Now LastPass will run directly as a Mac native app, as opposed to a browser plugin. In a time when hacking seems to be ubiquitous, the service helps users keep track of different and complex passwords to amp up online security.
“Some may prefer not to use the browser, and many Mac users like a more polished local app that runs all the time in a familiar dock,” Joe Siegrist, CEO and co-founder of LastPass told Mashable in a statement.
LastPass for Mac also comes with cool new features, including a quick-search function and an instant login.
“Quick Search” offers a search bar for navigating website login information. Using keyboard commands (Shift+Command+L), or by clicking the LastPass menu bar icon, users can immediately access Quick Search to find passwords or other secure information.
The Mac app also has a tool called “The Security Challenge” that analyzes password strength. If LastPass finds that a password is weak or a duplicate, it can generate a new password to immediately replace it.
To get the most out of your password manager, LastPass suggests downloading the browser extension for Safari to pair with the native Mac app.
An ad-based version of LastPass for Mac is free in the App Store, but users can subscribe to a $12-per-year service, which has more tech support and multifactor authentication added in as a bonus.