Password management app LastPass is receiving an update to their subscription model which could result in users being able to use the service for free if they are willing to limit themselves to one type of device. If they decide they want to expand to include other devices, an upgrade option to premium is then available. LastPass says the move was prompted by a desire to make LastPass “accessible for all users, including mobile-only users who need help managing their passwords and apps.”
The new system works based on the device that you get started on. For example, if you set up a new account using your smartphone, then LastPass can sync across all smartphones that you may use. Similarly, users can get started with a tablet or from the desktop. Since most users probably only have a single smartphone, the ability to sync across similar devices may not be too helpful, but the new model does mean that a user could stay on the free tier if they limit their use to just their smartphone.
If a user decides they want the cross-device support that comes with Premium, they can either go and subscribe for $12 per year or activate a 14-day free trial.
If you want to give LastPass a try on your Android smartphone or tablet, use the Google Play Store link below.