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Dashlane 4 review: Easy and convenient password management for your Mac

Marco Tabini | Jan. 27, 2016
Dashlane stores all your passwords in a secure digital vault; it automatically matches them to the appropriate icon or logo, and features a powerful search function for quick access.

It may seem odd to trust all your sensitive information to a third party over which you have no control, but it’s really no different than what happens with any other app of this kind, and there’s no reason to believe that the folks behind Dashlane are nothing but dead serious about the security of their cloud offer.

Ultimately, Dashlane is a great digital vault, particularly for users that need a little help navigating the sometimes complex world of security. It integrates well with all the apps you’re likely to use every day, offers a compelling sync offering, and automates many drudging tasks that, while crucial to good password hygiene, are often overlooked because of their menial nature.

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Dashlane's powerful sharing features allow you to let colleagues and family members access your secure items. You can even give them varying levels of access; for example, you can let them use, but not view, your passwords.

Bottom line

Ultimately, Dashlane is a great digital vault, particularly for users that need a little help navigating the sometimes complex world of security. It integrates well with all the apps you’re likely to use every day, offers a compelling sync offering, and automates many drudging tasks that, while crucial to good password hygiene, are often overlooked because of their menial nature.

The app's unique selling feature is its extraordinary user-friendliness. If you're worried about the safety of your online data but haven't ever quite managed to feel comfortable with a password manager because it felt too difficult to use, I'd bet that Dashlane would be a welcome breath of fresh air, particularly given its price point, and a great way to finally get a handle on what could be one of the most important aspects of your Internet life.

 

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