The difference between a 1Password.com account and standalone license
If you purchased 1Password prior to February 2016, you own a standalone license for one (or more) of the 1Password apps.
On February 16, 2016, we announced 1Password Families and introduced a new way to pay for and use 1Password. Since then, 1Password Teams and 1Password accounts for individuals have been introduced as well.
Learn more about the benefits of a 1Password membership.