In todays world, we all have dozens of accounts. At least 3 email addresses, facebook, twitter, google and a ton more. A nice tool which can help you there is LastPass, but today I don’t want to introduce LastPass to you, but a feature of it for Mac, the Quick Search. Since I saw a lot of people using LastPass only in the browser and copying their passwords to desktop applications from there. Let me make your life easier today with this quick tip.
Install the LastPass App for Mac OSX
First we need to install the application from the App Store, so either type LastPass in the app store search or just click here.
After the installation start the LastPass app and sign in.
Next you will see your so called Vault. But let’s skip that and close or minimise that window. We are here for the Quick Search. (Maybe I will do a full guide about LastPass in the future).
Ok closed the Vault, go somewhere else, for example if you now open up your favorite Twitter app and need to grab your password, you have multiple options, like opening the browser and searching the LastPass Extension or bringing up the Vault and trying to find your password. Or wait, even simpler, press ⌘ + ⇧ + L and you will see a search window like this:
Start searching for example for Twitter and select the entry you want. Now if you just hit Enter it opens the web page if it is one in your default browser, if not then the Vault. But if you want to be real powerful, use ⌘ + C and the quick search bar closes and you have the password in your clipboard. Ain’t that amazing?
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