AgileBits Discounts 1Password 4 For iOS As Dropbox Syncing Stops In Previous Versions

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AgileBits has announced today that 1Password 4 will be on sale for just $7.99 for a limited time. That’s 55% off its regular price tag, and the app’s cheapest price tag to date. But what’s the reason for the sale? Well, on September 1, Dropbox syncing will stop in 1Password 3 for iOS, and AgileBits wants you to upgrade to the latest version to keep this functionality.

1Password 3 uses a legacy Dropbox API to sync all of your passwords between your iOS devices via your Dropbox account. But on September 1, Dropbox is killing that API and syncing will stop. The only way to maintain it is to upgrade to 1Password 4—the latest version—and AgileBits wants to make that as smooth as possible for you.

“To make this transition as easy as possible, we’re putting 1Password 4 for iOS on sale for over 55 percent off,” the company writes on its blog. “It’s a single, universal app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that regularly sells for $17.99 USD, but we’ll put it on sale for just $7.99.”

The sale starts today and it’s currently unclear how long it will last, so if you want to upgrade, it’s probably best you do it fairly quickly to take advantage of the lower price tag. As I mentioned above, this is the cheapest price tag 1Password 4 has had since it hit the App Store on December 12, so this isn’t a reduction AgileBits makes frequently.

Of course, if you use 1Password 3 without Dropbox syncing, then you can continue to do so. The app is still supported by AgileBits, and everything but Dropbox syncing will continue to work as it should. But if you’ve been thinking about upgrading anyway, now is a good time to do so.

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  • cybercharlie

    Once again I believe 1Password is making a huge mistake. They are forcing users into expensive updates. 1Password has always been overpriced for a simple password manager that in my opinion has been buggy. Granted it has one of the best UI’s but I don’t believe that justifies the price. To add they broke wi-fi sync’ing with version 4 on iOS and now they are removing dropbox. So with no announcement of when the the desktop version will be updated this leaves what should be a ultra secure and reliable solution is breaking down fast. With Mavericks having it’s own password manager they should have thought this through more, it’s time to find something else, not going to spend $70 again on a so-so password manager setup for iOS and Mac.

  • jpmm

    @cybercharlie… Dropbox works in version 4. According to the article, it looks like the API that Dropbox offers will stop working for version 3 of 1PW….

    I don’t use Dropbox, but instead I use a sync-app that Agilebits has (in beta) because I don’t trust the whole “cloud” thing with such sensitive data. As for the price, I totally agree that their products are priced very high. I was fortunate enough to take advantage of a promo they were running during the WWDC 2013….

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