If you are like me, you probably hate having to remember so many passwords these days, we have to remember our Windows computer’s password, our tablet’s password, our e-mail accounts passwords, our phone’s passwords, our work stations passwords and so on and so on… well you got the idea.
Luckily for us, that’s when software programs such as “Siber Sytems’s RoboForm” or “LastPass” come to the rescue and help us live easier lives by offering us the ability to utilize all those countless login credentials with the click of the mouse or the touch of one finger without having to remember one single one of them.
Unfortunately not all browsers are supported by these programs. and with the ever increasing realm of different platforms and devices we find that every day new players come into place, this makes it difficult for companies such as Siber Systems (one of the major – if not the main software developer in this space) to support them all. one of the latest additions to the market; “Microsoft Edge”, (a.k. a Project Spartan) the soon to become Windows default browser is set to replace “Internet Explorer” and take the market by storm being that it will be integrated into “Windows 1o” Microsoft’s newest and greatest upcoming operating system, which according to many sources is expected to be released to manufacturers this July. Set to be included and installed in every single Windows computer and Windows Mobile Tablet or phone to be sold in the next few years Edge will be the browser of choice for millions of people around the world and definitely one major player in the browser race, while others like me will probably switch to this new browser. therefore Siber System’s support for the upcoming browser is imperative if the company wants to keep its top-dog position in the Password Manager space.
If you are a RoboForm user who loves to get the latest technologies and being on the cutting edge (No pun intended ) you might be wondering what’s the prognosis on RoboForm ever supporting Microsoft’s brand new browser, well I’m pleased to announce that you may rejoice as support for Edge is going to happen for sure. I was informed today by the company that with the release of RoboForm’s new version we would be hearing news on the matter, according to them (and I quote):
Regarding the new Spartan/Edge browser, we need more time for testing RoboForm with it. Certainly we will inform about the new browser support in the release notes of the new RoboForm version when it will be available.
So there you have it, Siber Systems is already testing Edge and we can rest assured that support for it will be coming sometime soon.
Now when exactly this new version release becomes available is still unknown, also taking into consideration that the last major new version release of the software came to light in 2011 with version 7 (despite much smaller version build numbers releases and updates coming out afterward of course), I would imagine we shouldn’t have to wait much longer than the end of this year for a new version to come out, do you have any ideas of questions or newer information about the topic? please let me know by posting a comment below in this article.
Do you prefer any other Password Manager or know of any other software which supports Microsoft Edge/Spartan browser as a Password Manager? Oh, and let’s not forget that Microsoft Edge itself comes with a password manager of its own, while never measuring up to what a dedicated password manager can do, this will certainly help until Siber Systems and others step up to the game.
All comments and suggestions are welcome I would like to hear your opinions!
Update 1: According to Siber Systems at this point 08/15/16 they are indeed working on an extension for Microsoft Edge. and I quote: “We are in the process of developing an extension to be used with Edge. However, we cannot predict when Edge will begin to include support for more extensions, the open framework for extensions support is not yet available to the vast majority of extensions developers, including RoboForm.”
Update 2: RoboForm for Microsoft Edge is now available.