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Sticky Password delivers all the basic security features you need to protect your passwords, ranging from a secure, fortified, vault cocooned in the same encryption standards used by banks and the military, through to auto-fill which facilitates a one-click login experience. Although Sticky is one of the cheapest password managers, the level of support offered is slightly lacking compared to Dashlane, LastPass, and 1Password. For the more security-minded customers, Sticky Password offers secure local syncing via Wi-Fi. However, there is some room for improvement, especially regarding the recovery options. If you lose your master password there is no way to recover your account without permanently deleting all of your data and re-adding it again.
- Only password manager that lets you choose to either sync via the superfast cloud, super-secure local WiFi sync, or manually offline.
- USB portable version to use on any Windows computer
- Inability to recover your master password if forgotten
- Recovery of account deletes all previously stored data
- No security breach alerts
- No emergency access
6 Things You Need to Know Before You Use Sticky Password.
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There are two key things that you need to know about Sticky Password’s security model.
The first is that it is built using the highest standard of encryption to protect your data. Sticky Password only sees and stores encrypted versions of your data on their servers meaning you are the only one who can view the decrypted versions of your passwords and other sensitive data.
Secondly, the security model gives you control to grant access to your secure vault on a device by device basis. To further bolster your security and ensure that only the rightful users can unlock, decrypt and gain access to your secure vault, all devices that attempt to login to your account must pass two-factor authentication (2FA). 2FA requires you to enter your master password and a unique code every time you log in to your account. The unique code will be sent to your chosen device meaning you have full control over access since both pieces of information are needed to log in.
Sticky Password has been built using client-side application technology. This simply means that the password manager can run on multiple operating systems and devices whilst providing top-notch AES-256 encryption to protect your data. Originally adopted by the federal government, AES-256 encryption has become the industry standard for data security, so you can rest assured that Sticky Password has you covered with the highest security standards.
Master Password & Two-Factor Authentication
The security model gives you the control to grant access to your secure vault on a device by device basis. Devices are authorized using your master password – the only password that can unlock your vault, alongside two-factor authentication – an extra layer of security used to make sure that only the rightful users can log in to your account. Entering both pieces of information ensures that only rightful users can decrypt your data.
Your master password is never stored or transmitted over the internet and is only used locally to encrypt and decrypt your data. It is also worth noting that the security model uses an additional encryption key to protect the master password against unauthorized retrieval or access. The encryption key is produced with the use of the password-based-key-derivation function (PBKDF2) which applies a cryptographic hash to the master password to protect it. PBKDF2 is a principle that cryptographers use to turn a simple set of data, such as a master password, into a much more complicated string of data that is more difficult to hack.
Since password protection is essential across all devices, Sticky Password’s security model accounts for device synchronization by using the same level of encryption used to encrypt the data stored in your vault. This makes it extremely difficult for hackers to intercept your data and use it for fraudulent activities.
Sticky Password is the only password manager that lets you choose from three synchronization methods. You can either sync via the superfast cloud option, use the super-secure local WiFi sync, or, if you are particularly cautious, you can vigilantly sync manually offline. No matter which option you pick, your data is wrapped in a cocoon of military‑grade AES‑256 encryption – letting you reap the benefits of safely using the passwords stored in your vault across all of your authorized devices.
Sticky Password remembers all your passwords, so you don’t have to. As soon as you start using Sticky Password, the auto-fill feature will save you hours that you would have otherwise spent trying to remember and enter login details.
In addition to standard password management features, including a password generator, digital wallet, security dashboard, secure sharing, cloud backup, and two-factor authentication, two of Sticky Password’s features are worth paying attention to:
- Choose to either sync via the super-fast cloud, super-secure local WiFi, or vigilantly sync manually offline – letting you control how your data is transferred between devices.
- Create a portable version of your vault by saving it on a USB drive. Take it with you wherever you go and use it on any Windows computer, even if it doesn’t have Sticky Password installed.
However, there is some room for improvement, especially regarding the recovery options. If you lose your master password there is no way to recover your account without permanently deleting all of your data and re-adding it again. It would also benefit from expanding its security auditing to scan the web for comprised data.
