LastPass finally available on Opera


If you don’t know LastPass, I would describe it as the ultimate free cloud-based password manager and form filler. While hitherto available as a plug-in or extension for other browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari), it has finally come to Opera with the release of the new beta of Opera 11, which (finally) introduces support for extensions.

For me, LastPass has come to be one of those indispensable tools that is one of the first things I install on a new computer (see the LastPass entry in my Freeware Top 30 post).

Now, with support for Opera, I can finally seriously consider using it as my main browser, which is a good thing as Opera is a serious contender for being the best browser, and just may be the fastest browser out there (more info on this below).

I’ve looked at many browser comparison tests, evaluated across multiple factors – see Tom’s Hardware Web Browser Grand Prix (Mar 2010), and Ars Technica’s Windows Browsers Benchmarked (Oct 2010). Both of these tests anoint Google Chrome as having the “best browser” distinction, with Opera coming in at a close second. ( I will say, however, that these test looked at the previous version of Opera v10).

Lastpass on Opera screenshot2

Regardless, first or second, I am delighted to see that Opera now has support for extensions, and that LastPass is working flawlessly on it.

(In other news, LastPass just bought my other favorite cloud services, XMark – a bookmark syncing service).

To download the latest Opera 11 beta go here.

To get the LastPass Opera extension go here.

  • Jimbo

    Opera is my default browser, but before you decide to use it or not, wait for the final version (or at least beta 2), because some features are not finished (you can’t turn off auto tab stacking).

  • Opera is very full of great features but is in need of refinishing work, it is truly the faster browser out there and the only one with mouse gestures available (next stolen feature by others from it after the tabs), some things are not quite right for the use i do of it, i love lastpass and xmarks (using them since they came out) but for example when you try to move a selected text in another field is not working and the double click doesn’t select, like in firefox, all the sentence. I would love to see in Opera the flashgot extension, very useful if you use Jdownloader.

  • lai

    i love opera. but i dun like it to have extension coz this idea is from firefox and followed by chrome. i get used to opera being the leader but not follower….. and extensions is not a good idea for opera, it does not have a user base large enough to hv many quality extensions.

  • Carbonize

    I used to use Opera as my default browser back around version 6.5. My opinion is that it’s gone down hill since then. Opera seem obsessed with adding more and more stuff to Opera that 99% of users will not use. Things like Unite, Widgets and the bit torrent client. It’s options and layout is also confusing for the average user. They should take a step back and maybe build a brand new Opera from the ground up.

    As to all this ‘browser X is the fastest’ rubbish it’s all pointless. They are nearly always referring to the JavaScript engine and the tests they always quote, SunSpider mainly, do not reflect real world situations. Microsoft’s Test Drive site is actually a better test platform or Mozilla’s Domeo(?) as both measure more than just how many times the JS engine can work out 2+2 in 30 seconds (I know that’s not what they do).

  • Guy

    “i love opera. but i dun like it to have extension coz this idea is from firefox and followed by chrome.”

    Oh but you do love all the features all browsers have copied from Opera, right? Where would the world be now without them.

  • nice review, bro! 🙂
    but honestly I don’t trust online password storage, I would prefer the offline one like KeePass.

  • joeyy

    I use Opera because of the notes and because to me anyway it feels faster than Firefox.

  • With all of our clients and pre-production work, I agree that LastPass is indispensable. Thanks for the update on Opera.

  • I do not trust online password manager too. However, now it’s not a problem, you can convert your password on the cloud to another password with an offline portable app:, so even if your passwords stored on LastPass are leaked, they’re still safe.