With Lastpass’s free password sync the company wants to convince you to use a password manager.
By now it is clear that you should use a different password for each website or service; but who has the memory for that? Nobody. So there are password managers like Lastpass.
However, these programs also have their drawbacks; for example until now Lastpass only allows you to sync your passwords between a limited number of devices. If you wanted more, you had to pay the subscription.
Free Lastpass Password Synchronization Arrives
Not anymore. Today Lastpass has announced that it has made its password synchronization service free of charge. That means from now on we can use Lastpass on all the devices we want; We can use it on PC, on the smartphone, the tablet, without limit of associated devices. Lastpass is available as an app and as an extension for most browsers.
According to the developer, the world is now very different from when Lastpass was born. Today the user expects to have access to their passwords anywhere, regardless of the device you use, and hence the change.
LastPass, password manager
In addition, it must be remembered that before password managers were something only used by the most expert users or professionals. The average user before did not want to fight with an additional program just for their passwords; Today, it is well known that this is recommended.
Why Lastpass is making some features free
To understand this announcement, we must also remember the latest news related to LastPass; Let’s say it’s not at its best.
In 2015, the company detected suspicious activity on its networks and forced to change some passwords; and a year agoLastpass was sold to LogMeIn for $ 125 million.
It is difficult not to associate this news with today’s announcement; Lastpass may feel that it has to attract users lost to these controversies.