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Dashlane

Dashlane
Dashlane logo.png
Developer(s)Dashlane
Initial releaseOctober 11, 2012 (2012-10-11)
Operating systemCross-platform
Available inMultilingual
TypePassword manager
LicenseProprietary software
Websitewww.dashlane.com

Dashlane is a password manager app and secure digital wallet. The app is available on Mac, Windows, iOS and Android. The app's premium tier enables users to securely sync their data between an unlimited number of devices on all platforms.[1] A gratis version is available, with syncing disabled after the first month.[2] By default, the wallet is stored on the company's servers, but there is an option to keep it on the user's device instead.[2]

Overview

Dashlane was co-founded in 2011 by former Business Objects CEO Bernard Liautaud,[3] Jean Guillou, Guillaume Maron, and Alexis Fogel. The company is headquartered in New York City and has received $52.5 million in venture funding from FirstMark Capital, Rho Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Bernard Liautaud, and TransUnion.[4][5][6] 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.[7] 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.[7] Other security features offered within Dashlane include automatic password generation, a security dashboard, security breach alerts, and an automatic password changer. Dashlane operates on a freemium business model and its Premium account holders are able to back up their data and sync it across unlimited devices.[8] Around 2014, the company also published a quarterly Security Roundup that analyzes password security policies of the most visited websites.[9][10][11][12] In 2013, the company's CEO, Emmanuel Schalit, gained notoriety in the tech world after getting a tattoo when the company reached 1 million users.[13]

Features

  • Ability to change all passwords with a single click, including accounts with two-factor authentication enabled[23]

Reviews

In 2013, 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."[15]

USA Today's "Ask Jeff" compared LastPass, PasswordBox and Dashlane in 2014, 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".[24]

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.[25]

A 2017 Consumer Reports article described Dashlane as one of the four popular password managers (alongside 1Password, KeePass and LastPass), with the choice among them mostly up to personal preferences.[2]

Drawbacks

Users with High DPI systems, such as the Lenovo Yoga Pro or Microsoft Surface Pro (2 or 3), report[26] that they see text displayed at a very tiny size that is difficult for many to view without a magnifying glass application.[27] This is due to Dashlane's lack of WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) support. In July 2014 Dashlane released version 3[28] 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 but still have not done so.[29]

See also

References

  1. ^ Fowler, Geoffrey A. (May 6, 2014). "The Best Way to Manage All Your Passwords". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Chaikivsky, Andrew (2017-02-17). "Everything You Need to Know About Password Managers". Consumer Reports. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  3. ^ "Dashlane". Crunchbase. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  4. ^ Lunden, Ingrid (May 19, 2014). "Dashlane Passes 2M Users, Collects $22M For Its Client-Based Password Manager". TechCrunch. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Fiegerman, Seth (May 19, 2014). "Dashlane Raises $22 Million to Manage Passwords in Post-Heartbleed World". Mashable. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  6. ^ Primack, Dan (May 19, 2014). "Deals of the day: CCMP buying Hillman Companies". Fortune. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Perez, Sarah (April 16, 2012). "Dashlane Speeds Up The Web With Instant Logins, Automatic Checkout And More". TechCrunch. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  8. ^ Kite-Powell, Jennifer (February 13, 2012). "Dashlane Is Your Secure Digital Memory". Forbes. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  9. ^ Rashid, Fahmida Y. (January 27, 2014). "Apple.com Tops Password Security, Toys R Us, Amazon, Walmart Among the Worst". PC Magazine. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  10. ^ Warzel, Charlie (May 20, 2014). "Your Favorite Websites Have A Password Problem". BuzzFeed. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  11. ^ Isaacson, Betsy (May 28, 2014). "Your Favorite Website Is Probably Terrible At Passwords". Huffington Post. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  12. ^ Clover, Juli (January 24, 2014). "Apple Password Management Ranked Most Secure Out of 100 E-Commerce Websites". MacRumors. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  13. ^ Frier, Sarah (October 11, 2013). "How to Make Your Boss Get a Ridiculous Tattoo". Bloomberg News. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  14. ^ Perez, Sarah (April 16, 2012). "Dashlane Speeds Up The Web With Instant Logins, Automatic Checkout And More". TechCrunch. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  15. ^ a b c Pogue, David (June 5, 2013). "Remember All Those Passwords? No Need". The New York Times. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  16. ^ Knowles, Jamillah (May 10, 2012). "Personal data assistant Dashlane launches in the UK to speed up online shopping". The Next Web. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  17. ^ Zax, David (July 2, 2012). "Dashlane, The Mobile Future, and Mega-Passwords". Fast Company. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  18. ^ Metz, Rachel (September 21, 2012). "More Passwords, More Problems". MIT Technology Review. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  19. ^ Henry, Alan (April 17, 2012). "Password, Form, and Purchase Manager Dashlane Emerges from Beta with New Features". Lifehacker. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  20. ^ Captain, Sean (July 16, 2012). "Dashlane Manages Passwords and Eases Online Shopping". NBC News. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  21. ^ Perez, Sarah (September 11, 2012). "Dashlane's Password Management Service Now Alerts Users When Their Accounts May Be Hacked". TechCrunch. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  22. ^ a b Henry, Alan (May 28, 2013). "Dashlane Adds Two-Factor Authentication, a New Interface, and More". Lifehacker. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  23. ^ Merchant, Ryan (December 9, 2014). "Dashlane launches password changer". Dashlane. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  24. ^ Graham, Jefferson (April 12, 2014). "#AskJeffTech – What's the best password manager?". USA Today. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  25. ^ Neil, Rubenking (March 9, 2016). "Dashlane 4". PC Magazine. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  26. ^ "Support for High DPI Displays". Dashlane. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  27. ^ "Font size way too small for oldies". Dashlane. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  28. ^ "Release notes". Dashlane. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  29. ^ "Dashlane on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved April 6, 2016.

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