As the number of sites you use continues to grow, so does the number of usernames and passwords you have to remember. I had started keeping a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with all my passwords but this was obviously not secure and was still too much of a hassle. I am super lazy and need everything quick – especially when it comes to repetitive tasks.
I was thinking about installing Roboform and paying the $30 but it seemed like a pain if I was using multiple computers. Another software is Password Manager (I mention it because it is a friend of mine’s software!).
Lastpass which is free and is super easy to use – from doing my research it seems as good as, if not better, than the other password managers such as Roboform/PasswordManager and even the open source KeePass. It stores your passwords online so you can use different computers. The geeks will tell you its all safe (you can read through all their technical FAQs). I will take their word for it.
Another cool feature is that whenever you need to fill out forms with your name, address, credit card etc it will do it for you. Saves you a lot of time.
The more time you start spending on the internet, the more you need to invest in becoming efficient online. A password management tool will not only save you stress but will save you a couple of minutes a day – which over the course of a lifetime will add up substantially.
If you are using firefox (you should be using firefox!) than you can install the firefox add-on. LastPass also works with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari etc…