I recently had occasion to try out Roboform for the first time and after having it installed for several days I’ve come to the conclusion that I can easily live without it for the foreseeable future.
It proved to be handy in keeping login information for quick logins, and it’s automatic form filling functions did work, I just don’t need them. The one thing about it that I honestly liked the most was it’s password generating feature that allowed you to control what types of characters are used and how long the password is to be. It even told you what the bit strength would be of the passwords generated with the current settings.
What I didn’t like about it is that it inserted itself as another, bloody slow loading, toolbar on my browser. It also didn’t restrict itself to just the main browser. It also jumped into any other instance as well. it ended up in IE (which I normally don’t use unless I’m testing page compatibility), Firefox portable, and the copy of Firefox 3 I’m testing.
What’s really annoying is that it also jumped into “Tor Browser“, which is a specially tweaked version of Firefox that connects by way of TOR to allow anonymous browsing. I don’t consider it good security to have something just insert itself into browsers without asking. That’s one of the reasons I got rid of AVG’s Linkscanner
My opinion, Roboform isn’t worth the trouble and aggravation it caused. Not only will I not be getting the paid for version, I’ve already uninstalled the free version.
[Tags]roboform, passwords, browser plugin, firefox, password generator, password utility, form utility[/tags]