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Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you: You forgot your password for, say, Amazon, Netflix, your bank or any of the hundreds of other Internet services you use, so you visit the special circle of Hell that is resetting your password.
That's why a password manager is crucial. It not only remembers all your passwords for you (and secures them with a single, master password), but automatically enters them for you as you bop around the web. (Huge time-saver.) What's more, it can generate strong passwords on your behalf (no more "12345678"), automatically complete online forms and much more.
I suspect most of you already have a favorite password manager -- Lastpass and Dashlane are among the most popular -- but in case you're still shopping or just haven't gotten around to trying one yet, here's a deal too good to pass up. One year of Sticky Password Premium for free. Regular price: $29.99.
Think you'll want to keep it for more than just a year? Splurge on a lifetime subscription, which is currently available for $44.99 (normally $149.99). That's not the best price I've ever seen, but it would certainly pay for itself in under two years.
I should also point out that there's perennially free Sticky Password, but it lacks a couple key features that make the whole password-manager thing worthwhile. You don't get cloud backup of all your data and cloud-syncing across all your devices. However you obtain it, Premium is worth having.
The software is available for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS, and has no problem syncing across platforms. It can even work over Wi-Fi, effectively keeping your passwords out of the cloud.
The only reason I haven't switched myself is I'm already ensconced (and invested) in Dashlane. But Download.com editors and readers alike rated Sticky Password four stars (out of five), while over at PCMag it earned an Editors' Choice nod.
Needless to say, with a price tag of free, you have nothing to lose by trying it for yourself. If you already have, hit the comments and share your thoughts with your fellow cheeps.
Bonus deal: Woot! One of my favorite products is back at Woot. Today only, and while supplies last, you can add a second monitor to your PC on the cheap. It's the refurbished AOC E1659Fwu 16-inch USB 3.0 LCD for $69.99, plus $5 for shipping. It's powered entirely by a USB port, and therefore highly portable. If you want a slimmer, slightly larger model, the E1759FWU is available for $89.99. Both models work in both portrait and landscape orientation, and both are backed by a 90-day AOC warranty.