Password, Form And Purchase Manager Dashlane Emerges From Beta

Windows/Mac: Dashlane, an all-in-one password, form, and online purchase and checkout manager, has been in private beta for months now. When we last discussed it, it was already a great option for keeping your passwords secure and online purchases organises and easily searchable, not to mention giving you a great form manager that could fill out almost any web form with a single click. Now Dashlane is out of beta and open to all comers with some big improvements to show off.

If you've tried the beta before and found the app a little buggy or incompatible with your particular browser, you'll be happy to learn that the folks behind the app have vastly improved browser compatibility, specifically for Safari, Chrome and Firefox 12 users. They've also improved memory performance in the Dashlane app, so it should be snappier and faster than ever before. The app also now auto-updates in the background, much like Chrome, so you don't ever have to worry you have the most recent version with all of the bugfixes and security updates available.

Feature-wise, Dashlane now allows you to have multiple identities, so you can keep different form data (like names, birthdates, addresses and so on) for different people you manage purchases for, whether they're friends or family. It's also much easier to edit and update any credentials and passwords you've changed on other sites inside of Dashlane, and audit them for security and strength. Plus, the tool now supports complex forms on over 60 new sites, like Dropbox, the Apple Store and more.

If you tried Dashlane during the beta and wanted to see how it matured over time, it's worth taking another look now. Mobile apps for iOS and Android are on the way soon, and the devs are still open to feedback. Dashlane is still completely free, and it's available for OS X and Windows systems.

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    I love it! I only wish they also had a synced app for mobiles - I still need to type many of these passwords into my phone when browsing.

      Hi! Our iOS and Android apps are in development and will be out soon. (How's this for a tease: I'm already using it on my iPhone and LOVE it!) In the meantime however, you can use our mobile web app to use Dashlane when you're on the go!

    I gave it a try and it has some minor issues that are big problems (always the way with useability - the devil's in the details):

    -You can't look at your saved login details in a list view - only a grid of icons. Extremely annoying if you want to quickly scan down to find a login for something.
    -It's great it has LastPass import - but despite the LastPass export having titles, Dashlane doesn't use them, it just uses the website URL as the title. So if you've got titles that mean something (ie specifying which account the login details are for etc), they're gone.
    -The last one is something I actually think is a little bit naughty - there is no way to quit the desktop application. It 'quits' to a system tray icon, and there is no option to quit that. The only way to exit Dashlane completely is open up the task manager and kill it manually.

      Regarding your first point -- you can always just use our universal search feature in the app to find anything you're looking for -- from a login to a purchase.

        Hi Daniela, thanks for the response. It's great you've got a good search feature, but I still like a good list view ;)

          Yes, I understand. And that's coming soon too. :)

    I use Roboform. Excellent product. Updates are very regular (since both chrome and Firefox update continuously) . Fills 90 % of forms and feature rich.

    I use and love LastPass for it's security and cross platform/device abilities.
    But DashLane looks very interesting.

      Hi Tim! Our iOS and Android apps are in dev right now -- and coming out quite soon. In the meantime you can use our mobile web app!

    Whatever you do, please do not charge a monthly subscription like lastpass does. This is what is driving me away from them. If you are going to charge for your mobile apps, please please please have it be a one time purchase price for the app. NO subscriptions!!!

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