Password Manager & Vault
Similar to other password managers, Sticky Password provides a secure password vault where you can save, store, and access unlimited passwords and other data. The password vault is, in essence, a digital safety deposit box that can only be accessed via your master password and two-factor authentication.
Sticky Password never knows your master password, and so, it must be safely stored since there is no way to recover your account if you forget it. This is somewhat concerning considering that we all occasionally forget our passwords. Other password managers, like LastPass and Keeper Security, give you the option to set up a security question and answer to recover your account. Not being able to recover your account if you lose or forget your master password is a shortcoming and should be considered before signing up to Sticky Password. However, if you are a super-organized person then it may not be a problem for you.
It is also important to note that only authorized devices can access your account. This extra layer of security makes it impossible for someone to access your vault from a device that has not been authorized by yourself.
Auto-fill will help you save a lot of time which you would otherwise use filling online forms with your credentials. With Sticky Password’s auto-fill functionality you no longer need to worry about having to remember your passwords, fill login details, or even enter your credit card credentials for online shopping. Let auto-fill do it for you.
Auto-fill can automatically populate names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, passwords, and credit card info, as well as save and fill information for multiple identities. This is useful when you have different identities set up for different accounts. For example, you may have two accounts set up with Amazon, one for personal use and the other for your family. You can easily save both logins in your vault and the next time you visit Amazon, autofill will give you the option of which identity you want to use.
Auto-fill is, without a doubt, one of the most important features of a password manager and so it needs to function seamlessly. From our experience using auto-fill, we can confirm that it is simple and easy to use – it gets a thumbs up from us.
Let’s face it, nowadays we need a username and password for almost every website that we use. It is near impossible to create and remember unique login details for each site so we often end up reusing the same information across multiple accounts. This poses an enormous security risk, but having a strong password generator to hand is an ideal way to solve this problem.
Sticky Password is equipped with a built-in password generator that you can use across all your devices. Simply select the length (between 4 up to 99 characters), different combinations of characters, letters, digits, uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and punctuation, and the generator will create a unique, strong, password.
The Security Dashboard reports the strength of your stored passwords. Any passwords that don’t cut the mustard will be flagged so that you can replace them.
Sticky Password will constantly remind you to change your weak (don’t use enough variation in characters, numbers, and so on), reused (used for two or more accounts) and old (haven’t been changed for 12 months or more) passwords.
The Security Dashboard isn’t a unique feature to Sticky Password, most password managers have one, but it is still vital to ensure you consistently remain protected online, especially when it comes to replacing reused passwords. Take it from me, some of my data was compromised in a data breach because I had reused a weak password for two accounts. Hackers managed to get my account details and then attempted to make fraudulent purchases from my HelloFresh account, a recipe box delivery service. If I had used unique passwords for each account, my data would never have been used against me. Luckily, my password manager quickly notified me of the compromised data so I could take immediate action. I should have known better than to reuse passwords as it is something that I preach. The reason I am being so honest with you is that I want to make the point that anyone, even cybersecurity experts, can fall victim to cybercrime by slipping up on password usage.
Although Sticky Password will alert you of weak, reused, and old passwords, they don’t provide dark web scans, nor do they notify you of any security breaches. This means that they do not scan the internet for your credentials, so you won’t know if they’ve been compromised. As a result, we highly recommend opting for Dashlane Premium which caters to all of the above.
A digital wallet lets you safely keep your credit cards, identity cards, driver’s license, and other credentials in your encrypted vault and use them with one click when needed.
The major benefit is that it allows for safe payment and fast checkout whilst shopping online. It also means that you no longer need to run around the house trying to find your credit card – simply let Sticky Password auto-fill your card credentials for you. It is incredibly easy to use.
Say goodbye to saving your payment information in less secure applications like web browsers, and say hello to a safer and quicker way to store and use your credentials whenever you need them.
The integrated secure notes feature allows you to create encrypted memos.
