Dashlane

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Dashlane
Dashlane logo.png
Developer(s) Dashlane
Initial release October 11, 2012 (2012-10-11)
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Multilingual
Type Password manager
License Proprietary software
Website www.dashlane.com

Dashlane is a password manager app and secure digital wallet. The app is available on Mac, PC, iOS and Android. The app's premium feature enables users to securely sync their data between an unlimited number of devices on all platforms.[1]

Overview[edit]

Dashlane was co-founded in 2011 by former Business Objects CEO Bernard Liautaud,[2] Jean Guillou, Guillaume Maron, and Alexis Fogel. The company is headquartered in New York City and has received $30 million in venture funding from FirstMark Capital, Rho Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Bernard Liautaud.[3][4][5] 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.[6] 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.[6] Other security features offered within Dashlane include automatic password generation, a security dashboard and security breach alerts. Dashlane operates on a freemium business model and its Premium account holders are able to backup their data and sync it across unlimited devices.[7] The company also publishes a quarterly Security Roundup that analyzes password security policies of the most visited websites.[8][9][10][11] The company's CEO, Emmanuel Schalit, gained notoriety in the tech world after getting a tattoo when the company reached 1 million users.[12]

Features[edit]

  • Ability to change all passwords with a single click, including accounts with two-factor authentication enabled[21]

Reviews[edit]

The New York Times extensively reviewed Dashlane, describing it as "one of the best", though "not perfect", concluding "complaining more than briefly about Dashlane’s drawbacks is like grumbling about the taxes when you win the lottery. It saves you infinite time and hassle, it’s (mostly) free."[13]

USA Today's "Ask Jeff" compared LastPass, PasswordBox and Dashlane, concluding "My nod goes to Dashlane, because beyond the password managing, its credit card and address book tools work flawlessly, it also saves your receipts and has a great mobile app".[22]

PC Magazine reviewed Dashlane 4, the fourth edition of the software, in 2016 and put it into their category of Editor's Choice for password managers.[23]

Drawbacks[edit]

Users with High DPI systems, such as Lenovo's Yoga Pro or the Microsoft Surface Pro (2 or 3), report [24] that they see text displayed at a very tiny size that is difficult for many to view without a magnifying glass application.[25] This is due to Dashlane's lack of WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) support. In July 2014 Dashlane released version 3[26] of the application for PCs. This did not resolve the issue, but the developers have indicated via Twitter that this issue may be addressed in a future release.[27]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Best Way to Manage All Your Passwords". The Wall Street Journal. May 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dashlane - CrunchBase". CrunchBase. 
  3. ^ "Dashlane Passes 2M Users, Collects $22M For Its Client-Based Password Manager". TechCrunch. 
  4. ^ "Dashlane Raises $22 Million to Manage Passwords in Post-Heartbleed World". Mashable. 
  5. ^ "Deals of the day: CCMP buying Hillman Companies". Fortune. 
  6. ^ a b c "Dashlane Speeds Up The Web With Instant Logins, Automatic Checkout And More". TechCrunch. 
  7. ^ "Dashlane Is Your Secure Digital Memory". Forbes. 
  8. ^ "Apple.com Tops Password Security, Toys R Us, Amazon, Walmart Among the Worst". PC Magazine. 
  9. ^ "Your Favorite Websites Have A Password Problem". BuzzFeed. 
  10. ^ "Your Favorite Website Is Probably Terrible At Passwords". The Huffington Post. 
  11. ^ "Apple Password Management Ranked Most Secure Out of 100 E-Commerce Websites". MacRumors. 
  12. ^ "How to Make Your Boss Get a Ridiculous Tattoo". Bloomberg. 
  13. ^ a b c David Pogue (June 5, 2013). "Remember All Those Passwords? No Need". The New York Times. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Personal data assistant Dashlane launches in the UK to speed up online shopping". The Next Web. 
  15. ^ "DASHLANE, THE MOBILE FUTURE, AND MEGA-PASSWORDS". Fast Company. 
  16. ^ "More Passwords, More Problems". MIT Technology Review. 
  17. ^ "Password, Form, and Purchase Manager Dashlane Emerges from Beta with New Features". Lifehacker. 
  18. ^ "Dashlane Manages Passwords and Eases Online Shopping". NBC News. 
  19. ^ "Dashlane’s Password Management Service Now Alerts Users When Their Accounts May Be Hacked". TechCrunch. 
  20. ^ a b "Dashlane Adds Two-Factor Authentication, a New Interface, and More". Lifehacker. 
  21. ^ "Dashlane launches password changer". dashlane. 
  22. ^ Jefferson Graham (April 12, 2014). "#AskJeffTech - What's the best password manager?". USA Today. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  23. ^ Rubenking Neil (March 9, 2016). "Dashlane 4". PC Magazine. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Support for High DPI Displays". Dashlane. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  25. ^ "Font size way too small for oldies". Dashlane. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  26. ^ "Release notes". Dashlane. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  27. ^ "Dashlane on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 

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