LastPass Software

Dear Computer Lady,

I just read about a free program in a newspaper article called LastPass. It is a “master” password program in which you enter all your usernames and pw’s for all your various online accounts; then use just the one “master” password.

I receive and pay many bills online or automatically (save a tree 🙂 ) and have many accounts with a variety of passwords which I have to keep written down. This sounds like it could make things a lot easier.

I would like to know your opinion on this free program before I sign up for it. I don’t think I would put my banking info on this but for various other things it sounds good (who cares about my electric bill?).

Thank you very much for all you do and I wish you and your family a joyous Easter holiday. Sincerely, Sher


Dear Sher,

I have not heard of LastPass before now, but I do use a similar program called, Mindful, that reminds me of upcoming events (like birthdays and anniversaries) and stores password information.

I did do a little bit of research, and LastPass looks like a good program. I am publishing your question in hopes that others who have used this program will leave comments on the website.


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    • Nancy Jean
    • April 22, 2011

    I have been using Last Pass for about three years. It is a wonderful program. You can edit your passwords if you like and see what they are if you need to know but it works seamlessly and will automatically connect you to a site you put on the list. You can also write secure notes to save to the program and if you like you can choose to have the program select a random secure password for you. For an absolutely free price, it cannot be beat!

    • Nancy Jean
    • April 22, 2011

    Another excellent FREE program is Evernote. This is a great program to save web sites or any kind of note you wish to keep. You simply select and send to Evernote. Notes (even photos) are kept according to date and you can tag them as well. You can copy, paste, save, print and email from the program. I have been using this program for several years and it is one I would recommend without any reservation.

    • Longstreet
    • April 22, 2011

    I use Lastpass and am extremely pleased with it.

    • froglady55
    • April 22, 2011

    I have used LastPass for more than 6 months and love it! I have more than 20 sites saved with complicated passwords, and my name and address for forms too. The only reason my banking site is not stored is that mine is a two-part password, with a random secret question after the main password.
    The best part is the online storage, so I can check or change passwords while traveling, or when on one of my other computers, which also have LastPass installed. It is definitely better than KeePass for versatility.
    I’ve never used Mindful, nor read about it, but trust LastPass’s encryption and random password generator too.
    I continue to read faithfully, and download tips (LOVE that PDF format for slow dial-up!)

    • Phily
    • April 22, 2011

    I use LastPass everyday! It is a great program (and free also). It remembers your sign-in information (user name and password) and automatically fills in this information for you when ever you visit a site that requires a log-in. It can tell you if your password is a good one or not. It can also make a strong password for you, if you wish. I would highly recommend that you give LastPass a try!

  1. I’ve been using LastPass for about 10 months now – I love it! I haven’t had any problems with security (I did my research first too!), and one of the features I especially love is the multiple login profiles. So if you have two different usernames and passwords on a site, it will save them both and let you choose before logging you in. You can also ‘auto login’ or manually do it. Either way – I love it and haven’t had one security problem. Good luck!

    • skipscapn
    • April 22, 2011

    Hi Elizabeth. I replace Roboform with LastPass about a year ago, and it has worked perfectly for me. The one master password that you have to remember makes it much easier to log into any site you have it remember! And I think Sher is very smart – I do not allow it to remember the log-ins for financial sites…..,

    • GinnyD
    • April 22, 2011

    I have been using LastPass for over a year. When I am using my laptop at home, I just stay logged in to LastPass. I use it on all browsers and on all my computers and find it works flawlessly.It not only remembers passwords. I use it to generate passwords and fill forms. Just one caveat–make your master password unique, but memorable for you!

    • MoondustMarita
    • April 23, 2011

    I have been using Last Pass for over a year and I love it! I can even use different users under the same account which comes in handy when my mom visits my house and uses my computer.

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