Last update: 03.20.2019
Do you use a password manager? If you don’t, you should definitely consider installing one on all your devices. Using a password manager is one of the best ways to keep your online accounts safe.
Chances are you use a lot of apps and visit many websites that require secure passwords. The result is more passwords than any person can keep track of. While some people just use the same password everywhere, this is not a good idea. If anyone guesses it or if some database containing your data is hacked, cybercriminals will have access to every single one of your accounts.
You need strong, unique passwords that no one will be able to crack. Sticky Password is a service that helps you create them. It also stores your passwords in a secure location named vault.
This Sticky Password review will explore the pros and cons of the service, the technical specifications, the pricing, and the security features. It will also go over how to use Sticky Password and compare the service to another popular password manager, LastPass. We’ll also take into account Sticky Password reviews from users and other online security experts.
Pros of Sticky Password
One of the advantages of Sticky Password is its autofill and autologin feature that captures your data and enters it for you next time. You can also choose from several different identities when registering and use one for entertainment and other for work-related platforms. Sticky Password user reviews indicate that most people had no trouble with the password capture function.
Other positives include two-factor authentication and excellent syncing capabilities. Sticky Password is great for biometric authentication, allowing fingerprint scanning on certain Android and iOS devices. It also has a USB portable version for Windows.
This password manager has a security dashboard that helps identify bad passwords that are:
- Extremely weak (short, no capital letters, numbers, or symbols)
- Old (haven’t been changed for a long time)
- Reused (used on more than one website)
Sticky Passwords provides probably the greatest browser support – it works on all browsers you may ever consider using, not to mention the likes of SeaMonkey or Pale Moon.
Cons of Sticky Password
Talking about the Sticky Password’s cons doesn’t take long. Apart from the limited support (no live chat, no phone, no 24/7) and no client for Linux, we cannot criticize this service much further from the user’s perspective.
Finally, the outdated user interface would benefit from an update, while also making your imported passwords managing easier.
To use Sticky Password, you need Android, iOS, Windows, or macOS. It works on iOS 9.0 or higher, Windows Vista or higher, macOS 10.11 or higher, or Android 4.1 or higher. You can also get it for BlackBerry, Amazon Kindle, and Nokia X. As mentioned earlier, currently there’s no Linux client.
All version have translations to 10 languages, including German, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and others.
There are browser extensions for 16 popular and not so popular browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer. Microsoft Edge is one of the few that are not supported by Sticky Password.
How to use Sticky Password
As with a lot of password managers, the installation process begins with creating an online account. You can do this on the Sticky Password website.
You will need to provide your email address and create a unique, strong password. This password will be used every time you install Sticky Password onto a new device. You also need to choose another strong password to be your Master Password for accessing your account.
The service provides new users with a series of useful tutorials. Looking at Sticky Password reviews from other users, most found them helpful.
If you want Sticky Password on your mobile devices, just download the appropriate app. You can sync your account over the cloud or over local wifi. Cloud sync is a little easier, but local wifi is more secure.
The security features of Sticky Password
This password manager uses military-grade AES-256 encryption, which is the gold standard in the online security industry. The Master Password is not saved on a server and is never transmitted over wifi. Essentially, this means you have full control over how secure your account is.
If you use a unique and strong Master Password and keep it safe, it will be almost impossible for your encrypted vault to be compromised. Because you can sync on local wifi, the data is much more secure when devices are being synchronized.
Encrypted SSL/TLS channel is used to transfer your data, and Sticky Password has zero-knowledge on your vault’s data. With the paid version you also get fingerprint scanning, which adds another layer of security.
Overall, Sticky Password is a very secure password manager that puts much of the control in your hands.
There is a free and a premium version of Sticky Password. The premium version costs $29.95 per year or $149.99 for a lifetime subscription. Premium for teams cost the same $29.95 per user, which is cheaper than RoboForm, LastPass, or Dashlane. On the other hand, there are no additional features in this business and family oriented plan.
There is a notable difference between the free version and the premium version. The free version has the basics, but the premium version is overall much more useful. For example, there is also no secure sharing or backup, and no priority support. Finally, each premium user supports the Save The Manatee Club that helps the endangered animals.
It’s really inexpensive when compared to Dashlane, and most users should be just fine with what the premium plan offers.
Sticky Password vs LastPass
As both password managers cost virtually the same, there’s a point in comparing them.
|Automatic fill of web forms||Yes||Yes|
|Password strength report||Yes||Yes|
|Secure sharing||Only with paid version||Yes|
|Synchronization||Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS,||Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, iOS|
Both password managers have a lot of similar features, especially if you opt for the premium version.
The free version of LastPass, however, has a better selection of features than the free version of Sticky Password. The great password strength report of LastPass is also a huge plus.
Overall, Sticky Password is an effective and reliable password manager. The service has some of the best sync options and multiple layers of security. They use some of the most robust encryption available. It also has very easy to follow tutorials. Our favorite part about the service is that you can prefer no-cloud sync, which most other password managers don’t offer.
The biggest letdown was the lack of quality support. Not having a live chat or any other 24/7 support channel will be too old-school for most users.