One of our favorite security apps for iOS devices and the Mac, 1Password, is branching out with a new subscription plan for families. For up to a group of five users, 1Password for Families cost $5 per month.
For that fee, each member of your family will receive access to all 1Password apps on Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android.
While all members of your family can access shared information, each person will also receive a space to store their own private and personal data. An Admin console makes it easy to invite users and manage sharing with the family.
Current users should also not have any issues moving data from existing vaults into a family account. You can also choose to keep that data separate and it won’t interfere with the family information.
Right now, you can try out 1Password for Families for the first month for free.
If you create an account by Monday, March 21, you’ll also receive a few permanent perks. AgileBits will add $10 to your account so you’ll receive two months of the service for free. Instead of the usual 1GB of secure storage, that amount will double to 2GB. Finally, you’ll be able to invite two more family members for free, meaning up to seven people can take advantage of the service.
I’ve been a user of 1Password for a few years, and highly recommend the suite. The apps are easy to use, well-designed, and can add a much-needed layer of security to your online life. I hope the new family plan can help convince even more users of the need for online security.
If the family plan doesn’t interest you, the iOS version of the app is designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and all iPad models. It can be downloaded for free, but for a one-time in app purchase of $9.99, you can unlock the Pro feature set that includes additional categories, multiple vaults, personalization options, and more.
Pro users can also take advantage of the app on the Apple Watch. Here’s an interactive preview from our sister site WatchAware.
The Mac app can also be downloaded now directly from the Mac App Store for $49.99.
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