LastPass to Drop Support for Native Mac App and Replace it With Universal Web App
The outdated LastPass app for macOS
The announcement was made in an electronic mail to customers, explaining that the change was being made to “provide the best experience to our customers.”
Changes in Safari 12 designed to get builders to provide browser extensions by means of Mac App Store apps as an alternative of the soon-to-be-defunct Safari Extension Gallery had been additionally cited as an influencing issue.
As famous by The Verge, different apps like 1Password had been up to date to implement the brand new system inside their native apps, however LastPass has determined to take away assist for its native app solely.
The alternative web-based app supporting the brand new extension system has been constructed with applied sciences developed within the firm’s LastPass cellular apps, which ought to make it simpler to preserve the apps throughout the completely different platforms. The destructive end result of the swap is that the brand new app lacks a few of the performance of the native Mac app, like system-wide hotkeys.