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Need a brilliant password manager? dotTech has you covered. For the next 48-hours dotTechies can get Sticky Password (v4.1) for free! (And you thought freebies were so last year…)

Anyone that wants to upgrade to the latest v5 can get it for a measly $17.99 – yes, only $17.99 for a tool that you will use every day.

Software Description

The following is a description of Sticky Password as per the developer:

Save time with Sticky Password

  • Sticky Password recognizes your password-protected sites and logs you in automatically.
  • One-click form filling! Sticky Password fills in tedious online forms quickly and accurately.
  • Sticky Password integrates with your browser and applications so your passwords and data are always ready when you need them.
  • No more lost or forgotten passwords, Sticky Password gets them right the first time and even logs you in automatically.
  • The Installation Wizard imports your passwords from browsers and other password manager programs on your computer.

Protect yourself against identity theft and online threats

  • Sticky Password creates the strongest passwords possible and manages them for you. With Sticky Password’s password generator, you’re just a click away from another strong password.
  • The database is encrypted with the strongest encryption algorithms available in the industry, including the military-grade AES algorithm.
  • You’ll be protected from phishing scams, because Sticky Password won’t send your login and password to fake websites! Sticky Password knows your sites and won’t enter your login and password into sites it doesn’t recognize.
  • Multiple levels of protection against key-loggers. Sticky Password’s automatic login and form filling ensure that there is nothing for key loggers to record. And the Virtual Keyboard also ensures that not even someone peaking over your shoulder will know what you’re typing.
  • Sticky Password is safer than browsers. When stored in a browser, your passwords can be used by anyone using the computer, and are also more at risk to being stolen by computer viruses than when they are securely stored in Sticky Password’s encrypted database.

Get organized – passwords and website accounts under control

  • Sticky Password puts strong passwords under your control. Your Master Password is the only password you’ll need to remember.
  • Sticky Password fills in all those online forms for you.
  • No toolbars required: located in the title bar, the Caption Button is your access point to Sticky Password functions. No one else has it.
  • Each Sticky Password license includes the Sticky Password Portable Version FREE, so you’ll always have your passwords when you need them.
  • Sticky Passwords supports secure export and other collaboration options.
  • Your password Accounts will be organized the way you want with our enhanced groups.
  • Support for the browsers you use. Sticky Password works with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome* and more, so you’re not tied to any single browser.

The following is the official change log of the new features added and improvements made in Sticky Password v5, as per the developer:

Sticky Password 5.0 release notes

Build 5.0.0.185 (November 3, 2010)

New Sticky Password features include:

  • Support for the Google Chrome browser.*
  • Secure memos, to store even more types of information in the secure encrypted database
  • Synchronization with the Portable Version database
  • More export options and password sharing, including reminders to reset shared passwords
  • Additional security options, including PIN code authorization for linked USB and Bluetooth devices
  • Link login information between 2 or more accounts
  • Improved graphical user interface (GUI)

Build 5.0.1.194 (December 21, 2010)

The following features have been added:

  • Support of Microsoft Outlook
  • Support of Windows Live Messenger 2011
  • Import from LastPass
  • Master Password changing process improved
  • Added password generator for Secure Export

The following issues have been resolved:

  • Stability problems with Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Explorer
  • Performance problems with Google Chrome
  • Synchronization issues with Portable version
  • Stability problems with Microsoft Outlook 2007
  • SP doesn’t check Windows font smoothing settings
  • Issue with blurry fonts when Windows antialiasing is enabled
  • Improved support for autofill in https://onlinebanking.capitalone.com/
  • Improved support for autofill in https://www.telebank.ru/WebNew/Login.aspx
  • Improved support for autofill in http://www.citibank.com.au/australia/signon1/
  • Improved support for autofill in https://home.americanexpress.com/home/mt_personal_cm.shtml
  • Improved support for autofill in http://nl.eetnordic.com/
  • Improved support for autofill in http://aws.amazon.com/console/
  • Improved support for autofill in http://www.oszone.net/
  • Improved support for autofill in http://www.aeiou.pt/
  • Improved support for autofill in http://en.netlog.com/
  • Improved support for autofill in https://www.truwest.org/
  • Improved support for autofill in https://my.webex.com/login
  • Improved support for autofill in http://www.megavideo.com/?s=signup
  • Identities now support http://www.myhealth.va.gov/
  • Identities now support https://www.hallmark.com/UserLogon/SignInSignUp
  • Identities now support https://accounts.conduit.com/login/
  • …And more autofill and Identities issues were fixed

*Note: Although Google Chrome support is officially stated as being in v5, I noticed Chrome is supported in v4.1 also.

dotTech Advice

Sticky Password is a brilliant password manager. If the world was a playground Sticky Password would be playing in the big kid sandbox with the likes of Roboform Pro and Lastpass. Not only does Sticky Password store and manage logins (usernames and password) allowing users to easily login to websites with a click of a button, but it has an “Identities” feature where users can preset first name, last name, address, phone number, etc. and use the identity to quickly fill out forms. However, all password managers can store your logins and many even have the form feature. So what is the big deal with Sticky Password?