From our experience using password managers, we rarely use secure notes and while you probably won’t regularly use this feature either, it is particularly useful to store answers for security questions. Since the majority of sites that you sign up to will request that you choose a security question and answer, you may as well save them in a secure vault for easy access.
Top tip: You can make your security question answers hard-to-crack if, instead of using the actual answer, you use a random string of characters, numbers, and punctuation. You can use the password generator to create the ‘false’ answer and store it in your encrypted memos. This adds a layer of security to your account as your answer becomes increasingly hard to guess by hackers.
Have you ever created a spreadsheet to share passwords with your friends, family, or co-workers? Or maybe you’ve shared login details over an email or text message? It is easy to use non-secure methods to share passwords, but they open the door to cybercrime.
Luckily, Sticky Password facilitates a safe, simple, and effective way to share login details. The secure sharing feature lets you share passwords without risking the security of your accounts. All the credentials that you share are encrypted with AES-256, the same encryption standard used by the military and banks. Only the rightful users can decrypt the data.
The secure sharing feature also comes equipped with access management which allows administrators to specify which passwords a specific user can access. This is particularly useful for businesses that want granular control over which employees can access certain data.
Cloud & Local WiFi Sync Across All Your Devices
We have tested and reviewed numerous password managers and can confidently say that Sticky Password is the only one that lets you choose from three different synchronization methods. You can either sync via the superfast cloud option, use the super-secure local WiFi sync, or, if you are particularly cautious, you can vigilantly sync manually offline. No matter which option you pick, your data is wrapped in a cocoon of military‑grade AES‑256 encryption which significantly lowers the risk of hackers being able to intercept your data and use it.
While most password managers offer cloud synchronization, Sticky Password takes it a step further by offering WiFi sync as part of its data synchronization options. We like this feature because it enables passwords to be synchronized between devices via your local WiFi network instead of using the cloud (Sticky Passwords servers). This works in the same way as WiFi printers and is much more secure since your data never leaves the safety of the closed network. In contrast, cloud syncing sends your data out to a remote server (in an encrypted format) from which your devices then download all of your stored passwords and other sensitive information. While cloud syncing is more convenient than WiFi syncing, it is less secure.
In addition to cloud and WiFi sync, security-conscious individuals can sync using the manual offline method. The offline syncing process is the safest of the three but it does require you to manually copy data between devices. Although this may not be the most convenient option, it is certainly the safest.
Secure Cloud Backup
Sticky Password gives you the choice of backing up your encrypted data in their secure cloud servers, and we highly recommend you opt-in. In brief, cloud backup gives you a safety net to fall back on as you can restore multiple older versions of your database.
It is important to mention that while all of your data including passwords, digital identities, secure memos, credit card credentials and whatever else you have stored, are backed up, your master password is never backed up and should you ever lose or forget it you will not be able to restore it via the cloud.
USB Portable Password Manager
How great would it be if you could take your password vault with you wherever you go? Of course, you can use it on all of your authorized devices but what if you could use it on any computer – at work, school, at a friend’s house? That would be pretty neat, right?
Sticky Password has you covered. You can create a portable version of the password manager by saving it on a USB drive.
This is very handy when you need to work on a computer that doesn’t belong to you or doesn’t have Sticky Password installed. Imagine a scenario where you need to use a computer in the business lounge of an airport. You need to log into a business-critical account to view the latest sales figures, but the computer you use doesn’t have Sticky Password installed, and you can’t remember the secure password that you created for the account. You simply need to plug your USB drive in, run the portable version of Sticky Password, and log in as you would normally.
The USB drive only works on Windows devices and can be used with all major internet browsers, including Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
However, there is one drawback. The passwords stored on the portable USB are not automatically synced, meaning you have to manually update the password database before you need to use it. Luckily, the process to update the database is easy. Plug the drive into your computer and using the Sticky Password application to update it.
We cover two-factor authentication across all our reviews as it is commonly used by password managers. You shouldn’t let this feature sway your decision of which password manager to sign-up to, but rather consider it as a must-have feature.
Two-factor authentication, 2FA for short, is used to grant access to a device or account only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism. Two unrelated pieces of information from two unconnected sources are needed for authentication of a device or your identity.
