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Dashlane Review


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The combination of features, level of protection and price plans offered makes Dashlane one of the best value for money password managers available. It comes with a host of features including device authentication for an extra layer of security, one-click automatic password changes, password autofill, and even a monitoring feature that continually scans the web searching for any compromised personal information. Dashlane uses the highest level of encryption and is the only U.S. patent password manager. Dashlane offers a free version which comes with limited protection and features, as well as a premium and business versions that provide advanced security, alongside added benefits such as access to their VPN and Identity Theft Insurance.

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  • Built-in Virtual Private Network (VPN) for increased protection against unsafe Wi-Fi networks.
  • The use of a zero-knowledge security model (Dashlane never has access to your master password and cannot decrypt your files)
  • A unique US patented security architecture used to protect users.
  • Data sync between different devices in use.
  • Automatic password changer which updates passwords regularly.
  • Easy download and install process makes it very user-friendly.
  • Free plan available for use on a single device.
  • Identity theft protection of up to $1million on their Premium Plus plan, currently limited to US users.
  • Storage in the free version is limited to 50 passwords on only one device.
  • Automatic password import from other password managers is not supported and input must be done manually.
  • Plans are quite expensive in comparison with other password managers but they offer great quality.
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Dashlane Password Vault

1) Security

The Dashlane security model is the only U.S. patented zero-knowledge model that uses AES-256 encryption to encrypt all your data at the device level and not on the Dashlane server. This simply means that encryption of your passwords and other sensitive data takes place on your device before being stored in your secure password vault.

Your account can only be opened by using your master password which is also encrypted at the device level. Since encryption happens locally, Dashlane never has access to the data you store.

Overall, Dashlane’s security model is extremely secure.

Authentication and Access

Unlike some other password managers, Dashlanes doesn’t use your master password to authenticate the devices that use your Dashlane account but instead, to ensure the protection of your account, the security model generates a separate user device key for every device that you want to use with Dashlane.

This additional security measure allows for two separate processes to be used to decrypt the data stored and to authenticate your devices. As a result, hackers will need access to your device and master password to access your sensitive information. In our opinion, this makes for a very secure system.

2) Features

The Dashlane security model offers numerous features that ensure the integrity and safety of your personal information and sensitive data.

From two-factor authentication to one-click automatic password changes to password auto-filling, and even a monitoring feature that continually scans the web searching for any compromised personal information, Dashlane has a full house of features to keep you protected online.

They even offer access to their VPN and provide Identity Theft Insurance.

If you are looking for a fully comprehensive online security service, Dashlane is right for you. Otherwise, the LastPass and 1Password Premium plans will serve you just fine.

Dashlane Autofill Login

Only U.S. Patented Password Manager

Dashlane is the only U.S. password manager to hold a patented security model with extra safe security architecture and AES 256-bit encryption to keep their user’s information and passwords safe.

This clearly shows the emphasis that Dashlane places on the privacy and security of its users.

The measures taken ensure that the master password and other passwords saved from websites are only known to the rightful user.

Below is an example of a dummy account to show you how easy it is to add passwords to your securely encrypted vault.

Adding Passwords to Dashlane's Secure Vault

Two-factor Authentication

Dashlane uses two-factor authentication (2FA) for increased security and protection of its users. The feature requires you to provide a unique authentication code to Dashlane whenever you want to use a new device with your account.

Instead of sending a one time password to users via email, Dashlane sends a unique code to your phone, which can then be used to authenticate yourself.

We found the two-factor authentication effortless to use but with all the benefits of ensuring protection against possible security breaches.

Data Privacy

In this day and age, data privacy is a major concern for all of us, including the privacy of our sensitive data.

Dashlane understands the importance of privacy and employs the strongest encryption standards available to protect your personal data and passwords.

Dashlane never holds copies of any of your sensitive data since its security model ensures that it is all encrypted at the local level. In simple terms, this means that all of the data that you store in your Dashlane vault is converted into a random code before being stored in the Dashlane servers. So, although you may know what your password for a certain account is, Dashlane has no idea because all they see is streams of random code. This method of encryption serves privacy from Dashlane but also potential hackers.

