lightheir wrote:Actually, Lastpass fails enough for me on the autofill that it was enough to completely turn me off from it. Yes, it works great in 90% of websites, but in a small group (2 of which I happen to use regularly), it doesn't work at all and I have to manually enter the data, which always is annoying as heck with Lastpass. I used Lastpass for 3-4 months and after that period concluded that for my uses, Keepass was simply far more reliable for my websites of interest.
Once I learned the "Save All Entered Data" trick (if you want to call it that) in LastPass, I found that LastPass worked properly enough on almost every website. But it's not difficult to imagine that if you happen to use sites that give LastPass trouble (mostly Flash-based logins), then I get how it could be irritating.
Another thing that drove me nuts with Lastpass is the constant offers to 'save your password', which usually overlaps with the browser's request. I know you can turn this off, but that makes entering the passwords in the first place annoying as heck and confusing. I hated having all these random website passwords saved in what I consider a critical file - I prefer the Keepass model where I selectively pick and choose the important files to save, even if it takes more work up front.
There shouldn't be any overlap with the browser requests because the browser requests should be disabled. And I hadn't encountered a problem with random credentials being saved. So...I'm confused on this one, especially you acknowledge that you can turn the feature off.
And I mentioned this before, but entering and saving blocks of text like important info is really clunky in Lastpass, as it wasn't really designed for it. On Keepass, it's a breeze, and searchable.This was actually the main reason I bailed from lastpass, as I keep a lot of important text type info in my private file, and when I tried to do the same in Lastpass, it was agonizingly painful due to the field entry system.
You are probably right that this is easier in KeePass. I have no experience there. But "agonizingly painful"? Again, I'm not sure what you were doing. When I want to save a block of text in a secure note, I paste in or type in the block, and I save it. It may not be as well designed as KeePass is for that purpose, but I don't know what could be so awful about it. Primitive, perhaps, but the features that are there don't seem difficult to use.
I went with LastPass because I felt I was philosophically aligned with what they were trying to do. They wanted to build a password manager designed from the ground up to work via the cloud, and I've always been a cloud advocate. I also like that they try to do everything they can to avoid security holes from the start--e.g., they try to minimize exposure of plain text, unlike KeePass and the clipboard. They also heavily encourage the use of second factors. I just like the company, I guess, and since I don't want to switch between password managers all the time, that's important for the long haul. I think LP suffers somewhat from trying to accomplish too much--for example, the attempt to make the software as generally usable on different platforms as possible has made it clunky for certain specific logins (again, the Flash sites, although those may be dying off soon).