Whenever you want to signup for a new service on the Internet you need to fill out at least a handful information on the signup page. This usually includes at least an email address, username and password for the service but often additional personal information such as your name, birthday or address. All of those information can be filled out manually which quickly becomes a nuisance if it is done on a regular basis or by using a web browser add-on that can fill out forms automatically.
The excellent password manager Last Pass, which we have reviewed in the past, can be used to fill out forms automatically as well. It supports multiple profiles that need to be created once by the user so that they can be used to fill out forms whenever it is needed. This simplifies and automates the process.
Here is how it is done:
You do need the Last Pass add-on which is available for the web browsers Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. The form filler is automatically included in the add-on. A new profile can be created by right-clicking on a blank spot on a website in the web browser and selecting the Last Pass Fill Forms options which opens a submenu with options to add or edit a profile.
The options provided are very extensive. They range from standard information like the name, birthday or gender to emails, phone numbers, credit card and bank account information as well as custom fields.
It is usually a good idea to limit each profile to the standard information needed on most website signup forms. Those information are all located in the personal information and contact information tabs.
Once the information have been filled out they can be saved in the password manager by clicking on ok. A small row at the top of the browser will be displayed from then on whenever a form that can be filled out is detected. The option is also available from the right click menu.
Using Last Pass to fill out forms is a very convenient way of creating accounts on the Internet. It is usually a good idea to create at least two profiles, one with real data and one with fake data as it sometimes might be a better idea to signup to a service, for instance if it is known that they sell your information, with fake information.