Password Generator

According to Google, the average person has 27 online accounts that require passwords, and 66 percent of Americans say they reuse the same passwords for their online banking, email, and social media networks.

To stay safe only you should use a different password for each account, but it isn’t realistic to remember so many unique passwords, after all you’re a human, not a robot.

This is where Dashlane’s password generator comes into its own. It creates strong, unique, passwords by using letters, digits, and symbols in different combinations, which is one of the great advantages of this feature.

After creating a unique password, Dashlane will store them safely in your account and autofill them when needed, meaning you don’t need to worry about remembering streams of random letters, numbers and symbols, and can let Dashlane do all the heavy lifting for you.

Password Changer

In addition to the Password Generator, you can also use Dashlane’s Password Changer to ensure continuous protection.

With this feature, you can either change a single password directly from your password vault or change multiple passwords at once.

Dashlane Password Changer

The Password Changer allows you to change your passwords with one click, saving you time and effort by not having to change them manually. It is also worth noting that the Password Changer will generate strong, unique passwords, and if a site requires additional information to change your password (e.g. two-factor authentication), then Password Changer will prompt you for it whilst changing the passwords.

This is a great feature to have but what we think brings it to the next level of security is the process used to generate and store the new passwords. New passwords are always generated locally, at the device level, and then encrypted and stored securely in Dashlane servers. In brief, this means that Dashlane never holds copies of your password and only sees encrypted data.

Password Sharing

Password sharing is available across all plans offered by Dashlane. However, some offer more sharing capabilities than others.

With the Free plan, you’ll be able to securely share up to a maximum of 5 accounts. All other plans, including Premium, Premium Plus, and Business, give you the ability to share unlimited accounts.

This feature enables both individuals businesses to replace insecure sharing of passwords via emails or spreadsheets.

Auto-save and Fill

Auto-filling username and password information can be annoying, especially when you have to do it repeatedly for numerous websites. It can also be frustrating when you enter the wrong password multiple times and then have to fill out a “reset my password” form, all of which takes time.

Research by Dashlane shows that by using their autofill feature you can save approximately 50 hours per year as opposed to if you manually typed your passwords. Autofill, is, therefore, an ideal solution for those of you wanting to not only secure your passwords but also save time whilst using them to login.

Dashlane Autofill Login

After downloading Dashlane the autosave function will automatically collect login data whenever you open a new online account. Any of the data that you fill will be automatically saved. Once saved, you also have the choice of disabling autofill on specific web-pages or websites, as well as the option to either “fill forms and login info” or “fill login info only”. This feature is extremely easy to use and is a great addition for those of you who would prefer greater control over auto-filling. Not all password managers offer this level of control.

As mentioned above, the autofill feature can not only autofill login info but also other data required by online forms, including email addresses, names, addresses, phone numbers, and payment information. Ultimately, Dashlane’s autofill provides a one-click experience when filling forms.

Device Syncing

One very useful and easy to use feature is device syncing. Since all of us browse the web on our phones, laptops, tablets and a host of other devices, having the ability to effectively use Dashlane across all is a no-brainer.

Whilst testing Dashlane, we found it easy to sync our Dashlane account across all our devices to ensure that we were protected on our laptop and smartphone. Once Dashlane had been synced, all passwords and personal information can be easily accessed from all devices.

However, it is important to note that these syncing is only available if you have a Premium or Business plan. Unfortunately, the free package is only available for use with a single device and therefore, passwords cannot be synced across multiple devices automatically.

Security Alerts

81% of all data breaches are due to the use of stolen, weak or default passwords.

Since data breaches are intrinsically linked to poor password choice, having the ability to monitor your accounts stored in your Dashlane vault is essential.

Dashlane starts monitoring your accounts immediately after you store your first password. To ensure peace of mind, Dashlane constantly scours the web to detect any possible security breaches and will instantly alert you about any accounts at risk.

