Download of the Week: LastPass 3.0

By on November 6, 2013, 8:30 AM

Frankly, it’s impossible to remember all the usernames and passwords I have on the web so having a password manager is a must for the eidetic memory impaired like me. Although most browsers can remember your passwords, there are quite a few third party applications that do it much better and safer. There’s Roboform, 1Password, KeePass and LastPass just to name a few, but personally I use LastPass.

Maybe the interface wasn’t the neatest but version 3.0.0 looks to improve on that as well as on other features. In Chrome, the updated extension offers a cleaner interface, improves notifications on the LastPass button and input fields now show a small icon to the right for easier access to logins and form data. 

Currently, there is an issue with Chrome's auto suggest feature and the new version of LastPass. If you work with forms a lot you might end up having to manually fill most fields, so if that’s your case you should hold on until the problem has been resolved. This apparently is limited to Chrome under Windows.

In Android devices the changes are much less subtle. There app now has a modern ‘holo’ UI, multitab support, clickable icons and according to the company, better search. The same goes for the iOS version minus the new UI. The downside is the Android and iOS apps require you to upgrade to the $12 a year subscription after a 14 day trail period.

To wrap things up, if you don’t have a password manager you should and LastPass is a great option. Everything is stored in the cloud so you can access your login information from various platforms and the extension for browsers is pretty straight forward. Most of the process is automated and security is pretty tight.

Download for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS right here.

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