RoboForm Review

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    RoboForm is just like any other modern password manager. It is a direct competitor to sites like  LastPass Premium and Dashlane and offers much the same types of secure password services.

    Frankly speaking, there’s nothing unique or exciting about this Roboform and it performs in a similar way to other password manager competitors like KeePass.

    The software equips almost all the functions including autofill, secure password sharing, audit report, and more that you usually find in a standard password manager.

    Except for the above features, there’s nothing which is unheard-of.

    Thus the remark ‘neither exciting nor dull’.

    However, what caught my attention is the dead-simple interface of the app and its cheap rate.

    Additionally, it saves all your passwords and data in an organized way that makes it super-easy for you to find a particular login credential within seconds.

    In this Roboform review, we will take a look at a few reasons why you should (or shouldn’t) invest in RoboForm.

    RoboForm Pros

    #1. Working on RoboForm is a piece of cake, and you just breeze through all its functions without applying any tech knowledge.

    For example, once you’ve login to your account, you land on the dashboard of the app which looks spanking clean with lots of white space. This is the action center of the software.

    From here, it’s just a matter of a few steps to do what RoboForm is famous for – save passwords and sensitive data.

    Similarly, working with other aspects like doing an audit report or generating a password is also a few clicks away.

    In a nutshell, you’re never gonna feel lost or refer to the help center of the software for any assistance regarding its operation.

    #2. RoboForm goes above and beyond when it comes to securing your data.

    They use the industry-standard AES-256bit encryption to encrypt your info, and they top it up with PBKDF2 SHA256.

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    That’s double-layer protection against any brute force or online attacks. Plus, the two-factor authentication ensures extra safety and prevents any unwanted action.

    That makes it almost impossible for any hacker to break into your vault.

    #3. Auto filling web forms is common among modern-day password managers. But what makes RoboForm stand out is their ability to deal with little details and nuisances.

    While the other tools ask you whether you want to save your credentials, RoboForm automatically does the job when you sign in to a platform or service for the first time.

    It repeats the same thing when you fill a web form or enter your payment details while shopping online.

    And when you visit that page again in the future, it auto-fills the web form or logs in details in no time.

    #4. Storing passwords and auto-filling them is just half of the job, and most of the programs are fit to do that.

    The other half contains enlightening you with the current state or strength of your existing passwords.

    And you would be happy to know, RoboForm does an excellent job in this section, too.

    They calculate the strength of your passwords by using the open-source estimator zxcvbn.

    roboform check password

    This robust tool not only counts the basic components of a password, but also consider dictionary entries, common names, and other commonly known bad passwords and their variations.

    So, you can either choose to get automatic reports or manually check your passwords by plugging them in the password checker.

    What’s more?

    If your existing passwords seem to be outdated or weak, the password generator tool of RoboForm suggests you random passwords as a replacement.

    roboform password generator

    The great news is that you can choose the secure password suggested from the password generator because after all, it’s RoboForm that does the hard work of remembering them.

    #5. Password sharing on RoboForm is a breeze. Unlike other programs, you don’t need to go through the pain of creating a shared folder and invite members for access.

    On the contrary, RoboForm uses an effortless process where you can just type in the email address of the user and send them a password or folder in a snap. This feature ensures secure sharing without exposing the actual data.

    Moreover, it allows you to grant access to a trusted contact in an emergency case or just as a method of account recovery.

    #6. Luckily, there are no restrictions on the type of device or operating system you should have in order to run RoboForm properly.

    The software works fine in every device for desktop and mobile devices, running on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. The Roboform desktop app is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and more. The web browser extension works well for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge (previously internet explorer). This browser extension is great as a formfiller, gives you a secure way to access your usernames and passwords.

    And the best part?

    Single user license holders can access most of their data offline without any snag.

    RoboForm Cons

    #1. Though it’s not a big deal for many users, it would make RoboForm a complete package if the developers introduce multi-factor authentication.

    Because, no doubt, the current security arrangements are top-notch, but a multi-factor authentication would add an extra shield to RoboForm vault.

    Barring this small glitch, the program is impeccable.

    RoboForm pricing plans and payment methods

    RoboForm comes in two different variants – Personal and Business.

    The Personal plan is further classified into ‘Free’, ‘Everywhere’, and ‘Family’.

    roboform personal pricing

    While the ‘Everywhere’ plan costs just $1.99/month when billed annually, the ‘Family’ plan can be shared by a total of 5 members for $3.98/month (again, billed annually).

    roboform business pricing

    On the other hand, we have the ‘Business’ membership where you’re charged on a per user basis. And the cost is $3.35/month per user when you pay for the entire year upfront.

    Finally, once you’ve looked down a specific plan, you can use PayPal, credit, or debit cards to complete the order.

    Do I recommend RoboForm?

    Yes, I recommend RoboForm to everyone. The desktop app makes it convenient to use with all computer-based tools. The web browser extensions makes it easy to use online for autofill of usernames and passwords. The mobile apps for iOs and Android makes it easy to access your usernames and passwords while on the go.

    Except for the multifactor authentication glitch, there are hardly any solid reasons to turn this password manager tool down.

    Sure, it doesn’t bring anything out of the box, but again, it also leaves no stone unturned in terms of offering features.

    And for two bucks a month, you can’t ask for more. It’s a steal of a deal.