LastPass Announces Touch ID Integration for Upcoming iOS 8 App

IOS8 Reveal

If your password manager is LastPass, the company has announced their upcoming iOS 8 update will include Touch ID integration and also the use of the Safari extension for easier web logins:

Now with the impending release of the platform, we’re thrilled to announce the LastPass app will be available for iOS 8 with Touch ID integration and a Safari extension for automated web logins. This marks a tremendous shift in our ability to bring a seamless login experience to LastPass users on iOS.

Touch ID will allow LastPass users to unlock their vaults, plus authorize the app to fill logins with Safari. The developer says the update should be available “within the next few weeks,” and will soon demo these new features. LastPass has a premium service which costs $12 per year.

Great to see another password manager jump onboard with Touch ID for authentication, similar to what 1Password announced earlier.

Thanks Jamie!

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  • Steve

    The pricing for LastPass is much better than 1Password. 1Password by the way, is essentially subscription service in disguise.

  • sukisszoze

    How’s 1PW a subscription service in disguise?

  • The only thing is if LastPass goes down, you can’t access your passwords. But with 1Password, you have multiple options to store your password file: dropbox, icloud, etc.

  • Anon

    With 1PW, it’s not a onetime pay with lifetime updates. After every major update, you’ll have to re-purchase it if you want the latest version. These major updates can happen more than once per year. Which costs way more than $12/year with LastPass.

  • But if you don’t want the latest updates, paying one-time with 1Password means you still have the software to use. With LastPass, you’re paying $12/year until eternity. Guess customers will have to decide what is best for them.

  • sukisszoze

    Most software out there doesn’t have free lifetime upgrade and does charge if you want to upgrade to next version. I don’t know about LastPass but 1PW also has a paid app for use with OS X or Windows so one can take advantages of all login details while on computers.

  • Anon

    Yes, but it happens more frequently with 1Pass. It would lessen the damage if the iOS app offered free extended updates (like most productivity apps in the App store offering lifetime), but it doesn’t. I purchased 1PW a few revisions ago, and it can no longer be updated. Their pricing structure is also fragmented, they charge you separately for each OS. Where as LastPass is unified – just $1/month, and you have premium access to all platforms across the board.

  • Anon

    True, but if you require the latest updates, and cross-platform access without having to pay extra for each separately, LastPass is the way to go.

  • That is true too, 1Password depends on charging for each platform since they are not a subscription-based service. Competition is great for the consumer.