1Password 8 uses Electron and the internet is already collectively shitting its pants before many people have even tried it.

Things that matter to me in a password manager, in order of importance:

  • Reliability and security
  • Functionality
  • Reputation
  • Ease of use
  • Multi-platform/portability
  • 100% native app with perfect macOS integration

My family and I will be sticking with the 1Password plan, even though it’s now a subscription-only Electron app.

There are valid reasons to dislike Electron apps, but most of them aren’t meaningful to me in day-to-day use.

I’m convinced that many people hate Electron simply because The Internet told them “It’s bad!"1. Reminds me of people who claim to hate Nickelback but couldn’t name a Nickelback song or those who make fun of Comic Sans but couldn’t pick it out of a lineup.

All things being equal, I’ll always choose a native macOS app, but all things are almost never equal.