LastPass is replacing its native macOS app with a universal web app to ease development

Written 4 months ago by IanDorfman

Popular password manager LastPass has announced that it will be discontinuing its native app for Small macOS iconmacOS in lieu of an easier to maintain web app implementation.

Small LastPass iconLastPass emailed users announcing that the macOS app will be discontinued on February 29th, 2020. Instead of updating the app to accommodate the updated version of Safari (12) that launched with 2018's macOS Mojave, LastPass will offer a new app through the Small Mac App Store iconMac App Store that is actually comprised of "technologies shared with [their[ other LastPass apps.” This means that, as the app is made in a platform agnostic fashion to ease continued development, it will lack support for macOS features such as system-wide hotkey support or native macOS app aesthetics and smoothness.

Other password managers, such as Small 1Password icon1Password, have continued to develop their native macOS apps. Both the old LastPass app (which will be discontinued on February 29th) and the new LastPass web-based app are still available via the Mac App Store.

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