LastPass has long been the password manager to recommend thanks to its generous free offer that allows you to store as many passwords as you need on as many devices as you own, but that's changing. LogMeIn, the company behind the software, announced in February that it's making the free tier a lot more limited starting today. Free users will only be able to use LastPass either on their computers or their mobile devices (phones, tablets, watches).
Update: The six-month link has now expired. As for the full year offer, well, some existing users are reporting that it isn't working for them either. That promotion is now aimed at new or potential users.
The majority of features that the LastPass password manager offers are available for free, but users still need to go premium for $12 a year to get the full package. That's not an exorbitant fee by any stretch, yet there's a way to put this off for up to a year and a half if you rather save yourself the money. Two links have hit the web offering LastPass Premium for free, with one providing a year of goodies while the other deals out six months.
I've tried a lot of different password managers over the years (and even covered using KeePass and Dropbox to stay in sync on Android as one of my first posts on Android Police – nostalgic!) but switched to LastPass many months ago. I find it to be one of the easiest cross-compatible methods of keeping my passwords in sync across all of my devices. The one downside, however, is that the Android app (and web UI for that matter), is pretty hideous.
Today, LastPass fixes that, however. The newly-updated Android app now offers a Holo experience with a much more user-friendly vibe.