Love Lastpass. Mac version needs some tweaking.
I have to feel sorry for the people writing some of the one star reviews below. Well, maybe not. First, many of the problems described with trouble downloading are issues with the App Store, NOT Lastpass. So ignore those stupid one star reviews. Second of all, if your account got “hacked”, then that is your dumb fault for using your master password as something super easy to guess and using dictionary words. If you learned anything about Security 101, you would know not to use such easy passwords, ESPECIALLY for your password manager that locks all of your other passwords!!! Basic security: Do not use the same password across certain things, such as email, bank accounts, social media accounts, and definitely not Lastpass! Secondly, use second factor authentication. It is a great protector of your account. I was using Google Authentator before, then I came across Duo, which actually pushes the request to your device, making it a lot easier! These simple protections will protect your account. Now, for the Mac desktop version, it really could use some tweaking. First tweak would be to have the icon in the menu to change color when logged in. Having a black icon when logged in or out can be confusing. If logged in, it should turn to the red logo, like the Windows version does. This should be a user configurable option though, for users that may not want that to happen. Secondly, there should also be an option to not pop up the Lastpass vault after logging in. Just like the browsers have the option and Windows version has the option, it can sometimes get annoying when it pops up after logging in, as I close it every time anyway. If this option could also be added, it could also be less annoying. Other than that, I love Lastpass and have paid the premium version every year. For $12 a year for very great security, you can’t beat it. Plus, Lastpass has been straightforward when there has been any potential hacking attempts on their site. I have received notices of when hackers have tried something. This straightforwardness that they do as a company shows faith in them. People may complain saying, “Oh, Lastpass was hacked again, I can’t trust them!”. Well, they do save passwords securly. Of course it’s going to be a potential target for hackers. But unlike other companies that fail to warn you until way after an attempt, Lastpass has taken strides to tell everyone nearly immediately after something happened so they can protect your information. Data breach attempts are going to try to happen. At least Lastpass tells you that something has been attempted, giving you the capability to protect yourself and your data!
Functionality has plummeted
The constant tinkering has broken LP. Features that were once standard now require additional payment - even for existing users who already paid for them! That is nothing short of extortion. I’m a Mac user now forced to look for an alternative to LP, a company I can no longer trust.
Great app. I don't understand the negative reviews
You certainly can edit and see your passwords from this app. You can copy your passwords effortlessly. It allows me to have complex passwords for my applications that run on my mac (not just web passwords - like Think Or Swim trading platform). You can set it to remember your master password for your laptop which is fine for me as my laptop is in a secure location - so logging in is painless. Synching works, Launching works. Editing works. What else can you ask for?
Every release gets a better
It’s getting there, every release gets a little better. There needs to be more thought put into the process, placement, default selections, screen size, etc. Seems like a lot of wasted real estate on my screen just by opening the app. Also, you can eaily lose information you are trying to save!! Drives me nuts. Let’s say you create a new site, fill it all the way out then walk away from the comptuer for a sec or active your screen saver. When you come back the app has logged you out and discarded everything you did. Why? Because I have it set to log me out when my screen saver activates. But why eliminate what I had typed in? It’s old school to make me have to “SAVE” my work. How about just saving what I yped it so I can go back and finish it. I lost a password this way as I forgot to hit save and walked away. No other app would have done this. Think of workflows, what are common things people are doing with your app, make those more productive more effecient. Clean up your UI, it takes up too much real estate right now and I can’t size it that well. If you do size it real small and click on a site you cannot see the details because the window gets out of whack. Plus, like everyong else alrady commented, getting logged off randomly, says you typed in your password wrong multiple times in a row even though you know that you typed it in perfect.
This LP app is "almost" useless for ME, but could be SOOOO much better. Ok, generally the reason to use this app would be quickly grab some passoword or secure info and then carry on. Unfortunately you CAN'T do that. Yes you can quickly "search" your db, but then what? You only have the option to "LAUNCH" or copy. How about "SEE" the password or "EDIT" the entry... but NO. Many times the app i'm using that asks for a password disables the "paste" function or simply doesn't accept the LastPass copied password - I actually need to be looking at the password or info and RETYPE into the offending app. LP should (by default) copy the password or open the vault (who in the world would use LP to launch the browser??!!) Or better yet, give us an option to choose default action - like simply viewing the info with large text! (take a lesson from Butler App) Still waiting for the engineers to make this app more useful. Till now I always have to open a browser to actually get what I need from LP.