For one Sticky Password has excellent browser integration, supporting Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Flock, and SeaMonkey. (Note: Chrome is officially only supported in Sticky Password v5 and Opera is officially not supported at all. However, after installing Sticky Password v4.1, I find it to be fully working in Chrome and partially working in Opera.) Secondly it encrypts all your data, keeping it safe from prying hands (default encryption is AES 256 but you can change that if you want); and users get to control how the data is accessed: Either via password authentication (a master password must be entered), USB authentication (the designated USB drive must be plugged in), or bluetooth authentication (Sticky Password must connect to the designated bluetooth device). Thirdly, Sticky Password can easily be made portable and put on a USB/thumb drive, allowing you to carry your password around with you whenever you want. (All Sticky Password licenses come with portable support, even this Sticky Password v4.1 freebie.) Lastly, and one of my personal favorite features, Sticky Password has no toolbar – it works out of a small button (dubbed the “Caption Button”) placed at the top of your browser.

Anyone that doesn’t already have a password manager should jump on this chance and grab Sticky Password. Take it from a guy who has been using a password manager for almost two years (albeit not Sticky Password – I didn’t know about Sticky Password back then): Prior to using a password manager you may think “they aren’t that special”; but after using a password manager you will never be able to live without it. Anyone that already has a password manager should consider replacing their password manager with Sticky Password if that password manager doesn’t provide the features Sticky Password does, particularly browser integration since many password managers don’t have very good browser integration. (Sticky Password v4.1 can import passwords from Roboform and KeePass while v5.0 adds the ability to import from LastPass.) Anyone that enjoys Sticky Password v4.1 should consider upgrading to the latest Sticky Password v5.0; the upgrade cost is only $17.99 USD (40% off normal price of $29.99) and it quickly pays for itself considering how Sticky Password is one of those programs that you will use every single day.

Lastly, there are two things about Sticky Password I noticed that I would like to caution people about:

  • After installation Sticky Password prompts you to turn off the built-in password managers for browsers that it supports. Doing this is fine because obviously you don’t need the built-in managers if you are using Sticky Password. However, the thing is Sticky Password disables the password managers for browsers – it doesn’t delete the stored usernames/passwords. So if you use the built-in browser password managers, make sure to delete the usernames/passwords from the respective browser after importing them into Sticky Password.
  • By default Sticky Password makes the first login for a website an “automatic login”. For example, if you save a login for Gmail with Sticky Password, Sticky Password will make that login an “automatic login” so whenever you visit Gmail.com that account will be logged into automatically (assuming you authenticated Sticky Password). That is fine and dandy… if you only have one Gmail account. If you have multiple Gmail accounts it becomes near impossible to login to those other accounts because the first account was set to be an automatic login. So, if you have multiple accounts for a website you need to turn off automatic login for the first account before you can save other accounts. To do this right-click on the Sticky Password system tray icon, go to Manage Database, right-click on the login that you want to modify, click on Edit, go to Links and uncheck Automatically activate Account after loading. This only needs to be done with the first account saved for a website because all subsequent accounts don’t have this option automatically enabled.

Freebie Details

To get Sticky Password (v4.1) for free, follow these simple directions:

Version being given out for free: v4.1.1.190

Free updates: v4.x updates only – v5 upgrade costs $17.99 USD

Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/Win7

Download size: 7 MB

Giveaway time-frame: This giveaway starts 00:00 PST January 4, 2010 and ends 00:00 PST January 6, 2010. Anyone that takes advantage of this freebie during this time-frame owns it for life – they can install/reinstall whenever they want.

Take note that you aren’t required to subscribe to Sticky Password newsletters, if you don’t want. You can uncheck “Please inform me about Sticky Password news” and get this freebie.

  • Check the inbox of the e-mail address you registered with. Look for an e-mail from dottech@stickypassword.com with the subject of Sticky Password 4.1 for Dottech.org visitors?. In the e-mail you will find the download link and registration key for Sticky Password v4.1:

Note: Although the e-mail address has “dottech” in it, dotTech is not sending the e-mails. They are coming straight from Lamantine Software.

