

    • Dave Teare
      Dave Teare says:

      I’m sorry for the trouble, Andrew.

      I see where you’re coming from and I’d love to make things better but it’s not a trivial issue to address. In many ways we need to be cognizant of the fact that the vast majority of companies offer either a subscription or a license, not both, and users have come to expect this.

      We’re trying our best to buck this trend but most users are accustomed to one or the other when visiting a new website. Microsoft Office is a notable exception but they have the luxury of already being known by everyone so they can dedicate more of their screen real estate towards teaching people about their payment options rather than describing what Office can do.

      It took a while to learn this distinction for ourselves – I spent weeks working with our website team trying to make our pricing page fully comprehensive for both standalone licenses and for subscriptions. I felt we came up with something quite good and we had it live on our site for months, but it was confusing to many new users. We live and breath this stuff so we thought it was easy to understand (a “curse of knowledge” if you will), but the majority of users simply wanted to learn about 1Password and to get secure as soon as possible. People should be able to look at our pricing page and understand our prices in just a few seconds and our previous design made that impossible.

      And keep in mind that these weeks of investment (multiple person months if you’re a PM type of guy) was for just one page – we still needed to also address the confusion throughout the rest of the site, within our apps, and our support documentation.

      This was where we found ourselves a few months ago when we decided to choose our hosted service as the default experience for new users. Doing so allowed us to simplify everything. Yes that meant standalone licenses couldn’t get the spotlight, but it also made 1Password more accessible to many more people.

      Anyway, I think I rambled on long enough so I should sign off now and give you a chance to digest this essay ? I just wanted to share some of the behind the scenes discussions we had and design decisions we made.

      Take care,


    • Mark
      Mark says:

      Lynn, Andrew, and others: As a long-time 1Password user who purchased multiple app licenses over the years I 100% agree with you. I came to the site today to buy one license for my new Windows 10 Bootcamp install and licenses for my wife’s devices. At first I was confused by the lack of information about Windows stand alone licensing and specifically a version for Windows 10 (as I had previously been in the beta program through the Windows App Store), but as I read through this blog post my confusion is turning to understanding. The comments by AgileBits confirm for me that they are committing to a new business model and they’re not willing to rip off the Band-Aid and be straight with customers.

      While it’s true that splitting the site real estate 50/50 is confusing for new potential customers, it’s not true that it has to be THIS DIFFICULT to find any info about stand alone licensing & products. Just one simple and prominent page: “Are You A Long-Time 1Password User Looking For Info About Our Stand-Alone Products? This Info Is For You”. Put it in the navigation menu. Put a link to it in every new feature announcement. And there is your communication channel. Clear and appropriate messaging can keep new users away from information that is not intended for them.

      To AgileBits: You all are great. I love your products. Regarding communication, I hear you it’s a tough balance. Just give us a path to the information we need. It doesn’t need to be under a spotlight, but let it exist and let it be ubiquitous.

      And if we should prepare ourselves for a future of monthly fees in order to gain support for future devices & platforms that’s fine. Personally, I don’t care if I pay $70 for a major release every 3 years or $2/mo for regular updates. As long as I can retain control over my data I’m happy.

    • Dave Teare
      Dave Teare says:

      Thank you, Mark.

      I really appreciate you taking the time to write such a thoughtful comment and share your perspective on how we could improve things. It was very helpful.

      It’s too bad I don’t have the original page design available anymore as I would have loved to hear your thoughts on it. It had some good parts to it and indeed we many have thrown the baby out with the bath water. The good news is we’re not done and we’ll continue iterating on the site design until we find the right balance.

      Thanks again and take care,


  9. kami
    kami says:

    Dear Agilebits Team,
    nice new application, just switched from 1Password 4 to 1Password 6 with the pro plan.
    Your addition of the 1Password Mini Interface is really nice, becouse Edge extension seems not to be ready jet.
    Can you make it a possible option to leave the last search inside the 1Password Mini interface intact. So you can first copy username and you don’t have to do the search again for password and TOTP?

    Thanks for your exzellent work in the past,

    • Dave Teare
      Dave Teare says:

      Good morning, Kami! ☀️ ?

      Thank you for the kind words! It’s always great to hear we’re making progress and it’s a wonderful way to start a day ?

      I’m glad you’re enjoying 1Password mini – it’s one of my favourite features as well. A built-in extension for Edge is on our radar but it’s great to hear that mini is able to help in the meantime.

      Regarding leaving the last search in 1Password mini, I see exactly where you’re coming. We have some ideas on how to make this process much easier so expect to see some great improvements in this area in a future release.

      Thanks again for all your kind words and thank you for your feedback! ❤️

      Take care,


  10. RodriGonca
    RodriGonca says:

    I’ve been using 1Password for a long time, primary on Mac and iOS, and it is great, it really worth every penny you pay for it.

    But now that I’m on Win 10 and Android I feel disappointed by the lack of feature between platforms.
    I hope this is fixed soon, otherwise I will try some other solution.

    I’m using the web interface instead of the application. I have the app installed since early stage of the beta.
    I was really hoping that we would get a complete application on the official release.

    • Dave Teare
      Dave Teare says:

      Hi Rodri,

      Thanks for taking the time to share your concerns with me. I agree that we have a ways to go on the Android and Windows side of the world to make 1Password as awesome as it is on Mac and iOS.

