Usernames, scribbled-down phone numbers, web addresses, place names, even recipes… small chunks of important information that can clutter up your space and get lost easily. LastPass users have a place to store these little bits of information and take them everywhere they go.
The Secure Notes section of LastPass’ app is an all-purpose secure storage area for any items like this that you might need to store, and of course, because it’s stored in LastPass using its standard encryption, it is as secure as your passwords and any other information stored in there.
You can also add attachments if you need to. For example, storing a digital copy of a purchase receipt for a particularly expensive item. You can store this information along with any other details you need, and even include photographs of the item or insurance details along with it. There are many file types that can be added to Secure Notes; .jpg or .png image files, .docx, .xlsx or .pptx files from Microsoft Office, or .pdf document files – these are just a few of the supported file types that you can store along with your notes, if you need to. Each note can be up to 45,000 character in length, and the file size limit on attachments is 10 MB. For security reasons, you can only download an attachment from a note while using the app or browser extension; attachments cannot be downloaded by logging in to your vault directly on lastpass.com via a web browser.
As with other items stored in your Vault, you can require that certain notes present a password prompt; LastPass will then demand re-verification before the note in question can be viewed.
You can view the last 5 changes that have been made to your notes over time by selecting Note History. This gives you the opportunity to see what information was changed in a particular Secure Note, and also when it was changed – this could be useful if, for example, you’d like to view an old phone number or a previous account number.
Like other items, you can also share Secure Notes (along with any attachments on them) with another LastPass user if you need to.