We’ve got so many passwords these days that it’s hard to keep up and store them safely in a single place. Those of you who use a Windows 8 tablet should know that there’s an official LastPass app in the Windows Store that they can use.
If you are a control freak and you want to have the most secure Internet identity that you can think of, then you need a professional password manager. One that is able to keep all your sensitive information private and far from prying eyes. If you are looking for exactly such a service, then look no further than LastPass. A known name amongst those who want their virtual lives safe.
Now, available for Windows 10, Windows 8 users, LastPass can offer you the same protection that you were used to in the past, on Microsoft’s latest operating system. Although different, LastPass has lost none of its usefulness, allowing you to manage and create passwords that will keep your information safer than a Swiss bank.
LastPass for Windows 10, Windows 8 review
In 2017 LastPass app has received many improvements and support for its extension on big browsers . Let’s have a quick look at the most important changes :
- LastPass now prevents extra request from server to update form field information
- LastPass now prevents DUO websdk logins to 3rd party sites
- Fixed : incorrect detection of username changes when login form is submitted
- Occasional crashes fixed
- Fixed : 3.0 mode on Firefox 52 freezes extension dropdown
- Performance issues on IRC Cloud are fixed
- Infield Password generator now works
- Added new translations
- False reprompt on battle.net is now fixed
- Fixed autofill fail on ‘online.citi.com’
LastPass is also working on fingerprint technology. You need to find a compatible fingerprint software and sync it with LastPass in order to use your fingerprints. Bear in mind that this technology is in development phase and not all Windows 10 devices might be supported.
LastPass main features
After installing the LastPass app from the Windows Store and logging in, you will notice that it consists of a control panel, where you can view your saved websites and all the information you have stored on your LastPass account. What information can you add to your account? Well, apart from usernames and passwords for any site, you can add the following information for increased productivity and ease of use all over the Internet:
- Bank Account
- Credit Card
- Driver’s License
- Email Account
- Instant Messenger
- Social Security
- Software License
- Wi-Fi Password
All these different forms can be added to your account and you can auto-fill them for just about any website without you needing to type a word. Also, you can rest assured that your information is safe inside the LastPass vault and only accessible via the master password. But the fun doesn’t stop here!
LastPass for Windows 10, Windows 8: notable features
One of the features that I enjoy the most is the password generator. This tool allows you to generate full-proof passwords that could never be broken by anyone. One great thing about this, is that most of the times, you yourself don’t know the password (they are very, very complex), and the LastPass extension will auto-fill your username and password when you go to a saved website.
One other interesting feature is that you can create groups to organize your different passwords, and you can also create login forms with usernames and passwords directly from the app. When you are done, simply visit the website with the integrated browser to test your password. Pretty simple, right?
You can also edit saved websites, for instance, if you have changed your password, or, you can copy your username or password to the clipboard and use it somewhere else. All these tools integrate perfectly with the LastPass extension that can be installed on pretty much any device (computer, smartphone or tablet), regardless of its operating system, so you can have complete protection on all devices. These are all awesome features that each of us must use. In order to keep our digital lives safe, LastPass is a must have in our security toolbox. But now, let’s recap the main features that the Windows 8, Windows 10 app provides:
- Quick access to your saved passwords and forms
- Possibility to add multiple forms with important information
- Password generator both in-app and directly in the browser
- Edit and organize saved information
- integrated Internet browser
Now, look at all those features! One service spanning across all platforms and devices, that can be monitored and managed via a single app from your Windows 8, Windows 10 device! Isn’t this awesome? Just remember that this app is mostly a control panel, and for you to benefit from all the features that LastPass provides, you will need to install the extension on your Internet browser.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November, 2012 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.