- Established: 2008
- Dedicated app
- PC/Mac compatible
- Individual and family plans
- Emergency Access feature
- Free version available
LastPass is one of the best password managers you can choose – it’s easy to set up, secure, and flexible. This popular password manager can create passwords for you and store them securely, autofilling them when needed.
Lastpass can take the hassle out of remembering multiple online passwords. For a small fee, LastPass Premium will let you use the service over multiple devices – it works on Windows, Mac and Linux PCs via simple browser add-ons (extensions). For tablets and smartphones, there’s a simple LastPass app.
Set yourself up with LastPass and you can say goodbye to the worst habits many users fall into when coming up with logins for multiple sites. Instead, you can enjoy proper online security when logging into sites and services.
If you'd like to see how LastPass stacks up against other password managers, check out our comparison table.
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LastPass Browser Extension
In everyday use, LastPass' browser extension does several things:
- it makes your logins available to you when you need them
- it saves new logins as you create them
- it generates new passwords when necessary
- it can also tell you when you're using the same password with multiple accounts and offers to change them.
Another way to use LastPass is to remember your payment details so that it can fill out a credit card form automatically.
LastPass Password Generator
There’s also an automated password-changing tool. This can easily change the passwords you use on major websites.
To use it, simply look in your vault and open a specific login – such as for Google or Facebook. Then, under the saved password box, you'll see a link titled Auto-Change Password. Click this, and LastPass will help you create and register a new password for that site with minimal fuss.
Of course, putting all your password eggs in one basket – no matter how secure – can feel daunting. To keep your mind at ease, LastPass has a helpful feature called Emergency Access. This allows nominated trusted people get access to your account, if needed.
This is a great feature if you should become incapacitated, or if you’ve forgotten your Master Password. To set-up Emergency Access, go to your vault and select Emergency Access from the left-hand column.
To give someone access to your vault, enter their email address and specify a wait time after they've requested access to your vault. LastPass offers a number of wait times, from immediately, to 30 days. The idea with the wait time is it gives you time to reject their access request if you need to. The default is 48 hours.
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