To Whom It May Concern:
I sincerely hope this e-mail finds you well. When I originally learned about the fork to the MAS, I passed it up. Why? Because of all the things you COULDN'T DO with the original release of the 1password on the MAS.
I cannot find the original forum post, but the limitations of the MAS 1password seemed to outweigh the initial low cost as well the included upgrade to 4.0. Unbeknownst to me is that the MAS would become the preferred 1password version.
Figuring the limitations imposed by Apple would lead to the MAS being a handicapped version of the direct from AgileBits version, I passed on the opportunity to purchase the MAS version of 1password.
Had I known that by sticking to 1password 3.8.x I was limiting myself on Lion and future versions of 1password, I would have easily purchased 1password and just not installed it.
Now, I come to learn that the MAS is the one to have... I just read all the features available in 3.9 that are not available to me (even with the latest beta).
I've been an AgileBits supporter since I purchased a MBP almost 3.5 years ago. I have owned every version (single user, family user, Windows, iOS, iPad, as well as Knox). I have beta tested every version you guys have ever released (OS X and Windows) and provided feedback on the forums.
I am greatly disappointed to learn that AgileBits did not go to greater lengths in explaining their future plans with 1password.
I would highly recommend that AgileBits offer some sort of concrete upgrade path to your loyal users as well as what your future intentions are with the two versions i.e., do you plan on keeping parity between future versions of 1password b/w the MAS and the direct, from AgileBits version?
Moving forward, I don't know what I'm going to do. I love 1password and have been a fanboy of AgileBits software but honestly feel betrayed by the company's recent actions regarding the two versions of 1password.