You know you should use a different, complex password for every website, app, and service you use… but remembering hundreds of passwords is a pain in the behind. And that’s where password manager tools like 1Password, Keepass, Dashlane, and Lastpass come in.
They help you save hundreds of distinct passwords while only requiring you to remember one: the password you use to login to your manager.
Some, like LastPass are available for free, but require you to pay if you want to use them on multiple devices (like a web browser and a smartphone). Or rather, that used to be how LastPass worked… because now it’s free for multi-device users.
LastPass, which was acquired by LogMeIn last year, has announced that LastPass personal users with free accounts can now get unlimited device synchronization, which means you can create or save passwords on a computer and access them on your phone, or vice versa.
Free account holders also get all of the service’s other basic features including the ability to auto-fill passwords, generate strong passwords, save secure notes, and use 2-factor authentication.
But you can still opt for a LastPass Premium subscription for $1 per month if you want a few extra features including support for family sharing (letting up to 5 users share some passwords), support for Yuibkey and Sesame 2-factor authentication, and priority tech support.
Premium users also get 1GB of encrypted cloud file storage and support for desktop fingerprint authentication. And they won’t see any ads when visiting the LastPass.com web interface.