January 8, 2016
Apps are constantly updated with new features and improvements designed to make life easier for its users. Here in the Changelog, we take a second look at apps that improve after they get featured on Top Apps.
LastPass (Android, Web, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux)
LastPass got itself a new coat of paint, and several useful new features.
The video above glosses over all of the main new improvements, but here’s the fine print.
As I mentioned, there’s a new coat of paint that reeks of Google’s Material Design (in a good way) featuring big icons and bold colors. There’s a new Emergency Access feature that allows you to give trusted individuals your passwords in, well, an emergency scenario. Speaking of sharing, the new Sharing Center is an one-stop shop for managing shared passwords securely.
However, if you’re not in love with LastPass 4.0 for some weird reason, you can revert back to the old version. Here’s how:
- Launch your vault
- Click the profile icon on the top right (below your email address)
LastPass 3.0 will continue to be offered for the next few months, but will eventually die in favor of this version.
LastPass is available now on the Web, Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS for free.
Spotify Party (Android, iOS)
Admittedly, this isn’t the most productive app on the market but Spotify’s been absolutely crushing it lately in terms of keeping me with the service. Between Discover Weekly (a custom playlist of tracks Spotify thinks you would like) and Spotify Running (a soundtrack for your runs timed to your step), I’ve never been happier to say that I’m a Spotify user.
Just before Workaholic went on its holiday hiatus, Spotify rolled out Spotify Party: a feature similar to Spotify Running that’s meant for DJing your parties and epic get togethers (I can’t believe I just used the phrase “get together” in a sentence).
Anyways, you can choose from a variety of genre playlists mixed from artists like Diplo, Fetty Wap, and Meghan Trainor or Spotify’s various party playlists (think Teen Party, Hip Hop Takeover, or Electro Blowout). Now, a key feature here is a mood adjuster that allows you to customize your mix to match the type of party you’re having.
Spotify Party is available now in the latest version of the latest version of the Spotify iOS and Android apps.
That’s it for this week. Next Friday, you’ll get my impressions of the Amazon Fire Tablet after three weeks of having it in my possession. Until then, you can follow me around the Interwebs, and leave me feedback on Twitter, right below this post, or on the Workaholic Google+ community.