Hands down one of my favorite and first applications I install on both my Windows Phone and Windows 8 Computer is LastPass and it is great to see that there is a Windows 8 App version now available for download. If you go into the Windows 8 store and search for LastPass, you can easily install and for the most part, it functions as expected. The significance of this is the fact that the Windows 8 App side does not support browser plugins which is how LastPass works in desktop mode. However, by utilizing their own browser, you can easily launch your saved websites and have LastPass login automatically.
LastPass fro Windows 8 has pretty much all the mane features that I use such as adding/removing sites locating passwords so you can copy and paste them into something else. LastPass put together some tips on how to use LastPass for Windows 8 and here they are.
- Launch the app and login to automatically sync your stored data.
- The first folder in your vault will be displayed by default, but you can use semantic zoom (click the button in the lower-right corner) to view all folders or scroll horizontally through all folders and stored sites.
- Right-click (or swipe up) on the lower part of the vault to access the app bar, with options for adding a site, adding a note, refreshing sites, or logging off.
- Right-click (or drag down) a site name in the vault to access the edit, delete, and copy username & password functions.
- Left-click or tap a site name to launch the login within the LastPass app, where LastPass can fill your usernames and passwords.
- If you have more than one matching login for a site, click or tap the LastPass icon to select another entry.
- In the LastPass embedded browser, the icon is always visible in the top-right corner, where options are available to open the vault, fill forms as you shop, use the Save All Entered Data function, and fill matching logins.
- The app is integrated into search, which means you can start typing in the LastPass vault to initiate search or open the Charms menu to enter a keyword to quickly find matching login information.
- From the Charms menu you can click or tap “settings” to set a time limit for “auto-logoff after idle”.
LastPass also posted their current and know limitations of the app.
- YubiKey and Google Authenticator are the only multifactor authentication methods currently supported.
- There is no generate secure password option – we anticipate adding this with the next release.
- Fill form profiles cannot be added, edited, or deleted.
- LastPass cannot hook into Internet Explorer unless you’re in IE desktop, so copy-paste from the LastPass vault to the browser or elsewhere is the only workaround (bookmarklets aren’t an option either).
- Global LastPass account settings aren’t accessible in the app, so you’ll need to use the desktop version to manage your account.
You can grab a copy of LastPass for Windows 8 in the Microsoft Store.
Thank you @RealMrFun for the tip!!