Why You Need A Password Manager — My Review Of Dashlane

Dom Kwolczak
10 min readApr 29, 2022

I know it’s not the most exciting of topics but managing passwords is an important part of everyday life, especially since we sign up for so many websites and services. That’s why I decided to write an article based on my own experience with Dashlane and why you need a password manager.

I find it astonishing that so many people still choose to reuse their passwords everywhere they sign up too and what’s worse is that these passwords are usually extremely basic and easy to guess. To make things even worse, I know people who write their passwords down on post-it notes along with their usernames and then leave them lying around.

The good news is that there is a solution for both helping you remember your password and making it secure at the same time and that solution is a password manager.

Password managers have been around for a while and I’ve tried and used many of them, however, Dashlane remains my favourite one. That’s why I decided to share my experience in the form of a review, but also to motivate you to start using a password manager.

This review is based on the paid version of Dashlane and I know I haven’t included it on my post on the best tech investments I made last year best tech investments I made last year, it’s definitely hitting the list this year!

What is Dashlane?

Dashlane is one of the highest-ranked password managers out there and it should be considering the features it comes with. Dashlane is a password manager, but not only! Dashlane also happens to be one of my favourite mobile apps!

In their basic forms password, managers are apps that store all of your passwords in a secure protected vault. However, Dashlane is just so much more, I would go as far as calling it an all-in-one cyber security suite. Dashlane has several features, but we’ll get into more of them further in the article. Let’s start with the pros and cons…

✅ Pros

  • The premium plan comes with a VPN
  • Clear and easy to use interface
  • Supports multiple platforms
  • Option to update hundreds of passwords at once
  • Form Filling