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Roboform Desktop is now FREE!

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With the release of Roboform 8, the single use desktop product has gone from $29.99 to Free!

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This is a great option for someone who does not need synching across multiple devices, and to store a master password in the cloud. Your data is stored locally on your machine. I think this is a great option for older parents or grandparents who don't need mobile access to passwords.

I tried Lastpass for my mom, but she found the interface a bit confusing. RF allows you to set up a Home page with all of the logins in one place as clickable links, I think it's got to be the easiest password manager to use for the older demographic.

I am a very satisfied Roboform Everywhere user, but for someone who doesn't require mobile access I think this is a great option.
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They don't have a good track record of keeping their promises. I had Roboform Lifetime license that I bought few years ago. They revoked it when updated their software version.. Only a matter of time before they revoke this "free" version..

That being said, I have an active Roboform Everywhere license that I've had for few years. I prefer Roboform features and interface over LastPass.
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They don't have a good track record of keeping their promises. I had Roboform Lifetime license that I bought few years ago. They revoked it when updated their software version.. Only a matter of time before they revoke this "free" version..

That being said, I have an active Roboform Everywhere license that I've had for few years. I prefer Roboform features and interface over LastPass.
I feel the same!
I'm still bitter about them discontinuing the "lifetime" licenses.
But I've also stuck with them because I haven't found an interface I like better.
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I tried LastPass as well, and much prefer Roboform's interface and features.

Whether the Desktop Roboform will remain free forever is anyone's guess, but I don't mind paying for software that I find useful. I think they are probably trying to get people "in the door" with the desktop version, hoping they will transition to Roboform Everywhere down the road.

With mobile devices and on the go internet, most people would be better served with the Everywhere version. The obvious exception would be your parents, or grandparents, that only access the internet from a single (typically a desktop) computer.
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Before I ask what I'm wondering about, I'll begin by saying that I've been a LastPass subscriber for the last 3 years, roughly, and I live everything about it, including the desktop and Android interfaces. That said, I've been considering getting my Dad a subscription to LastPass as well because he is older (63) and he has a terribly tough time remembering all his online logins for his banking sites, logins to pay various household and utility bills, as well as other sites which he has subscriptions to. The built-in Google Chrome default password manager is convenient and easy for him, but I still feel he needs more features than the basics that Chrome offers. This Roboform desktop option sounds nice and may be a viable option, but he also uses his tablet quite often to pay bills, check mail, etc. If I'm understanding this correctly, this "Roboform Desktop" version, which is apparently free (temporarily free, as a promotion, I'm assuming?), does not do online syncing with other devices, correct? It's just a one pc kinda deal, right? If one also owns a tablet, a second pc, etc. and needs to access any Roboform saved credentials, this particular Desktop version wouldn't be suitable, would it? Something like LastPass or that "Roboform Everywhere" which you speak of, would be required, am I right?
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Before I ask what I'm wondering about, I'll begin by saying that I've been a LastPass subscriber for the last 3 years, roughly, and I live everything about it, including the desktop and Android interfaces. That said, I've been considering getting my Dad a subscription to LastPass as well because he is older (63) and he has a terribly tough time remembering all his online logins for his banking sites, logins to pay various household and utility bills, as well as other sites which he has subscriptions to. The built-in Google Chrome default password manager is convenient and easy for him, but I still feel he needs more features than the basics that Chrome offers. This Roboform desktop option sounds nice and may be a viable option, but he also uses his tablet quite often to pay bills, check mail, etc. If I'm understanding this correctly, this "Roboform Desktop" version, which is apparently free (temporarily free, as a promotion, I'm assuming?), does not do online syncing with other devices, correct? It's just a one pc kinda deal, right? If one also owns a tablet, a second pc, etc. and needs to access any Roboform saved credentials, this particular Desktop version wouldn't be suitable, would it? Something like LastPass or that "Roboform Everywhere" which you speak of, would be required, am I right?
The Desktop version is free, it's not a promotion. No one knows if it will be free forever.
This new Desktop version (Version 8) does not sync across devices. The older Desktop version that was $29.99 one time payment DID sync devices. That version is no longer available.

If you need sync, you would need the Roboform Everywhere variant. Roboform Everywhere is $9.99 for the first year, and $19.99 per year thereafter. There are sometimes promotion though where you can add additional years at a discount.

