In a blog post yesterday, Agilebits, developers of 1Password, a popular password management app, informed users of 1Password version 3 for iOS and Dropbox sync that the sync functionality will stop working as of September 1st as Dropbox is disabling support for the older version of the sync API that has been used in version 3.
Agilebits had removed 1Password version 3 from the App Store, after launching version 4 last December. 1Password version 4 uses the latest version of Dropbox’s API, so you don’t need to worry if you’ve already upgrade to it.
Here’s the state of 1Password and Dropbox sync for the various versions:
- 1Password 3 for Mac and 1Password 1 for Windows sync directly to the Dropbox folder on the local file system and will continue to sync with Dropbox just fine.
- 1Password 4 for iOS (released last year) uses the latest version of the Dropbox API and will continue to sync with Dropbox just fine.
- 1Password 1 for Android also uses the latest version of the Dropbox API and will continue to sync with Dropbox just fine.
- 1Password 1 for Windows Phone uses an open source API based on the latest Dropbox API and will continue to sync just fine.
- 1Password 3 for iOS, which was removed from the App Store last year, used the legacy Dropbox API. Come September 1st, this old version of 1Password will no longer be able to sync with Dropbox.
Aiglebits is offering a $10 discount for 1Password 4, to encourage users to migrate to the new version.
If you don’t use password management apps like 1Password, we would strongly recommend it, and it is also a good time to buy it.
Agilebits is offering the discount until August 16, so may want to grab the offer as soon as possible.
Download link ($7.99 for the universal app)