Dark Web Monitoring

Data breaches are a serious threat that can compromise your sensitive data ranging from passwords to credit card information.

Often, sensitive information that is gained from data breaches is leaked to the Dark Web where it is either sold or used illegally. To tackle these threats head on, Dashlane’s Dark Web Monitoring continually scans the dark web searching for any compromised personal information, including usernames and passwords, credit card numbers, phone numbers, addresses, and much more.

If any of your information is found, Dashlane will share the scans with you via email, as well as pop-ups and alerts within your account and your Identity Dashboard.

Dashlane Identity Dashboard

In our opinion, Dashlane goes above and beyond here to ensure the security of your sensitive data.

Dark Web Monitoring is an invaluable feature but be aware that to use it, you must activate it on your account and the data that you want monitoring must be indicated.

VPN for Wifi Protection

The acronym VPN stands for a virtual private network. A VPN can be likened to a very secure tunnel in which your communication flows.

On an unsecured internet connection, your browsing activity can be intercepted and exploited by hackers which is why Dashlane offers the convenience of a built-in VPN to ensure you stay safe online when making use of public Wifi services like those found at cafés or free Wifi spots. Ultimately, the VPN protects your data as it travels through the less secure networks.

Access to the VPN is included in the Premium and Premium Plus plans, which cost $4.99 and $9.99 per user per month respectively.

Considering that the most popular VPNs, like NordVPN, charge $6.99 per month, Dashlane’s pricing is extremely good value for money.

Admin Console

For businesses looking for a scalable solution, Dashlane’s Admin Console makes it easy to manage multiple user accounts in one centralized hub.

Dashlane Admin Console

New team members can easily be added to the business plan, security issues can be addressed, and permissions can be safely managed.

The Admin Console is built for scalability which makes Dashlane ideal for business use.

Work-life Balance

One feature that makes the Dashlane Business plan stand out from the rest is Smart Spaces.

This feature tackles the conundrum of how businesses can separate an employee’s private online accounts from their business accounts.

Smart Spaces gives employees the ability to assign information stored in their Dashlane account to a specific Space. For example, you can store your social media, music streaming and personal payment details in the Personal Space and assign work passwords and notes to your Business Space.

This is not only beneficial for employees but also allows business admins to constantly monitor the status of passwords in the Business Space of employees’ accounts without infringing on the privacy of their Personal Space.

This feature helps to prevent friction and conflict while safeguarding the safety of business passwords.

Getting Started with Dashlane

3) Ease of Use

From installation to set-up, to continual use, Dashlane is extremely intuitive.  It does all of the heavy lifting for you so you can sit back, relax, and stay protected.

Dashlane is available as a browser extension for all major search engines and will run on virtually any computer using Windows, Linux, Mac or Chrome operating systems. It also caters for mobile use and can be downloaded onto your smartphone with either Android or iOS operating systems.

Using Dashlane on Desktop

Dashlane is available for macOS and Windows operating systems and can be easily installed from the Dashlane website. Although it is not officially supported by Linux and Chromebooks it is compatible and both can be used with the Dashlane browser extension.

With the Dashlane app being compatible with Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Edge and Internet Explorer, as well as other browsers like Opera and Brave, it is effortless to use and can be installed and set-up by anyone, even non-techies.

New users will be guided through the installation process as well as the steps you need to take to set-up your account and populate your passwords.

In brief, the steps you follow are:

1. Create your Dashlane Account

The first thing you’ll need to do is enter your email address and create your Master Password. You must choose a Master Password that is strong but also memorable as it is the key to all of your passwords.

2. Import Your Passwords (Automatically or Manually)

Dashlane simplifies the way you can add existing login information to your account by giving you the capability to automatically import the data from your browsers, including Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. It is an incredibly simple two-click process that anyone can successfully execute.

Importing Passwords to Dashlane Vault

If you already have an account with LastPass, 1Password, Roboform, PasswordWallet, or KeePass you can also import your sensitive data from those platforms.

You can also manually add login information.

