Sep 2, 2009

LastPass for Safari OS X 10.5+ beta released

LastPass for Safari is now available, it has the ability to import your saved passwords from Safari built in and importing 1Password entries is easy too (LastPass Icon -> Tools -> Import) . The combination of a compiled LastPass addon plus Safari's speed means that Safari 4 + LastPass is also the fastest combination on OS X!

To get it simply fire up Safari and go to https://lastpass.com/ and hit 'Get LastPass'; if you're new to LastPass you'll also need to create an account. You'll then need to fully restart your browser (Safari Menu Item -> Quit).

We've worked hard to try to add all the features available on our other platforms, and we're largely there. There are also a few unique to LastPass Safari features like if you customize the toolbar you'll see 2 other possible buttons: Fill and Submit and Form Fill for easier access to those capabilities. We still have a few notification preferences to add, and potentially a local vault and multi-factor authentication is currently disabled.

It does work with Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) but you must set Safari to run in 32 bit mode (Go to Finder -> Applications -> Right click on Safari and hit 'Get More Info' then set 32 bit).

LastPass for iPhone has benefited from this effort, and we're sending a new build to Apple's App Store queue tonight which has added Form Fill, Identity support, Offline network retries, local file writing, a password generator and more. Our commitment to OS X will also have us syncing your Keychain data soon too.

And before you ask, we've stared on Google Chrome and Palm Pre; they're next on the docket and will be completed soon.

13 comments:

  1. The Safari plugin isn't working for me on Snow Leopard. I can confirm I am running Safari in 32-bit mode and I do already have the Safari adblock extension installed. Here is a screenshot of the message I get when starting Safari:

    http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/3502/lastpasssafariss.tif

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  2. Evan,

    Try and download again. I had the same error, they updated the code and is working now.

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  3. what about safari for windows?

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  4. Safari for Windows doesn't have any way to get addons into it that we know of, as soon as they do we'll jump on it.

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  5. First off let me say thank you. I have been waiting to see my favorite tool with support for Safari.

    My main use for a browser has always been Firefox, however, I have been wanting to migrate to Safari for a long time. This addition of Lastpass is definitely a huge step in that direction.

    Thanks. great work!

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  6. Apple has released Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6), so it's just stupid to release LastPass beta that does not work with it. Running Safari or any other application in 32-bit mode is no answer. Any ETA for 64-bit LastPass?

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  7. Joe, will you release a Safari plugin that will run in 64 bit?

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  8. We'll release a 64-bit one soon -- we're already compiling the 64-bit version, just need a replacement for Input Manager which apple deprecated.

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  9. Safari 64-bit support is out already. It worked with Snow Leopard before; you just had to change Safari to 32-bit mode, now you can change it back to 64-bit mode

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  10. Is there Yubikey support for Safari? I could not log in with my Yubikey protected account.

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  11. We will be adding yubikey and sesame support to both safari and chrome in the very near feature.

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  12. Joe, I'm a LastPass Premium user... Just curious if 15 months later, is there anything holding up the 64-bit version still? Perhaps you have a beta available at the least? Thank you. I'm looking forward to it still, trying to be very patient...

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  13. I'm frustrated with LastPass, honestly. The multiple bars at the top of the Safari web pages asking me to Save Site, etc. Not one, but two! Then the annoying issue of being unable to click on a button such as "continue" or the like. The browser just doesn't register. But without LastPass, no problem. I have no tolerance for add-ons the interfere with the way you work. Great to save passwords, but these other annoyances are too much to bear.

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