LastPass and 1
While 1Password isn’t a free service, its $ 2.99 / month plan is quite competitive with LastPass Premium, which also costs $ 3 / month. It comes with apps for all major platforms, support for two-factor authentication, and includes 1 GB of encrypted document storage.
There are tons of reasons why you might want to switch from LastPass to 1Password. So instead of getting into it here, we recommend reading Cam Summerson’s experience switching from LastPass to 1Password on Rate Geek, our sister site.
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If you’ve decided to switch from LastPass to 1Password, you don’t really need to do much. The process is as simple as exporting a CSV file from LastPass and importing it into 1Password.
Warning: Make sure to export your LastPass passwords and data to a secure PC. The CSV file contains all your passwords in plain text and should be securely removed after it is imported into 1Password.
Export passwords from LastPass
To export all your passwords in CSV format, you must install and use the LastPass browser extension (you cannot download a CSV file from the LastPass website).
To get started, click on the LastPass extension in the browser toolbar. If you cannot find the LastPass extension in the Chrome toolbar, click the Extensions button to see all extensions.
Select the “Account Options” button.
Then go to the “Advanced” section.
Select the “Export” function.
Now select the option “LastPass CSV File” to download your LastPass data as CSV file.
On the next screen, enter your LastPass Master Password and choose the “Continue” option.
LastPass will now download the CSV file to your default download location on your computer.
How to import passwords into 1Password
You can import the LastPass data quite easily with 1Password’s online portal. To get started, open the 1Password website and log in to your account.
Then click on your profile icon in the top right corner and choose the option “Import”.
In the next screen, choose the option “LastPass”.
Now you will see a few different ways to import data from LastPass. You can open the CSV file, paste all the data or drag and drop it into the CSV file. To upload the CSV file, click on the link “Or select a file from your computer”.
Then choose the CSV file you downloaded from LastPass and click the “Open” button.
After a few seconds, 1Password will let you know that the upload was successful. Click the “View Imported Items” button to access your saved passwords.
You will now see all imported data directly in 1Password. These are immediately available on all your devices with the 1Password app installed.
Once the export and import process is complete, you can now delete your LastPass account.
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