3. Install and Enable the Dashlane Browser Extension

Installing the extension can be easily done from the Extensions menu (Windows) or Dashlane > Install browser extensions… menu (Mac OS X) in the Dashlane application.

Once the extension has been installed, you’ll need to enter your account login information. This will permit the extension to automatically fill in forms while you browse the web, as well as prompt you to save passwords for new websites that you sign up to.

It is as simple as that. Getting started with Dashlane is very easy.

Using Dashlane on Mobile

The Dashlane app is available for iOS and Android operating systems.

Dashlane Mobile App

Downloading the iOS app can be done from either the Dashlane website or the App store. To set-up Dashlane on your mobile we recommend first setting it up on the desktop and then:

  1. Download the app
  2. Enter your Dashlane ID (email address) and your Master Password
  3. You’ll be sent a six-digit security code to your email
  4. Enter the code to authorize your device
  5. If you are a Premium user, your data will be automatically synchronized to your new device. (If you are a Free plan user, your data will not be synced between devices).
  6. Enjoy painless password management

Alternatively, you can set up Dashlane on your mobile before your desktop – simply follow the in-app steps to do so.

We found the installation process to be particularly user friendly but if you feel like you need more guidance there are numerous guides in Dashlanes Help Center which can help with everything you need to know for setup.

4) Support

Getting in touch with Dashlane is simple. They offer a range of communication channels stretching from Twitter to Email Support Request to Live Chat.

From our experience, the best way to get in contact with a customer service representative is Live Chat. We found the level of service to be friendly, courteous and helpful and can commend the response speed.

We were also impressed with the Help Center, where you can find a host of guides and tutorials, which can answer pretty much any troubleshooting questions you may have.

Dashlane Live Chat Response

Getting in touch

Dashlane offers several ways for users to get in touch, making it easy to get help & support when you need it.

It is important to note that premium users are given top-priority and enjoy quicker response times. Let’s take a look at the different ways to communicate with Dashlane’s support team:

Twitter Support

Dashlane makes extensive use of Twitter to help you with any questions you may have.

Primarily, they use Twitter to provide real-time support as well as a platform to convey important news relating to the password manager.

Overall, we found Twitter to be an excellent starting point when you need support from the Dashlane team. However, we recommend opting to talk to someone on live chat first.

Email Support Requests

When visiting the Dashlane Help Center, you will be faced with a multitude of guides and tutorials, which can answer pretty much any troubleshooting questions you may have – but, if you are like us and you’d rather get in contact with their customer services team you can go straight to the email support request form and submit it. All you need to do is:

  1. Search the Help Center for your issue
  2. If you are unable to resolve the issue following the advice in the Help Center, then move onto step 3
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Contact Us” button
  4. Fill the support request form and submit it

Dashlane Support Requests

In the support request form, you are given the option to select the topic you need help with, the device or browser you are having an issue with, as well as the ability to attach files among many other data entries.

We found that by completing the form as comprehensively as you can, your request will be sent to the most appropriate support member who will be able to effectively assist you.

Live Chat

We found live chat to be friendly, courteous and helpful and can commend the response speed.

To open the chat function, you must click on the Help widget in the bottom right corner. Note that the chat function is only available while you are in the Help Center and not on the main Dashlane website.

Once you have clicked the Help widget, a chat box will open. It is important here that you wait approx. 10 seconds for the “Get in Touch” button to appear. Click on the “Get in Touch” button and a customer service representative will be on hand to help you.

Accessing Dashlane Live Chat

It is important that you follow the steps above and click on the “Get in Touch” button otherwise you will end up talking to a chatbot robot as opposed to live chat with someone on the other side.

Security Vulnerability Reporting

Dashlane acknowledges the important role played by security researchers to keep the community protected and encourage Security Vulnerability Reports to keep everybody safe from security threats.

Using independent security researchers is an excellent way to detect, identify and rectify security vulnerabilities that might exist in Dashlane’s password manager.

Help Resources

If you prefer to self-serve as opposed to getting help directly from a customer service representative then you will be pleased with the range of Dashlane’s help resources.

