Password Manager Dashlane 5 is out - gHacks Tech News

Password Manager Dashlane 5 is out

Dashlane 5 is the most recent version of the cross-platform password manager that is available for desktop and mobile operating systems, as well as a web version.

The password manager update is available for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and the Web. Support for Linux, Chromebook and Microsoft Edge is introduced in the new version so that it is now available on all major platforms.

Existing users can download updates for their devices, new users may download the latest version of the application for their operating systems from the Dashlane website.

Tip: read our original Dashlane review from 2012, and the  review of Dashlane 4 here, and check out Dashlane's Inbox Scan feature as well.

Dashlane 5 changes

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Dashlane 5 comes with a lot of changes. The most important ones, besides support for the new systems, are the following improvements:

  • Self-correcting auto-fill feature so that many unrecognized fields are a thing of the past once you teach the application.
  • Apple users on devices that support Face ID may use the feature for authentication.
  • Dashlane 5 supports Android O's automatic in-app login system to sign in to Android applications.
  • Dashlane on mobile can be used as an authenticator application (premium feature).
  • The new version supports Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) and Universal 2nd Factor (U2F).
  • Add, edit, or remove credentials and payment types on the Web.
  • Password Changer supports changing passwords directly from the application on more than 500 websites.
  • Support for Dutch, Swedish, Chinese and Korean languages added.
  • Dashlane prompts, logo and icon updated.
  • Semantic technology improvements to improve the login system.

You can read the official announcement on the Dashlane website for additional information. There you find links to the release notes.

The company released the following video that highlights the most important changes in the new version of Dashlane.

Dashlane 5 Video

Dashlane Premium is available for $3.33 per month if billed annually, Dashlane Business for $4 per user if billed annually.

The free version supports unlimited password and data storage on a single device but not password syncing across devices or other paid features such as 2-factor authentication, or account backup.

Now you: Which password manager do you use and why?

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Comments

  1. augustwest said on November 2, 2017 at 6:44 pm
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    I’ve been using KeePassXC portable. However, I have yet to find a non-cloud based password manager that is entirely ideal. Of course the most important feature of a password manager, is how secure is it?

    1. diabolho said on November 25, 2017 at 12:12 pm
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      Like Keepass, DataVault runs entirely local on you device so it doesn’t expose your private data to the Cloud like Dashlane does. It uses AES 256-bit encryption, PBKDF2 and salting which is generally regarded as better than Blowfish. It’s not open source, so hackers can’t compile malicious versions and distribute them freely.

  2. netnomad said on November 2, 2017 at 7:05 pm
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    I use PasswordSafe on my Windows desktop which syncs (through iCloud Drive) to pwSafe on my phone.

  3. Anonymous said on November 2, 2017 at 8:05 pm
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    KeePass portable since forever.

  4. Anonymous said on November 2, 2017 at 8:50 pm
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    I’ve been using Lastpass for the past 4 years. It used to be very good but lately it’s very obvious that company changed its focus from quality to profit. The price has doubled for premium (though it’s still much cheaper than Dashlane), additional features are aggressively pushed (even for premium users) and the quality is deteriorating. Unfortunately this is an expected consequences of the LogMeIn takeover. I might give Dashlane a try. Too bad the premium is so expensive.

  5. Leland said on November 2, 2017 at 8:50 pm
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    I’m using Sticky Password which I got for free back at version 4-6 then I paid for version 7 and now have a lifetime account that includes syncing between my devices. If you search you can find the lifetime deal and it works quite nicely with many browsers.

  6. pablo said on November 3, 2017 at 4:26 am
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    I use EnPass on my laptop..I dont have it sync/backup with the ‘cloud’, but do keep a backup on 2 different USB keys…

  7. Dave said on November 3, 2017 at 5:32 am
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    PasswordSafe – Free, open source, awesome.

  8. hahaha said on November 3, 2017 at 6:20 am
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    Just download and tried once. It can’t even detect the login entry boxes of a simple web site that I sign in everyday. Its firefox addon also requests too many permissions that I think it doesn’t need.
    No way, uninstalled.

  9. clas said on November 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm
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    password safe….have tried many others and always come back to this.

  10. SilverDragonSys said on November 4, 2017 at 1:06 pm
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    Dashlane is actually a very good PW manager. I’ve been using Dashlane for almost 6 years now and have never had any serious issues. For the few issues (minor) I had early on with it, Dashlane’s CS dept. was fast, efficient and friendly.

  11. Rick O'Keefe said on November 4, 2017 at 4:31 pm
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    While the last version of Dashlane was “pretty” and had good features, when I bought the premium edition, then imported my many years of Roboform records – problems cropped up. The deduping and analysis of password strength fouled my records. Sadly, I dumped Dashlane in favor of Roboform 8. Roboform isn’t as attractive as Dashlane, and has its problems. Security isn’t one.
    The new Dashlane is tempting, but I won’t experiment again. Reliable passwording is too important.

  12. Chris said on November 4, 2017 at 7:01 pm
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    Been using lastpass premium for years and have to agree with a fellow contributor, not what it was. They also failed to respond to tech query I submitted in relation sorting. Hence giving Dashlane a go on three devices, PC Win 10, Linux Mint on my laptop (does not have desktop app but works fine from firefox) and a Samsung S7.

    So far so good lets see how it goes for my months trial.

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