Sticky Password: The Not-So-Good
Sticky Password has all the basics of a password manager, and some very good auto-login features, but it does have a few downsides.
Out-of-Date Password Pointers
Sticky Password does not adhere to current best practices for password creation. Currently, security experts advise using a random combination of easy-to-remember words to create one extra-long pass phrase. You can choose to separate these words by a hyphen or underscore, for added complexity.
Sticky Password, by comparison, still advises you to use a password of random characters with at least one upper and lowercase letter, numbers, and optional special characters.
This advice is fast falling out a fashion – just as well, as it can mean passwords that are as hard to remember as they are to guess.
Dusty Desktop App
The desktop app for Windows is fine, but a little dated. It looks like something designed for Windows 7, and is not reflective of more modern designs.
One significant problem this poses is that the text for each entry is small, and the database just generally looks crowded. Maximizing the window doesn’t fix this either – it just adds more entries in the window.
Using Sticky Password on WIndows 10, the desktop program can be slow to respond in certain situations. Typically, this was after launching the program from the system tray, or when the program was syncing with the cloud.
Poor Marks for Bookmarks
The bookmarks feature needs a little work. The obvious place you’d want to use them is, of course, within a web browser. Astonishingly, however, you cannot save bookmarks via the Sticky Password browser extension.
Instead, you have to manually copy the URL, then open the Sticky Password desktop program, and create a manual entry. That’s a lot of steps. It would make far more sense to click on the browser extension, hit an “add bookmark” button and automatically save the page you’re on to your database.
Finally, the notes feature could use some enhancements. Its templates, for example, look like something you’d create yourself using Microsoft Word.
There’s also no way to save attachments, the way you can in LastPass. Nor is there an option to save documents, as in 1Password.
While these aren’t as key as the main password storage function, an attachment or document could be a great way to, say, save the answers to identify-verification questions or receipts for software licenses.