This space holds helpful information about things
that Dr. Hain has discovered by trial and error.
Roboform -- Awesome little browser add-on.
Roboform is a clever program that stores your passwords. Whenever you go to a website, and it asks for a password, Roboform pops up and asks you if you want to fill it in. This is a program that the browser guys should have written (how about it Firefox ?).
- Sometimes is a bit intrusive. When I fill in a new form, it will pop up and ask me if I want to save the password. About 9/10 times, it makes a mistake.
- The color scheme also is something that only a color blind person could love. Lime green and orange ! Really.
- Roboform seems to have blocked storage of password files on "synced" drives. This is a pain. Dropbox doesn't work. Not very civil, Roboform. Perhaps a reason to replace Roboform with a competitor.
- Roboform also has no useful export mechanism -- again, looks like trying to make it harder to jump ship. Not very civil Roboform.
- The "Roboform anywhere" is basically a subscription model roboform, that provides you with sync capabilities. This works fairly well, although of course, locks you into a $19.95/year subscription for the forseeable future.
Still, a great value.
June 13, 2015
, Timothy C. Hain, M.D.
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