You’re typing away filling out a form online, you click the save button, and the site throws up an error message. In most cases all the text you just typed is gone–unless you’re using Lazarus to bring it back to life.
Lazarus is a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that does one thing and one thing well. It monitors the text form boxes you fill out when leaving comments on sites, filling out forms, and other text-based web activities. If you submit the form and get an error message, Lazarus dips into the encrypted database of saved form entries and resurrects your lost input.
Lazarus is free, works with Firefox and Chrome, and is practically guaranteed to save you from a computer-rage moment within days after you install it.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 08/2/11