LogMeOnce is a unique password manager that offers a photo verification login option as an alternative to a master password. It’s free, but how does it stack up to a more conventional free password manager, like RoboForm? We’ve compared the two in a number of different categories to see which is the better application.

Key Similarities

  • Both have password generators that allow you to create strong, unique, customizable passwords
  • Both use a master password to protect your data
  • Both use one-sided encryption
  • Both offer two-factor authentication
  • Both are free for the most basic version
  • Both offer an application specifically for businesses

Key Differences

  • LogMeOnce offers photo verification as an alternative login method to the master password
  • LogMeOnce produces productivity charts that demonstrate account activity
  • RoboForm has a family application
  • LogMeOnce allows you to save passwords in the desktop application, while RoboForm can only import them directly from a website

Categories

Interface

Winner: RoboForm

If you want a sleek interface that’s easy to navigate, RoboForm is advantageous over LogMeOnce, offering a clean interface that utilizes a simple list layout. The only downside is that RoboForm doesn’t allow you to save passwords directly to the application. Instead, you have to go to the website correlating with each password and enter your login credentials first. RoboForm will then automatically save the form specific data from that website to your passwords folder. Not being able to add a login information directly to the application could be annoying, especially for users who want to just add all of their logins all at once. Still, it beats the LogMeOnce interface, which features a lot of bright colors, crazy fonts, and animations. It’s mostly just distracting.

Security

Winner: LogMeOnce

RoboForm offers a standard security audit feature, known as the “security center” in the RoboForm application, that generates an overall percentage score of all your saved passwords. It also breaks down the strength of each password, showing you which ones are reused or duplicate. It’s a very accessible feature, located right in the navigation toolbar. This is an important feature to have, especially for users who are new to password managers, because it helps you develop and maintain safe password practices.

LogMeOnce offers a wide array of other in-depth security features, like an alternative login option that uses photo verification instead of a master password. The application snaps a photo of you on your computer and sends it to your phone. From there, you will be able to confirm your identity and access your passwords on your computer. It also employs two-factor authentication by default, since you have to have access to another device in order to login. LogMeOnce also offers an anti-hacker feature called “mugshot,” which takes a photo of the hacker. So while RoboForm is better for staying on top of your passwords, LogMeOnce offers more features.

For Families

Winner: RoboForm

LogMeOnce does not offer a specific family application. RoboForm, however, offers RoboForm Family, which allows families with up to five users to share logins, identities, and safe notes. A central administrator can decide which users have access to which information, while individual users can also create their own, private entries. It also comes with features like automatic syncing and account data backup.

For Businesses

Winner: RoboForm

Both LogMeOnce and RoboForm offer impressive business applications. The LogMeOnce business application also offers the photo login feature as an option, but a central administrator is the one who verifies the identification of each employee. Both allows companies to securely share passwords and other sensitive information among multiple employees, while one designated manager can designate privileges. Ultimately, the RoboForm business application has a sleeker, more intuitive interface, which is probably more ideal for companies that have multiple employees using the application.

Pricing

Winner: Tie

Both LogMeOnce and RoboForm are free, with the option for a paid premium version.

Mobile App

Winner: LogMeOnce

RoboForm offers an efficient mobile app, but the LogMeOnce photo verification login option makes it a great contender for a mobile password manager, since it’s so easy to snap a picture of yourself on your phone. This adds a hassle-free extra layer of security.

Who LogMeOnce Might Be Better For:

  • Users who might prefer the photo verification over a password login, or want both options
  • Users who want extreme security features

Full LogMeOnce review

Who RoboForm Might Be Better For:

  • Users want an easy to use, basic password manager for no cost
  • Users who want a security test feature to help monitor password strength
  • Users who want a password manager specifically for family use

Full RoboForm review

Conclusion

Overall, RoboForm is a more ideal password manager than LogMeOnce for most users. The interface is much cleaner, it offers strong business and family applications, and while it doesn’t offer as many security features, the security audit feature is extremely useful in helping users monitor the strength of their passwords.

LogMeOnce is a great password manager for users who want extreme security features. Both password managers are free, so it really comes down to what you value the most.

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