RoboForm Vs. Sticky Password— Which Password Manager Is The Pick?

RoboForm and Sticky Password are two basic, free password managers. They’re pretty comparable in terms of functionality, so we’ve compared the two side by side in a number of different categories to see which is really the better password manager.

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  • Unlimited number of passwords and devices
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • VPN through Ivacy VPN

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  • Unlimited passwords on up to nine devices on paid plans 
  • Multi-factor authentication

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Key Similarities

  • Both have password generators that allow you to create strong, unique, passwords
  • Both use a master password to protect your data
  • Both use one-sided encryption
  • Both offer two-factor authentication

Key Differences

  • RoboForm offers more comprehensive security features
  • Sticky Password allows you to save passwords in the desktop application, while RoboForm can only import them directly from a website
  • RoboForm has a customizable password generator
  • RoboForm offers family and business applications
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Sticky Password lets you store an unlimited amount of passwords across all your devices, so you never have to forget a password again. 

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Interface

Winner: Sticky Password

Both RoboForm and Sticky Password feature a clean, intuitive interface. RoboForm allows more opportunities for categorizing your passwords into different folders, but Sticky Password ultimately wins this category for allowing you to save your passwords directly to the application. RoboForm requires you to go to the website correlating with each password and enter your login credentials first. It will then automatically save the form-specific data from that website to your passwords folder. Not being able to add a login information directly to the application can be annoying, especially for users who want to just add all of their logins all at once.

Security

Winner: RoboForm

Most good password managers have some form of a security feature that analyzes the strength of all of your saved passwords and tells you which ones you need to change. RoboForm offers a version of this called the “security center,” which generates an overall percentage score of all your saved passwords. It also breaks down the strength of each password, showing you which ones are reused or duplicates. It’s an accessible feature, located right in the navigation toolbar. This is an important feature to have, especially for users who are new to password managers, because it helps you develop and maintain safe password practices.

Sticky Password does offer a less comprehensive version of this feature, telling you if your passwords are weak, normal, or strong as you are entering them into the application. Ultimately, though, RoboForm comes out ahead in the security category.

For Families

Winner: RoboForm

Sticky Password does not offer a family-specific version of its software. RoboForm offers RoboForm Family, which allows families with up to five users to share logins, identities, and notes. A central administrator can decide which users have access to what information, while individual users can also create their own, private entries. It also comes with features like with automatic syncing and account data backup.

For Businesses

Winner: RoboForm

Sticky Password does not offer a business-specific version of its software. RoboForm offers RoboForm Business, which allows companies to securely share passwords and other sensitive information among multiple employees. A centralized Management Console allows administrators to designate permissions, assign credentials, view password security reports, and streamline the onboarding process for new employees.

Pricing

Winner: Tie

Both RoboForm and Sticky Password are free to use, with the option to pay for a premium version.

Mobile App

Winner: Tie

RoboForm and Sticky Password have comparable mobile apps. Both feature an intuitive interface and a built-in browser that allows you to use the internet within the app, adding an extra layer of security.

Who RoboForm Might Be Better For:

  • Users who want a security test feature to help monitor password strength
  • Users who want a password manager specifically for family or business use

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Who Sticky Password Might Be Better For:

  • Users interested in a one-time payment for a lifetime premium license
  • Users who want to be able to add passwords directly into the application

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Sticky Password lets you store an unlimited amount of passwords across all your devices, so you never have to forget a password again. 

Conclusion

Even though both applications are free, RoboForm likely comes out ahead for a wider range of users. RoboForm offers more comprehensive security features, like the security test feature, and the company offers family and business applications, as well.

If you’re a single user who doesn’t mind not having any sort of security check feature, Sticky Password could be preferable. The interface has a slight edge, especially when it comes to entering passwords.

To learn more, read our review of the best password managers of 2019.

Gwynn Ballard

Gwynn Ballard

Gwynn Ballard is a writer based in New York City. In addition to writing for Security Baron, she writes and performs comedy all around New York and on the internet. She's also a playwright, and has had her work presented at places such as Classic Stage, Manhattan Repertory Theater, and Playwrights Horizons Theater School.

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