When one buys a subscription to RoboForm Everywhere, your password and user login information are stored in the cloud. Then, from any mobile device or computer, you can then access this personal information. RoboForm’s state of the art technology has earned it CNET Download.com’s Software of the Year and PC Magazine Editor’s Choice awards.
As a guy who is always forgetting his passwords for the bajillion sites I have registered on, I was tired of clicking on that “Forgot Your Password?” link all the time and going through the long process of getting a new password. Because of this, I gave RoboForm a try. This is my formal assessment of it usability.
As mentioned above, RoboForm is a Siber Systems product. With offices in Russia and Japan and headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, they are a privately held company. With the goal of turning scientific findings in the areas of text compilation, transformation, and parsing into useful commercial technologies, Siber Systems was founded in 1998.
In 1999, Siber Systems released their first consumer product, RoboForm. Since then, RoboForm has grown to millions of active users across the globe and has been translated into more than 30 languages. To allow RoboForm users to take their passwords with them, Siber Systems introduced a portable version called RoboForm2Go in 2004.
And, in 2006, Siber Systems released their latest product, a dependable and simple backup and file synchronization solution called GoodSync. From both the press and users, GoodSync has garnered many favorable reviews.
Siber System’s mission is simple. For enterprises and individuals across the globe, they want to create world renowned cutting edge software products designed to make computer use faster, more secure, and easier.
So far, it appears Siber Systems has been quite successful with their mission. They have caught the attention of such big media outlets as Baron’s, New York Times, Financial Times, Morningstar, Wall Street Journal, and more.
Top Features of RoboForm
RoboForm’s top feature is its password management. To help you secure and add new personal information, such as passwords, RoboForm offers numerous tools. RoboForm automatically files any saved login info into your Passcards list. To log in to all of your accounts with just one click, all you need to do is use the toolbar from there.
To save you time as you fill in online applications and forms, there is one-click long form filling. RoboForm does this by using the Identities you create to store your personal information. Consequently, when using this easy to use software, you can apply for a membership, a job, or even a credit card with just a click. From your resume to your driver’s license number, RoboForm can handle it all.
You can either enter your existing user information manually by filling out a new Passcard for each online login you need to remember or you can just import once you have RoboForm installed. Or, as you use passwords and usernames, the software can automatically save them. You will have all of your usernames, passwords, and URLs ready for one-click logins over time.
The SafeNote function is a great feature. It works much like a notebook. Any information you would like to keep private, such as documents, files, and notes, can be stored securely.
A bookmark organizer is also among RoboForm’s many features. Sites you like to visit frequently and sites where you want to automatically log in can be saved with this tool. With RoboForm’s mobile versions, you can synchronize the bookmarks. Plus, with the drag and drop tool, you can move the bookmarks around.
Security is very important with software that manages your personal information. Fortunately, RoboForm can bypass phishing attempts and keyloggers to secure your information. 3DES, Blowfish, and AES are among the strong encryption algorithms available from RoboForm to protect your info.
No one will ever be able to access your securely stored data as long as your master password remains a secret and is strong.
RoboForm offers a variety of pricing points. All of them are incredibly affordable. They also offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee that states that if you are not happy, you can get all of your money back if you contact them within 30 days of your purchase.
The main RoboForm plan is RoboForm Everywhere, which costs $9.95 for a year. This gives you one license for all of your multiple devices and computers. On all of your Macs, mobile devices, and Windows computers, you can use RoboForm software. Plus, all of your RoboForm data is automatically synchronized.
RoboForm Desktop for Mac or Windows costs $29.95 for a year. This plan uses RoboForm Desktop to securely store your information on your Mac or Windows computer. You only get one license per computer, but you enjoy unlimited Bookmarks, Logins, SafeNotes, Identities, and more.
Finally, there is RoboForm2Go for Windows. This costs $39.95 for a one year license for one USB drive. You have the flexibility and freedom to carry your Identities, Bookmarks, Logins, and more on a USB drive and use them on any computer anywhere on the planet.
There are also Enterprise plans for businesses. These are specifically designed to cater to a company’s needs.
Criticism of RoboForm
I did not have any problems with RoboForm. I felt it worked quite smoothly and made my life easier. Plus, it saved me time. The only thing is that some users might find it overwhelming with all of the many extras and features available and does so much.
My only other criticism is that it costs money. Of course, you cannot find any one program out there that does as much. So, the minimal fee delivers excellent value. It essentially pays for itself within a matter of weeks.
RoboForm offers their customers a wide array of ways to get in contact with them. Their live chat and phone support are available 9 am to 7 pm Eastern Time. They are available by email seven days a week, 24 hours per day. Plus, they also have a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions section, tutorials, and you can submit a support ticket.
I tested out the 24/7 email availability and was surprised to get an answer within the hour after emailing them at 3 am on a Saturday morning. They not only answered my question, but they were able to point me to more information that proved to be useful.
If the millions of computer users who fell victim to the Heartbleed bug had taken advantage of RoboForm’s security suggestions and technologies, hackers probably would not have been able to get their passwords. To combat common hacking strategies. RoboForm Everywhere can remind you to change your passwords often and help you employ lengthy, complex passwords.
Plus, by auto-filling web forms and automatically logging you in to your accounts, RoboForm restores valuable time to your life. It is also extremely secure and portable. Compared to any other password management software, RoboForm has the most mobile options. I strongly recommend using RoboForm to save time and keep your information secure.