Tired of having to remember all of your passwords and personal info? RoboForm for Mac securely stores online and offline passwords on your iMac or MacBook, automatically logs you into online accounts and completes online registration and checkout forms with just one master password.
The first time you launch Roboform, you're offered the chance to signup immediately for an online account which syncs across all devices or just use it on your Mac. It's wise to set it up just on your Mac to be sure that you're comfortable with RoboForm before going any further. It allows you to enter information like phone numbers, address, company, bank account details and Social Security Number and passport details. Once it’s all stored in RoboForm, you’ll be able to fill in online forms in a click. This makes it easy to fill in web forms that require private data although it may not work with all secure fields, especially when using banking websites.
When browsing the web, logins will probably be the item you use most. Every time you enter a user name and password for a website, RoboForm will offer to store it. From then on, you won’t have to worry about entering those details when accessing the page, as RoboForm will handle it automatically. To protect against phishing, RoboForm will always compare a website URL to the one corresponding to your password.
If you’re having trouble defining a strong password you can use the password generator found in tools. Not only can you choose the number and types of characters, but also exclude similar characters (such as 1 and I or O and 0) or limit to hexadecimals. For any element you create, RoboForm offers five known encryption algorithms to choose from for your entries: Blowfish, AES, RC6, 1DES and 3DES.
There are of course security concerns with any kind of password manager such as Roboform but as an extra security feature, you can choose to have RoboForm automatically log off after a certain amount of minutes or when you lock your workstation. If you use Roboform's syncing feature, the developers assure that their servers fully encrypt your data.
Although 1Password is still probably the best password manager for Macs, Roboform is a very competitive alternative but it is limited to Safari and Firefox users. There is a 1Password import tool if you want to try it out or migrate all of your data across.
RoboForm is a slick and well organized password manager and form filler for Macs.