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Dashlane Password Manager for Mac

By Dashlane Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown May 1, 2018

To manage passwords and other log-in information on your Mac, the free version of the Dashlane password manager is up to the task.


Generate and store passwords: Dashlane for the Mac can generate strong passwords, store an unlimited number of them, and then autofill your passwords and other log-in information -- including address and payment methods -- for websites, services, and apps, with one master password.

Dashlane also offers a password changer that helps you easily convert old or weaker passwords to stronger, secure ones.

Secure: Dashlane uses the industry-standard AES-256 to encrypt your information.

Free for one Mac: If all you have to protect is one Mac, you can use the Dashlane password manager for free, including adding browsing extensions to manage your usernames and passwords.

And it's paid for multiple devices: If you want to have Dashlane manage and sync your information -- passwords and other auto-fill data -- over all your devices, it's $39.99 a year. A premium account also lets you share items with others. You can check out the premium version for free with a 30-day trial.


Premium's a bit more expensive than competitors: Both 1Password and LastPass offer unlimited-device support for a cheaper annual rate than Dashlane does.

Bottom Line

For a free password manager for the Mac, look to Dashlane. It offers a simple and secure way to manage your passwords and other log-in information. Its paid version extends support to all your devices but costs a bit more than comparable password managers.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.0

- We've updated over 250,000 app and website logos so you can easily identify your favorite sites when browsing and editing accounts in Dashlane.
- Fully native versions of Dashlane are now available in 11 languages, with support for Chinese, Dutch, Korean, and Swedish recently added.
- Dashlane's exclusive Password Changer, which changes passwords directly from the app in one click, now works with more than 500 websites. Powered by DashIQ, Password Changer will continue to be available on more and more websites.
- Dashlane users on their mobile phone can now use Dashlane as an authenticator app: log in to personal and shared accounts where two-step authentication is enabled by generating, storing, and displaying one-time security codes inside Dashlane. Dashlane will generate a unique code every 30 seconds for each credential created, and sync it across your phone and desktop apps so you can access it anywhere.


Release November 6, 2017
Date Added November 6, 2017
Version 5.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.11, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, macOS 10.12, Mac OS X 10.10, macOS 10.13
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

Dashlane is a service that revolutionizes the online experience by replacing the drudgery of everyday transactional processes with convenient, automated simplicity - in other words, letting you get to the good stuff faster. Buy in seconds anywhere, no typing required. Automatically fill out all checkout fields with one click. Store all the info you need to buy online in one secure, private place. Your Dashlane password is the last one you'll ever need. Stop remembering passwords, let the app do that for you. Gauge security of your passwords and easily upgrade them. Only your Dashlane password can unlock your data and only you have it. Sign in automatically to your favorite sites, without lifting a finger. Manage multiple accounts on the same site easily and quickly. Choose which sites you'd like to get into fast, and which you don't. The smartest, most accurate form-filler you've ever seen. Instantly fill out any form with a single click. Manage multiple identities, addresses, payment info and more to fill out forms all kinds of forms. Store your software license numbers, wi-fi passwords, gift list, ideas or anything you'd like. Super-safe and private, and accessible wherever you go. Keep your data secure and private. All data is AES-256 encrypted locally on your computer. The only way to access your data is with your master password, which only you have. Not even Dashlane can touch your data. You can remotely deactivate any device you've synced to your account in case of loss or theft. Multi-platform and synced to the cloud. Access your data wherever you are. Use it on Macs, PCs, at home, on your favorite browser, and your preferred smart phone and tablet. Dashlane goes everywhere you go, and nowhere else.
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