LastPass has stepped up its game and launched a native app that lets users quickly access and manage their passwords and other security information on their Mac.
If you’re not using a password manager to keep track of all your passwords, you need to get on that. Hint: A spreadsheet saved on your computer without a passcode does NOT count as a password manager. My go-to password manager is LastPass. It’s simple to use and is available on all web browser as well as all mobile platforms (Premium subscription required for mobile access).
With LastPass, you can secure all your online passwords, web forms, identification, and other sensitive information behind an encrypted service that only you have access to. For extra security, you can auto-generate strong passwords and use LastPass “security check” to find and clean up older accounts that could be compromised due to redundant/weak passwords. LastPass also employs some handy accessibility features like quick access to sites without copying/pasting user names and passwords, and mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry.
What makes the native app for Mac so special is that now you don’t need to open a browser, navigate to the LastPass website (or launch the browser extension), and login to access your content. The native app includes a “Quick Search Bar” that you can launch using keyboard shortcuts that enables you to search for content and access sites and other info crazy fast. If you’re a LastPass premium subscriber, the Mac app gives you offline access as well. That means you don’t have to be connected to the web to view and manage your content.
Do me a favor and DON’T wait to get your accounts compromised before you employ a password manager. Check out LastPass and let me know what you think.
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