If you’ve never heard of LastPass, I’m sorry to say that you have been living under a rock. However, you are reading this article, so you’ve already made a step in the right direction. LastPass is one of the best password managers currently available, and it’s basic feature set is pretty hefty, and should be enough for a lot of people.
But if you love it so much (like most people do), then it’s worth going straight for the Premium version of the service, especially when it costs a measly $1 per month.
If you’re already a user of LastPass, then you’ll know that it’s a cloud service which has plugins for all major web browsers — Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. The benefits of LastPass over your browser’s traditional password manager is that it’s available wherever you have Internet, and it doesn’t use any local storage so they can’t be sniffed off of your hard drive. It can also do plenty more, such as automatically recognize when you entered in a password, help generate a secure password, autocomplete or even autologin for you, add notes, and plenty more. To learn more about LastPass, do a search on MakeUseOf or read about one of their newer features.
Premium Mobile Support
However, if there’s so much you can do with it in its free version, what could possibly exist in the Premium version? Good question! With LastPass Premium, you get all the same great features, but now on all your mobile devices as well. In case you’re worried that your phone or favorite browser might not be supported, don’t.
LastPass Premium supports iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, , Dolphin Browser, Firefox Mobile, Symbian S60, and WebOS. For all of you busy people who depend on your smartphones to stay in touch and get things done, LastPass Premium is more than likely to support your handset. Don’t forget that these aren’t limited to just phones, but devices in general that run any of those operating systems or browsers.
Other Premium Goodies
Thankfully mobile support isn’t the only additional feature in LastPass Premium. You can also get “IE Anywhere” which lets you access LastPass in Internet Explorer without the need for a plugin. The free version of LastPass allows Google Authenticator to be used as a multifactor authentication method, but LastPass Premium allows the use of “LastPass Sesame” (Windows only) which turns your USB flash drive into a multifactor authentication tool. If you have a YubiKey, you can use that as well. If you’re paranoid, you can use all three as you’re not limited to just choosing one.
With three outside sources of authentication needed (when set up) along with a killer master password, there’s no way anyone but you is getting to those passwords. Last but not least, LastPass guarantees that you won’t get any advertisements from them, and you’ll also get priority support with the Premium package.
Do you like LastPass? Do you think LastPass Premium is worth the upgrade? What Premium features would you like to see included? Let us know in the comments!