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.
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.Advertisement
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