I guess it is at least possible that you could have 2 of the Desktop versions (one on each device) but I don't know for sure as I have never tried it.
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The Desktop version is free, it's not a promotion. No one knows if it will be free forever.
This new Desktop version (Version 8) does not sync across devices. The older Desktop version that was $29.99 one time payment DID sync devices. That version is no longer available.

If you need sync, you would need the Roboform Everywhere variant. Roboform Everywhere is $9.99 for the first year, and $19.99 per year thereafter. There are sometimes promotion though where you can add additional years at a discount.

I guess it is at least possible that you could have 2 of the Desktop versions (one on each device) but I don't know for sure as I have never tried it.
read above comments. These guys aren't good at keeping promise.
they killed their Lifetime license, ask their customer to pay if customer want to keep using their passwords. Many people had to pay to "renew their Lifetime license" because they already have hundred passwords in Roboform.

I believe this is a trap to lure unsuspected customers, and then Roboform will kill their Free version.
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read above comments. These guys aren't good at keeping promise.
they killed their Lifetime license, ask their customer to pay if customer want to keep using their passwords. Many people had to pay to "renew their Lifetime license" because they already have hundred passwords in Roboform.

I believe this is a trap to lure unsuspected customers, and then Roboform will kill their Free version.
I have read the above comments, and am aware that there plenty of people who are not fans due to what the company did in 2011 past regarding the "lifetime" license. Will they do it again? It would seem unlikely given the press they got last time, but who knows? The Desktop product would seem to be far less popular than the Robofrom Everywhere version though. I think it appeals to a limited demographic.
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Before I ask what I'm wondering about, I'll begin by saying that I've been a LastPass subscriber for the last 3 years, roughly, and I live everything about it, including the desktop and Android interfaces. That said, I've been considering getting my Dad a subscription to LastPass as well because he is older (63) and he has a terribly tough time remembering all his online logins for his banking sites, logins to pay various household and utility bills, as well as other sites which he has subscriptions to. The built-in Google Chrome default password manager is convenient and easy for him, but I still feel he needs more features than the basics that Chrome offers. This Roboform desktop option sounds nice and may be a viable option, but he also uses his tablet quite often to pay bills, check mail, etc. If I'm understanding this correctly, this "Roboform Desktop" version, which is apparently free (temporarily free, as a promotion, I'm assuming?), does not do online syncing with other devices, correct? It's just a one pc kinda deal, right? If one also owns a tablet, a second pc, etc. and needs to access any Roboform saved credentials, this particular Desktop version wouldn't be suitable, would it? Something like LastPass or that "Roboform Everywhere" which you speak of, would be required, am I right?
I tried to like LastPass but it just seems more difficult than RoboForm to me. Maybe it's because I got started with RoboForm and got used to it.

RoboForm for desktop has been free if you only need passwords for 10 sites for some time (I think it was 20 when I first started using it). I am happy to hear that they are making it free for desktops for unlimited logins.

Just some thoughts, helpful or not:

On their website it says RoboForm for Android is free so if your dad is using an Android tablet, he could install RoboForm on it too. He may have to manually enter his passwords the first time on the tablet.

I would think that if he wanted to use RoboForm on a second PC he could just find the folder where the passwords are kept and transfer it over to the second PC. It wouldn't sync new sites though. If the program is going to be free, I think I am going to try installing in on my second PC and copying my current passwords, identities, etc. over using a flash drive.

My thanks (and rep) to the OP for pointing out that RoboForm is now free for personal desktops.
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had roboform before on my computer and downloaded from link. still says i only have a 30 day trial before they want money
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had roboform before on my computer and downloaded from link. still says i only have a 30 day trial before they want money
30 day trail is for roboform everywhere. Try removing the program first, and then make sure you download the free version.
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They don't have a good track record of keeping their promises. I had Roboform Lifetime license that I bought few years ago. They revoked it when updated their software version.. Only a matter of time before they revoke this "free" version..

That being said, I have an active Roboform Everywhere license that I've had for few years. I prefer Roboform features and interface over LastPass.
From Hubba Bubba Jimba, Why not file a lawsuit against the revoking action they have done?
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They don't have a good track record of keeping their promises. I had Roboform Lifetime license that I bought few years ago. They revoked it when updated their software version.. Only a matter of time before they revoke this "free" version..

That being said, I have an active Roboform Everywhere license that I've had for few years. I prefer Roboform features and interface over LastPass.
BadToTheBone, Why not file a lawsuit against Roboform for revoking a Lifetime License?
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