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|Initial release||October 11, 2012|
Dashlane is a password manager app and secure digital wallet. The app is available on Mac, PC, iOS and Android. The app's premium tier enables users to securely sync their data between an unlimited number of devices on all platforms. A gratis version is available, with syncing disabled after the first month. 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.
Dashlane was co-founded in 2011 by former Business Objects CEO Bernard Liautaud, 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. 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. 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. 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. Around 2014, the company also published a quarterly Security Roundup that analyzes password security policies of the most visited websites. 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.
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."
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".
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.
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.
Users with High DPI systems, such as the Lenovo Yoga Pro or Microsoft Surface Pro (2 or 3), report that they see text displayed at a very tiny size that is difficult for many to view without a magnifying glass application. This is due to Dashlane's lack of WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) support. In July 2014 Dashlane released version 3 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.