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If you’re not using a password manager, you’re putting your online accounts at risk. It’s just not possible to remember a random, unique password for every website without help, so you wind up using simple, easily guessed passwords, and recycling the same password for different sites. Sticky Password Premium handles remembering your passwords and helps you generate new, strong ones to protect your accounts. It does everything you’d expect from a password manager, and more, but it doesn’t quite match the advanced features of our top choices.

For $29.99 per year, you can install Sticky Password Premium on all your Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS devices, and it syncs data between all your devices automatically. If you can make do without cross-device syncing, you can use it for free, just as you can with Dashlane. There’s also a Lifetime edition for the product’s biggest fans, a one-time cost of $149.99 that gets you all the features of Premium indefinitely. With either plan, a portion of your payment goes to protect endangered manatees. Why manatees? Well, the company is Lamantine Software, and lamantine means manatee in French. The product’s mascot is a friendly, bespectacled manatee.

To sync your passwords between devices, Sticky Password stores an encrypted copy of your data in the cloud. Nobody can get at that copy without having both your online account password and your master password. For the super-paranoid, Sticky Password offers an even more secure option: Wi-Fi sync. In this mode, your devices sync directly with each other when they’re connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Your data never goes to the cloud.

The program’s blue-and-white main window features a simple menu down the left side giving you quick access to your accounts, identities, secure memos, and more. As you select items in the menu, the rest of the main window fills with a list of matching items. Double-clicking an item replaces the list with the item’s details, available for editing. Simple!

Getting Started

During the installation process, you create an online StickyAccount. Enter your email address and create a strong StickyPass—the password you’ll use each time you install Sticky Password on a new device. You also define a separate master password, required each time you log in.

During installation, Sticky Password can import stored passwords from supported browsers, and the list of supported browsers is huge. In addition to the usual suspects (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Opera) it works with less common browsers, among them SeaMonkey, Yandex, and Comodo Dragon.

Getting started with a password manager can be daunting, especially if you’ve never used one before. Like LogMeOnce, Keeper, and RememBear Premium

apps on the phone. That’s a nice touch. When I launched saved logins in the built-in browser, Sticky Password filled in the credentials. In Chrome, I tapped floating icons to copy the username and password to the clipboard. The same floating icons helped fill app passwords.

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On the iPhone, you can launch saved logins with the product’s internal browser or in Safari through Sticky Password’s share box extension. However, it doesn’t fill in app passwords.

What’s Not Here

As noted, while Sticky Password identifies weak and duplicate passwords, it doesn’t offer a full report on the strength of all your passwords. LastPass, Dashlane, and LogMeOnce Password Management Suite Ultimate are among the few that offer such a report. In addition, all three automate password updates for selected sites. Keeper also offers a full security audit, but its designers deliberately avoided automated password updates due to their concerns about security.

RoboForm, Password Boss Premium, and several other competitors include the ability to securely share passwords with others. Some let you share the use of a password without making it visible to the recipient. Sticky Password doesn’t include secure sharing.

Password inheritance is a different kind of sharing. Keeper, Dashlane, and a few others let you define an heir for your account, typically with a waiting period for access, so a too-eager heir doesn’t jump the gun. That’s another feature I’d like to see in Sticky Password.

An Effective Choice

Sticky Password Premium is an effective password manager. Its ability to sync via Wi-Fi, without using the cloud, offers an extra degree of security, and it now includes two-factor authentication. I’d still like to see a password strength report that includes more than the very weakest ones, though, along with secure password sharing and some provision for password inheritance.

Sticky Password does have an approachable, easy-to-use interface. But so do Dashlane and Keeper Password Manager & Digital Vault, and they include advanced features that Sticky Password lacks. These two are our current Editors’ Choice products in the commercial password manager realm.

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