For my first example, consider the need for passwords. The number of important sites I need which require me to have a username and password seems to have grown exponentially, which has spawned the growth of password managers for all devices in the Mincey Plantation; Macs, Windows PCs, iPhone, iPad, a few Android devices, and everything else.
Here’s a quick look at one password manager that has become very popular because it runs on multiple platform devices and it’s kinda sorta mostly free. Except when it isn’t. This one is called RoboForm. What’s free is the app. To use it on multiple devices for a select number of accounts requires a subscription license or price tag, hence, not really free.
For the Mac, RoboForm works within popular browsers; Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera; which makes it easier to login to various websites without having to remember a multitude of usernames and passwords.
The way RoboForm works is much the same as other password manager apps. Create one master password which opens RoboForm so it can fill in username and password information for specific websites. That means you only need to remember a single password to access many different website logins.
If you need to, RoboForm can generate strong passwords for your accounts, fill in forms with name, address, home town, state, and zip code information, including email and credit card numbers; all safely secure and encrypted when not being used. RoboForm has options for most major platforms and is mostly free. That is, free to try. If you need more than 10 usernames and logins then a price tag or subscription model applies, though RoboForm is less expensive than some, it’s less feature rich than others.
For what it’s worth, RoboForm is one of the few multi-platform password manager apps that works on Windows Phone models, and Linux.