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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 free 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] He followed that up with a second tattoo in 2018 to celebrate 10 million Dashlane users.[14]

Features

  • VPN (Virtual Private Network)
  • Dark web monitoring
  • Secure file storage
  • Identity theft insurance (up to $1 million)
  • Credit monitoring
  • Identity restoration support
  • Ability to change all passwords with a single click, including accounts with two-factor authentication enabled[24]

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."[16]

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".[25]

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.[26]

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]

In 2018, Dashlane was given an Editor's Choice by PCMag, and was the highest-ranked password manager with 4.5 stars out of 5. Said PCMag, "Bottom Line: The well designed and executed Dashlane makes smart password management a breeze, and it now comes with a simple VPN built in."[27] Dashlane was also listed among the "Best Tech Gifts 2018" by the Wall Street Journal.[28]

Drawbacks

Dashlane doesn't support HDPI on Windows devices.

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. ^ Katz, Eitan (2018-06-21). "10 Million People Globally Use Dashlane to Manage Passwords". Dashlane Blog. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  15. ^ Perez, Sarah (April 16, 2012). "Dashlane Speeds Up The Web With Instant Logins, Automatic Checkout And More". TechCrunch. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  16. ^ a b c Pogue, David (June 5, 2013). "Remember All Those Passwords? No Need". The New York Times. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ Zax, David (July 2, 2012). "Dashlane, The Mobile Future, and Mega-Passwords". Fast Company. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  19. ^ Metz, Rachel (September 21, 2012). "More Passwords, More Problems". MIT Technology Review. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  20. ^ Henry, Alan (April 17, 2012). "Password, Form, and Purchase Manager Dashlane Emerges from Beta with New Features". Lifehacker. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  21. ^ Captain, Sean (July 16, 2012). "Dashlane Manages Passwords and Eases Online Shopping". NBC News. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  22. ^ Perez, Sarah (September 11, 2012). "Dashlane's Password Management Service Now Alerts Users When Their Accounts May Be Hacked". TechCrunch. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  23. ^ a b Henry, Alan (May 28, 2013). "Dashlane Adds Two-Factor Authentication, a New Interface, and More". Lifehacker. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  24. ^ Merchant, Ryan (December 9, 2014). "Dashlane launches password changer". Dashlane. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  25. ^ Graham, Jefferson (April 12, 2014). "#AskJeffTech – What's the best password manager?". USA Today. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  26. ^ Neil, Rubenking (March 9, 2016). "Dashlane 4". PC Magazine. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  27. ^ Rubenking, By Neil J.; August 7, 2018 4:41PM EST; August 7, 2018. "Dashlane". PCMAG. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  28. ^ Graphics, WSJ com News. "Our Favorite Gadgets: Best Tech Gifts 2018". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2018-12-05.

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