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This article was published on September 17, 2014

1Password goes freemium for iOS 8, supports Touch ID, Safari integration, and more

1Password goes freemium for iOS 8, supports Touch ID, Safari integration, and more
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Popular password-management software 1Password has joined the legions of iOS 8 app updates today with version 5.0 hitting the App Store with a slew of notable features.

However, perhaps more notable is that 1Password is now adopting a freemium model, as with its version over on Android. Rather than charging $18 up front to download, a price that was halved in the wake of the recent Heartbleed security debacle, the app is now free.

Of course, the monetization model has simply switched more towards in-app purchases. Free users can create and edit Logins, Credit Cards, Identities, and Secure Notes, as well as syncing with the service across other platforms. A Pro upgrade of $9.99 then unlocks all category types (e.g. ‘Software Licenses’), Multiple Vaults, Custom Organization, custom fields, among other things.

1P iOS v5 Categories and Pro
   
1P iOS v5 Pro Features upgrade

It’s worth noting here that existing 1Password 4 users will receive version 5 (and the associated Pro features) without paying anything extra.

1Password 5 for iOS 8 comes replete with Touch ID (unlock with your finger), direct Safari integration (yay!), App Extensions, Wi-Fi Sync with attachments, and other enhancements.

1Password 5 will be available alongside the launch of iOS 8 today.

1Password | App Store

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