In general, "point" releases are free of charge (i.e. 1Password
3.6 -> 1Password 3.7), whereas "major" upgrades have a price tag
associated (i.e. 1Password 2 -> 1Password 3). That said, the Mac
App Store will be offering free upgrades to 1Password 4 for Mac to
anyone who purchases 1Password 3.9 for Mac from them.
We don't have a release date at this point for version 4, so I
would not jump to this conclusion quite yet:
If yes, should I not rather wait and buy a 4.0 licence so that I
have the benefit of free 4.xx releases instead of just a few free
version for the 3.xx branch and then have to pay for an upgrade to
Remember that we can number our updates as 1Password 3.11.1, for
example. Just because we are at 1Password 3.8/3.9 does not
necessarily mean 4.0 has to come next.
In any event, my recommendation would be to purchase from Apple
in the Mac App Store. You essentially get two for the price of
I hope that helps. Should you have any other questions or
concerns, please feel free to ask.
Thank you for the response, there is a new snag: checking the
"Make sure you have the latest version of 1Password 3.8
installed by using 1Password > Check for Updates. This will
install the latest version of the 1PasswordAgent process. The
latest version will automatically remove itself when the Mac App
Store version of 1Password is started."
There is no >Check for Updates menu entry anywhere in the
1Password application, so I can not follow the instruction... The
installed version of 1Password About info says: 3.9.4
Not sure what to do next. Should I remove 1Password using
AppCleaner, for instance?
Also, is there a way to keep the data files for the passwords if
I remove the application?
Ideally I'd want to have the option to install the data file on
a USB key or an SD card so that I don't leave anything sensitive on
It sounds like you've already got the Mac App Store version
installed please take a look at your Applications folder and see if
you have the 1Password app and a 1Password folder both in
Please do not use AppCleaner, we don't need to
completely remove everything, just the wrong version.
If you drag 1Password into your trash it won't delete your data
— just the app — unless you use something like
AppCleaner or Hazel to cleanup afterward.
Apple has only given us limited options for where you can put
your data and it isn't possible to store it on a separate disk on
this version for now. However, your data is encrypted very securely
and no one who gets ahold of your computer will be able to get in
as long as you have a strong password and don't have 1Password set
to unlock automatically.
To make sure you have a strong password please take a look at
our article here:
Support Staff11 Posted by Kyle Swank on 20 Aug, 2012 03:43 PM
Hi Steve and Cynthia,
The windows version is going to be on a completely different
release cycle. The Windows version is actually version 1 right now.
It's too early to say anything at all about the next version of the
As for 3.9 for Mac on our website. That would be 3.8. They are
the same app (save a few small differences) but the version numbers
are different to help us keep track of which app it is. When
troubleshooting we can tell the App Store version from the Website
version just by the version number. This is key in helping
customers correctly. Otherwise, 3.8 and 3.9 are identical.
I need to buy a family-pack license. It seems that it is only
available from your website. Is that correct? If so, should I just
wait for the next major version to be released before buying since
it is stated above that 3.9 -> 4.0 will be free in the Mac App
store, but doesn't mention that being true for your website.