After installing RoboForm, every time you enter a login user name and
password, RoboForm will ask if you want to store the information. Thereafter,
whenever you visit the same page, RoboForm will identify it, call up
the correct login information and all you have to do is click the button
which appears in the toolbar to fill out the login. RoboForm also stores
your name, address, phone number and as much or as little additional
personal information (including credit card numbers, expiry dates, CVV
codes and so on) that you care to feed it. Any time you need to fill
out an online form with personal information or enter purchase information
at an online store, just click your name button on the RoboForm toolbar
and the form will be filled out correctly and automatically for you.
As far as we can tell, the process continues to be flawless. There are
plenty of non-standard and just plain oddball forms out there, apparently
designed by web developers who just aren't thinking straight. RoboForm
seems to handle them with ease, correctly identifying fields and entering
I still use TurboPassword, though I've been lately leaning toward Splash
ID (available for Palm
Pocket PC). But with RoboForm plugged in to IE7 and Firefox
on all of my PCs, I'm now referring to the standalone data
vaults only when I'm away from the computer.
Cons: There are none. We could wish that web designers stopped
being 'creative' when they design forms and related processes
which are awkward and unintuitive. We could also wish for
compatibility with Linux versions of Firefox, but since Linux
is still just an immeasurably tiny fraction of the desktop
PC market it's largely irrelevant (so far). We did not have
an opportunity to test RoboForm password sync to Pocket PC
or Palm OS devices.
Pros: I really like RoboForm. I've always liked RoboForm.
This review is definitely biased, simply because I've made
extensive and productive use of RoboForm for many years.
The main problem with such a subjective viewpoint is that
it can sometimes make a reviewer gloss over obvious product
problems. However, RoboForm is mercifully free of such problems
and remains an eminently useful product which seems to be
fully compatible with the latest versions of the two market-leading
web browsers. Previous browser versions are also supported,
but we think you really do need to be using the latest versions
in order to be as secure as possible online. Throughout two
weeks of intensive daily testing, we did not find a web form
of any kind (login, online store, application, membership,
registration, etc.) that could stump RoboForm. Siber Systems
emphasizes its security policies and strict adherence to
user data privacy at every opportunity. Plugs neatly into
Internet Explorer and Firefox and we didn't encounter any
plug-in compatibility issues or problems. One of the handiest
browser plugs-in available today. Highly recommended.