Dashlane

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 30 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.7.74559
  • Total Downloads:
    7,142
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 27, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    915.63KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    75
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Dashlane secures your online passwords with a single master password and stores your data locally with AES-256 encryption; plus it's one of the most secure and capable form-fillers available. You can sync data to a variety of devices, too, including (make that especially) smartphones. Dashlane works with most browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE). Recent updates include a password generator.

Dashlane's installation process involves three steps: Connect to your browsers, set up your account and profile, and secure and organize your data. A Custom installation option let us choose which browsers to use in case we didn't want to use them all (though your default browser should support it). To finish the installation, you must create and confirm a strong password: Do not forget this password since it's not stored anywhere but your system, and you'll need it to access encrypted data. After that, the Personal Data Assistant walked us through the steps of entering our address, contacts, IDs, payment information, and other data that we're constantly entering online; but if that's not easy enough, embedded video tutorials are a click away. Under Click to Pay, we could add credit card data, including issuing bank, security code, and color options. We could also click "Skip" to skip any step and come back to it later, if necessary. Dashlane's Security Dashboard organized all our Internet passwords and rated them for security (too many of ours showed very unsafe!), but color-coded ratings helped us sort out any issues. We clicked "Add Your First Purchase" under Internet Shopping to activate a feature that records an itemized receipt for everything we buy online when using Dashlane--how cool is that?

Activating Dashlane's extension in Chrome gave us instant access to our secure passwords, forms, and financial data from Chrome's toolbar or the Windows system tray. Though Dashlane does much more than most auto-complete tools, it proved surprisingly easy to use in everyday surfing. We've tried many similar tools, but none that does all that Dashlane does, let alone for free.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"I feel secure but Firefox is so damn slow now."

October 21, 2014  |  By Bi-Polar-Bear-72

 |  Version: Dashlane 3.0.7.71295

Pros

I feel a lot safer

Cons

It's not remembering some passwords.
It's screwing with my Firefox

Summary

I'd probably recommend it but if I can't fix my Firefox then Dashlane will be gone.

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3 stars

"Works well when it's not crashing or loading slowly"

September 15, 2014

 |  Version: Dashlane 3.0.3.2710

Pros

Saves important form data to be auto filled next time.

Cons

Crashes and loads slowly when your database is large

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4 stars

"Great program for the price"

September 09, 2014

 |  Version: Dashlane 3.0.3.2710

Pros

Easily installed
Automatically installed the passwords already saved in my browser

Cons

Like all new programs, a little intimidating and took a few minutes to figure some of it out.

Summary

After several days and playing with some of the features in it, I do like the program very much. I have to delete a few entries and start over, but I think I have a half-ass ideal how it works.
I would consider the Premium but I see the price went from $19.99 to $39.99 in about a year. At $19.99 I'd be interested. I do recommend the program and I think it will work great for me after I master this dang thing.

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2 stars

"Protect your passwords or protect your entire system?"

August 26, 2014  |  By RockinRobbins

 |  Version: Dashlane 3.0.3.2710

Pros

Protects your passwords

Cons

At the expense of leaving your system vulnerable to CryptoLocker and other malware

Summary

I installed Dashline after reading about the great interface, multi-functions, password generator.....this was going to be great!

Not so much. Upon installing, on first startup Dashline refused to start! Error message said, "This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator." That would be me!

A little snooping showed the problem. Dashline insists on installing in your %appdata% folder, not in Program Files or Program Files x86. Installing in such a non-standard directory is part of the bag of tricks that CryptoLocker and much other malware uses to remain undetected and do their skulduggery. A security program imitating CryptoLocker? Curious.

I run a program called CryptoPrevent, which immunizes your system against CryptoLocker and a family of similar malware. Part of its defense is to prevent programs from installing in nonstandard locations, including %appdata%. I consider CryptoPrevent essential and necessary, since once CryptoLocker and friends lock up your computer you're not getting it back for less than several hundred dollars.

I sent an e-mail with my findings to Dashlane. They replied, saying it might take awhile to respond as they were busy. I've waited two weeks. Time to go public with this very real concern. Legitimate security software has no business imitating malware. Every other password manager I've looked at runs in standard directories. Dashlane is Trashlane until they straighten up their act. I do not think safe passwords are a good trade for a boat anchor that used to be a computer.

I recommend people look elsewhere for a password manager.

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4 stars

"Good Password Manager"

August 13, 2014  |  By cayennejim

 |  Version: Dashlane 3.0.3.2710

Pros

Easy download and setup. The Security Dashboard works well and is a great tool to let you know if your passwords are weak, reused or compromised. Sign in is a breeze. The auto fill works as expected and is there when you need it.

