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Lazarus Resurrects Your Lost Form Data

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.

Lazarus [via Freeware Genius]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/2/11

Comments (3)

  1. Ushindi

    I’ve been using Lazarus for a year now, and it has saved me a number of times. If you don’t have it yet, get it! Seriously worthwhile.

  2. Bruzza

    Does not work with Firefox 6 ………..yet !

  3. Xeogin

    Awesome, I’ve been using HxD Hex Editor to pull lost text from RAM, which I figure might be a bit too daunting for some users. Good to see a simple extension to do the job, that just makes sense. =)

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