As a long-time 1Password user, I found this news very interesting.
I’ve tried many password managers in the past. I’m a heavy user with over 2000 entries in my password vault. I started with KeePass, moved to RoboForm, then tried 1Password when it was released. Version 1 worked well with Apple products but was weak on Windows and there was no Linux support at all. Over the years, it has steadily improved. We are now at version 7, and the Windows version is equal in all respects to the Apple version. Linux support is provided with the 1PasswordX Chrome extension. The iOS and Android versions are excellent.
Two years ago I tried to switch to LastPass with no success. LastPass slowed to an unusable state once I imported more than 900 entries. I quickly switched back and I’m a happy 1Password user.
Recently they have targeted the enterprise market quite successfully. As Crunchbase reports in the link above:
In three-and-a half years’ time, 1Password has grown to having over 1 million users, including 50,000 customers (including 25 percent of the Fortune 100) using its Enterprise Password Manager (EPM) product … Customers include IBM, Slack, PagerDuty, Dropbox, GitLab, and Roche, among others.
I am excited to see how things develop from here. If you are looking for a password manager, I can recommend 1Password. I’ve used it for more than 10 years.