The best password managers enhance your online protection by generating and securely storing complex passwords for all your online accounts. Furthermore, by investing in one, you’ll save yourself the trouble of manually creating, storing, and remembering passwords.
Sticky Password has offered a reliable password solution for 20 years and is often regarded as a solid, mid-range choice with reasonable costs. In our Sticky Password review, we look at its current array of features, prices and plans, overall usability, and how it compares to the competition.
Sticky Password: Plans and pricing
Sticky Password advertises appealingly low prices, which makes it a viable option for individuals and business teams on a budget. The main Premium plan (including the Team edition) costs $29.99 per user a year, and comes with all the essential Sticky Password features and extras like local Wi-Fi syncing across all devices.
This plan includes a 30-day money-back guarantee, and you can even opt for an exclusive lifetime license for $199.99. You can also download a free version of Sticky Password directly from the website. With this, you can try out all the premium features for 30 days.
For teachers and students, there’s a separate Academic plan that currently costs the reduced prices of $12.95 per user a year, or $29.99 for a lifetime license.
At the time of writing, Sticky Password has a limited-time offer of “20 months for $20,” which applies to the Premium plan. Overall, there’s plenty pricing-wise to pique your interest, especially when you consider the solid array of features that you get in return.
When it comes to features, Sticky Password has many of the tools that you would expect to find in a modern password manager.
With both the free and premium versions, you get a reliably strong password generator, automatic form-filling/logging in, and unlimited storage (supported by AES [Advanced Encryption Standard] 256-bit encryption) for all your web account and app passwords, credit card and payment details, and notes and memos.
What’s more, Sticky Password continually assesses the strength of your passwords and highlights any weak or reused ones, which is valuable when it comes to detecting vulnerable spots. Sticky Password can be easily installed and synced across devices that support Windows, Android, iOS, or macOS operating systems. However, it still isn’t compatible with Linux.
Nevertheless, it’s good to see that Sticky Password can run, as an extension, on 17 web browsers in total―from the popular Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to lesser-known ones like Yandex and SeaMonkey. Among the premium features, local Wi-Fi/cloud syncing and controlled password sharing particularly stand out as two ways that Sticky Password keeps competitive with leading password managers.
You can effectively sync devices that are on your local Wi-Fi network, which makes sharing encrypted passwords between these devices even more secure. As an alternative, you can safely sync your devices and back up your password data using Sticky Password’s secure cloud servers.
For controlled password sharing with others, it’s possible―via your Sticky Password interface―to grant people access to selected passwords and limit, amend, and remove that same access. These features are especially useful if, for example, sharing login credentials with remote team members is necessary.
Interface and in use
First, you can access key areas―like your web account or app passwords, secure memos, and the sharing center―via the dark blue control panel. Even if you’re not accustomed to password managers, you can easily enable sync, view and amend passwords, add digital memos, and share login details with others.
Sticky Password also performs well as a browser extension. You can sync passwords instantly across authorized devices, meaning you can log into your online accounts without having to manually fill in any passwords and usernames.
Sticky Password’s website has an extensive help center, which consists of useful information on various topics, from installation instructions to managing your browser extension. Accompanying this is a discussion board that offers more online support.
Alternatively, you can contact a member of the team directly by selecting "Contact" on the website. When we reached out to the Sticky Password team with questions, they replied to us within 24 hours, which is the response time that they quote to premium customers.
After 20 years of accumulated experience, Sticky Password has built up a commendable security infrastructure, which centrally consists of AES 256-bit encryption and includes features like two-factor authentication (2FA) and fingerprint scanning (for Android and iOS devices).
Additionally, your master password―which is necessary to create your account―is reassuringly never stored on Sticky Password’s servers or anywhere else.
Perhaps most impressively of all, Sticky Password has added Intel’s Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) to its armory, which ensures that your sensitive password data remains inaccessible to hackers―even if they take over your device.
Although Sticky Password’s premium plan is cheaper than those offered by leading services like Dashlane and LastPass, it also lacks some of their advanced features.
For example, Dashlane’s premium plan costs $40 a year, but includes a VPN (virtual private network) and Dark Web monitoring. Its free plan is far less generous, as it only covers one device and only allows storage for up to 50 passwords. Read our Dashlane review to find out more about the service, and what we thought of it.
The Bitwarden free plan, on the other hand, poses credible competition to Sticky Password, as it provides syncing across all devices, 2FA, and unlimited storage. Our full Bitwarden review provides further details on this password manager.
Overall, Sticky Password is a decent password manager with all the core features that you’d want to see. But if you’re looking for a password manager with a broader array of premium features―including a VPN and Dark Web monitoring―then you’re probably better off paying more for a top-range service.
That said, Sticky Password’s main selling points are its impressive security infrastructure, usability across multiple devices, and comparatively low prices for those on a budget.