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Price: Free limited version (10 logins), $10/year for RoboForm Everywhere, $30 for RoboForm Desktop
Both programs are still great, but the competition has been good for RoboForm, which stepped up its game dramatically. I’m so impressed, in fact, that I’ve switched back to RoboForm.
RoboForm does everything you would expect from a password manager. You can generate unique, random, impossible-to-guess passwords for web logins, save those username/password combinations in an encrypted file, and have RoboForm fill in the information for you when you return to the website.
You can take your choice of two licensing options:
- RoboForm Everywhere can be installed on as many devices as you own. Your passwords are stored in an encrypted local file and synced to an encrypted file on RoboForm’s servers. Any changes you make on one device are synchronized automatically to other devices. The first year’s subscription is $10; renewals are $20 a year.
- Roboform Desktop can be installed on one PC and saves passwords locally (you can sync changes with other PCs).
I find the RoboForm toolbar easier to use than the LastPass interface, which can be a little too cryptic sometimes.
The program works on PCs and Macs, in all leading browsers, and on iOS and Android devices. Sadly, it doesn’t yet support Windows Phone, a hole in the product lineup that I hope the company will change this year.