As a mother of two young children who also has M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), my memory isn’t great, even at the best of times. Shoes in the fridge and yoghurt on the shoe stand? Yep, I’ve done it!
As someone who has been using the internet for a long time, I’m a member of numerous websites, a majority of which require signing up prior to use. We all know the popular security tips and tricks – use a different password for each website etc. etc. How are we supposed to remember them all?! And don’t get me started on the whole ‘include a capital letter, a number, a special character, the blood of your first born child etc.’
I remember coming across Roboform on an online forum I participate in. I’m what is defined within inner circles as a ‘comper’ (someone who enters competitions and giveaways as a hobby) and there was a lot of talk about which was the best form filler and password manager to use. Roboform was mentioned several times so I decided to check it out. I had nothing to lose!
What I especially liked was that there was a free version available so that I could play around to determine if it was the appropriate fit. After downloading, I was expecting to be met with loads of complicated terms and instructions, but instead I simply input my information and created a new ‘identity’; whenever I clicked my identity button, my information was filled in – like magic! Not only do I have memory problems, but I also have cognitive problems with typing so I was always mistyping my name or address and not realizing until I had pressed ‘send.’ Roboform helped me to avoid such silly mistakes.
The free version of RoboForm Everywhere saves 10 passcards, which is more than sufficient for many people. However, as a ‘comper’ and avid internet user, I had hundreds of logins that I needed to remember, which led me to purchase an Everywhere license. It’s great because all my websites passwords are automatically stored and filled in, saving me both time and energy.
Another feature that I love is their form filler. It allows me to automatically add my personal information to forms without having to press my identity button. It might seem trivial to some, but it saves time and prevents my pointer finger from wandering and clicking the wrong thing sometimes!
Not only is RoboForm a timesaver, but it’s also an invaluable tool for those with illnesses of which brain fog and reduced cognitive function play a big part. I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking for a password manager!
Anni is a chronic illness warrior, a mother of two and a blogger at http://www.talesofanmemummy.co.uk from the UK. She lives with her husband and is slave to two cats called Pigeon and Ninja. In her spare time she likes to design free resources and printables, enter giveaways, and can usually be found with a cup of tea firmly in hand.