Ever type something and then lose it? It happened to me yesterday. I was three-quarters of the way through leaving a lengthy blog comment when I stretched my legs out too far, and accidentally kicked the computer plug out of the socket.
After the machine rebooted I had no desire to re-write the comment. Let’s face it…very few people leave comments once – let alone twice. This loss of data sent me in to a Googling tizzy. I knew there had to be a better way. And there is.
Meet Lazarus, the little Firefox add-on that can save you from one of those “oh $*#@” moments.
As you type, Lazarus records your keystrokes and encrypts them – making them securely retrievable in case the power goes out, the server crashes or you kick a plug. The program is designed to capture only information that is inputted into data fields.
A small icon in the Firefox system tray allows you to open a pane where you can search for content you have previously entered into a form.
A simple left click will disable Lazarus if you do not want your keystrokes recorded from a specific site.
I’ve been burned one too many times, and thanks to Lazarus, it’s not going to happen again!