Thursday, November 25, 2010

LastPass Extension for Opera released

This morning I had a great news waiting on my feed reader – LastPass Password Manager extension for Opera has been released. That’s good news not only for the users but the browser itself since lack of support for this particular password manager was holding many users from making the switch.

LastPass Password Manager is a popular freeware password management program which was, until today, available as a plugin for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari only. On repeated queries from Opera users about when support would be available for Opera, the LastPass team responded with “as soon as Opera can support LastPass, we will release it.”


Now that Opera 11 supports extensions, the LastPass team didn’t waste time to release a LastPass extension for the browser. Given that Opera 11 is still in Beta there may be a few kinks for them to work out, but the plugin has the same functionality as the other browser add-ons.

Passwords in LastPass Password Manager are protected by a master password that is encrypted locally and synchronized to any other browser via Internet. LastPass Password Manager also has a form filler that automates password entering and form filling, including AJAX forms. It also supports password generation, site sharing and site logging.

LastPass Password Manager also lets you import from most major password storage vendors (such as RoboForm, 1Password, KeePass, Password Safe, MyPasswordSafe, Sxipper, TurboPasswords, and Passpack) and export too.


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