Why You Need a Password Manager. Yes, You!

Everyone should use a password manager. It’s the most important thing you can do — alongside two-factor authentication — to keep your data safe.

A password manager is a secure, automated, all-digital replacement for the little notepad that you might have all of your passwords scribbled down in now, but it’s also more than that. Password managers generate strong new passwords when you create accounts or change a password, and they store all of your passwords — and, in many cases, your credit card numbers, addresses, bank accounts, and other information — in one place, protecting them with a single strong master password. If you remember your master password, your password manager will remember everything else, filling in your username and password for you whenever you log in to a site or app on your phone or computer.

How Do I Set It All Up?

To set up an account, you’ll use your email address and will need to come up with a master password—a long, random, complicated one.

Next, you’ll have to let the password manager know about your various accounts. You’ll be able to either import passwords you’ve stored in your browsers or have the manager store your username and password the next time you log in to a site, or enter the information manually.

Why is Dashlane ranked #1?

Never Forget another Password- Add or import passwords, or save them as you browse the web.

Never Type another password- powerful autofill types your passwords on any website, saving you an average of 50 hours per year.

Instant Security alerts- Instant security alerts are sent straight to your computer or phone when sites suffer breaches.

VPN for Wifi protection- Protect yourself online—anywhere, anytime. Dashlane encrypts your online activity on unsecure WiFi and other networks to always keep your personal information safe and private.

Dark Web Monitoring & Personalized Alerts- Dashlane scans the web for leaked or stolen personal data and alerts you instantly if your information is found where it doesn’t belong, so you can take action fast.