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  • 4.0 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great program for the price"

    September 9, 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good software but needs improvement."

    June 1, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Is easier & faster than others I've tried.
    '"

    February 4, 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 1.0 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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