Dashlane

Dashlane 2.3

A password manager and digital wallet that keeps your personal info secure
3.8  (28 votes)
6.2024.1 (See all)

Dashlane is a versatile password manager and digital wallet that allows you to keep your personal information secure, as the tool uses AES-256 encryption. The program offers you additional interesting functions, such as an automatic form filler to save you lots of time when you need to fill online forms. All the functions are smartly combined within a single elegant interface.

The program's installer is very lightweight (less than a megabyte), though the real installation files are downloaded during the installation process, so that it may take a while. Once the program is installed, the first thing you need to do is to create a Dashlane account, in case you do not have one. During this process, you are asked to provide your master password, the only one you will need to remember in the future, as long as you keep using Dashlane. This password is required to be very strong, and you need to make sure that you will never forget it, as Dashlane will not provide you with any means to recover it later.

The program installs extensions for all the major Web browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Those extensions allow you to fill any online form with your stored information in no time. The program is even capable of automatically registering any piece of information that you include on an online form, if that info was not previously registered. Dashlane also allows you to keep multiple IDs for automatic form filling. As for the digital wallet function, the program allows you to store all the relevant information about your credit card(s), so that you will be able to buy online without having to remember or to check that information every time. The program is capable of managing payments and receipts.

Dashlane's user interface is simple, intuitive and easy to use. It offers three clearly identified sections for the password manager, the form auto filler, and the digital wallet functions. One of the most helpful tools Dashlane includes is the "security dashboard", which allows you to know if any of your registered passwords is not strong enough, and gives you recommendations to avoid it.

In conclusion, Dashlane is a versatile app that gives you real peace of mind, as you can be sure that all your sensitive information is secure and, at the same time, one click away any time you need it. You can use Dashlane for free. However, if you buy a license and register the program you get additional features, like info synchronization across multiple devices. The $29.99 tag price is for a one-year subscription.

Ricardo Soria
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Review summary

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Nice user interface
  • Includes a versatile and smart auto form filler
  • Installs extensions on all the major web browsers for the form filler
  • Allows you to keep multiple IDs for the form filler
  • The digital wallet is capable of manaing payments and receipts

Cons

  • The real installation files are downloaded during the installation process
  • Forces you to create a Dashlane account
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