LogMeOnce is different from a lot of the password managers out there, offering a photo-verification login option in addition to the standard master password. It’s a pretty cool feature, but is it enough to put it above a more traditional password manager like LastPass? We’ve compared the two side by side in a number of categories to see how they stack up.
- Both have password generators that allow you to create strong, unique, customizable passwords
- Both offer two-factor authentication
- Both use a master password to protect your data
- Both use one-sided encryption
- Both have security features that allow you to monitor your password practices
- Both have business specific versions of their software
- Both are free and offer a paid premium version
- LogMeOnce is accessible offline
- LastPass offers a family specific version of their software
- LastPass has a security score feature that generates a report of the strength of your passwords
- LogMeOnce offers photo verification as an alternative login method to the master password
- LogMeOnce produces productivity charts that demonstrate account activity
LastPass is the clear winner in this category. While the LogMeOnce interface is fun and colorful, it’s pretty cluttered and a little outdated. It also includes some animations and crazy fonts that can be distracting. The LastPass interface, on the other hand, is clean, efficient, and easy to navigate. It features a tile-like layout that displays all of your passwords, and includes the logo for each login on the tile, making it easy to find specific entries quickly.
LogMeOnce definitely wins when it comes to the most extreme security. But LastPass offers more practical features.
LogMeOnce is unique in that it offers a photo verification login option. It will snap a photo of you on your computer and send it to your phone. From there, you will be able to confirm your identity and access your passwords on your computer. This option gives you two-factor authentication by default, since you have to have access to another device in order to login. LogMeOnce also offers an anti-hacker feature called “mugshot,” which takes a photo of the hacker and shows the date, time, and geolocation of the hack, as well as the IP address of the hacker. These features are a little extreme and probably not necessary, but nice to have.
LastPass includes a helpful security score feature that generates a detailed report of the strength of your saved passwords. Not only does this help you keep your passwords strong, but it also automatically helps you develop good habits, like changing your password every 90 days.
LogMeOnce does not offer a family-specific version of their software. LastPass, however, offers LastPass Family, which allows you to create one vault for an entire family. Each family member has access to the vault using their personal email, but one designated “family manager” decides which member can view certain folders and information. For example, you can allow your kids to view the Netflix password, but deny them access to your credit card information.
The only feature that is unique to the LogMeOnce business application is the same photo login feature offered in the consumer version. In the business version, the central administrator verifies the identification of each employee. Overall, LastPass would probably be a better option for businesses, as the interface is much easier to navigate and a lot less cluttered, which is more ideal for administrators dealing with multiple employees. Additionally, LastPass offers two business options: LastPass Teams, for smaller businesses or inter-departmental use, and LastPass Enterprise, for larger businesses.
Both LastPass and LogMeOnce are free for the most basic version. LogMeOnce offers two additional premium versions: LogMeOnce Professional for $1/month and LogMeOnce Ultimate for $3.25/month. LastPass Premium is right in the middle of that, at $2/month.
LogMeOnce offers the same photo verification option from the desktop application on its mobile app. This feature would probably be the most helpful on a smartphone, since it is easy to discreetly snap a photo of yourself on a phone. This makes LogMeOnce a smart option for your phone, although LastPass does offer an impressive mobile app as well.
Who LastPass Might Be Better For:
- Users who want the most practical security features
- Businesses who want a password manager suited for multiple employees
- Families who want a password manager specifically designed for family use
Who LogMeOnce Might Be Better For:
- Users who might prefer the photo verification over a password login, or want both options
- Users who want more extreme security features
- Users who don’t mind an eccentric-looking interface
LastPass is an impressive, standard password manager, while LogMeOnce is definitely a more unconventional choice. The photo verification login option is definitely a more extreme form of security, so if you’re looking for a password manager with that added layer of security, this may be a good choice for you.
If you’re using a password manager for the first time, or just want a clean, simple password manager, LastPass is definitely the better option. The LastPass security score feature is a more than adequate way to keep the strength of your passwords in check, and it’s definitely easier to navigate the LastPass interface.
To learn more, read our review of the best password managers of 2019.