  • Download and install Sticky Password v4.1.
  • After installation, register it via the system tray icon:

  • Enjoy!
  • (Optional) As a way of thanking Lamantine Software for this freebie, please provide them with feedback regarding their software in the comments below. Feedback can be anything including but not limited to bugs fixes, desired features, desired changes, ways to improve the program, input on the current price, etc.

If you have any trouble getting Sticky Password (v4.1) for free, post below and other dotTechies or I will try to help.

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72 comments

  1. yellow

    Three words:

    Keepass
    Firefox
    Keefox

    Sticky Password is like Keepass’ retarded (er, “special”) brother. Without a search function and only rudimentary security safeguards beyond encryption, it pales in comparison. Add the pricetag and even a giveaway of an older version cannot keep it (or its users) off the short bus.

    Last Pass is an option, too, but I’d rather keep things like that a little closer to home.

  2. Jeanjean

    One more remark: when one fill the data of an identity, some of them are provided automatically based on the language selected on the PC.
    But it may be that the PC is configured in a particular language and used by several people speaking a different language. This is including the case in my country (Belgium) and particularly in my household (my wife speaks Dutch and I speak French).
    It would be preferable to let the user fill the data itself. Who can not write the name of his country properly for example ?

  3. Jeanjean

    Hi,
    My feedback does not reflect much since, as I said, I used Roboform free and therefore I only had 10 connections (only one was protected by password) ….. but I give it anyway.
    Two connections (the one that was protected and another) have not been successfully imported into Sticky Passwords !? On the other hand, I had two identities and I think that there is no way to import these!?
    User of IE7, I had no problems with all the connections.
    User of Chameleon Window Manager, I could happily move Sticky Passwords button to the left through the parameters.
    I am very happy. Thank you!

  4. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @Blue: Our next move is to either let this issue die off (I am sure David has gotten the point by now) or escalating it by tp’ing David’s house with red toilet paper.

    I know I should vote for the former but the latter sounds like so much fun.

    (^ I am joking.)

    @rob: Hehe…

  5. Blue

    Seems to be a bit of testosterone on this issue, donja think? It’s almost like folks are discussing religion…or the Mac. Jees, it’s just a password manager not ‘truth, justice and the America way’.

    If you like it, fine. If not, that’s probably fine, too. Me? I like it; especially for free. Thanks to Ashraf and the SP people for the offering. ‘Nuff said.

  6. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @Aesar: You are welcome! And, come on; while you may not agree with David’s viewpoint (I don’t either, for that matter) calling him an idiot is unnecessary. Simply voice your opinion with no name calling, please.

    @janetb: I am sorry I am a bit confused. Are we talking about an AV warning for Sticky Password or for Nirsoft tools?

    @Canuck50: Out of curiosity, how long has LastPass been around? dotTech reviewed it in ’09, and I may be wrong, but I think it debuted in ’09.

    @karen: That explains it. :-) I love RFP but I know for sure they try to get money out of you for every single thing they can; no way syncing is free.

  7. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @Suze: It is odd how they would fix IE8 issues but not IE7. It could just be a typo where they specifically mentioned IE8 but the fix could be for all IE7, too. I can’t test it out for you since I don’t have IE7. :-(

    @Lucas: No problem! And, no please don’t stop. It always helps when people keep me on my toes because I do make mistakes sometimes and it is better people call me out on them than they go unnoticed.

    @Harry44Callahan: Thanks! Yes, you can import from Roboform. When you first run the program it will prompt you if you want to import.

    Let’s know how the testing goes.

    @Pandora: Thanks for letting me know what to grab if I ever hack your computer. :-P I’m just kidding. On a serious note, Roboform Pro, LastPass, and StickyPassword are all great programs.

    @jumbi: Brilliant response! Kudos to the developer for that.

    @Vi: You are welcome!

    @Jeanjean: Ah, then its a no brainier: Sticky Password v4.1 > Roboform Free. Glad to see you made the switch.

    @Sean: Glad you like it! When you first run SP you will be prompted to import passwords – there will be an option to import from KeePass.

    @Rich:

    I think it more appropriate to evaluate the underlying software rather than its point of origin.

    Ditto.

    @Sue Long: Honestly I am not sure. Sorry. :-( My best suggestion to you is grab enough licenses just in case.

    @Tortuga: I am not sure if they offer discounts on multiple licenses. You can contact their support and find out; please let us all know if you do ’cause I am sure others are wondering the same thing.

    @Jimmy: Cool. I am sure they will appreciate it.

