LastPass is a popular browser-based password management system that works on popular desktop browsers such as IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera. After creating a LastPass account, the browser add-on begins to listen in on your browser activity, offering to save any usernames and passwords that you input into the LastPass Vault, remembering them so that it can auto-fill your credentials the next time you visit a site or service. LastPass can also save and auto-fill forms for online shoppingand other functions. Passwords and forms can be managed in the Vault, and you can import data from other popular managers such as RoboForm. You can even sync your passwords across different computers using your LastPass account and a master password. A premium subscription ($12/year) unlocks features such as mobile apps and multifactor authentication with USB drives.
Finally, your passwords are encrypted locally, so even LastPass can't read your passwords and forms while also allowing you to sync your data across multiple computers. Your encrypted data is also stored locally, leaving it accessible to you even if the LastPass website is knocked out.
Verdict: An excellent browser-based solution for password management that is near seamless and secure so that you can focus on browsing rather than keeping track of your logins.