Quite simply, RoboForm is the best password manager utility out there. Once you use RoboForm, you’ll wonder how you lived without it. I’ve been using it since early 2006 or so and it’s one of the utilities I use every single day on both my desktop and my laptop (and keep the data synched between computers).
Sure, you’re thinking, “my browser already stores my passwords.” True, both Firefox and Internet Explorer store passwords, but not securely. Your files are stored as “flat” text files on your computer, so prying eyes or malicious users can easily see all your logins.
RoboForm, on the other hand, uses strong encryption to protect all your logins. Oh yeah, and you access them all with a single master password, so no more trying to remember what login you used on what site. Now it doesn’t matter.
Use RoboForm to do all of the following:
- Automatically & securely store all of your online logins in one place.
- Protect & unlock everything with one password.
- Use identities to pre-populate any online form with your contact info, billing details, email address, and more (boring form entry be gone!).
- Create & store SafeNotes for managing secure snippets of important text (bank account numbers, lock combinations, etc.).
- Generate secure passwords for creating new site logins (and then RoboForm automatically remembers them for you).
Along with all of this awesomeness, RoboForm stores the URL associated with each of your logins, so you can even tell RoboForm to go to a particular site and login in a single action.
My favorite feature is the RoboForm search box:
Just click in the box, type in the name of the site you want to visit, hit enter, and RoboForm does the rest:
The one drawback of RoboForm is that it currently does not support filling in of Flash-based login and registration forms, which are becoming more common these days, but RoboForm support has assured me that their next major release will support Flash forms.[ Subscribe to gabeanderson.com via email or RSS feed. ]