LastPass password manager, opinions?

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  1., Sep 24, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2012

    macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2010
    My main concern is that I didn't see it in the Mac OS X App Store, which for me doesn't inspire confidence. :eek:

    If it can't make that cut, why should I or anyone else trust it with their passwords? I know its available for the iPhone and iPad via the App store, so why not the Mac OS X App Store?

    It looks good and I have seen favorable reviews, but what do you guys think?

    Do you like any other password managers better?


    Update: I just went to LastPass' site to download and I see it's a browser extension, so I guess that's why it's not in the Mac OS X App Store. I then found it at Apple's Safari Extension Gallary. So my main concern has been addressed, but opinions and suggestions are still welcome!
  2. macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2011
    California, USA
    LastPass is awesome. Combine it with YubiKey two factor authentication for additional piece of mind.
    I have zero complaints. I'm a paying user of the service. The customer service is very timely and they put up good tips and news on their twitter feed occasionally.
  3. macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2007
    I agree with whiteonline's assessment. LastPass is great. I have no problems with the service and the developer has been very responsive.
  4. macrumors 68030

    Dec 17, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    LastPass seems to have a pretty good pedigree, I use it now because it is cross-platform (vs. 1Password which is also a great app.) I have it installed on Chrome and Safari.
  5. macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2011
    I use it with Chrome and love it.

    The settings are what make it for me. You can have it auto login, autofill but not login, never do either etc...

    You can save notes, credit card info, health insurance info...It will also generate passwords...
  6. macrumors demi-god


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    I've been using lastPass for a couple of years, and couldn't be more pleased with it. Does everything I could want it to do.:D
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2009
    1Password is cross platform too. I tried LastPass didn't fully like it but it was good. I prefer 1Password though. But both are great.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2010
    I use Last Pass with Chrome, Safari, Firefox and it works flawlessly. It's an extremely good browser add on. Especially when you download the apps for it for the iPhone and iPad. It means I've got the same log in details with me that I have on my PC.

    When I get my iMac, I'll be using Last Pass with this too.
  9. macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    Lastpass isn't an app its an extension in the browser.

    Ignore me, you've already answered your own question :)
  10. jrs22, Sep 27, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2012

    macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2012
    When Steve Gibson reviewed security issues with different password managers he described something weird that splash ID did with the splash ID password itself that made it less secure than other password managers. Something about a fixed factor that's used for encrypting the password so hackers have a head start for decrypting data.
  11. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    I've been using Lastpass for quite some time and I love it. It's simplified my Internet password experience tremendously. It's secure and easy to use and best of all, it's cross-platform and cross-browser which means I can use my same account on OS X, Windows and iOS and in Firefox, Chrome and Safari. I tried 1password for a while and didn't like it near as much as Lastpass.
  12. thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2010
    Thanks to you all for the replys!

    I think I will go with LastPass which is free for the Mac(right?), and might do the yearly $12 subscription for iPhone/iPad use. I like that option better than the 1password relatively large upfront price for the Mac App, plus iPhone and iPad app fees, plus upgrade costs down the road. Seems like 1password will be more expensive overall.

    I read a review somewhere, where a guy said he could use LastPass from his iPhone without buying the premium. Is this possible, or does it require the premium service?

  13. macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2012
    There's a Lastpass browser that you can use on your iphone or ipad to log in with stored password info, but without premium you can't edit password info on your mobile device.
  14. macrumors 6502


    Aug 4, 2010
    Dortches, NC
    If you have Macs and PC, then LastPass is the way to go. No need to pay for separate OS platforms, as you have to do with 1Password. Ive been using it for years on my wifes Windows Laptop, and my 2 Macs. Works with IE, Safari, Chrome, & Firefox. The iOS app is good too
  15. macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2012
    I have been using Roboform on my pc and now have a mac air. Will be getting a new imac (hopefully within a few months).

    i have an ipad

    I was trying to decide on roboform for the mac since I know it and then came across 1Password.

    Now I guess I will look at LastPass.

    Are you saying that you can use Last Pass on one pc and then the same license on the mac. Or you just download it on each pc/mac.
    THen how does it keep it synched up...
  16. thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2010
    The nice thing about LastPass is that it's free on Macs, and Windows and Linux machines.

    And according to jrs22:
    Premium is the $12/year subscription service.
  17. thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2010
    At the Apple Store I saw a LastPass Tab Browser for the iPad, is that what you are talking about? If so, is there one for the iPhone? I also saw LastPass for Premium Customers for both iPad and iPhone.

  18. thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2010
    How safe is it to cut & paste LastPass Sign-in & Password

    How safe it is to cut and paste LastPass sign-in names and passwords from their website via Safari on iPhone and iPad?

    @bgsnmky and others:

    If you didn't want to pay for the premium service to use LastPass on your idevices, you could sign into LastPass' website, mobile website for iPhone, and access your info there. They have a nice webpage that has a link to your websites and a button to view each sign-in name and password. You could type them or cut and paste them. I suspect this method takes longer than if you had their premium service.

    Also, I don't mind paying for the premium service to reward the developers for a nice product and for their hard work, but I just haven't committed to LastPass yet. I'm currently test driving LastPass on my Mac, and have been for a month of so.
  19. macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2012
    Just curious why you didn't like last pass..I am trying to understand the difference between the two of them.
  20. macrumors demi-god


    Apr 27, 2011
    I can't explain the differences but my wife & I have been long term users of the premium version of Lastpass. We both use the browser add-ins. One feature we like is the identities. We have one account with identities for each. Saves money and allows the other to get into the accounts in an emergency.

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