Last Pass Pocket, Access Last Pass Passwords Offline

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 26, 2010
Updated • Apr 24, 2014

Last Pass is my password manager of choice. The program is available for Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft's Internet Explorer and adds password manager capabilities to those browsers.

The browser add-on offers more than just password management though which is probably one of the reasons why it is so popular. It comes with many advanced features, like secure password generation, automatic log ins on websites and services, note taking or form filling.

Last Pass Pocket is a tool from the developer's of Last Pass that offers desktop access to all information stored on the Last Pass servers, including log in information but also generated passwords, search results and secure notes.

For that, the application displays a prompt where the master login needs to be entered. The passwords and other information are downloaded to the local system from where they can be accessed as long as the application stays open.

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If you close the program again the information are not available anymore, unless they are exported to the local system. The option to export all passwords is available by clicking on File > Export.

The passwords can be saved as an encrypted file that is protected by the LastPass master password, or a plain text copy that is not protected and readable by anyone with access to the computer. Once the passwords have been exported they can be loaded back into the password manager at anytime, even if there is no Internet access available at that time.

This can be pretty useful for local development systems for instance without direct connection to the Internet, or to put the program and the password list on an USB Flash Drive so that you can access your passwords at work, school or public computer systems without having to sign in to the Last Pass service to do so.

All information can be copied to the clipboard for use in other programs or services.

Last Pass Pocket is an interesting tool for Last Pass users who need offline access to their passwords. The password manager is available for Windows and Mac only. Windows users can download a 32-bit or 64-bit edition of the portable program.

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  1. Dave H said on June 29, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    As of 2012, all LastPass tools and capabilities are available on Linux as well as Windows and Mac.

  2. James said on November 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Tried running pocket to manage passwords but it didnt allow adding/deleting passwords, I’d prefer not to sync with their server… Anyways it wasn’t so useful to me but for those who need it, I ran successfully LastPass Pocket 1.70.1 under Wine 1.0.1-0ubuntu13.

    Paul(us), I needed the same thing, here is what I did:
    -Visit lastpass site and create account
    -enter your email/pass into Pocket, select Load data from
    -after loading sucessfully, open menu: File > Export
    -I recommend exporting protected option, enter code, choose location (.xml)
    -Close/run Portable again, or menu: File > Open Encrypted Data…
    -Enter email/code, Load data from file on computer (your .xml file)

  3. Paul(us) said on October 26, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Sorry to have to bother you again Martin but i have looked and then looked again, but i can not find, the Last Pass pocket tool in main Menu. Mayday it’s because main Lasttpass start page is in English but main personal account settings, are in main native (Dutch) langue? Mayday you would be so kind to give me direction where i can find, the Last Pass pocket tool.

    1. Martin said on October 26, 2010 at 10:14 pm

      You go here, click on Windows and scroll down to the bottom. Direct download or

  4. dwarf_tossrr said on October 26, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Gotta click on “windows” or whatever your OS is I imagine (from the link), and Last Pass Pocket is the last download at the bottom.

    I freaking love last pass, and it’s good to have a local encrypted copy. Thanks for the heads up.

  5. Paul(us) said on October 26, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Hoi Martin, Nice tip. I have a question regarding your article her above. Is this only possible with the LastPass premium account? This because i have looked for the File tab (and then export possibility) but i can not find it. Is this so because i am working with the free LastPass version?

    1. Martin said on October 26, 2010 at 7:09 pm

      Paulus you export in the Last Pass Pocket tool, not in the vault.

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