Adjusting to 1Password for Families
I've been really excited about using 1Password for Families. I especially love the account recovery feature. As with any new product, some adjustments to past usage behaviour are expected, and, through the advice and comments from several of the posters on this forum, I've found ways to make the transition to Families workable even when a new change/feature in the product originally concerned me.
For example, I understand the importance of the account key, but I was worried about having easy access to the key when I needed it quickly (like when setting up a new iPhone without access to any other devices). I'd hate to have to drive to a safety deposit box in that situation (if I was even in the same city at the time). Therefore, I've followed the advice of others and maintained a local primary vault synced with Dropbox which only includes my family account keys. Now I only need to remember my 1Password and Dropbox passwords to quickly access a secure copy of the account keys. In addition, now that iOS 9.3 permits secure notes, I also keep my account keys stored there as an alternate secure digital location.
My second concern was with the lack of local backups. I feel much more comfortable with a backup that I control in case of internet outages, server problems, malicious attacks, etc. Of course, that backup must also be in a secure format to protect my data but also be usable when needed. Therefore, I now periodically copy the items from my family vaults to a local vault. That vault is synced with Dropbox, and I regularly zip it up and store the zipped copy in multiple safe places. Then, in an emergency, I'll be able to use a stand alone copy of 1Password with a copy of my backed up vault to regain access to my critical data. It's not an automated process, but it's quick and easy, so it works for me.
But now, I've run into another issue that I can't think of a reasonable solution for. I'm wondering if any of you may have any suggestions. I've discovered that attachments are not supported in 1Password for Families. Instead, attachments are removed from existing items and stored as separate documents with a reference to the main item when moved or copied to a family vault. This causes my custom "backup" solution to fail because the related/referenced documents are not copied back to the local vault when I manually copy an item from a family vault. This means that if I copy a software license item back to a local vault, the associated key file stays behind in a related document. In other words, 1Password for Families separates items and attachments when moving an item into a family vault, but it does not recombine them when moving or copying an item back to a local vault.
Has anyone found a solution for this issue? Or better yet, is the Agilebits team considering adding attachment functionality to 1Password for Families? As I noted above, changes are expected with new products. To lose long term features, however, is distressing.
I've been trying to move to 1Password for Families for several families and groups that I support, but I think this issue will prevent me from switching.
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