The LastPass password manager app for Android got an update this week to incorporate Google’s Material Design philosophy for Android. As part of the announcement of LastPass’s update, the company also announced they were partnering with Samsung to offer a premium upgrade to buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge as part of the Samsung Galaxy Gifts program.
The Material Design update to LastPass includes changes one would expect. There is now a floating button for new actions like adding a site or a secure note. LastPass now uses the “hamburger” menu or a left edge swipe to access the main menu. Within that menu, LastPass now includes a Settings option that has been simplified unless a user wants to dig in deeper for more advanced stuff.
The overall look of the app uses more white space and a simpler color palette. This should make everything easier to read for users. One big change regular users of the app may notice is that it now opens to the Vault instead of to the browser mode. LastPass says this change was implemented in response to the extensive feedback received from customers asking for this.
LastPass included a number of bug fixes and stability improvements as well with this update.
If you are a new owner of a Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge and want to give LastPass a try, you can check the Samsung Galaxy Apps store to receive a free Premium upgrade. If you already have a Premium account, the gift from the partnership with Samsung will extend your expiration date.
You can use the Google Play download link below to get the LastPass for Android app if you want to give it a try.