While we’ve generally been fans of more offline solutions for storing our passwords, there’s no disputing that the cloud-based password vault service LastPass service has a huge following, with a well-designed web portal and accompanying iOS apps. While the service has also long provided browser extensions to autofill passwords, a major missing piece – until now – has been an actual desktop app for Mac users. With LastPass for Mac (free), the company addresses this deficiency, providing a full-featured desktop client for managing your LastPass password database.
The new Mac client builds on the browser extensions, not only providing access to all of your stored credentials and identity information, but providing additional features such as a a Quick Search and Security Check. You can easily browse through your stored credentials, search for specific ones, and check the strength of your passwords, and of course everything syncs with your mobile devices and other Macs via the LastPass service.