PROS / It has a full feature set with password importing, identities and multifactor authentication.
CONS / This is the only product we reviewed that does not support Mac.
VERDICT / Sticky Password is an excellent password manager with a feature list that is more complete than half of its competitors. It works with Windows PCs, Android devices, iPads and iPhones, as well as Blackberrys. However, it leaves out Mac users.
[Editor's note: The publisher informs us that the new version, Sticky Password Premium, is shipping and that it now supports Macintosh. It also adds biometric authentication to iOS and Android devices and lets the users specify sync method from among cloud sync, local sync via Wi-Fi and no sync. We look forward to reviewing the new product when we next refresh this review site.]
It is difficult to remember complex passwords, but you don't necessarily want to write them down either. Password managers such as Sticky Password remember volumes of account information for you. Like all of its competitors, it synchronizes logins and passwords across all of your devices by maintaining encrypted copies of your information on its servers. If you are not comfortable with entrusting passwords to the Sticky cloud, a desktop-only version keeps your passwords local.
Sticky Password does not run on Macs. However it is available for Windows, iPhones, iPads and Android devices, and Blackberrys. It works with popular Windows web browsers and interacts with iTunes, Dropbox, Google Talk and Skype. Regardless of your browser, it auto-fills and auto-saves logins and web forms. It also conveniently imports data from competing products LastPass and RoboForm. Sticky Password has templates for webpage login forms such as online bank accounts, credit card information, secure notes, website logins and email accounts. You can also create files for almost any type of information you want to save securely.
Sticky Password does more to protect its users than just generating secure passwords that are convenient to use. It considers many other aspects of security. For example, in order to prevent someone from accessing your accounts when you step away from the computer, you can set an automatic lockout to engage after one to 60 minutes of computer inactivity. In a similar vein, there is clipboard protection to keep people from using information that you cut and paste.
Another example of how Sticky goes beyond simply generating strong passwords, is that it can also remind you when it is time to change passwords. There is additional security in the form of a virtual keyboard that protects against keyloggers by letting you click the letters on an onscreen keyboard.
There is support through an online forum and a frequently asked questions page. Email is available for direct help from a support technician. This level of customer support is normal for the online password manager market.
Sticky Password provides an easy method to strengthen your password security. It can synchronize passwords across Windows PCs as well as Android, iOS and Blackberry devices. Unless you need an online password manager for Mac, Sticky is an excellent product.