LastPass Mobile Integration
I’m a big fan and longtime user of LastPass and use it for all my passwords and important (secure) notes. While the Windows RT LastPass app is usable, all that flipping and swiping around was driving me nuts. I was avoiding sites to avoid the hassle. So I decided to try the bookmarklet integration that works on my iDevices and found that it works on Windows RT. Here’s how to set it up.
First off, this uses the mobile version of LastPass so you’ll need the $12/year premium subscription. There’s a two week free trial if you want to test it out first.
Second, if you’re like me and on a locked down mobile device access you’ll need to unlock it since this process will make the Surface RT appear as a mobile device. If you don’t know what I’m saying then don’t worry, there’s no lock down by default and you would have had to enable it. You can lock it down again once you approve the Surface RT as an allowed mobile device and things will still work.
With that out of the way we can setup the bookmarklet.
Similar to other mobile devices, you may be prompted to pick the ID from a list if there’s more than one to choose from. This works fine on Microsoft Surface RT.
I find this works similar to the way it does on my iDevices. There are a few sites that this bookmarklet can’t handle. In my case there were problems on both Surface and my iPad.
Metro IE and Desktop IE are different browsers. Each will present you with a LastPass logon the first time you use the bookmarklet in the browser session.
I know the term “Metro” isn’t supposed to be used. So substitute Modern UI, Metro-Style, Start Screen or Windows Store App as you’d prefer.
by Ray Newbery aka @osquest