Help Center

We were impressed with the Help Center where you can find a host of guides and tutorials, which can answer pretty much any troubleshooting questions you may have.

Dashlane Help Center

The Help Center is well designed and simple to use. When you open the Help Center you can either use the search for help or click on any of the preset categories which will open a list of all relevant guides for you to choose from.

YouTube Tutorials & Product Tips

Search through Dashlane’s YouTube channel and you’ll find a wide range of tutorials that show you how to set up Dashlane all the way through to the configuration of more advanced security features.

The videos are also available in Dashlane’s Help Center.

Dashlane Video Tutorials

We particularly like how extensive Dashlane has been with their range of videos as we found them easy to follow and understand. They helped us to get the most out of the password manager.


In the “Getting in Touch” section we mentioned how you can access live chat to get support from a customer service representative. However, you can also use the chat function to talk to Dashlane’s chat robot who may be able to help you.

We found the chatbot to be hit or miss. For example, we ask it for advice on upgrading our plan but the bot couldn’t find any relevant information to help us. Next, we asked it how to use autofill and it presented a list of helpful resources.

Dashlane Chatbot

Our advice here is to use the chatbot but if it is unable to help you then click on the “Get in Touch” button to speak to a customer support member.

However, one upside of the chatbot is that it can be accessed 24/7/365.

Dashlane Portal

This is a very exciting feature that allows you to share your ideas for development and improvements to Dashlane.

You can submit your idea and look at those already submitted. Already submitted ideas are placed in three categories including under consideration, planned, and launched.

You can also give your evaluation of ideas submitted by clicking on one of three categories available: nice to have, important, and critical.

How does this benefit you? Dashlane is effectively letting its users shape how the password manager should be developed which provides a great opportunity to voice any features that you think would make it better.

System Status

The System Status web page lets you view the current status of Dashlane’s services. This essentially means you can see if the password manager is up and running or having technical issues.

Dashlane System Status

Like any online service, there are periods where they may go down and not be accessible. This is a natural behavior and doesn’t happen that often. For example, it can be likened to website hosts. You have probably seen website hosts state that they have 99.99% uptime. This means that if you host your website with them, it will be online 99.99% of the time. Website hosts, just like password managers, can go offline at any time due to technical issues. However, the most important thing to be aware of is that the period that these services go down tends to be a matter of minutes each year and even more important, your data that is stored in your Dashlane account remains safe.

Nevertheless, the System Status page is useful if you want to follow the status or progress of any technical issue.

Dashlane Pricing Plans

5) Pricing

Dashlane offers several pricing plans to cater for both individual and business use. Unfortunately, there isn’t a family option which is something that we feel can be improved upon since many of their competitors provide this.

Nevertheless, out of all the password managers that we have tested and reviewed, the combination of features, level of protection and price plans offered (especially the Premium and Premium Plus plans) makes Dashlane the best value for money password manager.

Pricing plans start from the Free option and work up to a maximum of $9.99 per user per month for their Premium Plus plan. Considering that most of us would spend 10 bucks on a few coffees each month, Dashlane’s pricing is a small price to pay to stay safe online.

Free Plan

The Dashlane Free plan is available for use by only one user on one device.

With the Free plan, you have access to all the basic Dashlane features free of charge, this includes the capacity to store up to 50 passwords, auto-filling forms, and payment information, personalized security alerts, and as standard, two-factor authentication to ensure the protection of your sensitive data.

You also get a 30-day free trial of the Premium plan, but if you choose not to stick with premium after the trial period ends, your plan will revert to Free without loss of any data.

It is important to note that because the Free plan is for one device only, you won’t benefit from using your Dashlane account across multiple devices. We often find that using Dashlane across both laptops/desktops and smartphones is best to ensure cross-device security and so, we highly recommend opting for either the Premium or Premium Plus plan.