    @rob: I am not offended by your comment and I appreciate you willing to voice your opinion. However, I am slightly bothered by the following statement:

    Didn’t people from other country’s build and form your country?

    I assume you mean the USA. While I agree there are many immigrants here, that seems like an off-handed put-down to Americans. Maybe it is just me that feels this way.

  8. karen

    I think I figured out my confusion. At some point last year, I got a free version of GoodSync that only backed up a limited (but generous 50+ logins) number of logins when I signed up as a beta user of their Roboform Online (now Everywhere) service. I did evenutally buy GoodSync because I had a lot more logins than that and also because I liked it enough to use as my primary backup software.

  9. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @karen: Are you sure? When trying to sync my passwords with Roboform Pro it tells me to get GoodSync, which as far as I know, costs extra $$$. However I am using v6 of RFP and not the latest v7 so the free syncing may just be a v7 feature.

  10. Canuck50

    The “Free” version of LastPass allows you to use their program on multiple computers with the same “Master” password also across multiple Browsers at the same time. My close friend uses LastPass both at home and at work. On her home computer she runs FireFox but at her work place she is required to use IE8, however she uses the same LastPass account at both places. Just give LastPass a tryout and you will not be disappointed. As I mentioned in an earlier post I have been using LastPass for several years and would not use anything else not even if I was paid to try another similar product.

  11. karen

    I’d like to correct one thing about Roboform Pro. I think it was mentioned above (but I’m too lazy to look for the exact post), that you have to pay separately for the Roboform Online service. This is not the case. If you have Roboform Pro, you can automatically choose to backup your passwords to the “cloud”. To do this, you have to create a free Roboform Online account.

    You also have to have the Roboform Online account to use the mobile phone versions, because that is what the mobile versions sync to.

    Also, depending on your level of paranoria ;-), if you have the Roboform Pro (and Online) accounts, then you don’t actually need the RoboformToGo because you can just install the bookmarklet if you are on a “strange” computer. Your logins will be protected by three things when using the bookmarklet: Roboform Online userid, Roboform Online password, and your master password. However, I only use this method on a fairly safe computer like my work computer, not internet cafe type pcs.

    All that being said, I’ll have to download SP tonight to see the differences between it and Roboform Pro.

  12. Aesar

    I have been using RoboForm for years. I have been using it exclusively for years, owning the Pro, portable (ToGo), and the Sync software. But it is always a good idea to check out the competition. Thanks Ashraf!

    @Harry44Callahan: It is extremely simple to import from Roboform (at least the pro version. I imagine the freebie ought to be simple, as well). For detailed instructions enter “import” into the search bar in the Sticky online help.

    @Dave DeLanger: You are an idiot. I use one of, if not “the” best firewall in existence, namely, Outpost. Who do you think wrote that software? Quit wasting our time.

  13. rob

    @Dave DeLanger: this is 2011 not 1955. Why put down other races and their country? Didn’t people from other country’s build and form your country ? You call them “ruskies” , do they call you “redneck”? pick up a map, put down the video game and learn some thing. It is a great big world out there.further more An attitude like that is why the world is like it is right now. open your mind, we are all brothers and sisters on the inside. Out of respect for Ashraf I will stop now because people like that enrage me.
    so sorry I had to post that Ashraf, but I could not keep quiet.
    any way, this is a great piece of software, big thank you Ashraf and to the developers.

  14. Tortuga

    @Sue Long: Hi

    I think the GOTD license could be installed on multiple PCs, since the RegKey was the same for all.
    But for this promo, I *think* you should apply for as many licenses as you need for all machines {to be on the safe side …;) }
    It’s just a question of having as many eMail addresses.
    I haven’t applied yet, so dunno if all licenses here are the same or not. Most probably not.

    Maybe those who’ve received it already could confirm one way or the other.

    Peace

  15. Tortuga

    @Rich: Hi there :)

    Sorry, didn’t see your comment b4 posting.
    You really said it much better than I could!!
    Thank You for speaking up!
    This kind of stuff needs to be dealt w quickly before it festers or gives any ideas to other nitwits! Just gets me so darn mad. Grrrrrr

    See you around! :D
    Ciao

  16. Tortuga

    »»»» To the poster who commented on the origins of this cie:
    Ohhh peuhlize!!
    That’s REALLY insulting and plain ignorant!!!!!!!
    And quite frankly very disturbing!

    Wake up & look into the world.
    Maddoff & all the other crooks are american aren’t they? Are all american crooks?

    It irritates me to no end this kind of thinking!!

    It speaks volumes to the quality of the people of this site that only one made such an ignorant comment!!

