If you use LastPass (LogMeIn's password manager) on both mobile and desktop get ready to make a decision.
From Bleeping Computer:
"Starting next month, LastPass will no longer allow a free account to be used on multiple types of devices (computers and mobile) at the same time."
Imposing limitations on free users after a long time of membership is nothing new. Both Dropbox and Evernote imposed limits on the number of devices upon which you could use a single account. It's not unusual if they don't run ads, drop trackers or sell information. From what I can see, neither Dropbox nor Evernote do so. Revenue has to come from somewhere.
However, this makes LastPass a lot less useful for many folks who use it for both mobile and desktop.
I've recommended BitWarden in the past and will still heartily recommend it. It's FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) and since the code is open, it's a sure thing that it will remain free. You can use the software to run your own instance of BitWarden on your own server.
There are paid tiers for BitWarden, but true to FOSS standards, they relate to support and the ability to store more information in their cloud service rather than on your own server.
I have been using BitWarden for years now and I'm pleased as punch with them. If you are negatively impacted by the new LastPass policy, switch to BitWarden. You won't be sorry.
My favorite Free and Open Source Software image software turned 25 on Saturday! Happy 🎂 GIMP! (General Image Manipulation Program)
GIMP is the standard for people who either can't afford Photoshop or don't want to shell out hundreds of dollars to Adobe. I'm in both categories.
It's come a long, long way since the original version was released. Today it's a sleek image manipulation program that's not limited to Linux/BSD with versions available for Windows and Mac (There are also ports available for Android and iPhone, but they are not official builds and are not highly rated.)
Not going to lie, it has a learning curve and it can be quirky. By quirky I mean things like this: You can't have the multi-platform version of XNView open at the same time as GIMP. Both will crash. The quirks are just little things you learn and correct as you go along. There isn't a single piece of software in the world that doesn't have quirks and as long as the software is available on so many platforms (as Adobe isn't), there are bound to be little things that you need to work around.
It took me some time to get used to it (formerly a Paint Shop Pro user on Windows) and a bit longer to really get the hang of the tools. But, the manuals are clearly written and there are lots of user tutorials online to follow. YouTube is full of them. Once you get the hang of it, GIMP's a joy to use.
There are also a plethora of plugins and add-ons to make for a great experience. Many Photoshop formats work natively within GIMP.
It's a fantastic piece of open source and free software that works beautifully. Say Happy Birthday to the GIMP by downloading and giving it a try!