Thanks for the feedback! (First a little note – it’s –offline, not -offline – two dashes!)
We have to work more on how to make existing users feel comfortable with the new app. New users essentially seldom have any problem with the “sign in”-model. It’s old users that we have to help understand how the new works and perhaps in some ways how it does work.
You’re right that the standalone version can be a little confusing – because it’s really just the full version without the Windows integration and installer. It will in the future “be aware” that it’s working in standalone mode, and thus work a little differently. We’ll probably still ask for something looking like an email so you have a “local user”, but it might ask if you want to be offline or online or something. We have not yet decided.
As for passwords, it should actually be less confusing with only one password for all things AxCrypt we thought…
We’re working on all of these things to make things clearer, so your input is vital!