As more of your real estate business and personal life moves online, there seem to be more and more things to remember: like passwords. Ever find that you’re trying to get into the office system, email or the MLS for one last-minute thing before you button up your business for the day only to realize you’ve been logged out and can’t seem to remember your password? It’s happened to all of us. But there’s no need to continue to let passwords stand in the way of your productivity and your bottom line.
LastPass could very well be the last password you’ll ever have to remember. Sign me up!
How it works is you download the LastPass add-on for your web browser and it begins saving and storing your passwords for all the sites you visit. These all get saved behind one master password. LastPass will even autogenerate a strong password for you if it’s the first time you’re using a site. This can help you with added security rather than using the same password for every website (which many of us are guilty of at times).
The app helps you in a number of ways:
- You’ll never have to remember passwords to all of the sites you use.
- Automatically syncs your data for anytime, anywhere access.
- It works across platforms – Macs, Windows, Linux.
- It’s secure – encrypts your data locally for your protection.
And if you’ve already tried another password manager, but want to give LastPass a whirl, it supports importing passwords from some of the more popular ones.
Apps like this enable you to take rule over your passwords and not let them rule you or your precious time. And it’s free, which is always a nice feature.
What’s also cool about this app is that it’s been around for a little while so you don’t have to be the early adopter guinea pig. In fact, the service has won praise from the editors at PC Magazine and ZDNet, among others.
So if passwords are dragging you down – or worse, you are using the same one for every site and app you use – then give LastPass a try.