  17. Tortuga

    Dear Ash

    Great Promo – you are on a roll!!! :D

    Would it be possible to know if they could also offer a {better?} discount for multiple licenses for the v5.x upgrade?
    Most times we shy away from purchasing sw that needs to be used on all PCs/Laptops, cause the cumulative price is way too steep!

    Lately some cies have been smarting up to the fact a lot of households have multiple machines & offer some terrific deals! Which we have purchased !!!!

    Even though we got SP from GOTD, we continued to use a combo of LastPass for site logins & a text file on a stick for the more secure information (Banks, PINs, etc). I haven’t really migrated to SP – dunno if I will …

    **********************
    To all who posted:
    Many THANKS to the great tips and advice! I learn a lot!

    Could someone clarify that in SP, contrary to LastPass, IDs/Pwrds «CAN NOT» be viewed in plain text??!! So, when the login fails for some reason (and yes, it does happen) what does one do??
    This can fast become a major headache!
    Will have to maintain 2 parallel DB on different sw, just in case!??

    Peace

  18. Sue Long

    I tried first, but did not find an answer to my question that was clear to me. If I get one license, can I install Sticky Pass on three computers that only I use, or must I request additional licenses for each computer? Thanks.

  19. Rich

    First: It’s a bit disturbing that if someone wants to disparage another’s ethnicity/national origin/…whatever…, they should at least be able to ‘get it right’!

    Secondly, I think it more appropriate to evaluate the underlying software rather than its point of origin. That is one of the reasons that I particularly enjoy offerings available at dottech, and/or evaluated by ashraf. I seem to recall comments by ashraf, wherein the point of origin became germane and was appropriately presented as a matter for user consideration.

    Even if it were ‘made in Russia’, that would be no reason to assume that Putin was the behind the scenes architect of some nefarious plot for world domination, to be actualized via this software.

    Personally, knowing that this offering originates in the Czech Republic makes me marginally more comfortable with it, than I might be had it originated in the wonderfully ‘open-minded’, ‘open access’, US of A. (You remember: That place where people are (theoretically, at least) supposed to be evaluated on their merits!)

    Please, go wave your flags somewhere where people still believe that shouting your superiority the loudest makes you the most skilled. (In other words – somewhere where I need not come across it.)

    My apologies to the developers who may have – and should have – been offended by the personal affronts.

    Thank you for providing an essentially unencumbered piece of useful software. (I very much appreciate the ability to continue to use it regardless of what unfortunate things may happen to my operating system.)

  20. Sean

    Hey ashraf, nice giveaway :)

    Just one question, how do i import passwords? i know lastpass isn’t supported in 4.1, but keepass and roboform are. i have moved my passwords to keepass, i just dont know how to import it into sticky?

  21. jumbi

    @Dave DeLanger:

    This matter was discussed in the gaotd comments:
    http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/sticky-password-4-1-1/

    Its impressive and worth to be repeated how the developer replied! :

    Yep, we are a Czech based company consisting of members having many years experience in developing security software. Anyway, you are not trusting your personal data with us. You are trusting your data with an encrypted database residing on your computer or your USB. There are no passwords or other personal data leaving your computer our direction. Any such traffic would be easy to detect.
    BTW: Over 200 mio people all over the world have no trouble trusting Czech based anti-virus products with their complete computer security. And these programs call home every minute to ensure the up to date security.

  22. jumbi

    @Blue:

    Yes I know (as I try this to any gaotd software I like the next day with their trial versions).
    Nevetheless, its better to have the official licence since this software can easily connect to the developers server and check the licence validity :-)

  23. Pandora

    LastPass also allows you to share passwords across accounts (OK not everyone wants too – I do) For me it is useful
    I agree that alot of people dont want their id/Pw on a remote server – though there are many papers saying only the encrypted details are exchanged – also if you lose/forget your master PW you are stuffed… so that side seems pretty secure
    For me I the fact it’s in the cloud is a bonus (access anywhere )
    LastPass for me is a use many-times-a-day application and saves me alot of time and effort.
    - the hook up with X-marks is an excellent fit (also a long term X-marks nee foxmarks user)

    That said I dont hold CC details anywhere and my stage1 bank logon details are held in 2 (1 for Id 1 for PW ) KeePass DBs – which live in a TrueCrypt vessels on my desktop/memory card (1 each) ….so all pieces of the puzzle required – I do little O/L banking and the inconvenience of the time to log on is (for me ) worth it
    Paranoid – of course…. the bad guys will always ahead of the white hats !

  24. Harry44Callahan

    Nice job Ashraf! You obviously did your home work. I personally use Robo Pro and have for many years, but would like to try this on my XP VM. Does anyone know if you can import from RoboForm to this? Forgive me if I missed this in the review or the discussion.

