Can you put a price on internet security? Well yes, you can, but it doesn't have to be a big one.
As data breaches continue to worsen, one of the best expert-approved solutions is a password manager. It'll keep your passwords in one secure, easy-to-search app, allowing them to be as complex as needed without bogging you down in rote memorization. And it only costs a few bucks a month.
The cheapest 1Password plan is the standard, single licence plan at $2.99 per month. If you have a few people in your household though, it's far better value to choose the family plan for $4.99 per month for five people (you can add further family members for an extra dollar per month, too). There are further fees for Team, Business and Enterprise 1Password accounts, too.
Best of all, you can try 1Password for free for 30 days. Here, we explain how much you'll pay for 1Password, one of the best password managers on the market, as well as which plan might be right for you.
There's no one-size-fits-all 1Password pricing. Instead, the company breaks their services down into five different plans with a different monthly price for each.
Plans vary depending on how many people need to keep track of their passwords, and whether it's for personal or business use. The standard plan covers one individual for $2.99 a month, while the other personal plan covers families of up to five for $4.99 a month (additional family members can be added for another dollar a month each).
The Teams plan covers small business teams, while the Business plan offers five times the storage and a VIP support team, while an Enterprise plan with a dedicated account manager and upboarding process is available for a custom quote.
Here's our overview of all five plans, so you can easily compare the costs, features, and benefits of each.
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|1Password (Standard)||1Password Family||1Password Teams||1Password Business||1Password Enterprise|
|Cost per month||$2.99||$4.99||$3.99||$7.99||Custom quote|
|no of passwords stored||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Support||24/7, email||24/7, email||24/7, email||VIP||VIP|
|Document storage||1 GB||1 GB||1GB/user||5GB/user||5GB/user|
|Compare deals||Click Here||Click Here||Click Here||Click Here||Click Here|
The varying purposes of the plans that 1Password offers can affect which option is the most cost-effective for you. If you can round up a few friends who need their passwords kept safe, you can save money with the Family plan, as you don't technically need to be a family to take advantage of the reduced per-person prices it offers.
Here's the rundown on which plan is best for which situation:
- 1Password (standard) — the best choice for a single individual with passwords to manage
- 1Password Family — choose this if you need to manage or share passwords with a group of friends or family
- 1Password Teams — this one is good for a small business team such as a startup
- 1Password Business — choose this if your business team will need more storage space or VIP support service
- 1Password Enterprise — the best option for massive businesses that might be able to swing a boutique deal while receiving a dedicated account manager and personalized on-boarding.
One final note to keep in mind: You'll be billed annually for all plans.
There is no free 1Password plan. The service offers a 30-day free trial for all of its plans, but once that month-long period is over, you'll need to pay for your online security.
One interesting quirk of the service, or at least of the Family plan, where I found this tidbit: They'll never delete your passwords or lock you out of the account, even if your subscription lapses. You just won't be able to add more passwords. It's a smart move, given how essential a service 1Password privides.
Of course, for most people, the fact is that 1Password will more than pay for itself, both by ensuring a more secure online experience and by giving you a little peace of mind amid a stressful era of password leaks and data breaches.
- Local storage makes saving changed passwords more reliable
- Large number of secure note templates for storing sensitive information
- Very well-designed app
- No automated password changing feature
- Desktop app seems superfluous
- No camera integration on mobile
- Established: 2006
- Dedicated app
- PC/Mac compatible
- Individual and family plans
- Breach alert feature
- Generates passwords
1Password is just one of many different password managers, and plenty of its competitors are high-quality as well. Still, after a few rounds of Tech.co's rigorous testing, we've determined that 1Password is one of the all-timers when it comes to password management.
So, if you need a dependable, easy to use password manager, you should indeed pay for a plan from 1Password.
Here's a quick graph that compares the top four password managers, if you'd like to see what puts 1Password ahead of the pack.
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|Local Storage Option||✓||✓||x||✓|
|Password Generator Function||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Live Chat Support||x||✓||x||x|
|Ease of Setup||★★★★★||★★★★★||★★★★★||★★★★★|
|Help & Support||★★★☆☆||★★★★☆||★★★☆☆||★★★☆☆|
|Value for Money||★★★★★||★★★★☆||★★★★☆||★★★★☆|
|Cost per year||$36||$60||$24||$30|
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