RoboForm Review

Many of the applications and services that we use everyday require a password. For security, it is important to avoid using the same password for every case. However, we can end up having such a large number of passwords that it can be difficult to keep track of them. Things get even more difficult given that we usually have to create strong passwords with numbers and symbols so remembering them becomes a challenge. This is when a password manager comes handy. It is important to select a password manager that keeps your data secure using encryption. The best option is a solution that uses a local encrypted database, instead of a cloud-based one.

The issue is that in most cases, they need to rely on the cloud when you need to access your passwords using your smartphone, tablet or computer. With RoboForm, you can enjoy a strong level of security, without sacrificing convenience. All your passwords are stored online and protected with multiple security layers that keep them secure in the cloud. This also gives you the possibility of syncing your passwords across multiple devices. RoboForm is a password manager that works with mobile devices, desktop computers and browsers. In addition, it can be used as an automatic web filler tool. Here is more about RoboForm.

What does it offer

RoboForm aims to help you to enhance the security of your online data. It stands out thanks to its compatibility and it works well as a web form filler. Thanks to RoboForm, you won’t need to worry about a long list of passwords. You just need to remember the master password and let RoboForm take care of the rest. It supports bookmark-style logins so you will be automatically signed in to your favorite websites with a single click. RoboForm allows you to get access to all your passwords securely, no matter where you are or what device you are using.

With just one subscription, you can get support for all your devices thanks to the fact that the password manager features advanced technology that updates data on all your devices all the time. In terms of security, RoboForm is a solid solution since it ensures that your data can only be accessed using the master password. This is the only key to your account and it is meant to be only known by you so that no one else can get access to the data. In addition, the data is protected at all times with AES-256 bit encryption and PBKDF2 SHA256 key. If you need to fill online registration forms, RoboForm is very convenient as it automatically enters all your details with a single click. There is also a practical tool that lets you check how strong your passwords are.

How to get started

You can set up the manager easily. There are multiple installers available on the website and you just need to select the one that is designed for the platform you want to use. RoboForm supports operating systems like Windows and Mac, as well as mobile platforms. When you get a license, it is meant for an individual users and it can be used with multiple devices. RoboForm also works with Linux and Chrome OS, and it supports a variety of browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome.

Once you click on the tab for the platfomr you want to use, you can download the link. After completing the download, you can simply run the installer. You will be asked for permission to complete the installation so select Yes. Setting up RoboForm is very easy and it takes only a few seconds. Once the setup process is completed, a pop-up will appear to let you know that you have 30 days to test RoboForm for free. You are also given the option to upgrade to the Premium version straight away.

Features

With RoboForm, you can keep track of all your passwords, even if you are using complex options. All the passwords are kept secure in an encrypted database and with the synchronization feature, you can access them across all your devices. When a device is connected to the server, you just have to enter the master password to authorize it to access the passwords. The master password has to be at least 8-character long and it has to contain 4 non-numeric characters of more. In order to keep your data secure, RoboForm stores it on the servers and encrypts it with high grade encryption standard. It is very important to keep in mind that if you lose the master password, you won’t be able to recover it so make sure that you keep it safe.

RoboForm has servers in Virginia located in a facility that meets the highest standards of security. There are backup generators set up in case of power surges and the facilities are constantly monitored. RoboForm also allows you to import passwords from Password management in Norton Internet Security. You can also import passwords from other password managers like LastPass, KeePass and 1Password. It will log you automatically into your favorite site in consequence visits, once you save your password. Like other password managers, RoboForm also supports the Identities function. This console lets you keep personal information, passwords and any important data securely.

Apart from Identities, there is also an option called Encrypted text notes that gives you the possibility of writing notes including any information that you may need in the future and that need to keep safe. The latest version of RoboForm supports Safe Sharing of passwords/logins, in case you need to give a colleague or friend access to an application. When you share a login, the other person doesn’t see the password itself.

RoboForm Desktop

When you use the Desktop version on your Windows and Mac devices with the Sync option disabled, the password manager works like a no-sync single-device version. Your data won’t be saved in the cloud server and it is not possible to synchronize it with other devices. The web filler works really well and it can effectively handle personal information, as well as passwords to access applications. You can easily access the sites that you have visited the most, thanks to the Start Page that is generated. Two-factor authentication (with fingerprints or smart card) is supported, but it requires external devices. RoboForm’s Emergency Access Feature also lets you select who will inherit your passwords in case anything happens.

Mobile RoboForm

The mobile version supports the features that you can enjoy with the desktop version and if you only use the mobile app only, you have the possibility of using RoboForm Everywhere for free. When the application is installed, you can access your data and start syncing your data. It is possible to view, edit, add and use the existing data. In addition, the application can be used as a web browser. With only one click, you can go to the websites that you have saved and you can log in automatically.

RoboForm Online

It is possible to access your RoboForm Everywhere account from any device that is connected to the internet. You can access all your passwords, but they can only be renamed or deleted and there are no other editing options available. The online option doesn’t allow you to log in to websites automatically, unless the application is installed, but it is possible to copy and paste the passwords.

Plans

RoboForm has a Free solution, but in order to enjoy all its advantages, you can upgrade to RoboForm Everywhere. The Individual plans costs $19.95 per year, the Family Plan allows up to 5 users to use their own RoboForm Everywhere accounts using a single subscription and it costs $39.95 per year. There are also plans available for Business users.

Customer Support

You can find support on their online website, in the form of useful information about the service and tutorials. Live chat and email support are also available and you can also contact them by phone (paid customers) or via Social Media.

Conclusion

RoboForm is a convenient solution to keep track of your passwords and to ensure that they remain secure. It supports multiple platform and also offers web-based access. It is user-friendly and it comes with a good set of features that will allow you to keep your passwords safe and easy to manage.