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If you usually have to fill in large online forms or need to deal with tens and even hundreds of passwords, like most of us do nowadays, RoboForm will surely come in handy to you. This tool is both a form filler and a passwords manager designed to save you a lot of time while keeping your sensitive information secure. With RoboForm, filling an extensive online form -or getting logged into your favorite websites- is a matter of one or two clicks.
The program, however, is hard to understand at first. If you are a beginner or inexpert user, and plan to give RoboForm a try, I would highly recommend you to start by reading the program's manual and/or watching its illustrative videos. The program installs toolbars on all your major web browsers, which allow you to access all its key functions from a single place. During the installation stage you need to create your RoboForm account, for which you need to provide an e-mail address and a master password. From that moment, it is the only password you will need to remember, as the program will remember all the other ones for you, and provide them when required.
This tool allows you to create and manage logins, bookmarks, safenotes, passwords and identities, all from the toolbar's controls. Every one of them offers its own small interface for its corresponding function, like the passwords generator which allows you to configure the length, character sets and minimal number of digits for your new passwords. Of course, you can handle multiple identities with different sets of information each, such as the first, middle and last names, up to 5 phone numbers, e-mail, Yahoo ID, Skype ID, gender, date and place of birth, social security number, driver's license information and more. All that information, in turn, will be used to automatically fill in the required forms, for which you can choose the appropriate identity.
Finally, RoboForm also installs an icon on your notification area from which you can launch the so called "RoboForm Editor". It acts as a main window allowing you to manage all the program's settings and features including all the already mentioned plus some others like contacts and applications. Also, all the information you provide or edit is stored online and automatically synchronized in all the devices where you use RoboForm. In conclusion, if you are willing to invest some time in learning the ropes of this program, it may become very useful for you and save you a lot of time in the future.
- Fills in online forms for you
- Generates and manages complex passwords
- Login to all your private web pages through a single, master password
- Handles multiple identities with different sets of information each
- Manages bookmarks and safenotes
- Is hard to understand at first