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Automatic data filler

Fill in online forms with a click.

Form Auto Fill provides a great tool for saving time when filling out repetitive fields online. Though its functionality ultimately won out, it took a little head-scratching to navigate a few bumps in the road.

Form Auto Fill's interface is stark and feels intuitive at first. However, after a few minutes of unsuccessfully setting up our autofill options, things were obviously more complicated than we'd imagined. Luckily, the step-by-step Help file leads users through the operational basics. The program is actually pretty simple to use: a hot-key combination records all fillable fields on a Web site. It creates a permanent record that lets you not only open that page in the future, but also have its data automatically filled in. This seems like a great alternative for users who don't like saving passwords, usernames, and personal data online for fear of hackers. However, the program wouldn't function properly without Internet Explorer as the default browser, which is bad news for Firefox and Chrome users. Form Auto Fill also offers a Lock feature that encrypts all the data so it can't fall into the wrong hands. This program has some troublesome flaws, but it ultimately saves time and effort.

Form Auto Fill has a 15-day trial. It installs desktop icons without permission and leaves folders behind after it's uninstalled. Once you get past its few quirks, it's a useful program that we recommend.

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