As with all other password managers, Sticky Password uses two-factor authentication to add a layer of protection to strengthen the security of your passwords and sensitive data. It may sound complicated but it is straightforward to use. You have most likely used 2FA before when logging into other accounts that you have. To unlock, decrypt, and gain access to your vault, you need to enter a randomly generated security code in addition to your master password.
For this process to be successful you need to install Google Authenticator (GA) on your mobile device to enable 2FA. GA is the app that will generate the authentication codes that you’ll need to enter alongside your master password. You can download GA on Android and iOS like you would with any other app.
The key benefit of using 2FA is that it allows you to choose and authenticate the devices that you want to have access to your password vault. This means that a cybercriminal would need both your master password and one of your authenticated devices to access your account, hence the two-factor aspect. 2FA, therefore, significantly lowers your risk of being hacked.
Sticky Password is one of the few password managers that gives you the option of using biometric identification to unlock and decrypt your password vault.
With this feature, you can verify your identity and login to your vault using your fingerprint. Most of us already do this to unlock our mobile devices, so it should come as second nature.
If you opt to use biometric identification, you are, by default, choosing to use it as a substitute for your master password. This has its positives and negatives.
On the upside, you no longer need to manually type in your master password, making it convenient to use. However, continually using your fingerprint for a prolonged period could lead you to forget your master password, and as previously discussed, there is no way to recover your account once you lose or forget it. Slightly more concerning is the fact that biometric data is immutable. You can change your master password, but you can’t change your fingerprint. As a result, the data stored in a biometric database may be more vulnerable if your fingerprint was to become compromised.
Save Endangered Manatees
Yes, you heard us right – you can save endangered manatees.
Saving these large, herbivorous, marine mammals, often referred to as sea cows, won’t heighten the level of security you have but signing up to a premium plan will help to support efforts to protect these endangered species.
3) Ease of Use
We’ve installed a lot of password managers and Sticky Password was, by far, one of the easiest. You don’t need to worry about downloading the correct files for different operating systems, simply download one and let the installer do the rest for you (the installer automatically recognizes which operating system you are using and installs the appropriate software).
Sticky Password can be used on Windows and Mac operating systems and is available as a browser extension for all popular search engines including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge (Chromium), Opera, and several others. The installation can be done by anyone with limited technical knowledge. The same can be said for the mobile applications (iOS & Android). However, if you do need assistance, there is an extensive range of step-by-step guides in the Help Center.
How to Setup and Use it on Desktop
Setting Sticky Password up is a no-fuss process that doesn’t require any advanced computer skills. The installer guides you through the installation process with simple yes/no questions and it can be completed in as little as a few minutes.
During installation, a master password needs to be created. This password unlocks, decrypts and grants access to your secure password vault, and for that reason, it is the only password you will ever need to remember.
The installer also helps you to set up appropriate browser extensions. This is an important step as it enables features such as password auto-fill, as well as providing immediate access to your secure vault.
Once you’ve installed Sticky Password you can begin to add passwords to your vault.
As you browse the web and login to different accounts, Sticky Password will automatically collect and save your login details ready to be auto-filled next time you visit the websites.
You can also import passwords that you already have saved in your browsers to kick-start your journey to secure password protection. All you need to do is simply open the Sticky Password menu, select import, and choose the browser(s) from which you want to import passwords.
Or, if you’d prefer, you can add passwords and other sensitive data manually.
And that’s it, you are ready to use Sticky Password. As with all password managers, they have been designed to be simple, straightforward, and intuitive to make them accessible by anyone.
How to Setup and Use on Mobile
The Sticky Password mobile app is available for both iOS and Android operating systems and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.
Once the app has finished installing you can start creating your account by following the simple on-screen guidance. It is important to note that you can either create a new Sticky Password account or you can connect to an existing one (we recommend the latter).
If you have previously completed the desktop setup procedure, you can connect to your Sticky Password account and your data will automatically be synchronized with your phone. To sync with your desktop vault you can select to either enable cloud or local WiFi sync, depending on your preference (Cloud sync is faster, WiFi sync is more secure – both use military-grade encryption).
