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Business Tools I Love: LastPass

When you manage a business, there’s so much data involved. Passwords – you bet! Credit card numbers – of course!

On the teams I manage, there’s always one person working in one area of a business while another is working on an equally-important, but totally-different area.

For example, it’s pretty much the norm that we’ll have one assistant updating a component of the marketing funnel while another is improving the client registration process and I’m in the oversight position on both tasks.

In order for these upgrades to take effect, our team members need access our software programs and systems.

How do you quickly, easily and securely share login credentials with team members?

My go-to tool is LastPass.

It’s a secure, cloud-based password manager. I think their tagline says it best, “LastPass remembers all your passwords, so you don’t have to.

Sounds pretty great, right?

All of your sensitive information is saved in your Vault. Are you, too, seeing images of Scrooge McDuck and his nephews swimming in their “pool vault”?

Where LastPass excels is that it goes one step further and makes it ultra easy to share that sensitive data with specific team members. You can also choose to let a person see the password information or not when sharing the login access. And with two clicks, revoke access at any time.

Browser extensions for all the main programs, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Edge, mean you can easily update your vault with new accounts and passwords on the fly.

Another plus, LastPass stores credit card data, records, and notes, so you don’t have to remember those either. Wifi password, anyone?

Worried about being the only person with access to your vault in case there’s ever an emergency? No problem, designate an emergency contact to be able to gain access in just those times.

I think it goes without saying that a company based on securing data will have the highest level practices in place, and LastPass is no exception, using strong encryption algorithms, local-only encryption, and two-factor authentication. Read more right from the source here.

Business isn’t the only place LastPass makes an appearance in my organization methods, I use it for my home too. I love tools that can do double duty and keep my life streamlined, both on the professional and personal sides.

The free version is more than enough for my needs, but I’ll note they have reasonably priced options for both your business and personal needs.

Overall, it provides peace of mind that my account information is safely stored, only I have access to the Master Key that unlocks our vault, and only specific individuals have been given access to the specific login credentials (as needed).

Already using LastPass? Have a question about the password management tool? Tell me below – I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the new tech tool!

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2 Comments on “Business Tools I Love: LastPass

Marissa
January 18, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Lindsay — I’m so glad to see you recommend LastPass — I used it too. While it took a bit of time (an hour or so) to get everything organized it was well worth it. I can’t tell you how much time I lost searching for lost passwords!

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Lindsay Gomez
January 18, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Yes, Mimi! This is awesome to hear around. I’m so glad you’re a LastPass fan too. Thanks for sharing!

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