LastPass Introduces Subscription-Free Mobile App Update

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Password management app LastPass [Direct Link] today announced that new users joining the service will be able to sign up for free without having to pay for a LastPass Premium or Enterprise subscription on mobile devices. Those users who get started on iOS, Android, or Windows will be able to use the service and even sync passwords amongst other smartphones for free.

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Now, if you get started with LastPass on your Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone, you’ll have completely free access from your smartphone, and can even sync across smartphones for free. The same is true for tablets, if that’s where you get started.

We want to ensure that LastPass is accessible for all users, including mobile-only users who need help managing their passwords and apps. Wherever you get started, you can use LastPass on that device, and any others of the same device type – desktops, smartphones, or tablets – for free!

The company even promises that wherever a user gets started -- be it on desktop, mobile, or a tablet -- they will be able to use and sync LastPass on that device and any device of the same type. Users who then want a more robust experience, and be able to migrate from mobile to tablet to desktop, will need to sign up for a LastPass Premium subscription for $12 per year.

Before it had a dedicated Mac app, the service was a web-only password management tool which has now grown to include features like quick search, secure logins, and automatic password change. LastPass promises that existing users can expect to continue using the service "without any changes" to their current experience. New users interested in testing out the desktop version can sign up for a 14-day free trial of the LastPass service on the Mac app [Direct Link].

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65 months ago
I'm confused. Could they have made it any more confusing?
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65 months ago

Imagine storing your passwords in the cloud lol.

I do... many do. But in a doubly+ encrypted vault.

Encrypted by 1Password with no recovery options because only I have the master...
Stored in Dropbox which itself uses encryption and two-factor auth.
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65 months ago
So if you sign up on mobile, then mobile will be free? But the desktop pluggins will require a subscription?

I'm confused. What exactly is free and what still requires a subscription?
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65 months ago

Seems like a move to recover from getting hacked a couple months ago.

Not as bad as it was made out to be, they're very forthcoming in their blog. ('https://blog.lastpass.com/2015/06/lastpass-security-notice.html/') 'Hacked systems' is not always synonymous with 'bad people have all your data now'.
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65 months ago



The company even promises that wherever a user gets started -- be it on desktop, mobile, or a tablet -- they will be able to use and sync LastPass on that device and any device of the same type.

Users who then want a more robust experience, and be able to migrate from mobile to tablet to desktop, will need to sign up for a LastPass Premium subscription for $12 per year.

So I can sync my smartphone LastPass keychain to ALL of my smartphones for free? That's so very generous of them considering how oh-so-many people have more than one smartphone.
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65 months ago

So if you sign up on mobile, then mobile will be free? But the desktop pluggins will require a subscription?

I'm confused. What exactly is free and what still requires a subscription?

This. They appear to say that wherever you start -- mobile, tablet, or desktop -- you can continue to use the service on that platform and similar platforms for free. Yet the end of the article states the desktop Mac app just comes with a 14-day free trial. If I start with the desktop Mac app, shouldn't it be free for that and any other desktops I own?
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