Forum Question: LastPass versus 1Password

LastPass versus 1Password, which is better? Sounds like they go about it in different ways. 1Password just started to support Windows whileLastPass has been doing so for awhile. Perhaps LastPass started on Windows first?? LastPass is $12 per year whereas 1Password can be purchased for a one-time fee of $40.

— Royce

Comments: 8 Responses to “LastPass versus 1Password”

    8/17/10 @ 9:34 am

    I really can’t say because I’ve only used 1password. I love it, so at least I can tell you that much. I hear good things about the other, but I can’t compare them.

    8/17/10 @ 9:40 am

    1Password is much nicer as the integration with Mac is superb. LastPass is nice, but I won’t give up my 1Password; and I did test both.

    If you are looking to sync passwords across computers, then LastPass is probably a better bet.

    8/17/10 @ 9:47 am

    I use 1Password on my Mac and LastPass on my work system. There is no question. 1Password is far superior, especially if you use it with a fully supported browser like Firefox.

    8/17/10 @ 10:14 am

    LastPass supports linux, 1password doesn’t (directly, I believe you can still access your passwords with a workaround).

    1password supports more browsers on the Mac (specifically Camino which I really like), Lastpass doesn’t have a plug-in for Camino.

    Lastpass is free for most usage, the $12 a year fee is only if you need access to specific functions. At $12 a year it takes 3 years to catch up to 1Password’s fee, plus you have to purchase each 1Password app (iphone, ipad, Windows) seperately.

    On the iphone/ipad lastpass’ tabbed browser is more full-featured than the 1 page at a time browser in 1password. It can also capture new sites/passwords from this browser, 1password can’t do that. LastPass’ browser did crash on me several times.

    I far prefer 1password’s dropbox syncing to lastpass’ in the cloud (on their servers but with local cache) syncing.

    I also found 1Password’s UI to be a lot easier to use.

    After a few weeks of trying both I went with 1Password. LastPass was just a little clunkier to work with. Hopefully 1Password steals the full-functioning browser idea, i did like that.

      6/21/11 @ 2:56 pm

      Kevin, you might want to rethink your preferences on 1password’s dropbox syncing to lastpass’ in the cloud (visit the link below).

      In fact, after reading that article, I took the initiative and deleted my DropBox account and you should too.

      I also recommend everyone to check out this website that offers a much more comprehensive review of “LastPass versus 1Password”, and don’t forget to read the part on security concerns over cloud syncing of 1Password data with Dropbox.

      Personally, I prefer LastPass because its security model is better than 1Password (i.e. LastPass offer multi-factor authentication options whereas 1Password do not).

      Also, LastPass has received the Steve Gibson thumb of approval (recent Security Now podcast with Leo Laporte). Gibson is as paranoid as paranoid security guys go. If he says something is safe and secure to use, and willingly uses it himself, that’s good enough for me. :)

    Paulie [eatl/ga]
    8/17/10 @ 10:19 am

    I agree with Kevin’s comment above.

    Because of the separate purchases necessary for 1Password I tried to make the leap to LastPass, including paying the $12 for their service. After about two weeks of frustration with LastPass’ user interface I gave up and went back to 1Password.

    Now if 1Password would just finish and release a Chrome extension I will be completely happy with them.

    Dennis Jarosz
    8/18/10 @ 2:11 pm

    Thanks to I bought 1password. I have been using it to change all my passwords online. I am having trouble with Amazon though. It is now available for the PC for $19.99 for a limited time. The application is amazing and sync great with my iPad. I haven’t tried the other one.

    12/14/10 @ 1:15 pm

    I haven’t tried Lastpass, but I’m going to give it a try (as the free version). I’ve evaluated 1Password on Windows and it seems to work nicely, but to actually be able to test it on Mac, iPhone and iPad I’d have to pay $74.95 total which is way too much for me. I’d rather let people crack my passwords. I don’t have enough licenses to bother saving them there nor do I want to store my credit card information anywhere – I have the cards with me anyway. Can’t think of a situation where I wouldn’t have them and would need to buy something online.

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