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Review Dashlane Password Manager
Dashlane makes secure passwords mobile
Author: Kevin Vadala
Date: tested on 01 Oct 2014 on
Clear tabs and interface, good security and features
Reports of battery loss, potential to interfere with other applications
Dashlane Password Manager for Android is an application where you can save passwords, generate passwords, secure notes, and even save payment methods. The application is part of the Dashlane network, so in order to get a full use out of the application, you should get it for the computer as well. The only problem is, you will have to pay premium in order to have all of your devices synchronized.
Dashlan’s interface works well. On the side, there is a tab with your various options. Passwords, Password Generator, Secure Notes, Dashlane Keyboard, Id, Personal Info, Payments, and a settings tab. So basically, anything you feel paranoid about, you can store in this application. Dashlan operates through the cloud, or via your devices - whichever you feel more comfortable with.
I’ve seen many complaints about Dashlane’s battery use being extensive. It seems strange that an application that simply manages your passwords to also take battery power. This is both Dashlane's greatest strength and perhaps greatest weakness.
Why would it take battery life so much? Well, the application aims to become usable through making your life easier. If you use Dashlane to it’s fullest capabilities it can fill in your data on websites that require passwords, and this requires it to be running in the background. The application even aggressively puts a browser on your home screen.
Although it may take some battery life, and perhaps interfere with Chrome (more complaints about it messing up your own browser), it cannot be denied that Dashlane takes security seriously. The application wouldn’t even let me take screenshots of it!
Dashlane is a powerful application that springboards off it’s other services. I might say that it’s the idea of Dashlane, and perhaps it’s service as a whole that is really something you should check out if you want secure passwords and auto-fill abilities.