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Dashlane Review 2024 – A Feature-Rich and Reliable Password Manager

When it comes to security, Dashlane does not mess around. Backed ably by end-to-end protection and AES-256 encryption, Dashlane’s zero-knowledge architecture ensures that the company can never access or view your private data. You can turn on 2-factor authentication for an added layer of security. Dashlane requires users to create a strong master password which it neither stores on any of its servers nor shares over the internet.


Dashlane pros & cons

  • Patented zero-knowledge architecture
  • End-to-end encryption and 2-factor authentication
  • SCIM and SSO integration
  • Active Web Monitoring
  • Dark Web Insights
  • VPN with Premium and Team plans only
  • Limited capacity with the free version

Features table

Dashlane features at a glance

Two-Factor AuthenticationTick icon
Cloud SyncingTick icon
Password GeneratorTick icon
Password SharingTick icon
Import From BrowsersTick icon
Fill Web FormsTick icon
Web MonitoringTick icon
Secure Document StorageTick icon
VPNTick icon

My first impression

A dashing UI

From the moment you first install and launch the app, Dashlane’s UI will become your new favorite interface on a password manager. Visually appealing and easy to navigate, Dashlane’s app boasts one of the cleanest and most well-planned designs I have ever seen on a password manager.

Dashlane user interface

The app window is divided into two portions. The left navigation panel contains the various features and security tools of the app, while the larger space on the right displays the contents of the tab that you visit from the left panel. All the important features like payments, logins, secure notes, and IDs can be instantly accessed from the left panel.

I especially like how easy Dashlane makes it for users to access the security tools like VPN, Password Health, and Dark Web Monitoring. Most apps tend to either arrange additional security tools in a separate folder or hide them in the settings menu.

When I am on the “Logins” tab, I can view my saved items, their categories, and the last time I used them. The bell icon at the top right corner of the screen alerts me to any notification and I can access or edit my account settings from the “My account” option beside the bell icon.

The Dashlane app even offers a “View history” option on the home screen for quick access to recently saved or used items. Despite my penchant for dark mode, I have to admit that I quite like the blue and white color scheme of Dashlane’s UI.

How to use guide

Dashing through the Lanes

One does not need to be an advanced user to find one’s way around Dashlane’s apps. Once you open the app, you can add new passwords by clicking the “Add new” button at the top of the app window. Use the “Import data” to quickly import data from other devices or browsers. I quite like how Dashlane has added an import button on the main screen for quick and easy data importing. The “Share” button is self-explanatory as is the “View history” option at the top of the screen.

Dashlane add new login

Browse through the left navigation panel to access your passwords, payments, notes, IDs, and other saved items. You can check your password health and track dark web reports from the “Security Tools” options on the left panel.

The VPN tool, if you paid for it, will also be available on the left panel below the “Dark Web Monitoring” option. Use the nifty search bar at the top of the left panel to quickly search Dashlane for saved items.

If you are still having a hard time navigating the app, click the “Get Started” option at the top of the left navigation panel and let the intuitive app guide you around its lanes.

Feedback & ratings

Dashlane users’ feedback & ratings

Social media chatter about Dashlane was limited to occasional posts and comments mentioning the software and its usability. The attitude of social media users towards Dashlane is mostly positive barring a few negative comments about the pricing structure that the users should have well been aware of before purchasing the product.

Dashlane secured an impressive TrustScore of 4.6 out of 5 stars from over 5300 reviews on Trustpilot. More than 76% of these reviewers rated the software 5 stars and claimed that it was one of the best password managers in this price range. Several reviewers wrote enthusiastically about their incredible experience with the password manager and how it changed the way they managed their passwords and private documents. The company’s customer support team received a lot of praise from both long-term and new users for its prompt and helpful responses to customer issues.

Interest in Dashlane – what Google trends suggest?

Dashlane Google search trend

Google Trends offered useful insights into recent search trends and interest over time in “Dashlane” within the USA. Over the past 12 months, interest in the software program has been consistently higher than average and even peaked during the start of 2023. The consistency in the Google Trends graph suggests that a fair amount of consumers in the USA have shown increasing interest in the search term over the last year.

Dashlane vs RoboForm vs KeePass search trend comparison

On the other hand, the interest in competitors like “RoboForm” and “KeePass” was lesser than the interest in “Dashlane” despite similar consistency. While search interest does not directly translate to popularity, the high average interest in Dashlane compared to its competitors is an indication of the product’s success. With a plethora of advanced features like VPN and SSO integration along with affordable business and personal plans, Dashlane offers much more at much less than its competition.

Dashlane versus competitors

Is Dashlane better when it comes to competition?

The cybersecurity industry is a fiercely competitive one and is becoming even more so with each passing day owing to the recent emergence of new players in this field. To keep their place in this competitive industry, the old players have to adapt and innovate.

Dashlane offers a masterclass on how to keep competitors at bay and stand out in a crowd by offering useful features at affordable prices.

While RoboForm offers cheaper family and business plans, it cannot hold a candle to Dashlane’s range of utilities and features. Dashlane offers web monitoring and dark web insights, something its nearest competitors are yet to offer.

1Password’s family and business plans cost $4.99 and $7.99 per month, respectively. Dashlane offers a wide range of features, including VPN, for $5.99 and $8 for families and businesses. Dashlane also offers more choices of subscription plans than either RoboForm or 1Password, including the choice of monthly or annual cycles with discounts for annual billing.

Overall, Dashlane’s subscription plans, pricing policies, and feature distribution have been designed with the user in mind. Last but certainly not least, Dashlane’s customer support is considerably better than that of RoboForm, 1Password, or other competitors. By far one of the best customer support services I have come across, Dashlane demonstrates what it truly means to prioritize customer satisfaction.

Pricing plans

Dashlane subscriptions

Free for personal use on 1 device with unlimited password management and secure sharing, Dashlane is a comprehensive password manager with affordable subscription plans for both business and personal use. Business plans start from $2 per seat per month for up to 10 seats and go up to $8 per seat per month for SSO integration, SCIM provisioning, and on-demand phone support. For $5 per seat per month, business users get access to unlimited seats and a VPN for Wi-Fi protection.

For personal use, Dashlane again has three plans excluding the free version. Starting from $3.49 per month, the Advanced plan offers basic tools, unlimited devices, and dark web monitoring. For $5.99 per month, Dashlane covers up to 10 friends and/or family members. The Premium plan costs $3.99 per month and offers VPN protection along with all the features of the Advanced plan. Dashlane encourages customers to opt for annual billing by offering a generous 20% discount on the monthly rates of personal plans when billed annually.


Final Words

Dashlane is a globally popular password manager that enables users to securely store and manage their passwords for various accounts through one well-designed app. From generating strong passwords and managing unlimited passwords to auto-filling forms and securely storing personal information, Dashlane is an all-rounder of a password manager ideal for both personal and business uses.

9.4 Total Score

  • Secure password sharing
  • VPN with Premium and Team plans
  • Can be more affordable
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