Why force a 1Password account to get the latest version of the app?
I hope this is the appropriate place to ask this question.... I have been a loyal 1password user since version 3 and would now like to upgrade from version 7 to version 8. However to do that I would firstly need to switch from iCloud sync (which works really well) to a central 1password account, and secondly I would need to switch from a software purchase to a software as a service payment model. I have an issue with both.
The most important one is security. By definition, all of my most confidential information (passwords to all of my online accounts) are stored in 1password. I am willing to store that in encrypted form in my personal iCloud account (which is already very well secured, and only I have access to it) for the benefit of being able to sync across my devices, however why would I (anybody?) want to move all of that private information onto your servers? Yes I understand that it is all encrypted and only I have the keys, however there are plenty of examples in history of unbreakable encryption being broken (search for "Enigma" for example). It would, in my opinion, be far more secure for me to leave it where it is, in the hands of a company I already trust to guard my online identity (Apple, who incidentally also have significantly more resources to dedicate to security/privacy - a core value they stake their business and reputation on), rather than moving it into the hands of a third party. Also, the fact that a 1password account would be centralised - what better place for hackers to target than a central repository of all secrets??
Secondly, I would prefer to pay for version by version upgrades (buy a product) rather than by subscription (pay for a service). However this is a minor issue in comparison to the above. For example, I appreciate the offer of a discount if I trade in my 1Password 7 license, despite the fact that I am of course absolutely not willing to trade in that license for exactly the security reasons I have already described above.
So - onto my question: how can I use 1Password 8 without having to subscribe to a 1Password account? I know that this is not currently supported, therefore I would like to request that support for iCloud sync is added to 1Password8. Otherwise I will need to find another solution.
I wonder if I am the only user that feels this way - comments appreciated :)
1Password Version: 7.9.5
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OS Version: macOS 12.5
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