Ash The Great | Oct 31, 2017 | 0
Sticky Password Review
Sticky Password is similar to 1Password and LastPass, but it is not as popular because Sticky Password is less sophisticated. The way that Sticky Password looks was enough to put me off, but in order to be fair, we have tested and reviewed it. Its appearance is very retro looking, and it works on both desktop and mobile devices. The developers have added two-factor authentication, which has helped to improve security, but one wishes the interface was a little richer and more modern looking.
What Does Sticky Password Do?
It is a program that stores your passwords so that you may sign in more quickly and more efficiently. Sticky Password also stores form information too, so that you may fill in online forms very quickly.
The Free Version Vs. The Paid Premium Version
You may download and use the Sticky Password system for free if you wish, and there are no limits on how many passwords you store. There is no time limit for how long you may use the service, so why bother paying for the premium service?
The free version is just for one computer or device at a time, whereas the paid premium version of Sticky Password allows you to sync across your devices using the cloud. You also get cloud backup when you pay for the Sticky Password service. You may locally sync your devices with your local Wi-Fi, which may help sync the Sticky Password accounts on all the devices in your house. Free account users get access to the customer service department, but paid users get priority support.
Sticky Password – Pros
- Sticky Password can be used as a stand-alone piece of software on your device to help you enter your passwords and form data more quickly and easily, and you may install it onto your mobile devices and into some web browsers.
- The Sticky Password program is relatively secure, though we have no way of knowing for sure. Nevertheless, there have not been any reports of major security problems or leaks, so it is going well so far.
- Two-factor authentication has made it slightly more difficult for opportunistic hackers and online malcontents to access your passwords and private information.
- Sticky Password works on the Windows operating system, Android, and iOS. It also works on Mac devices too. If you are lucky, you will be able to sync between all your devices, though it is not a guarantee.
- The use of biometrics is possible with Sticky Password. If you have suitable technology, you may open some of your online accounts with your fingerprint.
- Auto-filling information that you usually have to type in will help save you some time, and the use of this software makes it more convenient to use very long and complex passwords that are harder for hackers to crack with brute force programs.
- You may import passwords and such from RoboForm, LastPass, KeePass, DashLane, 1Password, and from the biggest web browsers.
Sticky Password – Cons
- Despite the frantic claims by Sticky Password to the contrary, the fact is that some devices will not sync. Some households have several different devices in one house, and on some occasions the Sticky Password will not sync the passwords of each and all the devices.
- Sticky Password is prone to glitches and technical problems. The most common is where the software seems to work perfectly one day and then quits on you the next.
- Software and services that offer password manager functions (such as this one)will always come with a risk. No matter how secure the developers try to make it, there will always be a risk because you are dealing with sensitive information. If you are putting your passwords in the hands of another party, then you are exposing yourself to risk.
- One may say that the interface is retro, but it is just cheap. It is similar to the sort of online tool you may have found in the late 00s. This company is making money, they should invest in a better GUI.
- Sticky Password is losing customers because it is slow to fix its system when things go wrong. If there is an update that makes your Sticky Password system crash or stop working, then do not expect a fix within the week. The developers take too long to fix software problems.
Fees And/Or Charges
Finding the fees seems to be awfully difficult in some cases. For example, if the website decides that your IP address is from a country that is not your own, then you will only see the fees in whichever currency that Sticky Password decides.
If you are using VPN or similar services, then the prices that appear on the Sticky Password website are anybodies guess. You may like to look at the web cache on Google to see what that says, but you will either be met exclusively with the US prices, or with a sexy list of all the prices in various currencies.
At the time of writing, the cost of a year subscription is $29.99. If you would like a full-time (lifetime) subscription, then you may pay $149.99. Sticky Password frequently runs offers. At the time of writing, the running offer allowed for a $50 discount, which brought the cost down to $99.99.
You may pay via credit card or by PayPal. I would suggest you use PayPal because it is safer. There is a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you have a problem with your payment, then there is a phone number and email address at the very bottom of the payment page. However, please note that the phone call will cost you a pretty penny because the call center is based in the Czech Republic.
Conclusion – Is Sticky Password Right For Me?
- Since such software always comes with some form of risk of a security breach, it may be wise to use this software for your less important accounts. Maybe keep your financial passwords and usernames off the Sticky Password system.
- If Sticky Password is holding your passwords and entering them for you, then you may create very large and strong passwords that are difficult for crackers/brute-force programs to crack.
- Take full advantage of the local security measures, and it will make it more difficult for people in your own home, or people with access to your technology, to gain access to your accounts via Sticky Password.
- If you don’t like the idea of paying, then install a fresh version of Sticky Password onto each of your devices with fresh and new (different) information on each. Enter your passwords into the Sticky Password system manually rather than using the paid cloud-syncing system. It is more hassle and more work, but will save you a little money.
- If you are security conscious to the point of almost-paranoia, then Sticky Password is not for you. If you frequently use the same websites and you are sick of entering your information, then Sticky Password may suit your needs.