Cons

If you have a lot of passwords that are not strong, it will take you quite a while to change them and many of the changes do not work as expected. Save your old passwords just in case.
The biggest flaw I've noticed is when you are traveling and need to use a family members computer and don't have smart phone. First you need to access Dashlane's password vault for your passwords. The procedure is to log on to Dashlane's website with your email address. Dashlane sends a code number via EMAIL for you to enter. But you don't have your email account password because it's in Dashlane's vault. Now what? You would think that security minded company such as Dashlane would give an option to send it out by text. Right? Well they don't have that option! Wake up, Dashlane.

Summary

A decent password manger for your desk top. I do recomend it. But if you are a senior or anyone else traveling without a smartphone, be prepared to bring your password book until they wake up and start giving the option to recieve the security code by text. Unless you gorget to bring your phone. lol

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3 stars

"Good software but needs improvement."

June 01, 2014  |  By Reshiram

 |  Version: Dashlane 2.4.0

Pros

Easy to use UI and Secure data encrytion for password. data export available for Free version.

Cons

Dashlane plugin for IE won't work on first installation on Windows 8.1 and user needs manually re-install plugins completely and enable by right clicking toolbar and check "Dashlane Toolbar", no menu support for IE.

Wrong autofill actions on some websites.

Wrong texture display for "Compromised Passwords" on default windows size.

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5 stars

"Great program, but use caution"

February 19, 2014  |  By JackNanSpam

 |  Version: Dashlane 1.7.5

Pros

This is a terrific program. I have been able to organize about 200 logins and I love the way I can automatically generate secure logins and sync them with my other two computers for a very reasonable annual fee. If I don't want to pay, I can send a secure email containing the login and then enter that into Dashline or another program on the other computer. Piece of cake. The Security Dashboard is excellent - informing me of compromised or repeated or weak logins and assisting me with more secure updates. However, see below.

Cons

However be careful when changing passwords. The websites usually do this easily in conjunction with Dashline, but sometimes the change doesn't work as expected and you are up the creek if you have not copied your original password. So, when you change a password, always write down the original so you can go back to it if the change doesn't "take."

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5 stars

"Is easier &#38; faster than others I've tried.<br />'"

February 04, 2014  |  By ra549

 |  Version: Dashlane 1.7.5

Pros

It saves me so much time I started entering sweeps and in less than 2 months I have already won a 2nd place prize!

Cons

If you don't purchase the paid version they constantly bug you to upgrade. I could understand a one time payment of $20-30 but not every year. For a paid version I'd want a couple more security options so there are a few sites I won't use it.

Summary

No more writing down pages of passwords not to mention filling out forms in seconds vs. minutes, it's a "No Brain-er" as long as it's free

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2 stars

"Good for mac, but terrible for ios"

January 13, 2014  |  By Dwight01

 |  Version: Dashlane 1.7.5

Pros

I love it on my Mac, and on my laptop PC. I saw none of the issues others have mentioned vis a vis slowdowns, "taking control of my computer", etc. It works great for its intended task, automating the log-in process and pre-filling forms and payments. I haven't used the strong password generator yet - I may do that.

Cons

The giant con, that has not been mentioned enough, is how poorly it works on iPhone and iPad. It may not be the fault of the designers - I don't really care who'se fault it is - but it only works on a browser in its own app. Therefore, you can't use your carefully organized and arranged icons (hah!); rather you have to open the Dashlane app and START TO TYPE THE URL of the site you want to log into! Dashlane will recognize the typing and usually suggest the proper site before you finish typing it, but really! Typing a URL? Same incredibly cumbersome process for payments, and adding to your Dashlane.
To summarize, this is a gigantic negative and lowers my rating, which otherwise would be a 5, all the way down to a 2.

Summary

If you have no ios devices, Dashlane gets a 5 rating. if you have ios devices, consider carefully the trouble you'll have to go through to use it. Its a work CREATOR, not a work SAVER, on ios devices.

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1 stars

"Cannot recommend this app"

December 29, 2013  |  By cldaris

 |  Version: Dashlane 1.7.5

Pros

None evident

Cons

Don't download this app. It is extremely intrusive. To add insult to injury, it is very very difficult to uninstall. I'm still struggling with it, and have not for example been able to delete my account in their server, where some of my data is stored.

Summary

Not recommended

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.7.74559
Version 3.0.7.74559 includes bug fixes and stability improvements.
General
Publisher Dashlane
Publisher web site https://www.dashlane.com
Release Date November 27, 2014
Date Added November 27, 2014
Version 3.0.7.74559
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Password Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 915.63KB
File Name Dashlane_Launcher_ball-1415645347.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,142
Downloads Last Week 75
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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