As the digital world becomes increasingly more prominent, many companies have made or are making the shift to online access. It is amazing how much you can accomplish online these days! You can buy shoes and home furnishings, pay bills and transfer money, apply for and post jobs, buy plane tickets or concert passes, access online courses and even download library books in digital format – the possibilities are literally endless! But with all those online accounts, that’s a lot of password to remember, isn’t it? LastPass is the answer.
I’m sharing this post because I have personally used LastPass for about 5 years now (my boyfriend introduced me to it while taking my degree) and can’t even imagine how I would manage online without it. It is definitely THE BEST tool I have utilized online. Before my discovery, I used to have a master Excel file with all my passwords, but now I just use LastPass (combined with the authenticator app) to access all of my accounts. Rather than remembering all my passwords or having to copy and paste usernames/passwords into each website, I just login to LastPass once with my master password (I now only have to remember one password instead of hundreds) and it autofills all of the login details for me for each site that I have saved to the vault. I always want to maximize efficiency and strive for the easiest route possible – LastPass provides that.
*If you need a bit of an intro as to why you need secure passwords and how to create them, check out this post from VPN Geeks.
Not only does it save you from remembering all your logins, it is customizable to a degree and offers you added security. You can sort all of your sites into groups that make sense for you personally, and you can share certain folders or sites with a spouse or business partner so that you can both access login details. Initially, it does take time to input all of your sites, but I assure you that it is totally worth it and such a time saver moving forward. It also performs security tests and notifies you if you have a weak password or if it has been a while since a password change for a specific site. You can reset or update passwords in one click with most sites and LastPass will change the passwords for you (or you can use their password generator and update it manually).
LastPass is available as a stand-alone site, an extension or an app (and is available on all devices) – all of which I use. The mobile version is super handy on-the-go and easy also easy to navigate, and the app has the ability to autofill for you in the search field. If you have a more modern phone, you can even access it with your fingerprint. There is a premium version available for $12 per year with a few extra features, but I am more than happy with what the free version offers.
I am not being paid to promote LastPass to you. I’m letting you in on this hidden gem because I know a good thing when I see it and if you haven’t tried this service, you really should! Digital nomads or anyone who works online would definitely benefit from using this service, as would students and the general public. It is super easy to use, incredibly efficient and will seriously save you a lot of hassle and aggravation when you can’t remember your password. Their slogan is “Simplify your life” and their service does just that.
A millennial woman with 'old school' values, working my way through life in Canada and traveling when I can afford to. Seeking out my passions one day at a time.