You’re now ready to use Sticky Password on your mobile.
Getting in contact with Sticky Password isn’t as easy as it is with other password managers that offer live chat, Q&A webinars, and social media support. The primary channel of communication is email – but you need to make sure you fill the right forms to get the answers that you need.
Although Sticky Password has done a good job in building an extensive collection of self-help guides, this is a standard support feature of all password managers and doesn’t make up for the fact that they somewhat lack behind the competition in the level of support offered.
Getting in Touch:
Contact Form for General Inquiries (Excl. Technical Support)
If you need to get in touch with Sticky Password for requests other than technical support, you can use their contact form. This is useful for getting answers to your questions before you sign up or upgrade to a new plan but is somewhat redundant if you have already purchased a license.
Priority Email Support for Premium Users (incl. Technical Support)
If you are a Premium user and you need support, the only way you get in touch with Sticky Password’s customer service team is by navigating to the bottom of any of the Help Center pages and clicking on the “Support for Premium Users” button. This opens a contact form where you can state the issue you are facing and attach relevant documents if needed.
The customer services/support team typically responds within 24 hours, which is good but not great when compared to the likes of Dashlane and other password managers that offer Live Chat with instantaneous help.
Luckily, Sticky Password has a Help Center full of useful resources. Your best bet is to search through the plethora of self-help guides and then contact support if you still can’t find an answer to your question.
The Help Center should be your first port of call when troubleshooting any issues that you have.
There are a plethora of self-help guides that address the most frequently asked questions, ranging from installation through to tips and tricks.
Although Sticky Password has done a good job in building an extensive collection of guides, this is a standard support feature of all password managers and doesn’t make up for the fact that they somewhat lack behind the competition in the level of support offered.
Discussion Board / Forum
The Sticky Password forum is like any other forum, you can post questions and interact with other users. While you can get answers to your questions, don’t count on it for support – at the time of writing this review 61 topics (questions) remain unanswered.
Overall, we feel that the forum is old and out-dated, and as a result, can’t recommend it as a good source of help and support.
Sticky Password is one of the cheapest password managers and has three plans: Free, Premium, and Teams.
The Free plan offers a host of useful features that let you store store unlimited passwords across all your devices. However, it does have some limitations. Most notably, there is no device synchronization, meaning you have to manually add each item to your vault on each device which can be a laborious task to keep on top of. Account backup and secure password sharing is not supported either.
As a result, we recommend opting for the Premium plan to plug all the holes in the Free version.
Although Sticky Password is cheap, if you aren’t on a tight budget, then we highly recommend Dashlane Premium. The difference between Sticky Password Premium ($2.50) and Dashlane Premium ($4.99) in cost is pocket change ($2.50 per user per month), but the additional features take you from basic password protection to an all-in-one security service that has everything you’ll ever need to stay safe online.
Sticky Password’s Free plan offers a host of useful features. However, as to be expected from the Free plan, it does have some major limitations.
Firstly, there is no device synchronization, meaning your passwords and other data won’t be automatically synced across all your devices. You will have to manually add items to your vault on each device which is very time-consuming.
Secondly, account backup on secure cloud servers is not supported. You won’t be able to restore multiple older versions of your database. It’s always a good idea to have a backup, especially considering the importance of the data stored in your vault. Imagine you let a friend use your account but they accidentally delete all of your passwords. It would be a headache trying to manually restore all your data.
Thirdly, you can’t use the secure password sharing feature. You will have to continue sharing passwords using non-secure methods that heighten your risk to cybercrime.
Despite the three limitations, the benefits that you will be able to take advantage of are:
- Unlimited password and data storage – Sticky Password provides a fortified vault to securely store all of your passwords and other confidential information.
- Secure digital wallet – Safe payment and fast checkout with PayPal, debit cards, and credit cards whilst shopping online. You no longer need to run around the house trying to find your credit card, simply let Sticky Password auto-fill your card credentials for you.
