AI Roboform is an awesome piece of software. When I tried out MacOS for a few days the one and only program I missed was Roboform.
Roboform has two main functions which are totally separate.
1. It automatically fills forms on the web for you. You put in your name, address, phone number, age, etc. and it will fill out any form on any page with just one click. This is insanely helpful for doing things like signing up for forums or buying things online. You can even put multiple addresses.
2. It remembers all of your login information for every site. When I tell people about this they invariably say "Yeah, firefox does that automatically."
It's very different, though. Roboform also remembers the login page, so you just click the name of the site you want to go to and it goes there and logs you in in one step. VERY convenient.
The whole thing is password protected and encrypted, so you don't have to worry about anyone else seeing your info. It can be used on Firefox, Internet Explorer, or many smartphones.
There's also a feature called SafeNotes which lets you keep short notes in the same place that are password protected. I use this for things like my Fedex # and frequent flyer numbers.
You can try a free trial at Roboform
As someone who has switched from Win to Mac and has used both Roboform and 1Password - I can say I really preferred Roboform. 1Password is pretty good but not nearly as good at recognizing forms, but it's still the best OS X solution if you've gone Mac (and haven't gone back) like me.
When I first read this post I thought the software was kind of dumb, because like Tynan said in his post, firefox does all of that for me. I also use a Mac and it was for Windows anyway.
Then I read Scott's comment about 1passwd and figured I would give it a try. After only using it a couple of hour I bought a license for it, I don't know how I ever lived without it. Extremely useful.
Wow... that looks perfect. I can't wait for there to be complete driver support for my laptop.
I got an email from a reader this week asking if I'd post about how my computer is set up for productivity. As I was going through my answer in my head, I realized that I'm also very geared towards security, which is frequently overlooked. So, behold: a post about how my computer is set up.
Almost all computers today are fast enough for the average load of tasks that a user will dump on it. Most laptops are light enough to be lugged around comfortably. Storage capacity is abundant across the board.
There are certain websites we need to use everyday.
It's 2013, so email is pretty much a must-have. Facebook used to be a social network but now it's a necessity if you want to keep some semblance of connection with old friends. It's also used for events and group messaging and whatnot. Point is- some internet facets have become more than just websites and are now societal norms.
Unfortunately, a lot of these websites, in an effort to gain ad revenue, go beyond their functional purpose and take on an entertainment role. They can become quite the time sink, and since you need them to function properly, you can't just fire up leechblock and block them altogether.