Password Manager Round Up: Never forget a password ever again

1Password is a desktop based password management service; rather than storing a user's credentials in the cloud, they are stored in a local database. This database can then be synced to other devices through either iCloud or Dropbox. Those who'd prefer to avoid the cloud entirely have the option of syncing through WiFi or iTunes.

1Password is available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android, and extensions are available for Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera. As with LastPass, these extensions allow you to add credentials to your database as you sign into websites. A 1Password Windows Phone app exists, but it's functionality is very limited, and has not been updated since 2013.

If you use both Windows and Mac computers regularly, 1Password can be an expensive purchase. The password manager costs USD$34.99 for a single license for either Mac or Windows; a bundle with both is available for USD$48.99. 1Password's iOS app costs AUD$12.99. The Android app is priced similarly, but is currently available for free. It is unclear whether those who download it now will be required to pay the full price when the promotion expires.

While 1Password is more expensive up front, there are no on-going subscription fees.

A 30 day free trial is available for the desktop versions of 1Password, and users are eligible for a 30 day money-back guarantee.

At present, 1Password is a much more cohesive experience on Apple's platforms.

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