Type of Program: "One-click web form filler."
Supported Platforms: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT 4.0, 5.0; MS Internet Explorer 4 or 5+
Company Name: Siber Systems
Price: Free. RoboForm Pro costs $19.95
Installed Size: 680 KB
RoboForm. It sounds like a title for a new Robin Williams film but its a terrific web form filling program "with some serious Artificial Intelligence (AI) inside." OK, I copied that from the site but it sure works and that's all that counts for me. I am, to put it mildly, an Internet Sweepstakes entering fool. With RoboForm, I can enter about twice as many drawings a day as before. Sure, Internet Explorer has that "complete" feature but its very low rent compared to RoboForm. All you do when you find a form is right click and choose AIRoboForm Fill Forms or more simply click the Fill Forms button on IE's tool bar. If you set RoboForm up right in the first place, all you have left to do is click Enter on the form and you are in like Flynn, whoever he was.
There is no catch here. The free version works very well indeed. Your forms can be of any kind you find online too, not just sweeps sites. I never used IE much till now. Every time I buy anything these days, I use Internet Explorer and RoboForm. Applying for a job online? Use RoboForm! Filling out resumes? Use RoboForm. Signing up for shareware, newsletters, newsgroups? Use RoboForm. It takes the work out of form filling and gives your fingers a break.
The Pro version adds the ability to have: "unlimited number of custom fields, unlimited match substrings for each custom field, multi-line custom fields, and match fields by HTML field NAME, not only by text caption." Whew. If you fill in a lot of forms these custom fields are particularly useful. There are a few parts of some forms that RoboForm still misses. You can fix many of these "misses" with the correct custom field and substring which is MUCH easier to do than talk about and the Pro version is the one to have. If you find a form that won't fill, even in the Pro version, do like I do and send the URL to the helpful tech support folks and they just might find a way to fix it in the next version.
Download is quick. Installation is smooth. When you first set up the program, just fill in all the spaces in the identies section. You can have several different identies by the way. I left my credit card information blank for now. I triple checked my data and headed for my favorite sweeps site: http://www.huronline.com/ . An hour later, and somewhat dazed at all the sweeps I entered in so brief a time, I had lunch and smiled a lot. My fingers were NOT numb from the effort. I have tried and deleted a bundle of these form filling programs but am a fan of RoboForm and I think you will like it too.
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Reviewed by Robin Hall, DukeofURL@iname.com
Purchase: Postal Money Order; Credit Card: online, fax or phone.