The Hot Scoop on Password Managers
If you’re reading this
post, you probably already have at least a basic understanding of what
password managers are designed to do. What many people don’t know,
however, is that using a password manager can do a lot more for you than just
remembering your passwords. Let’s take a look at some of the advanced
functionality that a password manager like RoboForm can deliver for you.
Generating Unique Secure PasswordsLet’s face it, coming up with a unique secure password for each site that you log onto is not an easy task. (Most) Password managers can generate unique secure passwords for you, but make sure they include numbers, special characters, and upper- & lower-case letters.
Synchronizing Between All of Your Computers and DevicesNowadays, most people use multiple devices to access the internet on a daily basis. Smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops- the list is very long. Good password managers will allow you to sync your logins between multiple devices, especially since we all know how frustrating it can be to type a password on a tiny keyboard.
Saving Important Information Other than PasswordsUsernames and passwords aren’t the only secure information that you need stored for surfing the web. As is the case with passwords, you should never write down any PIN numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. Using a feature like RoboForm’s SafeNotes will allow you to securely store text files within your password manager using the same encryption as your passwords.
One-Click Form FillingOnline forms can be annoying and tedious to fill out. Some ask for just name and email address, but many also require several other fields like address, birth date and phone number. A password manager’s ability to recognize and populate these fields using just one click can be very time- and frustration- saving, especially on mobile devices. We’ve spoken to several people who can’t even remember life before this functionality.
RoboForm offers these and many other features. Check out our videos and tutorials page to learn how to start getting the most out of your password manager!