For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been using a beta version of RoboForm Online to manage my passwords. RoboForm has been around for years, and is one of the most reliable Internet password managers around. The Online version of RoboForm syncs all your site logins, and sends them encrypted to the RoboForm servers.
For travelers, this means you can access all your personal accounts, without the need for your computer. Best of all, the account information can be sent directly to a website using a special “bookmarklet” – which means you don’t need to install any additional software. This makes the service ideal for use on public computers. And since the password is not typed, Internet cafes with “keyloggers” won’t be able to intercept it.
Data is protected with several levels of password protection, and the service offers 20MB of storage for passwords, identities and more. I’ve used other account sync applications in the past (including Mozilla Sync), but this is the first one I’ve seen that offers online access to your accounts. In addition to desktop and web access, RoboForm Online also supports the iPhone and Android.
RoboForm Online requires RoboForm to be installed on your computer, and it’ll install the sync component when you activate it. For “on the road” use, I’ve found that the experience is seamless. Especially if you travel with a computer, and use a different PC at home, being able to keep your account information securely in sync is a fantastic timesaver.