I want to second keepass2 here. I'm using it for a years and the database format is uncoupled from the client. There are many different clients (I use the official one for windows and Keepass2android, but there are also linux and macOS clients available) and addons that make it better. E.g. "kee" previously "keefox" automatically fills in passwords to webpages and saves new logins, if you want to and use Firefox (which is definitely worth a try after the big upgrade last year if you are currently in Chrome).
The database file is strongly encrypted and you can lock it with a keyfile and a password. It's easily synced with Google Drive or Dropbox. Keepass2Android even provides direct connection with a Dropbox or Google Drive database file. Conflicts are easily resolvable in case an update didn't get pushed until you change something at another device. I sync the 1024bit keyfile using usb sticks (only needed when setting up new devices) and a long password (the only one I have to remember).
You can even import passwords from your local firefox password manager and from 1password (though import from 1password seems to run through unencrypted csv files.
Another person happily paying $60 for a subscription. Software needs to be maintained and improved, it's never finished. I'm happy to pay for the continued security of my passwords, as well as new features and the ability to seemlessly sync everything across all my devices.
I'm happy I can pay for my password manager. It's also great that it's a subscription. You know why? I want people to have money to improve the security of my personal data, I'm using the service every day, so it makes sense to pay for it via a subscription.
I would never want to use a free password manager, because it's likely they have different intentions with your data or are can shut it down any time.
I'm using keepass2 / keepassX with google drive to sync the database, works like a charm on any device.
For devices where I cannot install the drive syncing utility, as my work computer, I use this python script: https://github.com/Retzoh/keypass_google_drive_sync
+1 I am using Chrome's password manager with Chrome Sync Phrase. Phrase makes it impossible for passwords to leave my device & thus making passwords.google.com also unusable, but no complaints. I use bookmarklet to reveal password in case I need to see it.
But it's not "nothing to show for it" if you use the subscriptions... people pay money to go to a movie, go out to dinner, go to the gym, etc. When you leave each of those venues, do you think you have nothing to show for it? Okay, maybe the movie was bad, or the meal was poorly prepared. Hopefully, most of the time, you enjoyed the experience and it fortified you mentally (and even physically, if the meal was nutritious and the gym workout was a good one). The same applies for any of these subscription services. You get value while you are paying. It is not nothing :)
I get why it doesn't bother you, if you like the experience and think it's worthwhile. I also happily pay for Netflix, while a friend of mine just asked me, if he can use my account to save a few bucks. Everybody values different things.
But there are very good free alternatives out there like keepass, with clients for every major operating system, including mobile.
Check out enpass. Small, one time payment per platform. (Free for certain usage). It is a native client that supports sync. It also works well cross-platform, including linux. The mobile clients are also good.
I wasn't happy with how shady they were around their security audit or the fact they redesigned their entire program that made it super clunky and broke my workflow. I had been using Enpass since 2014 maybe 2013. I had even purchased a lifetime license. I didn't like the idea of a closed source password manager but never found anything better than Enpass. I wouldn't personally recommend it to anyone, even when I was using it, because of it being closed-source.
I've since moved to a self-hosted Bitwarden . Open source and free and weren't shady with their security audit.
It was everything leading up to the audit really and some issues with the audit itself as pointed out by a user in a long-running forum thread about the need for an audit . I share most of the concerns in the 3rd paragraph in regards to the audit - it seemed focused on restoring or capturing the master password and made no mention of countless other attack vectors that may or may not be problems.
Compare their security audit with the one provided for Bitwarden .
Lastpass all the way, perfect (for me) Chrome and iOS integration. On top of that, I enable 2FA whenever possible, and every couple months I export my Lastpass data on a couple USB keys (they offer csv export).