Wow, Dashlane wows me a lot! Basically, Dashlane strives to be more than just a password manager, because it’s also capable in filling out your purchasing details and keeping your online shopping records. I’m testing out Dashlane, and I’ve to say its password manager capability is quite pleasing to use. Whenever I decide to log into a website, Dashlane automatically fills in my username and password. If Dashlane has never seen me log into a website for the first time, it will automatically present me a popup form which allows me to add my credential information (e.g., username, password, category). Dashlane is capable of automatically auto-filling user credential and purchasing details (e.g., address, credit card number, others), because you have the option to allow Dashlane extension to be installed onto your favorite web browsers. Dashlane eases the adding itself to your favorite web browser(s) when you first complete the Dashlane first time registration process, therefore right after you have Dashlane going you should be able to use Dashlane password manager capability with your favorite websites right away. Of course, beyond password manager ability, Dashlane helps you manage your purchasing history, credit card numbers, and more. This is why Dashlane is so intriguing to me.
If Dashlane only is easy to use, it might not have enough inspiration to garner my adoration, but Dashlane is much more. How come? Dashlane is not only so easy to use, but it’s also secure. According to Dashlane itself and TechCrunch’s Dashlane Speeds Up The Web With Instant Logins, Automatic Checkout And More article, Dashlane saves and encrypts the data locally. If this is correct, it means Dashlane will not store our data anywhere else but only on our hard drives. To access Dashlane app, one must know his or her master password, and this master password will not be stored anywhere. Since the master password will not be stored anywhere, one will not be able to recover the master password if one cannot recall the master password from memory. Losing master password, one might have to start Dashlane from scratch again — meaning to register with Dashlane app and hopefully filling in the correct website credentials again. Luckily, if one has not changed any password from a browser’s password manager (one has to allow the browser to remember passwords), starting Dashlane from scratch might not be too hard since one can always allow Dashlane to re-import all the passwords from the browsers. Nonetheless, some users might have been disabled the browser password managers for security purpose (i.e., they don’t trust the security of their browser password managers), therefore these users may have to recall most of their website credentials from memory. It would be hard!
I think Dashlane will definitely speed up the online experience by a lot. I’m myself like Dashlane a lot since Dashlane allows me to use the web without the hassles of remembering passwords and filling out the same online credentials over and over again. Plus, Dashlane is capable of synching web credentials from multiple devices securely. For this to work, it’s obviously that Dashlane is currently supporting all major operating systems. This probably means that Mac OS X and Windows are being supported. By the way, Dashlane encrypts data with AES-256 encryption algorithm — data will be very secure.
With Dashlane is being so awesome, I have to wonder why Dashlane is free! It’s unclear to me yet why Dashlane is being a free service, but I guess I have to dig around some more on this so this question can be answered with earnest. In my opinion, Dashlane is awesome, but one should also use KeepassX to manage one’s passwords alongside Dashlane. How come? Well, it’s all about redundancy matter! In case Dashlane experiences whatever problems (might be super rare or if ever), one can always feel assure that one has saved web credentials with KeepassX. Although KeepassX isn’t as capable as Dashlane in features, but its password management capability is definitely one of the best — just as good as Dashlane’s password management capability. By the way, just as Dashlane, KeepassX is free to download and use! KeepassX supports Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows!
- Dashlane (pcmag.com)
- Dashlane Speeds Up The Web With Instant Logins, Automatic Checkout And More (techcrunch.com)
- Dashlane can Manage your Passwords, Forms and Purchases in one Place (beast4romtheeast.wordpress.com)
- Dashlane Emerges From Private Beta, Wants To Be Your Personal Data Assistant (betabeat.com)
- Norton Identity Safe (pcmag.com)
- Online Shoppers’ Big Peeve: It’s Such a Pain to Pay (dailyfinance.com)
- Tighten Up Your Online Security by Using Password Managers (keikihendrix.com)
- Trend Micro DirectPass (pcmag.com)
- The History Of Encryption And Security [Infographic] (thetechnologycafe.com)