- Automatic form‑filling and auto-login – You no longer need to worry about remembering your passwords or filling information to log into websites or even pay for shopping online.
- Password generator – Make use of the built-in password generator to create strong, unique, passwords for each account in your vault
- Security dashboard – Reports the strength of your stored passwords and reminds you to change those that are either weak, reused, or old.
- Secure notes – Particularly helpful if you use it to save answers to security questions for sites that you have accounts with.
- Two‑factor authentication – Choose and authenticate the devices that you want to have access to your password vault.
- Biometric authentication – Verify your identity and login to your vault using your fingerprint.
- USB portable version – Create a portable version of your vault by saving it on a USB drive and take it with you wherever you go. Use it on any Windows computer, even if it doesn’t have Sticky Password installed.
- Works on all devices & browsers – Ensures you are protected at all times and leaves no weak spots. However, it is important to remember that with the Free plan, the data stored in your vault will not be synchronized across all your devices. You have to manually add each item which can be a laborious task to keep on top of.
If you decide to opt for the Free version, you’ll also be given a 30-day free trial of the Premium plan. We highly recommend that you upgrade to the Premium plan given the fact that the Free version does not feature synchronization, backup, or secure sharing.
Premium is Sticky Password’s flagship plan which, in addition to all the features included in the Free version, offers:
- Device synchronization – Sticky Password is the only password manager that lets you choose from three device synchronization methods. Either opt for the superfast cloud, use the super-secure local WiFi sync, or, if you are particularly cautious, vigilantly sync manually offline.
- Account backup – Your encrypted data will be backed up on Sticky Password’s secure cloud servers, giving you the safety net to restore multiple older versions of your database.
- Secure password sharing – Share passwords without risking the security of your accounts. All items shared are encrypted with AES-256, the same standard of encryption used by banks and the military. Only the rightful users can decrypt them.
- Priority support – Get answers to your questions quickly.
As previously stated, we highly recommend choosing the Premium plan. It costs just $29.99 per user per year, equating to only $2.49 per month. Alternatively, you can opt for a lifetime license with a one-off payment of $199.99. Whichever option you choose, it is a small price to pay to protect your data online.
Although Sticky Password is cheap, if you aren’t on a tight budget, then we highly recommend Dashlane Premium. Dashlane Premium is the best value for the money password manager plan and offers all the benefits of Sticky Password and more. It costs $4.99 per user per month.
The difference between Sticky Password Premium and Dashlane Premium in cost is pocket change ($2.50 per user per month), but the additional features take you from basic password protection to an all-in-one security service that has everything you’ll ever need to stay safe online.
Teams is a single-tier business plan that builds on the Premium features with a range of tools designed to protect business security.
With the Team plan, businesses benefit from:
- Bring all your company accounts under one hood – Make business-critical accounts easily accessible to all employees. Employees no longer need to share passwords using unsecured methods.
- Improve your employee’s poor password habits – No more weak, reused, or easy to crack passwords. Safeguard your business with passwords that are strong and unique and ensure that good password management practices are followed by all employees.
- Control usage through the admin console – Set permissions, manage access, and edit or remove users when necessary. Grant access to different teams and company accounts anywhere at any time.
- Simple installation and setup – Import existing passwords to get started quickly. Easy to use even by employees that aren’t tech-savvy.
The Teams plan costs $29.99 per user for a 1-year license, making it one of the cheapest business password manager plans available. For most small businesses, Sticky Password will suffice but larger companies may benefit from having more granular control. We recommend taking a look at different tiered business plans offered by Dashlane, 1Password, and LastPass. For small businesses, you may want to consider Dashlane Business, for medium-sized companies, 1Password Business, and for enterprises, LastPass Enterprise.
Sticky Password vs Dashlane vs LastPass: Which one is right for you?
If you want a cheap, basic, password manager that lets you safely and securely store, recall, and auto-fill all your online passwords on multiple devices, then Sticky Password Premium could be a good option for you.
Besides being the only password manager that lets you choose to either sync via the super-fast cloud, super-secure local WiFi, or vigilantly sync manually offline, it doesn’t offer other features that make it stand out from the crowd.
