LastPass, a popular password management app, has made its app free to use on mobile phones and tablets, but still requires a $12 annual fee to sync that information with a computer. Previously, the company offered its services for free on computers, but required the fee for mobile users, and that has now changed.

After realizing that a large number of customers wanted to download the apps and use them on mobile phones and tablets, LastPass wanted to make it easier to get started with its app wherever you started using it. Joe Siegrist, CEO of LastPass said:

"People often hear about useful apps on the go and want to get started right away from their smartphone. This new freemium model allows LastPass users to get started with our password manager on the device of their choice."

The new freemium model for the app lets users sign up online, or on a phone or tablet, and sync across the same type of device for free. This means, if you sign up on a computer, you can access the information from other computers, or if you sign up on a mobile device, you can access from other mobile phones and tablets. If you want the cross-platform sync, to keep your phone and computer on the same page, that will still require the $12 annual subscription fee.

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Press release:

LastPass' Freemium Model Now Available on Mobile Devices

New Users Can Now Sign Up and Use LastPass on Smartphones or Tablets for Free

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwired - Aug 11, 2015) - LastPass, the world's most popular password manager, today announces that new users can get started with the service for free on mobile devices, including smartphones or tablets.

This new model also enables first-time users to sync data across the same device type they get started on, without needing to upgrade to LastPass Premium. Users can still choose to get started with LastPass on a desktop or laptop computer, too.

"People often hear about useful apps on the go and want to get started right away from their smartphone," said Joe Siegrist, CEO of LastPass. "This new freemium model allows LastPass users to get started with our password manager on the device of their choice."

LastPass' free password manager helps centralize passwords and logins, store secure notes, autofill website logins, share sensitive information safely with others, and streamline the online shopping experience.

Whatever device users get started on, they can use LastPass on that device and any others of the same device type -- desktops, smartphones or tablets -- for free. With this latest change, LastPass is making it easier and more affordable to organize users' digital lives and improve overall online security.

To sync across an unlimited number of devices, including desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets, users can upgrade to the LastPass Premium service, which comes with a free 14-day trial and costs $12 per year.

For more information or to download LastPass, visit https://blog.lastpass.com/2015/08/now-you-can-get-started-on-your-phone-free.html/.