The widely-popular password manager, called LastPass, is taking user experience to the next level, as it is now available for free.
More precisely, this service can be used for free on any device simultaneously. After leaving behind its PC-first policy in 2015, the password manager decided to come with a different approach this year by switching to a free service for multiple devices.
Until recently, the program’s services were free only on PC, whereas just premium subscribers had access to the mobile platform. In August 2015, LastPass enabled users to select one device of their choice on which the password manager’s services would be free including tablets, smartphones, or PCs.
From now on, the service is available for free on all devices. For users who already have the LastPass free version, the mobile apps can simply be downloaded, or they can use the extensions of the browser to use the service on which device they want.
In terms of software, nothing else has changed, as users will benefit from the same interface on any device for filling out and saving passwords, two-factor authentication, secure notes, and password generators.
Premium subscribers might not be too pleased about this change because they paid $12 for a year to be allowed to use LastPass on all devices. Now, everyone is granted with this feature.
However, LastPass intends to convince its premium subscribers to go for other paid services such as ad-free experience, the option to save a desktop application password, 2FA functionality, encrypted file storage of 1GB, folder sharing with maximum five users, and tech support priority.
Premium users can access the company’s services now to find out about the entire range of benefits. Free subscription can be a plus for them because they will no longer have to pay $12 a year to have access to multiple features, although this amount of money cannot be considered a waste.
These subscribers who just wanted free access on all devices can stick around and benefit from this features without costs. Or, they can go for a paid subscription to have access to other LastPass services as well. Maybe the company will enable additional free services in 2017 depending on what happens next.
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