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I am in the process of switching from Windows XP to a 24" iMac. I use Firefox as my web browser and use RoboForm as my password manager. I am not sure if RoboForm will work with Firefox running in OSX, so I need a Free password manager. Anyone know of a good one?
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Firefox has a really good built in password manager. I personally use 1Password, but it's not free, but it's a really great app
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Firefox has a really good built in password manager. I personally use 1Password, but it's not free, but it's a really great app
The password manager is important, but the form filler is something I use a huge amount.
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Yeah I use 1Password for form filling also.. but before 1password I used an extension called "Autofill Forms" and then "fireform" I don't remember which I liked the best. There are several Form filling addons though. I can't say enough about 1Password though.. amazing app
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Yeah I use 1Password for form filling also.. but before 1password I used an extension called "Autofill Forms" and then "fireform" I don't remember which I liked the best. There are several Form filling addons though. I can't say enough about 1Password though.. amazing app
I love RoboForm and I hate to be without it. I love the way it pops up at a web page with a password making it very simple to use.
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I also was a Roboform user and have found 1Password a great replacement.
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I also was a Roboform user and have found 1Password a great replacement.
According to the people at RoboForm they will be releasing an IPhone version then the OSX version in the near future.
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I have 1Password, but haven't really used it much, since the built-in password management in Firefox is so good.

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I have 1Password, but haven't really used it much, since the built-in password management in Firefox is so good.
I guess I will use the Firefox manager and the form filler from Google until I either buy something new or RoboForm comes out with their OSX version.
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I like the fact that 1Password protects my passwords with an additional "master key".

It prevents access all of your stored passwords unless you unlock them with your master password. You can then tell it to enable all passwords for x hours before it prompts for the master password again.

It's just an extra layer of protection that I appreciate since I use my macbook in public a lot and wouldn't want to have access to all my auto-logins if it's stolen or lost.
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I like the fact that 1Password protects my passwords with an additional "master key".

It prevents access all of your stored passwords unless you unlock them with your master password. You can then tell it to enable all passwords for x hours before it prompts for the master password again.

It's just an extra layer of protection that I appreciate since I use my macbook in public a lot and wouldn't want to have access to all my auto-logins if it's stolen or lost.
When I first became paranoid I used a biometric fingerprint reader for all my passwords and loved it. But it became troublesome when I switched to XP and the driver and software didn't have a free upgrade. They raised the price to where it wasn't worth it. I wonder if there is a good alternative for OSX.
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Hmm, interesting idea, but I'm not that paranoid

Plus I would need something that is easily portable...
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Hmm, interesting idea, but I'm not that paranoid

Plus I would need something that is easily portable...
I consider myself to be a safe computer user, and since I do banking on line, I guard my passwords well. Maybe that does make me a little paranoid, but it makes me feel better.
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I consider myself to be a safe computer user, and since I do banking on line, I guard my passwords well. Maybe that does make me a little paranoid, but it makes me feel better.
Sorry, didn't mean to offend!!

It's definitely a good idea to take as many precautions as you can - especially when access to bank account data is involved!

But for everyday website passwords the fingerprint scanner would probably be more hassle than I'd be willing to transport. I'm afraid I don't know of any alternative drivers though...
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