Dashlane has just reworked both its free and paid plans and potentially put itself on the top of the free password manager pile in doing so. With the average person having multiple online accounts, a password manager is almost a necessity.
The company’s free service previously allowed users to manage up to 50 passwords and share them between five accounts. The company now allows users unlimited password management and sharing, along with a “secure notes” feature, without charging a penny. Other useful features free accounts have access to include: form and payment autofill, a 2FA system, and a “password health score” that will flag your lack of creativity and reluctance to use special characters.
Paid features have also been expanded, while the monthly subscription price has remained the same. A subscription to the “friends and family” plan will still set you back $89.88 a year, but for that money you get up to 10 accounts and a whole host of features. Alongside everything the free plan includes, paid users will receive VPN access, “encrypted file storage,” and a security alerts system that flags them when their data is breached.
If you don’t need a family plan, but would prefer a couple of extra features, Dashlane has also announced a new service priced at $2.75 per month. The “Dashlane Advanced” service adds unlimited device access and dark web monitoring for up to five email addresses to the standard list of features.
However, given how solid the free plan looks, paying for anything may be unnecessary. It’s pretty easy to argue that Dashlane is an obvious pick over popular password managers like LastPass — which basically did the opposite to what Dashlane have done a few years back.