Sticky Password 7 Review: Your Ideal Cross Platform Password Manager
The increasing number of web apps along with the multitude of different accounts needed to get access to them, has put a good password manager in the must-have software list. There are a few web apps that lets you log in using your existing Facebook or Google account, but there are many services like e-banking that needs specific credentials and this is where a password manager such as Sticky Password helps you out.
You may think that you may not need a password manager. You can always use a short and easy to remember password, and use it on all of your accounts. Well, think again. You must have heard about some high-profile hacking and the millions of accounts compromised. Today, we are going to review Sticky Password which has been recently updated to version 7. Sticky Password 7 is available in two editions: one with online synchronization support across various supported devices and one that works only locally (Windows OS only, portable version can be created to take the utility across other computers).
Sticky Password 7: Brief Introduction
Sticky Password is an easy to use password manager. It lets you organize your log ins, memos, and identity information. It supports all major browsers. It also works with popular applications which needs you to log in to use the apps. The online synchronization feature lets you access all the saved data across all supported devices.
The online sync capability which lets you access your data from Windows, Android and iOS is not the main difference between the two editions, license prices are also different. Sticky Password 7 online sync edition is $19.99 for one year on all supported devices (Windows, Android and iOS), while the Sticky Password 7.0 Desktop version is $29.99 for lifetime license for Windows only (per PC license) and valid for version 7.
Installing Sticky Password 7 is easy and the installation wizard helps you through the process. At the end of the installation, you are prompted to enable the online synchronization feature, which will let you access data from all devices. In-app tutorial, which is shown after the first start of Sticky Password really helps the user to understand what he/she can do in the program and how to enjoy all its great features.
Sticky Password 7 Review
An StickyAccount (created during setup) is required to get access to My StickyPortal and to have all data backed up in the cloud. My StickyPortal lets you access a list of trusted devices, change settings for how new devices can get access to your data: any new devices are approved silently, or use OTP-based (one-time PIN) security, or restricting any new device from accessing data. You also have option to restore data if online sync fails multiple time. For extra security and to protect you from keyloggers, Sticky Password provides a virtual keyboard too.
Sticky Password helps you manage all your passwords. You don’t need to remember any of those passwords except your master password which is required to get access to Sticky Password database. It’s very important that you never forget your master password. Without the master password all the data is unusable.
It doesn’t matter which edition of Sticky Password (Cloud/Desktop) you have, it runs as a standalone application under Windows. This standalone Windows Desktop app lets you do all the tasks of saving, accessing, importing of passwords.
You don’t need to open the app every time as it integrates seamlessly into multiple web browsers. It auto-detects installed web browsers during setup and lets you exclude supported browsers you don’t want to use Sticky Password with. It also imports any passwords and log ins stored in your browsers. Unlike other similar apps, the application does not install any toolbar into your browser.
You can use the main window of the application though the Notification area in the lower right corner of the desktop or as a Caption button in a supported browser or application in the top right corner. If you have the cloud sync license, it lets you access passwords, memos, and so on from its Android and iOS apps. Sticky Password also lets you securely save Bookmarks and Secure Memos.
Adding existing accounts is simple with Sticky Password. All you need to do is login to a website as usual by entering username and password, click Sign in (or Login). Sticky Password will capture the username and password and will ask if you want to save the login credentials or not. You also have the option to edit the data while it gets added. When you visit the website next time, Sticky Password fills in the username and password for you and automatically logs you in.
Sticky Password also works with many popular applications. All you need to do is start the supported application and click on the Sticky Password button in the application’s caption area and select Add account. Save the username and password and the next time you want to log in, Sticky Password will log you in automatically. If you are using any other password manager, Sticky Password supports importing accounts from those applications.
While creating new password or changing old one, the built-in password generator is of great help. Simply use the password generator to generate a long and complex password. Sticky Password will automatically save the newly generated password to help you log in later.
Sticky Password 7 is a great password manager application which has improved a lot since the last time we took it for a review. It seamlessly lets you access your secured database from multiple devices. With online synchronization you can easily access the database from almost any smartphone running on Android and iOS devices. All information is first encrypted locally and then the encrypted data is securely stored into the cloud.
Although Mac version of the application is not available but the Windows desktop version is very good. You have the option to create a portable version of the application if you don’t want the online sync edition but still want to use the database using removable devices. The built-in password generator helps you create and save strong, unique passwords. The built-in virtual keyboard helps you protect yourself from keyloggers. With the free 30 days trial, you have enough time to test the application and take the right step towards having more secure accounts for all the web-apps you use.
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