iCloud is a very new technology...even by fast paced industry
Unless you are a developer who works with iCloud syncing, I
certainly understand why it may appear to have taken so long and
still not have a functional release.
To give you an update, we have been working diligently to
implement iCloud syncing, and our developers have spent time
speaking with Apple engineers to squeeze out every bit of
functionality that we can with the new service.
If you have inside information that led you to believe we have
had enough time to get this to our users by now, please do let us
know. Obviously, we , and our users, would benefit tremendously
from your knowledge, and/or your contacts.
At the end of the day, we want to bring as much increased
functionality to our customers as quickly and safely as possible.
Please do let us know if you can offer value to getting us there.
It's not about us. It's about customers, like you.
We look forward to any aid you may be willing to provide. :)
I am a developer who has worked with iCloud syncing, and I have
to agree with other 1Password customers in being disappointed at
the lack of iCloud support in 1Password.
1Password is a tremendous product, and I have been a big
evangelist for years. But we are in a very different environment
than when 1Password was first introduced. I now have a laptop,
desktop, an iPad and an iPhone. All these need to have up-to-date
password management and syncing, and 1Password has frankly really
fallen short in this need.
Now, I will stop short of a hostile rant. The fact is 1Password
is everything it promised to be, and more, when I purchased it.
AgileBits has been great about keeping things mostly up-to-date,
and it's clearly a product the company cares about. I have gotten
more than my moneys worth from the purchase and I'm very happy. But
I am thinking about switching to DataVault, almost exclusively due
to iCloud support.
I understand the exodus doesn't have a direct impact
on1Password, they already have my money. But I do want to point out
that I would likely have paid an upgrade fee to get iCloud
The real reason I'm posting this is to ask AgileBits directly,
do you plan on keeping up with new technology and supporting iCloud
in the near (60 days) future? I would rather stick where I am than
go through the hassle of switching.
Support Staff6 Posted by Khad Young on 28 Jun, 2012 12:23 AM
Thanks for your passion here! I know you wouldn't have taken the
time to write if you didn't love 1Password like we do. We have the
best customers on the planet, and I am reminded of it time after
We deeply appreciate customer input and take requests into
account constantly. We're excited about iCloud support as well, but
we have always preferred to let the software speak for itself
rather than trying to lure people in with promises of future
features. To that end, we do not normally pre-announce products or
features or give release dates. The best we can do right now
That last one is very important. From the moment we designed the
Agile Keychain data format we ensured that it was able to withstand
an attack should your data fall into the wrong hands, either as a
result of a Dropbox breach or if someone physically stole your
computer. As such, we use 128-bit AES encryption to protect your
sensitive 1Password data as well as many other mechanisms to stop
an attacker from ever accessing your information and we detail this
So, as long as you use a secure master password that you don't
use elsewhere, your 1Password data is incredibly safe even when
stored on a service like Dropbox. If you're not sure about the
strength of your master password, please do take a look at our
recent blog post on this:
I'd never encourage anyone to purchase 1Password (or any
product) based on claims of future features. On the contrary, I
would advise you and others to always use the tool that meets your
needs as best as possible today. If that's not 1Password for you at
this time, then we will keep working hard to ensure that one day it
Please let me know if there is anything else I can help with. I
have passed your vote for this along to the developers and would be
happy to pass any additional feedback to them as well.