Password manager LastPass now works on all your devices for free
3 November 2016 | 0
Password manager LastPass is taking a big leap forward for all its free users. The company announced that its service is now free to use across all devices at the same time.
LastPass’ switch to a free model for multi-device access comes one year after the password management service gave up on its PC-first policy. Originally, LastPass free was only available on the PC, while mobile devices were only supported for premium subscribers. That changed in August 2015 when LastPass decided free users would be restricted to a single device type of their choice, including PCs, smartphones, or tablets. Now, multiple devices are open to free users.
Anyone who’s already using the free version of LastPass can download the company’s mobile apps or the browser extensions to get the service everywhere. LastPass will work the same way across all devices including the ability to save and fill out passwords, a password generator, secure notes, and two-factor authentication.
Nevertheless, LastPass is hoping premium users will stick around for the other paid benefits, including priority tech support, the ability to share folders with up to five users, 1Gb of encrypted file storage, the ability to save desktop application passwords, and an ad-free experience.
If you’re a premium user of LastPass right now you might take a hard look at whether it’s worth it to continue paying. If all you wanted from LastPass was multi-device access you can now get that for no cost.
IDG News Service