    Harry C.

  25. Canuck50

    @janetb: Hi, glad to help. LastPass has an encrypted vault. Has encrypted “Secure” notes. Allows access to your favorites. You have multiple “Profiles”, eg, Credit-cards, Newsletters, Sites are just some of the profiles I have created. Allows you to do “Feedback” within LastPass to any specific site and save it as well for future reference. Automatically fills in the site and quote such as I just did here. Hot-keys. Generates Passwords which you can accept or generate another until you are satisfied. Has Import and Export features. Prints anything you wish it to. Doe’s security checks for you. The “Premium” version is even more extensive. Hope this helps somewhat. I researched pretty much every Password program for several weeks until I settled on LastPass.

  26. Suze

    @Ashraf: “The v5 change log does mention improvements with IE compatibility.”

    Thanks for pointing this out, Ashraf! I noticed that IE 8 was referred to, and not IE 7, which is what I use: ” … issues have been resolved .. Stability problems with Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Explorer …” Oh, well . . .

  27. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @jumbi: Do you mind sharing the results of your testing with us? I don’t know about everyone else but I sure am interested in knowing!

    And thanks for the grats. :-)

    @Merlin Lenchanteur: If you are happy with Roboform Pro, there is no need to switch. As I mentioned Sticky Password and Roboform Pro have the same basic functionality in Windows.

    @Jeanjean: Out of curiosity, are you a Roboform or Roboform Pro convert?

    @janetb: As far as I can tell, v4.1 allows for export for data.

    @CalvinB: Thanks! I am sad to hear your experience with SP. I do hope the developers are reading your comments and not only fixing the issue you mention but issuing you an apology for the poor treatment (assuming they can identify who you are from their forums and e-mails). Oh and it is not ranting: It is valuable feedback that is greatly appreciated.

    @Blue: KeePass is a very good program and although I dislike it for password management (because of poor browser integration) it is very useful for storing other data.

    @Blue: Thanks for the feedback. I suppose users can use the GOTD or dotTech version – whatever they want!

    @janetb: Just one of the many great Nirsoft utilities. Thanks!

    @Mags: Thanks for the feedback. Have you tried contacting Lamantime Software about the issue?

    @Dave DeLanger: >.> I don’t even know what to say to that. While I agree it is never a good idea to blindly trust software, what makes you think Sticky Password is any less trustful than Roboform Pro or LastPass? The nationality of the founders/employees? >.>’

    @Suze: The v5 change log does mention improvements with IE compatibility.

    @Suze: I agree. Nirsoft provides great small utilities.

    @Jimmy: You are welcome. I am not sure why this isn’t working for x64 Firefox – have you tried contacting the developer about it?

    @coco: You are welcome!

    @Jimmy: Odd. Is this a known issue or just something you are facing? I am not sure why SP should conflict with Zimbra.

    @a simple happy man: Thanks for the caution. I am sure many users will appreciate it when they fall into the same situation as you.

    @janetb: Any update on that AV issue or is the same as it used to be?

    @Brian: You are welcome! I am glad you decided to purchase v5.

    @Canuck50: LastPass is a great service without a doubt. I even reviewed it on dotTech last year (http://dottech.org/freeware-reviews/8463). It needs to be noted, though, that SP stores passwords locally on your computer, not on the cloud. Many people, including me, will not use on-the-cloud password storage regardless of how safe it is.

    @eq5150: You are welcome!

    (BTW I can understand your concern about security when using a password manager. However, if you already used FF to manage your passwords, you are already exposed the password manager security risk. So I say good move switching to SP!)

  28. eq5150

    I have been reluctant to try a password manager until now, worried about security but after reading the article I decided to try it . I imported my Firefox password and log-ins easily and the program works swimmingly.

    Thanks so much!

  29. Howard

    Hi,

    I keep getting the statement that the down load is corrupted….

    Kinda takes the fun out of it.

    Using IE, Vita, and a Dell 830 Lattitude.

    Will dig out another laptop and see if it will work. 3:56 pm CST.

  30. Canuck50

    I will pass on this one. All you need is the free version of LastPass. It is available for all Browsers. LastPass doe’s everything this program plus more. You can also purchase the Pro version for $12 p/y. Though you do not need this feature. LastPass is now the home of Xmarks as well. Xmarks is still free to use but it too has a Pro version for $12 p/y. I have been using the 2 free versions for a number of years. LastPass is typically in the top 2 reviewed by PCWorld, CNet and ZNet as well. Furthermore these 2 programs have extensions for FireFox, Chrome and IE8 as well.

