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[repost ]Best Free Web Form Filler / Password Manager

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Introduction
Products in this class are among the most useful of all PC utilities because they allow you to complete the common task of filling in web forms and logins by simply clicking a button, as well as allowing you to store program serial numbers and registration details in a secure electronic form. They work by saving (in encrypted form) user IDs, passwords and other information needed by individual sites for later retrieval. To login to a site you need only type in a single master password to allow retrieval of the specific password information for that site. This information is then used by the program to automatically login. This greatly improves security because it allows different passwords to be assigned to individual sites without the need to remember them. And it makes the login process easy and quick.
Discussion
LastPass is a one of a kind product. Most password managers are either online or software only.  It  is the combination of web service and software. With the web service you can access your data anywhere. The software which runs on your computer allows you to view your data even when you’re not connected to the internet. When you install the software the plugins for IE, and Firefox are automatically installed.  There is a plugin for Google Chrome now as well. The plugin allows you to automatically fill forms. You would be logged in without even a click. You can always disable it if you don’t like it. One thing I really like about LastPass is the Password Generator. The Bookmarklet is a lifesaver if you’re on Chrome, Opera or just about any browser that supports JavaScript. The Bookmarklet does not have all the features of the plugin though, but it does allow you to fill passwords and forms, which is all you actually need. Did I mention you can store unlimited passwords? I personally have over 100 passwords stored on LastPass.

If you’re worried about security or reliability, then let me tell you LastPass is as safe as it can possibly get. It uses the same encryption algorithm that the US Government uses for Top Secret data. The key to decrypt the data is only known to you, so the database is meaningless to hackers. All encryption/decryption occurs on your computer, not on the servers. This means that it does not travel over the Internet and it never touches the servers. The entire site is encrypted and verified by Comodo.

There’s no doubt that RoboForm is the stand-out product in the category; it’s full featured, easy to use, seamlessly integrated into both Internet Explorer, Firefox and even Google Chrome browsers, and is constantly being enhanced by the developer. It also allows your saved passwords to be used on any PC, which is very convenient if you use multiple machines or are upgrading.I do have a major reservation though: The free version allows only 10 forms or passwords to be stored. This used to be 30 in earlier versions, which was adequate.  However, 10 passwords is not enough for most people and that really defeats the purpose of a password manager.  What’s the point in having a password manager if it cannot manage all oyur passwords ?

Note: If you use Internet Explorer, there’s some good news: the last free version of RoboForm (V5.7.6) that allowed 30 passwords is still available from the RoboForm web site, though it’s well hidden in the FAQ. Firefox users are out of luck, because you can’t use this version with the current version of Firefox

KeePassSome alternatives: Firstly (my personal favorite) there is the open source programKeePass. It’s not nearly as well integrated into your browser as RoboForm, but it’s a very good product that works without any limitations at all. There’s also an excellent KeePass plug-in for Internet Explorer that automates web form filling. You can simply drag and drop saved information to password prompts or web forms. Alternatively, you can use the powerful auto-type functionality that allows you to define a sequence of key presses, which KeePass can automatically perform when a global hotkey is pressed – perfect for email logins or entering program serial numbers.
Some alternatives to KeePass include Password Safe and PINS, which are both open-source and free and come with an auto-type system. Yet another possibility is KeyWallet, which allows you drag and drop saved information directly into web forms. Not quite as neat as RoboForm’s click-and-fill system, but it’s still highly effective. KeyWallet can also automatically save form data and handle difficult Java based forms. It’s also skinnable. However, KeyWallet has not been updated since 2001, before the release of XP, and there are still some XP related issues.Access Manger is similar to KeyWallet, but is still being maintained. It doesn’t have the skinning capabilities of KeyWallet, and requires the .NET framework to run.
Online Solution?

Finally, if you want to separate password keeping from filling out forms, consider PassPack.  Its advantage is that it’s entirely online: there’s nothing to download and install.  This lets you generate and use passwords from any computer that’s connected to the Internet. My only concern at this time is the legitimacy of the service, but at present it would seem to be a viable alternative to software password managers.

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Quick Selection Guide

LastPass    Rating 10 of 10  Gizmo's Top Pick

Pros Packed with features such as automatically filling in passwords, and accessing your passwords anywhere.
Cons Some users say this product is unsecure because it is web based.
Developer Home Page www.lastpass.com
Download link https://lastpass.com/misc_download.php
File Size 8.9 MB   Version 1.73.0   License Type Restricted Freeware (full commercial version available)   Installation Requirements Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox 2.0+, Chrome 4+.
64 Bit version available 64 Bit version available
Info It works on Mac, Linux, and Windows.

RoboForm    Rating 9 of 10  Gizmo's Top Pick

Pros Easy to use, seamlessly integrated into both Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers, constantly being enhanced by the developer.
Cons Allows only 10 forms or passwords to be stored for free version.
Developer Home Page http://www.roboform.com/
Download link http://www.roboform.com/download.html
File Size 7.9 MB   Version 7.4.1 License Type Restricted Freeware (full commercial version available)   Installation Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 & Pocket PC & Palm
Portable version available Portable version available: RoboForm2Go  File Size 8.8 MB  Version 7.4.1
Info The last free version of RoboForm (V5.7.6) that allowed 30 passwords is still available for download from http: //www .roboform.com/dist/ AiRoboForm-5-7-6.exe (please rebuild the link by removing all spaces). Compatible with IE but not with the current version of Firefox. 30 day trial of full version then some features disabled.

KeePass    Rating 8 of 10

Pros Open source, works without any limitations, has a plugin for Internet Explorer that allows automatic web form filling.
Cons Not well integrated into other browsers.
Developer Home Page http://keepass.com
Download link http://keepass.com/download/
File Size 1.46 MB  Version 1.20  License Type Unrestricted Freeware   Installation Requirements Windows 95 – Vista or Linux or Pocket PC
Portable version available Portable version available

Password Safe    Rating 7 of 10

Pros Open-source and come with an auto-type system.
Cons Not well integrated into browsers.
Developer Home Page http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/
Download link http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=41019
File Size 11.3 MB   Version 3.26 License Type Unrestricted Freeware   Installation Requirements Windows 95 – XP or PocketPC
Portable version available Portable version available, installer has USB option.

PINS    Rating 7 of 10

Pros Open-source and come with an auto-type system.
Cons Not well integrated into browsers.
Developer Home Page http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/pins.html
Download link http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/pins.html
File Size 689 KB   Version 4.50.0.86   License Type Unrestricted Freeware   Installation Requirements Windows 95 – Vista

KeyWallet    Rating 6 of 10

Pros Drag and drop saved information directly into web forms, automatically save form data and handle difficult Java based forms, skinnable.
Cons Not quite as neat as RoboForm’s click-and-fill system, not updated since 2001, with some XP related issues.
Developer Home Page http://www.keywallet.com/
Download link http://www.keywallet.com/keywallet.php?get_kw
File Size 1.46 MB   Version 1.0   License Type Unrestricted Freeware   Installation Requirements Windows 95 – XP
Info Works on Windows XP, however the support forum notes some bugs under XP.

Access Manager    Rating 5 of 10

Pros Quite similar to KeyWallet, but is still being maintained.
Cons Does not have the skinning capabilities of KeyWallet.
Developer Home Page http://www.accessmanager.co.uk/
Download link http://www.accessmanager.co.uk/DownloadNow.html
File Size 2.21 MB   Version 2.1.58   License Type Unrestricted Freeware   Installation Requirements Windows 98 – Vista
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