After making the big announcement earlier this week that it will be reducing its free-tier features in favor of subscription-based usage, LastPass might have annoyed a portion of its audiences who now have to decide on whether to stick with the service or not.
One of the big changes made is the fact that users now have to decide which of their device (smartphone or computer) is relevant enough to them that they’ll want to incorporate their LastPass account on it.
Before now, free-tier users are able to use their account on multiple devices such as mobile and desktop and able to manage their password securely.
If you still want to stick around with your “trustworthy” LastPass, you can upgrade to a premium account which will set you back at US$3/month (billed annually) but the company is also doing a promotion which brings down the price to just US$2.25/month (billed annually). But if you’re just fed up with LastPass, below are some good alternatives you can try today.
Apple iCloud Keychain
This is a cool option especially for those who are within the Apple-products ecosystem. With this, you are able to use your passwords across multiple Apple devices such as your iPhone, iPad, MacBook and so forth.
It’s also fantastic for saving web passwords and app log-in details in forms. Things such as PIN codes and username can all be stored together as a combination with an app which gets auto-filled whenever you need them later on.
The good news is the fact that the Apple iCloud Keychain is free however, the bills are on your numerous Apple products which all cost thousands of dollars.
This is another great alternative. Considering the big influence of Google across the globe and its services such as Chrome and Android, the password manager will be the right alternative for LastPass.
It will automatically save your data on your Google account which can be used across your devices especially on the Chrome browser both on web and mobile in as much as you’re logged in to your account.
It’s also free to use which is the reason why you might to consider the Google Password manager as your ideal passwords manager.
Bitwarden is yet another cool alternative to LastPass which is a great security management tool for users. The freemium subscription offers unlimited syncing across multiple devices and it also come with password generator and the option to either store your data tot the cloud or self-host them.
It’s also cross-platform, offering solutions for Windows, Mac, Linux; iOS and Android, and of the browser front it covers Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, and more.
And most of all, the premium subscription is as low as US$10/year which give you access to unlock advanced features like the Bitwarden Authenticator, 1GB of secure storage, two-step login with YubiKey, U2F, Duo, a vault health report, and the ability to set up emergency access.
NordPass has been in the news for a while now and one of the benefit you get for jumping ships away from LastPass is that you get unlimited passwords, notes and credit cards all on a free subscription.
To upgrade, you get to pay as low as US$1.49/month if you decided to pay for two-years. That makes it one of the most interesting deals you can expect.
This is a free and open-source, lightweight password manager which is entirely free but for Windows users. There are unofficial ports for users on different platforms such as Android, iOS and iPadOS.
While the service is great, the issue with this password manager is the fact that you’re limited to your data being self-hosted by you rather than being hosted in the cloud like other services listed above.