I have used 1Password on my Mac since 2011. Also have it installed on my iPhone and iPad. All syncs occur via iCloud. As I'm the only user on the computer and various devices, it seems using a stand-alone version would best suit my password security needs. Yet, I have been on the subscription plan since the outset.
So here's my questions: I'm currently using v7.8.6. Recently my subscription lapsed freezing me out of my account and essentially rendering the software on my computer useless (cannot add logins etc). I was under the impression that if I didn't use the subscription I could continue using the app but would lose the ability to upgrade it. Yet, from the prompts I'm now seeing I realize this is incorrect. It appears that when I upgraded from 1PW v6 to 7, I became a subscriber, which has led to the current impasse. While I realize there are certain security-related advantages to maintaining the subscription, it seems fundamentally wrong that basic functions such as adding or deleting various passwords would be frozen until the subscription was reactivated.
As a long-time user, I'd appreciate some feedback here about the rationale for removing basic functions from the app when a subscription lapses.
1Password Version: 7.8.6
Extension Version: 188.8.131.52
OS Version: OS 11.4
Sync Type: iCloud