Before you go and change all of your passwords to “password123,” hear us out: chances are, you use the same password for a lot of different services. That’s not uncommon (we’re totally guilty of it sometimes), and it’s also a great way to get your accounts hacked (or worse, your identity)!
Meet our hero, Dashlane, a password manager that stores all of your passwords securely in the cloud. Without boring you with all the 🤓 nerdy details, Dashlane protects your passwords behind one “master” password, allowing you to finally throw out that notepad that’s sitting on your desk that has your email password on it. 😉
Dashlane has apps for your computer, iPhone, and Android, and offers features that allow the data between all of those devices to be shared. In the mobile apps, your app can be secured with your fingerprint (as long as your phone hardware supports this) to add another layer of security to your info. And, with the Dashlane browser extension, all of your logs can be easily accessed right from your browser!
“But wait… why are we forgetting our passwords?”
One of Dashlane’s most-intuitive features is its password-generation tool. In all honesty, there are some services that we use where we don’t even know our own passwords! Dashlane can generate ultra-secure, hacker-unfriendly passwords that leave your “password123” days in the dust.
Dashlane is available for free for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android, with extensions available for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer, with a paid upgrade option that offers access to elevated features.