LastPass acquires Xmarks!

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So it’s official: my bookmark synchronization platform and plugin of choice, Xmarks, will be taken over by password-storing service LastPass. Creepy in theory, but actually fairly secure, LastPass offers a series of browser plugins that allow users to manage passwords for a variety of services and then sync them to other platforms. You know, like Xmarks, only for passwords.

As I already use LastPass, I think this is a good fit.

Xmarks has also rolled out their freemium pricing scheme: $12 USD per year, or $20 when bundled with LastPass Premium. Makes sense to me.

2 Responses to “LastPass acquires Xmarks!”

  1. Steve

    I’m not sure I would ever willingly hand over my passwords to a company. Even if I trusted them, security holes exist.