To show you the changes in Bits, this is the post on the current thread that was censored:
Danny - Top Ten Reviews is not considered reliable, since their operation is based on trying to make commissions on sales. Free software and services are ignored. As an example, LastPass is listed as at a minimum of $12 per year, but that is only the Premium service, many use the free service.
Siber - does this Roboform have a complete export facility of all the password data, including the full url ?
UPDATE: After a long wait, possibly just their sleeping, this was approved, so we can watch for the Siber response.
Based on such a post being censored, it is clear that Bits Du Jour will now suppress flaws and factual corrections and ethical concerns. btw, Siber's other main program is GoodSync.
The About.com article by Sandra Grauschopf was very helpful.
Mixed Reactions to Roboform's Version 7 Upgradehttp://contests.abou...ersion-7-upgrade.htm
"Version 6.9 allowed you to export your logins, passwords and URLs for import into other password applications but version 6.10 will not let you export the URL any more "
Lastpass explaining work-around http://helpdesk.last...rting-from-roboform/
"Siber Systems has changed the export process in the newest version of Roboform - version 7 does not include the option to export your logins with the full site URL. Although you will still be able to export your passcards, they will not be imported to LastPass correctly. Without the full URL of the site, LastPass doesn't know where the login fields are, and autofill will likely be dysfunctional. In order to export with the full URL, you'll have to downgrade to version six."
Since LastPass is a competitor, they are being cordial and explaining this in a matter-of-fact way. It is the customers and potential customers that tell Siber that with these types of shenanigans they can not be considered an ethical company.
Oh, here is the main part of the "explanation" from Siber for crippling the export. They mangle the concepts of a print function and an export function to make excuses.
"There was a print list function in 6.9 that printed the entire login URL. Some users used this function as a quasi export function. We received numerous complaints from our users that the Print List function needed to improve, because when users printed their list of Logins, they wasted a ton of paper, and the formatting wasn't great because the login URLs were too long. So we changed the function from printing the full URL to printing the base URL. That's the only change we made. ....We made a change that was based on user feedback. We understand that not all users use our software the same exact way. It's one of the challenges of creating software. What is good for most users may not be good for all users. In this case the majority of our users like the changes, but we have not yet been able to satisfy all users."
Of course, if they wanted an option to print with a shorter url, it would have been trivially easy to give that as a configuration or run-time option. So the above is all smoke and mirrors.
btw... currently I use LastPass for passwords, aware that they had security hits a while back and happy to change if seems appropriate (they are very good on ease of use, they seem so far to be simpler in real world usage than Keepass, a major alternative.). And I do not use a sync program, not even Dropbox, I simply occasionally copy to the cloud, since most of my work is on one puter.