      Both Windows and Android have seen some huge upgrades this year to bring them more inline with Mac and iOS, and we have no plans on stopping. Indeed, we’re constantly moving forward on all the platforms and this is one of the reasons it’s hard to catch up to Mac and iOS ?

      We’ll continue to improve but I’m surprised to hear you find the web app better suited to your needs than the Windows app. I’m guessing this is because the web app is able to add custom fields and sections. Is that right? If so, this feature is on our short list and will be available in a future update.

      Even if my guess is correct, I suspect there are other reasons as well. I’d love to hear your top 3 feature requests so I can make sure they’re on our radar.

      Thanks again Rodri and thank you for helping us continue moving forward. ❤️


  11. RodriGonca
    RodriGonca says:

    Hi Dave, thanks for the reply …

    I indeed hope all platforms are in line in terms of features.

    This are my top features that I miss the most.

    Android app has no support for documents on 1Passwod teams. I have my personal document scans in a encrypted folder on cloud services, it is a pain in the ass to decrypt it every time I need it on the go, I would love to just upload it to my 1Password account and never bother again. I think I could do that using Dropbox sync, but it would not be available in my teams account when I need it.

    No way to add custom fields, or rearrange the filed order in Win and Android app.

    I can’t move items between vaults in both applications.

    The really nice security audit tools you can find in Mac app.

    The Items icons are not pushed to Win and Android apps, it helps a lot to find an item when you have lots of them.

    Again, service is great, you really can’t live without once you start using it.

    • Dave Teare
      Dave Teare says:

      Hi Rodri,

      Thanks for getting back to me and thank you for taking the time to highlight the things you need the most. It’s super helpful. ❤️

      I’m really happy with the list you chose as these are all things that are on our roadmap. With any luck you should see these appear over the upcoming updates that we have planned for both Windows and Android.

      Thanks again Rodri, and don’t be a stranger – I look forward to hearing your feedback on future announcement posts to let us know how we’re doing ?

      Take care,


    • Mike Tselikman
      Mike Tselikman says:

      Hi Stanislav,

      Thanks for writing in.

      Can you confirm if you’ve imported your data into 1Password 6 Beta with an export file?

      That specific issue was addressed a few months ago in a beta update like our team mentioned on that tweet but I think it wasn’t clear that you must reimport the original data to fix this. The issue was a bug in the importer that imported the password field in two separate areas but the other apps doesn’t see the duplicated field in the second area. We’ve fixed the importer bug to only do one area but it is not a retrograde fix. The solution we’ve mentioned in our beta forum is to reimport the data after installing the 197d beta update and you still have to do this if you want to fix all data at once.

      Please email us at if you’d like to talk more about this.

  12. Roland
    Roland says:

    It took me quite a while to find the download link through your website (I was on the 1Password page NOT for teams). Eventually I remembered this blog-post and that helped. I even searched through the Windows App Store… Maybe there is a way to link people over from the 4.6-version (“in case you are looking for the team version” or sth).

    • Dave Teare
      Dave Teare says:

      Hi Roland,

      Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

      I can see exactly how you got turned around on our website as our Downloads link is not very prominent at the moment. Thankfully we’re actively working on a redesign that should make it a lot more obvious how to download 1Password so hopefully this isn’t an issue for much longer.

      As for the Windows Store, we plan on publishing 1Password there relatively soon. There’s a few technical hurdles we need to address first but Serge and his team are close to making that happen.

      I like your idea of including a way in 4.6 for people to download the latest version. Once we complete some things on our TODO list we’ll add that one to fill it back up. There’s no time for rest in software development land ?

      Anyway, thanks again for sharing and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  13. bernawrd
    bernawrd says:

    1Password seems like a great app. The navigation looks very clean but it would have been great if we would be able to view all the attachment files at once. Any idea if this feature will be added in the new update?
    But overall the app looks good.

    • Dave Teare
      Dave Teare says:

      Thank you for the kind words, @bernawrd! It was great waking up to such love and kindness ? ☀️

      Regarding being able to view all attachments at once, this is something that we are experimenting with. It’s unclear how the experiment will turn out so I’m not able to promise one way or another, but it’s certainly something that is on our radar. Hopefully you enjoy what we come up with.

      Take care and please let us know if there’s anything else we can help with.


  14. Martin
    Martin says:

    I’m not a customer yet. I downloaded the IOS app earlier this week. The thing that is most important to me is where the information is stored. I don’t want to put the vault files on Dropbox. To me, the most reliable location is on my windows user folder.

    I don’t really care about the pricing method but I would much rather pay $2.99 per month billed monthly. Also, since I don’t want to use Agile servers to store my vault, I think it would be great if I could pay $2.00 per month billed monthly (using PayPal).

    I think I saw that you’re a Canadian company. Does this mean that your prices are in Canadian dollars?



    • eva
      eva says:

      Hi Martin,

      We absolutely understand the desire to keep your own data stored locally on your computer, which is why we continue to offer local syncing using a WLAN server. However (and this is a small however), that option is only available for our stand-alone licenses. Stand alone licenses are a one-time purchase and are not charged monthly. But you may purchase 1Password 4 for Windows in our store.

      As to your second question, AgileBits is a Canadian company, but all of our prices are in USD because that is where the bulk of our customers are located and the vast majority of our own bills are in USD.


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