I tell you about a piece of software I am madly in love with ever since I started using it and share with you two phenomenal reads that I enjoyed and perhaps you may enjoy too.
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On my To Do list there is a “Top 10 Software I use Online”. Doing ten it is obviously way too long to do on a single post so I will tell you about the piece of software I just can not function without. I am dead serious…I would not be able to function at all without RoboForm! Let’s get the disclosure out of the way right here. I LOVE this baby so much I went and enrolled in its affiliate program. I have it as a banner under the Amazon link on the right hand side and this is the actual AFFILIATE LINK . Nobody has actually purchased the software from my link so I am making a killing on it lol. Actually, you don’t have to buy it as you can use it for free to check it out. I could blast it all over my blog post 35 times like some of our favorite bloggers do daily and repeat the post every week but I may feel like a whore desperate for a buck. So…I just want to tell you finally why I love it so much.
Roboform is known as a password manager. But is is MUCH more than that! Yes, it does manage your passwords and does a splendid job at it! I currently have about 650 of them in it! I can click on “Logins” and they all come up and then click on the one I want and boom I am inside that account! When you get to a login page it detects it and the correct user/password combination appears as a tab ready for you to click and have it filled in with…just one click! No fumbling around to find the darn combinations!
It is also a form filler. Meaning I can set up identities (me,wife, son, daughter, business1, business2, etc.) and then when it comes time to fill out a form I click on the specific identity button and boom almost everything is filled out. How do you think I win so many promotions or sweepstakes? By filling out all my info on the forms? Huh? No way Jose, that would be too time consuming!
There is more. It has a password generator so you don’t have to keep using the same one (please don’t do that!). And they are pretty darn strong passwords!
Not done yet. It has a SafeNotes feature. I use this to keep more information on the specific accounts. For example, I keep in there all the necessary info for all my Bluebird accounts. And then all that annoying info on the security questions and answers of online accounts. And so forth.
You can also use it to keep your Bookmarks and Contacts and I simply do not use these two functions.
I have the RoboForm Everywhere version now and get to synchronize among all my computers. I think I paid $19.95 to renew for another year. Did not blink once, the value I get out of this software is so immense! I have been using and paying for Roboform ever since a colleague told me about it in a financial planner conference almost 10 years ago!
It is on sale for $9.95 for the first year if you buy it now.
How about security? It has the strongest encryption and is used by “Fortune 500 companies and the US government”. Of course you never know in today’s world but I have not had any problems whatsoever. There is one caution: YOU MUST NEVER FORGET ONE PASSWORD…THE MASTER PASSWORD. If you forget the Master password, you are TOTALLY SCREWED! You have been warned!
I have no intention to ever stop using RoboForm!
When I finally do the Top 10 it will be First 🙂
I LOVED this story about what happened when someone sat on the author’s plane seat. This is one of the most touching and uplifting articles I have read online recently. And so relevant to my blog as we all may have been there. This is why I cringe when I see others bitch about the pre departure drink being late or the person reclining too much or whatever. Take a few moments to read it, I think you will enjoy it as much as I did!
“So next time someone is sitting in your window seat* think twice about how you’re going to react. Wait a second before you act. It might just change your life.”
This is an open letter from a professor colleague of mine to his freshman students. Reading it reasonated with me so much I am sharing the link with you here to pass it on to your children or to others who may have children starting college. I sure hope someone told me these things when I started college. For the first two months of my freshman year I had the greatest time of my life and almost flunked out before I realized I went there to…study 🙂 I felt like Superman!
Please pass my blog link to your friends and family if you think they will enjoy it too.