Okay, dear readers, we're going to take a bit of a break from all this crafting and videoing, and get back to an actual written post. But? I'm not writing it. No, I haven't forgotten how to write. [Duh. I'm writing this, aren't I?] Today, I'd like to introduce you to Jennifer Shoer the author of the blog, The Scrappy Genealogist. Jennifer is also my Official Family Stories Blog Stalker. [How many bloggers have one of those, eh? You're jealous. I'm sure. *snort*] Anywho, Jennifer has a fantastic blog, and if you haven't read it yet, then I suggest you do. And then stalk it. Nicely, of course. [Perhaps leave a kind comment or two?] So, let's give a warm welcome to Jennifer! [Applause.]
Do you have trouble remembering your user names and passwords? It's no secret that in order to do genealogical research online, you will have to join many sites, both free and paying. For each site you will create a unique log in combination. If you are blogging, you will have even more combinations to remember.
Hi, Jennifer here from The Scrappy Genealogist to tell you about the one app without which I would be completely lost. RoboForm is the app and remembering passwords is its game. I have 188 saved password/user names combinations. Even if I wasn't extremely forgetful (I have to write everything down!), I would have trouble remembering that many combinations. The little RoboForm guy explains RoboForm best:
Isn't he cute? Seriously though, RoboForm will not only remember your log in information, but will also help you bookmark websites and fill in forms. If you want to create random and more secure passwords, it will do that too. The best part? RoboForm Everywhere will sync your logins and bookmarks on all of your systems and will play with everyone. No favorites here, it is available for most operating systems and browsers; including IE, Firefox, Chrome, Mac OS X, Opera, USB, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Blackberry and Biometrics.
RoboForm isn't free, but it is reasonable and gives me peace of mind. Your first year is a deal at only 9.95. The second year is 19.95. They do offer a 30 day money back guarantee. This sounds like a sales pitch and in a way it is. I have been a happy user for almost two years and I just signed up as an affiliate. That said, none of the links in this blog post are affiliate links.
An important piece of advice: When you sign up for RoboForm online, write down or save your user name and password. The first time I used their service I did not do this and RoboForm will not retrieve this information or offer you a way to change it. It is probably a security issue, which they take very seriously.
Thank you, Caroline, for giving an Android user the opportunity to share an app with your readers.
Jennifer Shoer on Google+