Highlights from LastPass 3.0 include:
- Revamped user experience and user interface
- Field icon menus for easy access to logins and LastPass tools
- A Shared Family Folder for up to 5 users
- Expanded Shared Folder features for LastPass Enterprise
- A revamped LastPass for Applications
- Secure Note history, to track changes to your notes
- Windows 8.1 support
- and more
New Design, New Experience
In LastPass 3.0, we’ve changed the way LastPass notifies and interacts with you. LastPass focuses more on the website’s fields, so there are less steps to get what you need. We’re also phasing out the notification bars at the top of the browser.
A clickable icon now appears on the website’s fields. The LastPass field icon is dynamic, showing you options that match what you would want to do with that field. If it’s a login form, you’ll see your matching logins for that site.
If you don’t have any logins stored for that site, LastPass will ask if you want to save it:
If it’s a “create password” field, you’ll see the Password Generator:
If it’s a shopping form, you’ll see your Profiles:
The field icon menu expands so you can quickly access all the main LastPass features:
The LastPass browser addon menu has been simplified, and we’ve added immediate access to search, so you can quickly find the sites and notes you need:
The vault has also been updated to reflect the new look and feel:
Improved Mobile Experience
The Premium mobile apps for Android and iOS now have a “browser-forward experience”, meaning the browser is integrated with the vault for easy site searching and launching. The vault on both platforms is easily searchable, where you can add, edit, and update your passwords at a moment’s notice.
The LastPass browser now has quicker access to your logins and Profiles. You can add sites easily, generate new passwords quickly, and enjoy a more seamless mobile experience overall.
LastPass Shared Family Folder
We’ve streamlined sharing for our users. LastPass Premium users can now use a Shared Family Folder with up to 5 family members to manage and access joint accounts. Each LastPass user can be added to the Shared Family Folder, and the logins or notes can then be dragged-and-dropped into the Shared Folder.
Updates for LastPass Enterprise
LastPass Enterprise administrators can now give Shared Folder access to non-Enterprise LastPass users. Up to 3, non-Enterprise users can be given access to any Enterprise Shared Folder. The new functionality is particularly useful for those who may need to give contractors or part-time employees temporary access to sites. LastPass for Applications has also received a number of improvements.
We’re Thrilled to Reach Another Milestone!
We are so thrilled to share LastPass 3.0 with our community. We hope you enjoy the clean design and less intrusive experience. As always, we owe a big “thank you” to our community for your continued support. We’re committed to the ongoing improvement of our service, and strive to provide a great experience for our users. Let us know what you think in the comments below!
The LastPass Team
How do I disable the “ticker” in the icon?
From the LastPass Icon > Preferences > Notifications, uncheck the “Show Matching Sites Count in Toolbar” option.
How do I move my matching sites list back to the main icon menu?
In the LastPass Icon > Preferences > Advanced, select the Show matching sites in top level menu” option.
Can I go back to the old notification bars?
First, be sure that you’re clicking the icons that now appear in your username and password fields to try to enter your data. If you’ve tested it and you don’t like clicking the field icons, you can enable the old notification bars in the LastPass Icon > Preferences > Notifications, and disable the field icons from there. We’d appreciate specific feedback so we can keep fine-tuning our new release.