I evolved from using an Excel Workbook to using 1Password (for FREE) to store my passwords

I evolved from using an Excel Workbook to using 1Password (for FREE) to store my passwords

Harshit Budhraja
ยทFeb 23, 2022ยท

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When I initially used 1Password at work, I was surprised by the ease with which I can store, retrieve, fill and even share my passwords in case I want to. This was a big shift from my traditional way of

  1. storing them in an Excel Workbook; image.png

  2. securing the file with a master password (and Touch ID); image.png

  3. with dozens of different sheets categorising my credentials; image.png

  4. keeping the file in sync with my smartphone through iCloud; image.png

It was a lot of work doing all of that, honestly.

1Password was pretty good at what it did, but with the pricing structure that they offered for personal and family use, I wasn't sure if it was even worth the $36 or $60 I'd be spending "just to store my passwords". image.png

I recently learnt that 1Password started offering free Family Plans to users who use 1Password at work (with a Business plan), and fortunately my organisation is on one of these plans.

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Well, so what next?

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To experience the full potential of 1Password, I'm migrating all my passwords (stored at various distributed locations - excel workbook, chrome, safari etc.) to my vaults.

The one thing which excites me about 1Password (for now) is how seamless the experience is - it has native Mac app, Windows app, Android app, iOS app, a chrome extension and even a Command Line Utility (๐Ÿ˜ณ).

Looking forward to have a better experience now!

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