For me and many other Mac users, 1Password is the ideal application. I essentially remember — wait for it — one password… ever. The app takes care of creating secure passwords for every website I visit and remembering them. They even have a companion app for iPhone/iPod that allows me to browse with my passwords when I’m mobile. There’s even a secure wallet feature for online purchases. I bought 1Password last year and I’ve used it every single day without fail. It is, without question, the premiere password creation/logging app available today.
And that’s where our story takes a sad turn.
Recently the guys at Agile Web Solutions, the makers of 1Password, have rather sadly chosen to pursue the abandon the installed user base in favor of future profits.
Case in point, the user base has turned to Twitter, Facebook, and even the company’s own user forums to request that 1Password enable support for Google Chrome/Chromium browsers. 1Password’s response? Not right now, we’re busy working to make more money off of you with this future upgrade.
Quite a shame to see a good company with a great product put its own interests ahead of the users. For those keeping score, 1Password has jumped the shark.