Dashlane Personal Pricing Plans

Premium Plan

The Dashlane Premium plan is the ideal solution for anyone looking to manage their passwords across an unlimited number of devices with top-class security features. The premium plan offers all the benefits of the Free plan, including security alerts, two-factor authentication, auto-filling of forms, and the following:

  • Save an unlimited number of passwords
  • Use Dashlane across multiple devices
  • Data synchronization across devices (all your passwords accessible from all your chosen and authenticated devices)
  • Unlimited sharing of your sensitive information
  • Built-in VPN for secure internet browsing
  • Dark Web Monitoring to ensure protection against any misuse of your data

The Premium plan is available for a monthly cost of $4.99 per user, payable annually as an amount of $59.88.

You not only get the benefits of the U.S. patented security model and secure password managers but also the addition of the built-in VPN. Considering that the most popular VPNs, like NordVPN, charge $6.99 per month, Dashlane’s pricing is extremely good value for money. After all, Dashlane Premium costs less than two cups of coffee per month.

There is also a Premium Plus plan available for users in the USA with a monthly cost of $9.99, payable annually as an amount of $119.88.

Premium Plus Plan

Building on the Premium plan, the Premium Plus option includes the addition of credit monitoring, identity restoration support, and identity theft insurance. It is available for $9.99 per user per month.

Your credit score plays an important role in your life’s finances, but everyone is not always aware of their score until it matters. Card credentials are key targets for hackers and online thieves and the activity of your finances, in the event of them being used illegally, can have a detrimental impact on your credit score.

Dashlane joined up with TransUnion®, an industry leader in credit solutions, to deliver a solution that allows you to monitor your credit score, credit history, and other important aspects of your credit. What’s more, Dashlane will send you alerts if they notice anything that may impact your credit score, allowing you to take action as soon as possible.

In addition to credit monitoring, identity theft is a serious threat that must also be considered. If your identity is stolen, Dashlane has your back. Customers of the Premium Plus plan have access to dedicated, U.S.-based phone support provided by TransUnion® to assist you in the recovery of your identity.

Further to the support of TransUnion®, you’ll also benefit from identity theft insurance. The insurance covers you up to $1 million in damages.

The Plus plan is ideal if you want an all-encompassing online security solution that will protect you from the consequences of data breaches and identity theft.

Business Plan

Globally, businesses face the challenge of using digital technologies in a manner that will ensure security without reducing productivity level. This requires strong security solutions that can be easily implemented and managed simply.

The Dashlane Business plan succeeds in combining the Premium plan’s convenience and security (excluding the built-in VPN and Dark Web Monitoring) whilst adding unique business-only features to deliver a scalable solution for just $4.00 per user per month.

Dashlane Business Pricing Plan

Most notably, the Business plan provides a host of features for admins which helps to keep business data safe and secure. For example, monitoring and management tools allow new team members to be on-boarded easily from one centralized location (the Admin Console). Admins can then control the level and range of access each employee has by using permission management.

In addition to a host of features aimed towards the management and control of sensitive business data, businesses must also consider that their employees have personal online accounts with their own passwords and data, and that these need to be separated from their professional ones. To tackle this management challenge Dashlane created the Smart Spaces feature which enables employees to make a clear separation between their personal and professional data.

Businesses that have 50+ users signed up to the plan will benefit from a Dashlane Customer Success Manager whose remit will be focused on helping you get the most out of the plan.

6) Alternatives

Dashlane offers some fantastic features but how does it compare to its competitors? We put Dashlane to the test.

The closest competitors are LastPass and 1Password. All three password managers are easy to use, have solid security models, and offer the basic features that are required to safely manage passwords and other sensitive information.

The first difference to be aware of is that Dashlane’s Free plan only lets you store up to 50 passwords, whereas LastPass allows unlimited storage. 1Password doesn’t have a free plan.

Secondly, Dashlane offers all the features of LastPass and more, whereas 1Password provides travel mode and 365-day item history to restore deleted items.

However, in our opinion, Dashlane comes out on top with the addition of the VPN and Dark Web Monitoring that the others cannot match.


1Password offers a full range of security features and is better suited for families and enterprises.

