1Password 8 dropping Standalone (local) vaults

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OP wklee Veteran Member • Posts: 9,785
Re: 1Password 8 going to be a non Mac native App

PSGimages wrote:

wklee wrote:

1Password 8 is now not a Mac native App but an Electron App. It's not going down well. It's still early though. 1Password hopefully will change their minds.



I'm messing with the 1password 8 beta.

I know a lot of people hate electron and gripe constantly about it, but I'm not seeing the performance hit or sluggishness, or battery consumption issues mentioned. This is, after all, a password management app that sits idle much of the time. The UI is not exactly Apple-esque but I use it on Linux too and appreciate the sameness across platforms so I guess you can't have it both ways.

That said, the beta is not full featured yet so I'm sort of holding off on forming an opinion as of yet.

I think Bitwarden https://bitwarden.com/ looks like one of the better alternatives for those wanting to jump ship. I'm going to sit firmly on the fence for a while.

If Electron isn't Apple-esque then 1Password 7 for Mac UI which actually started on 1Password 6 for Windows before moving to Mac wasn't entirely Mac-like too. The last Mac-like 1Password App was 1Password 6.8. Still works on Catalina but it's unsupported.

I haven't tried 1Password 8 Beta.

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