Best password manager: Four safe and secure password managers

Dashlane

4 of 5

Score

Key features

  • Free tier stores passwords for a single device
  • Around £30 a year for Premium
  • Apps Windows, macOS, Android, iOS

Dashlane is a browser, mobile, and Windows or macOS desktop password manager that’s available in both free and paid-for versions. It’s an excellent service with easy-to-use desktop, browser and mobile apps. But at $39.99 (around £30) per year, Dashlane Premium is more expensive than most of its rivals, making LastPass a better deal. The free version isn’t able to sync between multiple devices.

Dashlane provides great documentation, can import passwords from other managers, and auto-fills forms. The browser plugin is a refreshingly simple, no-frills affair that includes a list of all your stored sites and their login details, and a secure password generator. The desktop app includes a built-in secure note-taking tool and a few extra password-editing and organisation options.

Its mobile apps are excellent, fully reproducing all of the desktop version’s features, as well as allowing you to use your phone as a two-factor authentication device when logging into your browser apps. You can set a four-digit PIN for the mobile apps, which include secure integrated browsers.

Dashlane can also save receipts for your online purchases, lets you securely share passwords with others, and set up an emergency contact  who will be able to access your account in times of crisis.