  31. a simple happy man

    Hi Ashraf and everyone

    I’ve been using this for a while now and found one problem I would like to forewarn others about.

    I store all my data in a seperate Data partition and I have Sticky configured from inside Sticky to store the default password database there and to put the backup of the passwords onto my second Hard Disc Drive.

    However just a few weeks ago I did a Factory Image recovery which somehow wiped out my Data partition,(don’t ask me how I’ve no idea except that maybe I made a mistake somewhere) and when it came round to reinstalling the backup Image of my windows partition with Sticky on it as I had not yet recreated the Data partition Sticky couldn’t find the database and locked up.

    It did give a dialogue box telling about this and prompting me to use the backup but even though the dialogue box showed the address of the database in the Data partition and what seemed to be a browse facility to get to the backup on the 2nd hard disc it wouldn’t let me go there and load it.

    I couldn’t get back into Sticky to redirect it to the backup database either because Sticky had locked me out.

    Anyway the long and the short was I had to reinstall the data partition then reinstall the system image again and Sticky automatically worked fine. It took a lot of extra time to find out I had to have the Data partition reinstalled first.

  32. Jimmy

    Thank you for the Promo. Ashraf and thanks to Lamantine Software for the Giveaway.

    Tested Sticky Password v4.1 works well on Firefox (32-bit), unfortunately does not support Firefox’s x64 (Namoroka (64-bit) which is my default web-browser. Do you have any advice on how to get Sticky Password v4.1 to work with Namoroka (64-bit)? If not, that’s ok too…Thank’s again for the promo.

  33. Suze

    I used this same version of Sticky Password when it was offered by GotD on 10/20/10, and loved it. However, there was an error message each time I logged in: “Remind_XP.exe Application Error,” which took ~16 clicks before it went away, and I also had to force a shutdown of iexplorer every time I logged off. I finally did a system restore to eliminate these problems.

    I communicated this with the company, and was told that the IE issue would be resolved in a future version (I use IE 7) . . . YMMV

  34. Jimmy

    Thank you Ashraf fror the promo and to Lamantine Software for the giveaway…I only got home from work and have not yet tested this software; I am way behind in testing all the freebies from December 2010…

  35. Mags

    @Blue:

    I second your comment re browsers saving passwords is NOT a good idea! Especially I.E.!

    As for Sticky Password, I installed the GOTD offer and find that is one of the few offerings that, in my case, is a definite keeper.

    However, I did find one minor issue with it. When trying it out on my online banking, I found it didn’t save the account number, but did save the password. But for me that isn’t a major issue as I didn’t want Sticky Password to store my banking info anyway, it is something I would rather do manually, just for added security.

    My thought is that if your User ID (or Bank Account number) is very long, Sticky Password can’t save it.

  36. Blue

    Been using this for quite awhile and it works great for autofilling EXCEPT that its database and interface are horrible compared to KeePass. My solution is to use both; keeping KeePass around when I need to look something up and since SP mostly stays out of the way unless it’s filling in a password, it works quite well.

    Re #10, if you don’t need a login name, you can put anything in the Sticky Password login box space and Sticky Password
    will ignore it (if you have multiple passwords per item, it’ll present a list of the alternatives).

    Re #9, all browsers will offer to save your passwords but the problem is that they aren’t secure and pretty much anyone can access them if they know what they’re doing…that’s the whole purpose of KeePass, Sticky Password, and the others. In fact Sticky Password will offer to disable this capability from your browsers and it’s probably a good idea to allow it to do so.

  37. CalvinB

    Great and thorough review!

    Although Sticky Password is a highly attractive and easy-to-use app, I am no longer using it – and I migrated back to KeePass. Here’s why:

    My Linksys wireless devices are configured via browser, and each device is password protected. Some devices require that the user name field be blank (empty), and accept only a password. Oddly, Sticky will not save a login where the User field is empty.

    My effort to bring this to the attention of the developers was fruitless. The website user forum is under some form of censorship – they “review” questions/comments before they are posted … and my questions were NEVER posted in the forum. My email question to their support staff was answered 5 days after I sent it – and it was unhelpful to me. There was no solution offered, and no indication of willingness to fix the problem.

    Sorry for the rant – but I wanted to share my experiences.

  38. janetb

    I used Sticky Password for several years (GAOTD) with IE on XP and found it very frustrating due to its unreliability….Many times it failed to supply the login info and I had to do it by hand….It also seemed NOT to allow you to look up your password so you could enter it by hand–so I had to keep a full hardcopy list anyway for such occasions. Given all the IE issues dealt with in the 5.x versions—coupled with my experience—I guess I would not recommend 4.x to IE users….. It also did not allow you to export your passwords (or RoboForm didn’t allow you to import?)….Mind you, it was a much older version (from 2007)….

