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Switching from AI RoboForm to LastPass

by on Mar.15, 2009, under Technology

After seeing another Lifehacker post about LastPass, I’ve decided to switch my password management program of choice from AI RoboForm to LastPass.

My new netbook runs a Linux distribution and AI RoboForm doesn’t have a Linux version (and apparently never will).  I did find a work around to run AI RoboForm on Linux, but I couldn’t get it working.  In the poster’s defense, my netbook goes to the HP Linux repositories so that might have caused the problems I encountered.

I’ve been using AI RoboForm for a few years (and will still be using it for the passwords I’m not comfortable with being stored out in the cloud), but LastPass has all the same features–for free.  It’s still in beta, but I haven’t ran into any problems yet.

KeePass is another solution that was recommended to me by more than one person, but when it came time to make the switch I chose LastPass because of it could import all my AI RoboForm objects (LastPass supports importation from other password managers as well).

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3 Comments for this entry

  • Omarra Byrd

    I actually love the RoboForm software myself. I use it all of the time and it takes all of the menial everyday tasks that I have to perform on my computer daily and shortens them extremely! What once took me fifteen minutes to complete now takes me only one second because RoboForm does the same task with just one click. In fact I wrote a Report about a lot of RoboForm’s capabilities for use that aren’t even touched on in the User’s Manual for RoboForm. You can get that Report here:

    http://www.theroboformreport.com/indexb.html

    There is also a FREE version of RoboForm that you can download on this web page, just to test the RoboForm software out for yourself! I highly recommend it!

    • SLeepdepD

      It’s great software–I cannot deny that.

      And it is true: you can use AI RoboForm for free. As soon as you get more than 10 passcards however, it disables. LastPass has all the same entities: sites, notes, and identities, but is completely free and–since everything’s online–you don’t need to sync the RoboForm data between computers. All you need is the Firefox or Internet Explorer add-on and you’re good to go.

      Maybe your time efficiency methods could be ported over to LastPass. :)

  • PCLicious Video Tutorials

    Lastpass looks like a great free alternative. Thanks for putting me on to this :) I have been using Roboform for several years as well, I like its security features as well and multiple profiles, which LastPass seems to have as well.

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