LastPass is now free for mobile devices. The application, which was already free for desktop users, has now extended its gratuitous availability to mobile devices, aka tablets and smartphones. Oh-oh, but wait! There’s a catch!
Previously, if you wanted to use LastPass on your phone or on your tablet, you had to pay the $12 per year subscription fee, after which you had unlimited access to LastPass, on as many devices you wanted to use it on. Now, LastPass has removed the fee for those who want to use it on their mobile device, but there is a tiny detail that may not be to the liking of those that do.
Once you use it on your tablet, you have to keep using it only on your tablet. Once you use it on your smartphone, you have to keep using it only on your phone. Once you use it on your laptop…. Oh you get the idea. The point is you are only allowed to have the app on one device. If you want laptop, smartphone, and tablet availability, then you still have to pay up. However, that option may not be so bad.
People using the app are saying that it is the best 12 dollars they have ever spent. Let’s see what one’s options are if he or she doesn’t want to subscribe to the service:
You want to make an Apple account. While in prehistory, when iTunes was first launched, you could do this extremely easily, nowadays it’s a bit harder. You have to enter a lowercase character, an uppercase character, a number, and a symbol, and also your password needs to be at least eight characters long. So, if you’re not that imaginative, at best it will end up looking like this ‘abcD123!’ or this ‘passWORD1!’ Besides being easily hackable through most hacking tools, these are also a bit hard to remember.
And now imagine having 20 of these. At least. Chaos would be a light term for the confusion that would bestow your brain. The solution: use a single password for all websites. This is even worse, as the easily hackable password above can immediately compromise all your accounts. No need reiterating, this is bad.
So LastPass offers its password generating software for free to users of a single device, and for 12 dollars to everyone else. And with LastPass, you can make your passwords, store your passwords securely, and autocomplete the fields on just about any site (LastPass does not yet support the Edge browser). And their servers are constantly being watched by employees, so no worries, your fake Facebook spying account is safe.
If that’s not convenience for a small price, I don’t know what is.
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