As a result, we recommend Dashlane. From support to enhanced security features, including Dark Web Monitoring and a VPN, Dashlane delivers all the benefits of Sticky Password and more.
LastPass and Sticky Password both offer a similar set of features, but LastPass takes the crown when it comes to the level of support. One other major shortcoming of Sticky Password is that there is no way to recover your account if you forget your master password. LastPass gives you the option to set a security question and answer to recover your account.
Dashlane vs Sticky Password, which is better?
We recommend Dashlane. Here’s why:
- Both password managers have a Free, Premium, and Business plan but Dashlane wins every time for features, support, and value for money.
- For just $2.50 more than Sticky Password ($2.49 vs $4.99 per user per month), Dashlane Premium delivers all the benefits of Sticky and more. In addition to all the standard password management features, Dashlane protects you through Dark Web Monitoring which constantly scans the web for any of your compromised data, as well as facilitating complete privacy when accessing the internet via their built-in VPN.
- Compared to Sticky Password’s limited support, Dashlane offers a range of communication channels stretching from Twitter to Email Support Request and even Live Chat, as well as a wide range of guides and tutorials. The customer support is friendly, courteous, and helpful and we commend the response speed.
LastPass and Sticky Password both offer a comparable set of features for both their Free and Premium plans. However, one major difference is that if you forget or lose your master password there is no way to recover your account without permanently deleting all of your data and re-adding it again. This is somewhat concerning considering that we all occasionally forget our passwords. LastPass, on the other hand, gives you various options to recover your account and all of your stored data. For this reason alone, we recommend LastPass over Sticky Password.
It is also worth noting that LastPass has a range of business plans suitable for differently sized-businesses, whereas Sticky password has a one size fits all approach.
Sticky Password is safe.
It stores your passwords and other sensitive information in a vault cocooned in military-grade encryption standards, which only you can unlock and decrypt.
Sticky Password does offer a Free password manager which can be used to store unlimited passwords across an unlimited number of devices. However, it has 3 major shortcomings.
Firstly, it does not include device synchronization, meaning your passwords and other data won’t automatically sync across your devices. You need to manually add each password to your vault on each device which can be a laborious task to keep on top of.
Secondly, your secure vault will not be backed up, which removes the capability to restore multiple older versions of your database.
And finally, you can’t securely share your passwords. You will have to continue sharing passwords using non-secure methods that heighten your risk of cybercrime. As a result, we strongly recommend upgrading to the Premium plan to plug all the holes in the Free version.
Sticky Password has three pricing plans:
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Sticky Password doesn’t have a family plan. For families, we recommend LastPass Families which costs $4.00 per 6 users per month.
Sticky Password is a password manager that lets you safely and securely store, recall and auto-fill all your online passwords on multiple devices. Sticky Password helps to keep you safe online by encrypting all of your sensitive data, making it extremely hard for cybercriminals to intercept and use your data for fraudulent activities.
The parent company of Sticky Password is, Czech-based, Lamantine Software. Lamantine Software was founded in 2001 and specializes in developing applications in the areas of security and customer usability.
Sticky Password is good but nothing special. Besides being the only password manager that lets you choose to either sync via the superfast cloud, use the super-secure local WiFi sync, or, if you are particularly cautious, vigilantly sync manually offline, it doesn’t offer other features that make it stand out from the crowd.
One major shortcoming which you should be aware of is that there is no way to recover your account if you forget your master password. Other password managers, like Keeper Security, give you the option to set a security question and answer to recover your account. Not being able to recover your account if you lose or forget your master password is a shortcoming and should be considered before signing up to Sticky Password. However, if you are a super-organized person then it may not be a problem for you.
Sticky Password stores your passwords in an encrypted vault. Only you can unlock, decrypt, and gain access to your vault by entering your master password and completing two-factor authentication. Sticky Password uses a zero-knowledge protocol meaning they know nothing about the data you store on their servers, due to encryption.
In addition to the secure storage of passwords, Sticky Password will also automatically fill login credentials for you on websites you have accounts with.