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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.

What’s LastPass?

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 New LastPass Wallet Stores Your Passwords & Secure Information For Free [Updates] New LastPass Wallet Stores Your Passwords & Secure Information For Free [Updates] If you’re using LastPass to store passwords and other sensitive information, or if you’ve always wanted to give it a try, a new iOS app from LastPass is going to make your life just a... Read More .

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, Android, Dolphin Browser Dolphin Browser HD - Fast & Elegant Mobile Browsing On Your Android Dolphin Browser HD - Fast & Elegant Mobile Browsing On Your Android Dolphin Browser HD is a mobile browser for Android 2.0.1 and up. With over 250,000 downloads, it is the most popular browser on the Android market. The browser supports flash, HTML5, navigation with gestures and... Read More , Firefox Mobile Android Firefox Browser Offers "Do Not Track" Privacy Option [News] Android Firefox Browser Offers "Do Not Track" Privacy Option [News] Firefox for Android has recently updated privacy options to include a "Do Not Track" feature, which is a huge step for smartphone privacy online. Firefox is one of the leading browsers in this respect, and... Read More , 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 Google Recommends 2-Step Process To Protect Your Account [News] Google Recommends 2-Step Process To Protect Your Account [News] Most savvy Internet users probably have at one at least Google account - mainly because Google, for good or bad, crosses paths with so many other websites that it's hard to avoid not using the... Read More 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.

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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!

  1. Kesigan Marimuthu
    February 5, 2013 at 1:18 am

    I was looking for a password manager with this functionality. I bought 1Password for my iPad but I couldn't get into using it because it required you to do everything from the in app browser. I'm really keen to try this out!

  2. Sriyani Dias
    January 27, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I love this software. very useful.

  3. Melroy D'monte
    January 23, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Thanks for the premium copy!!! Appreciate it!!

  4. Lingaraj Dharwad
    December 28, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Been using it for more than 5months. Very trust worthy & very safe. If the need arises I will purchase the premium.

  5. Anonymous
    December 25, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Gotta love LastPass!! Been a premium member for over a year, I even got a YubiKey to use in tandem with it.

  6. Anonymous
    December 25, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Gotta love LastPass!! Been a premium member for over a year, I even got a YubiKey to use in tandem with it.

  7. Arben Myrtaj
    December 14, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I want to check this out. I'm already using Sticky Password and wanna compare them.

  8. Serge Volkoff
    December 11, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Okay, but what happens when LastPass is hacked as it was last year? (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LastPass_Password_Manager) Since they store all our logins and passwords on their servers, including the encryption keys, attackers can get access to everything.

    I've been using the free OneLastPass (http://www.onelastpass.com) service, which solves this problem by generating strong passwords based on my personal key + website URL. It regenerates the password every time, so if an attacker would gain access to their site, they wouldn't be able to get the master key. Even if they were to wait for a user request that included the personal key, they would not know the username/login info. Simpler idea, but seems more secure.

    The only problem is that they only have a Chrome extension and website version at this time and I prefer to use Safari... argh :-/

  9. Dan Nowak
    December 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    This an extremely useful app. It's also cross platorm which makes it one of your best programs offered as a reward.

  10. Shahbaz Amin
    December 6, 2012 at 4:33 am

    I have used other password managers but LastPass is definately the best one in my opinion..it's so easy to use and probably the most secure one as well...

  11. khaki 211
    November 22, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    great app which can free you from the valley of passwords, just remember one password and that's all.....

  12. Anonymous
    October 26, 2012 at 9:38 am

    This is an awesome tool

  13. Sameer N
    August 29, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Using LastPass on my computer and phone. Its great.

  14. Stian Helnes
    August 28, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I've had a Lastpass Premium subscription for a few years now and I can't live without it. It's kind of nice having all the passwords in my pocket, using the iphone app

  15. Foad Adnani
    August 27, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    free last pass good .. make 30 char pass i like it

  16. Phil Blake
    August 24, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    After testing multiple password managers, I felt like LastPass (as well as most others I tested including KeyPass, 1Password, and my browser's internal password manager) were lacking.

    I personally decided on RoboForm and have been using it for some time now on my various computers, USB drive, tablet and iPhone.

    While LastPass has had multiple security breaches over the past couple years (don't just trust me, google it) this has never been an issue with RoboForm. They were the first on the market and still seem to be ahead of the game when it comes to security and new features.

    • Din One
      December 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      Are you sure, if like that i will check it first...

