I love 1Password, and have used it for years, but I feel my recent upgrade to v8 has been a regression.
Before upgrading I had a personal non-sub license, and a team sub license. These were merged into a single sub license in v8, with my personal stuff in a Private vault of my team sub account. It's a little uncomfortable to have my personal passwords merged into a team account, even if it is kept somewhat separate. I understand the desire to move to sub-only accounts, but if someone has a sub account, why not allow people to keep private vaults separate? Maybe it's just a nomenclature issue, but it feel like if my team account was shut down I would lose my private vault. I would hope that isn't the case, but because it shows my team name on my private vault, it feels like that (this is a UX issue). I also have no idea if my passwords are stored locally at all, or only in the cloud. Do I not have an encrypted copy on my computer? If I want a backup and generate a pux file, is that protected at all?
There are a few more issues that make usage of 1Password very difficult. Instead of seamless like in the past, making things easier, it's now slowing me down and making me less productive.
First, when I create a password in a browser on my Mac (I use Brave, which uses the Chrome extension), it does not show up in 1Password on my Mac immediately. Sometimes I need it right away to re-login to a site, but it's not there. Oddly enough I can find the new password in 1Password on my iPhone. Why would it sync to my iPhone, but not be viewable on my Mac? This just happened when setting up my account here for 1Password support.
Second, for some reason I'm asked on my Mac to enter my password at least every two weeks, although it seems like it's asking it much more frequently. I used to have an easy to remember (but long) pass phrase to access my personal 1Password vault. When merging into my team sub account, it now requires the password generated for that account. So I need an impossible to remember password to access my password manager? Why wouldn't TouchID be enough here? I don't understand why this was instituted. This seems actually bad security design. I couldn't even figure out how to change my password. Right now I need to copy it from my iPhone, which allows me to access it from the app. If you lock down the iOS app at the same time, where would I find my password? Of course, I mean manually copy it from my phone because copying it via Universal Clipboard doesn't seem to work.
Also, in the past when I needed to create a password for a new site, I could go to the menu bar, and quickly generate a password from there. I could also search for passwords from there and get quick access to everything there. Now I can't do anything from the menu except open 1Password or launch quick access. Basically you added a step to get to the Quick Access, and removed the password generator. This is a regression. Everything takes more steps now, and more time. Please add a password generator (with adjustments) back to the menu bar app. Recently used and Recently added would also be useful. Perhaps the intention is that Quick Access is to be accessed via a keyboard combo, but even that doesn't help with quickly generating a password. Also, why remove the menu bar app functionality?
I'm hoping these issues will be fixed quickly. I took a leap of faith leaving behind my non-sub license to the all-sub model in v8, and I'm not feeling very good about it.
1Password Version: 8.7.1
Extension Version: 18.104.22.168
OS Version: macOS 12.4