    When I moved to Win7 with IE8, I was overjoyed to find that either W7 or IE8 automatically offers to remember logins! And it actually works! (Does anyone know where IE stores the remembered log-in data in a readable form?)

    I have always used the Google toolbar for filling out forms.

    In spite of my criticisms, I reckon I will download this in case I get other browsers in the future…

  39. jumbi

    Last time it was offered from GAOTD I did a thorough test and read a lot of reviews and comparisons…

    Now you have the chance to have a normal licence which can be (re-)installed whenever you want.
    It a great offer guys! Go and grab it now!

    (Ashraf, congratulations once again for your presentation-information of this freebie :-)

  40. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @Merlin Lenchanteur: Are we talking Roboform or Roboform Pro? If Roboform, then Sticky Password is a thousand times better since Roboform only allows users to store 10 logins. If we are taking Roboform Pro, the comparison is a bit more even: Both Sticky Password and Roboform Pro are terrific password managers. Here are the main differences, as I see them:

    • Sticky Password comes with a portable version that can be put on a USB/flash drive whereas you must purchase a portable version of Roboform Pro separately (Roboform2go).
    • Sticky Password works via a button, drop-down menu, and temporary popup whereas Roboform Pro works via a toolbar (you can turn off the toolbar in Firefox and IE and still use Roboform Pro to fill in logins – I don’t know about Chrome) and a small pop-up window. Both sit in the system tray where they are accessible.
    • Roboform Pro has the ability to work on smartphones (Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, etc.) whereas Sticky Password cannot. However, you must purchase the mobile version (Roboform Everywhere) – it doesn’t come with Roboform Pro.
    • Roboform Pro has an add-on for IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari but has a bookmarklet which can be used for all other browsers. Sticky Password also works with IE, Firefox, and Chrome but partially or wholly supports other browsers such as Flock, SeaMonkey, and Opera.
    • Roboform Pro can be used to sync data/logins/etc. over the Internet while Sticky Password has no such option. However, you need to purchase GoodSync or Roboform Everywhere for that.
    • Sticky Password has USB/bluetooth authentication while Roboform Pro does not.

    I am sure there are some other differences too but that is what I could think of off the top of my head. The bottom-line: For traditional, password manager usage in Windows both are terrific. Should be noted that both are regularly priced at $30 but with the 40% off upgrade discount Sticky Password costs $18 whereas a Roboform Pro upgrade (from v6 -> latest v7) costs $20.

  41. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @Steve: I respectively disagree. v4.1 may be two versions old but it is still fully functional and an excellent program. Of course the developer is looking for publicity, but that doesn’t mean the program is worthless.

    That said, you are welcome!

    P.S. How are you getting 23.95 euros? You can upgrade for $17.99 USD, which should be about 13.5 euros, right?

    @marcoscu: You are welcome!

  42. Steve

    Thank you, Ashraf. As usually you do a great job.

    Now to the software and the publisher. Giving a version away that since has at least been updated twice is less than generous and honest. All they do is looking for free publicity. I guess its hard to flog something like this for a price of (over here) Euro 23.95 with LastPass being around.

    As a comparison, I use LastPass pro, costs me £6.50/year but only because I want to have it on the phone. Sticky Password doesn’t even have that option.

    Conclusion, the software might be great, their attitude is not.

  43. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    Here are directions on how people can upgrade from v4.1 -> v5.0:

    How can I upgrade to the newest version of Sticky Password?

    In addition to the new features we’ve added to Sticky Password 5.0, we know you’ll enjoy the savings when you upgrade. Simply contact us to save 40% when you upgrade your current Sticky Password version to Sticky Password 5.0. (Send us your current registration key (License Key) and proof of purchase to qualify.)

    I am not sure why they make it such a pain to upgrade to the latest version with the discount. If anyone else finds it cumbersome to have to e-mail Sticky Password support to upgrade, there is a direct link you can purchase the upgrade from https://store.stickypassword.com/469/?scope=checkout&cart=72390&coupon=LC8-XQA-9PQ. I didn’t post this link in the post above because they aren’t part of dotTech’s promotion — they are available through the promotion Lamantine Software is running with PC-Welt: http://www.stickypassword.de/pcwelt. The promotion was publicly available last month (i.e. not for paying magazine subscribers only – available to everyone who visited PC-Welt’s website) and seems to still be available now, so in my book it is okay to post these links.