DASHLANE PREMIUM for MAC review

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Version 4.5.1
Developer Dashlane, Inc
Website https://www.dashlane.com

 

DASHLANE

Dashlane was co-founded in 2011 by former Business Objects CEO Bernard Liautaud,[4] Jean Guillou, Guillaume Maron, and Alexis Fogel. The company is headquartered in New York and has received $30 million in venture funding from FirstMark CapitalRho VenturesBessemer Venture Partners, and Bernard Liautaud.[5][6][7] Dashlane protects passwords by storing them locally using AES-256 encryption, and users can only access their account information by using a single master password that is never recorded or transmitted.[8] The app has a fully featured digital wallet that can aggregate credit cards, bank accounts, IDs and other personal information, as well as automatically fill that information for users during online experiences like check-out.[8] Other security features offered within Dashlane include automatic password generation, a security dashboard and security breach alerts.

 

SETUP DASHLANE

Setting up Dashlane is a simple job if it is your first time use of a Password Manager application. Normally your passwords are stored in the Mac key-chain which has great integration with Safari. Other third party browsers however are not supported by Mac’s key-chain. A true Password Manager application stores your paswords in a vault protected with a choosen master-password by the user. ONLY YOU know the master password, it is not stored anywhere else in a cloud or on servers of Dashlane. So don’t forget it and keep it in a safe place if you don’t trust your brain.The complete setup is guided with clear and easy to understand sheets explaining every step in the proces. Those who already used other third party applications like 1Password or LastPass have the ability to import their stored passwords  straight into Dashlane, 1Password users need to export their stored passwords in a .pif file which can be imported in Dashlane. It all works flawless and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist  in order to make it all work as it should.

PREFERENCES

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Dashlane offers a Free and a Premium version which both have an equal basic functionality but the Premium version has a full sync with all your other devices like iPhone and iPad. Web access to your passwords and a secure backup make up the difference in price tag.

FEATURES

Dashlane

  • Reliable auto-login and password auto-save
  • Comprehensive security breach alerts
  • Security Dashboard with actionable tips
  • Pay one price for unlimited backup and devices
  • No ugly toolbars or unintuitive actions
  • Fully functional mobile apps

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The Others*

  • Spotty auto-save and auto-login
  • Partial alerts, or none at all
  • Scores & assessments that don’t mean much
  • Buy a separate app on every device
  • Bring your toolbar, hand-guide and debugger
  • Limited functionality or read-only access

 

Dashlane
Dashlane PremiumDashlane Premium
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WORKS ON ALL PLATFORMS 
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SECURE ACCOUNT BACKUP 
 ❌  ✔️
SYNC ACROSS ALL YOUR DEVICES 
 ❌  ✔️
Share up to 5 items
Unlimited
WEB ACCESS TO YOUR PASSWORDS 
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PRIORITY SUPPORT Mail us directly at [email protected]
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HOW DOES IT WORK

Browsing the internet will make you need to log in at some sites, this is where the Mac Key-chain helps ( Safari only ) or in case of Chrome your stored passwords in your Google-account. If you want to be on the safe side a Password Manager is a better option. When visiting a known website Dashlane will popup a login suggestion and do a full auto login. In case you visit a website for the first time and need to make a registration Dashlane has its own password generator giving you options for your password, and strength. The chosen password is stored automatically .

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With Dashlane, you can securely share access to protected sites. This is useful if you want someone else to make use of a service, for example, but you want to keep your banking information and other passwords private. The person you share with will get an email with a link that expires after a short time.

Dashlane can store credit card information so it can fill in your card information when you pay online. A Dashlane window pops up with tiles of your cards to choose from. It can also save a screenshot of your digital receipts, hows thats for convenience.

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PLATFORMS

  • Dashlane synchronizes your logins and passwords with PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads and Android devices.Supported browsers :
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari

VERDICT

DASHLANE Premium offers a great Password Manager, stores your crecitcard credentials and provides a solid password generator in a complete package. It integrates in OSX and replaces the Mac Key-Chain in a smooth and clear performance. Your data is encrypted with the strongest algorithm there is, and is reachable with the Master Password only known by the user. Dashlane Premium will sync your passwords and logins with your other devices. VIP support is fair, response time approx. 6 hours. The modern interface and OSX integration makes it the best Password Manager at this moment.

 

5 STARs

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DASHLANE PREMIUM

year $39.99
DASHLANE PREMIUM
8.7

Autofill

10.0/10

Digital Wallet

10.0/10

Security

10.0/10

All main platforms supported

10.0/10

Sync with devices

10.0/10

Sharing

10.0/10

Web Access

10.0/10

VIP support

8.0/10

Password Generator

0.0/10

PRO'S

  • Autofill
  • Digital wallet
  • Sync with devices
  • Password generator
  • Strong security
  • Sharing option
  • Web access passwords
  • VIP support
  • All main platforms supported

CON'S

  • VIP support response time fair
  • Only USA Banks listed

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