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Friday, October 26, 2018

How to Use LastPass for More Than Just Managing Passwords

LastPass is more than just a password manager. It’s an encrypted vault where you can store secure notes, secret bookmarks, and even entire files. It can also save your address and credit card numbers and fill those into online forms.

Store Secure Notes

You can store Secure Notes in LastPass as well as passwords. To do this in LastPass on a desktop, click the LastPass icon on your browser’s toolbar, select “Secure Notes,” and click “Add Note.” In the LastPass app for iPhone or Android, open the “Notes” section in your vault and tap the “+” (plus sign) button.

LastPass has secure note templates to help you organize your data. For example, if you’re making a note containing the information on your driver’s license, you can select the “Driver’s License” note type and then enter data in fields like Number and Expiration Date. There are similar templates for Wi-Fi passwords, credit card numbers, social security cards, passports, and anything else you might want to store.

To type whatever you want, you can select the “Generic” option and get a big text box. If you want to store another type of data in your vault, you can even create a custom template. Just click the “Note Type” box, scroll to the bottom, and click “Add Custom Template.”

You can save as many notes as you want and even sort them into folders. To find your notes, click LastPass icon > Secure Notes, or select “Secure Notes” in the vault in the LastPass smartphone app. You can also search through all your secure notes using the search box in LastPass.

Like any passwords you save to LastPass, these notes are securely encrypted and stored in your vault. When LastPass is locked, no one will be able to see them. And they’ll be accessible on all your devices via the LastPass app, as they sync just like passwords.

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