1Password effectively combines the protection of passwords, payment methods, and other credentials whilst ensuring total privacy. Alongside market standard security features 1Password provides 365-day item history to restore deleted passwords, travel mode to remove sensitive data from your devices when you cross borders, and WatchTower which alerts you of weak passwords and any compromised sites that you have accounts with

1Password is cheaper than Dashlane, however, if you are an individual, we recommend that you spend the few dollars extra to take advantage of the online security capabilities included in Dashlane’s Premium plan. We believe the security features of the Dashlane plan outweigh those of the 1Password plan.


LastPass ranks as one of the best for password protection and ease of use.

Like Dashlane and 1Password, LastPass uses a combination of a zero-knowledge security model, multi-factor authentication, and user-friendly interface to make password management effortless.

However, Dashlane delivers above and beyond the security features of LastPass making it a superior password manager.

If you are searching for a password manager that will give you all the basic requirements to effectively protect, organize and use your sensitive data then LastPass will serve you just fine. But, if you’d prefer to protect your online activity beyond just your sensitive data, the extra layers of security provided by the addition of Dashlane’s VPN and Dark Web Monitoring is right for you.



Dashlane offers excellent safety with their zero-knowledge US patented security model which ensures that your master password is never sent over the internet or seen by anyone at Dashlane.

The encryption takes place at the device level and everything is stored in an encrypted format. Without the master password, nothing in your account can be deciphered.

The two-factor authentication employed also enhances safety as every device must be authenticated before access can be authorized.

In our opinion, Dashlane is trustworthy and they never store any of your passwords or personal data on their servers. All passwords and data are saved in encrypted form before being stored in Dashlane’s Servers. Your data is protected by two-factor authentication alongside bank-level AES-256 encryption.

Dashlane never has access to any data saved in your account.

More than 10 million individuals and 10,000 businesses use Dashlane for password management.

There have been no reported incidents of hacking. But even if they had been hacked, the data in your account cannot be decrypted without your master password and your authorized device

Pricing Plans

Dashlane has a Free plan with no monthly cost, a Premium plan for individuals costing $4.99 per month payable annually in an amount of $59.88, and a Premium Plus plan which is only available in the US and has a monthly cost of $9.99, payable annually as an amount of $119.88.

The Dashlane Business plan has a monthly cost of $4.00 per user per month, payable annually as an amount of $48.00 per employee.

100%. Dashlane’s Premium plan is costlier than those of other competitors but the innovative tools that users get with the plan make it money well spent.

The built-in VPN which you get as part of your password manager plan affords great protection when using public Wi-Fi services and the dark web monitoring feature adds
protection and security against unauthorized use of your data.

The monthly fee is a small price to pay for the protection of your passwords when compared to the possible financial loss and hours you will spend to change your passwords when hackers succeed in hacking your accounts and passwords.

Dashlane Free is exactly what it says on the tin, it is free forever with no hidden fees. The free plan has far fewer features than what the premium plan has to offer but it does provide security and safety with basic benefits.

The Free plan is only available for use on one device and can store up to 50 passwords. Dashlane will log you in securely and even fill in payment information and forms using the autofill feature.

Dashlane offers a free 30-day trial of the Premium plan to all users of its Free plan. If you decide against continuing with the Premium plan, your account will revert to the Free plan but rest assured, you won’t lose your data.

You can decide at any time to move onto the Premium plan.


Dashlane is widely regarded amongst users and reviewers as one of the best password managers currently available. One of the main criticisms leveled against it is the price of almost $60 per annum and secondly, it’s lack of a plan for families.

However, the security features and level of support make Dashlane well worth the extra cost. We rate Dashlane as the best value for money password manager. After all, it costs the equivalent of two cups of coffee per month, which is a drop in the ocean considering the level of security you will get, especially when you consider the addition of the built-in VPN and Dark Web monitoring.

No, Dashlane does not currently offer a family plan. However, we do think that the Dashlane password manager is good for individual and businesses use. If you are considering Dashlane for family use, we suggest buying a Premium plan for each family member to ensure that everybody enjoys the safety and security offered by Dashlane.

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