  17. Dan
    August 24, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    More than just password keeping it also knows how to autofill forms.
    It is explained in detailed manner here
    http://deopla.com/deoplaArticle/article/how_to_manage_your_passwords_-_part_1

  18. Brett Stiles
    August 24, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I have been using LastPass for over 2 years now and has evolved into the best password manager that's available! I recommend that anyone that uses the internet (so I guess that would just about include everyone) use a password managing service. And with all the tools that LastPass offers for free, paying the $12/year for the Premium service is a steal. Don't wait until it's too late and wish you had, join now.

  19. Ruben Marrero
    August 24, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Some concerns about this... only place secure for my passwords is in my head... :)

    • Danny Stieben
      August 30, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Modern interrogation techniques but that at risk too. :P

  20. dmachop
    August 24, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Roboform > Lastpass. 'Nuf said.

  21. Ashwin Ramesh
    August 24, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Cool ! Thanks for the update!

  22. Va Du
    August 24, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Have been using LastPass for a long while now for Chrome and it works well enough to help me keep accounts and fill out forms. I just didn't find the Premium version to offer enough to be worth paying for. I would like to see more hotkeys added for multiple profiles, auto autofill, and have better custom forms.

  23. Chris Hoffman
    August 24, 2012 at 4:01 am

    I love LastPass. Currently using LastPass Premium (which I happily paid for myself) with a YubiKey for two-factor auth and I couldn't be happier.

    (Actually, I could -- they need to pretty up their interface. They could definitely learn a thing or two from Dashlane.)

    • Danny Stieben
      August 30, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      I agree, but it's totally functional.

  24. Serra Stone
    August 24, 2012 at 12:25 am

    I've been using LastPass and Xmarks for years, but I finally just got around to buying the combo pack yesterday so I could use it on my phone. Both for $20 a year, totally worth it.

  25. Ron Morrow
    August 23, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I'm still getting used to LastPass (free) after being a long time roboform user (and victim of "lifetime upgrades" scam). Happy to give another company my support. Also very cool you can use points to try it out for a year!

  26. Frederick Doe
    August 23, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    The big advantage of LastPass is that they have clients for practically every platform out there. Even the dying (dead?) WebOS platform has a client for it.

    The other big advantage is all of the really neat two-factor authentication features. You can use Google Authenticator or a Yubikey.

    • Danny Stieben
      August 30, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      I still need to play around with the multi-factor authentication, but I do appreciate the extra security. :)

  27. Mark M.
    August 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    One of the best password managers out there. One of the few paid for apps I bought. Not disappointed.

  28. fatihamzah
    August 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Is it better than Dashlane?, i dont know how to compare it, but now i still use Dashlane for my pass manager

    • b446fa42c3d7d4c80106bca8b1cd91f5
      August 24, 2012 at 1:35 am

      If interface is important to you, Dashlane is much prettier. I use and prefer LastPass though. It has better syncing, among other things.

    • Chris Hoffman
      August 24, 2012 at 4:00 am

      I wrote the review of Dashlane here at MakeUseOf and, while I used Dashlane for a while, I'm back to using LastPass.

      Dashlane has a pretty interface that I think LastPass can learn from, however.

  29. HannibalCat
    August 23, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I've been using the free LastPass for years and find it my most used extension of every browser I've ever used. The Premium version also opens up all desktop apps for LastPass security. A year of premium is a great giveaway.

    • Danny Stieben
      August 30, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      I must agree. It's always the first extension I install.

  30. Edgar Meixueiro
    August 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I want one, but I don't have enough points

    • Danny Stieben
      August 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Sharing and commenting is a great way to quickly get points! :)

  31. Henrik Taule
    August 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Could take a while to collect the points. I don't get points every time I share. The free LastPass is great, but I miss a phone app...

    • Danny Stieben
      August 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      It's definitely worth it! I'm absolutely enjoying LastPass on my phone. :)

  32. GrrGrrr
    August 23, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    LastPass is really good

    • Sebastian Hadinata
      August 24, 2012 at 3:59 am

      Agree :D, now I don't need to remember all my login details. Just one :3

      • Muz RC
        November 29, 2012 at 6:48 pm

        It make life going easy... Hehe

    • Shahbaz Amin
      December 6, 2012 at 4:32 am

      I agree! And also it saves time when sometimes you wouldn't even remember if you had signed up for a website or forum six months ago or not..

  33. Paul Harris
    August 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I've used LastPass for well over a year and h ave had no troubles whatsoever with it.
    I have only used the free version, but I am satisfied with the security.

  34. Keith Ambrose
    August 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I've been using the free version of LastPass for a while and I like it. It seems safer than chrome storing info on your computer since Lastpass encrypts it and stores it on their end. But if I can get a free year of premium, I might give it a try.

    • Din One
      December 4, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      Me too, its very helpful for user like me that using diffrent password for every site and its shit to remember thats all password...

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