Version 3.8.18 is a purchase from us, and 3.9.x is the version
in the App Store. If you want to make sure you're up to date, you
can go to the 1Password menu and choose 'Check For Updates' and
that should keep you current. If you want to upgrade to the Mac App
Store version, Apple doesn't have a way to offer a discount, but
the Mac App Store version will include a free upgrade to version 4
when it is released.
Please let me know if you have any more questions.
Don't understand why there is a newer version at Apple store. Is
it better than 3.8.19.BETA-5 that I currently downloaded. Are you
saying to Gerard that when Version 4 comes out, we will have to
repurchase. If so, will it be more than the $49.99 that apple is
charging currently or will those of us who have been long time
subscribers get a reduced fee to upgrade to 4.
Folks whom purchase from the App store are going to be updated
to v4 for no charge. Its part of the reason for them having to pay
for the App. They are just paying now vs when v4 ships.
Currently I do not know of any set jn stone upgrade paths from
the team. This will be determined as it gets closer to a release
date etc. No its not ready yet we all wish it was. I have not even
seen any info on it yet. But I have seen posts from the admins that
say they are working on it.
Generally speaking the team has always been generous when it
comes to upgrades, just how much well they are the only ones to
know. When I went from v2 to v3 there was a discounted price I
don't recall how much. However, thats no a guarantee there will be
one. They have yet (in my years being a volunteer help around here)
not offered some type of promo, upgrade path, and sale. They are
one of the most giving groups of people I know of.
I say that from my own personal view point being a volunteer I
am not required to even think about towing a company line or
For the record I purchased my copy from the App store, thats how
much I believe in there work and efforts. I basically bought 1p V4
unseen. In all honesty there is no way I am going to stop using it.
There is nothing better or even comparable in my opinion.
Support Staff5 Posted by Khad Young on 13 Apr, 2012 04:48 AM
1Password 3.8 and 3.9 are essentially identical. The main
differences are related to compliance with Apple's application
sandboxing guidelines for 3.9 that is in the Mac App Store.
They have different version numbers for technical reasons.
There is no compelling to purchase 1Password 3.9 on the Mac App
Store if you are a current 3.8 license holder.
However, if you do decide to take the plunge it will not be a
waste. As Kelly already mentioned, all MAS purchases of 1Password
come with a free upgrade to 1Password 4 as soon as it is
Apple does not allow developers to offer any kind of "special"
upgrade pricing in the Mac App Store. If you are interested,
prominent Mac developer Wil Shipley wrote a provocative blog post
on the matter: