While both LastPass and Dashlane are excellent password managers, offering a host of decent features, Dashlane just beats LastPass by our reckoning. This is thanks largely to its ease of use and stellar support team. Dashlane is the more expensive of the two, though, so if your decision is driven mainly by your wallet, you might want to consider LastPass instead – there's even a free version of LastPass.
LastPass and Dashlane are two of the best password managers on the market. Both can help you securely store dozens of passwords, and log you into sites with the click of a button.
We've rigorously tested both LastPass and Dashlane, pitting them against each other as well as other popular password managers. We've tested them for their features, interface, ease of use, and more, so we really know what makes a good password manager.
Our scoring is based on independent tests and assessments of features, ease of use and value.
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Dashlane on mobile
LastPass on mobile
Plenty of people use their phones even more than their desktops or laptops, and those people will need a high-quality mobile app for their password managers. Both Dashlane and LastPass should do the trick, although Dashlane comes out on top in a head-to-head comparison, thanks to a few extra features and a higher aggregate user review rating.
Both apps are designed to work the same way. You can download either one for Windows, iOS, or Android. Once set up, they'll run in the background, offering an autofill suggestion as a dropdown when you arrive at a login page from within your mobile device. You can enter the app itself to change the settings, or to manage your saved passwords.
Dashlane and LastPass both even offer biometric fingerprint authentication, as long as your device supports it, and both apps will send security alerts if they detect your data is potentially breached. Dashlane's VPN, available for anyone with a Premium plan, is an extra feature that LastPass doesn't have.
Dashlane has a 4.7-star rating in the App Store with 33,600 reviews, compared to LastPass's respectable but just-slightly lower 4.6-star rating, based on 23,500 reviews.
In the Google Play store, Dashlane has a 4.6-star rating from 105,988 reviews, compared to LastPass's 4.3-star rating from 167,064 reviews.
Dashlane has three plans as well:
- Dashlane Free — This free plan is capped at one device with a 50-password maximum and sharing for up to 5 accounts, although it includes two-factor authentication, form autofill, and security alerts.
- Dashlane Premium — For $4.99 per month (billed annually), this plan offers unlimited devices, passwords, and account sharing, bundled with a VPN for more secure internet browsing.
- Dashlane Premium Plus — For $9.99 per month (billed annually), this plan includes credit monitoring, identity restoration support, and identity theft insurance.
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In addition to these free and paid plans, both Dashlane and LastPass offer additional plans aimed at businesses rather than individuals and families. We cover those next.
- Dashlane can automatically change multiple passwords at once
- Easy-to-understand security assessment of your password quality
- Auto-saves online receipts
- Virtual Private Network (VPN) included
- The free tier doesn’t backup your database to the cloud
- Very expensive compared to competitors such as 1Password and LastPass
- Free tier available
- Makes it super easy to securely log into your accounts from a web browser
- Detects when you’re using the same password on multiple sites.
- Available on all major browsers, iOS and Android
- Connection issues, though rare, can make password changes maddening.
- Password changing feature is very manual the first time round.
Verdict: LastPass or Dashlane – Which is Best?
While both Dashlane and LastPass are at the top of their game as password managers, Dashlane is the one to go for. It may be a little more expensive, but in terms of offering the most complete package, Dashlane can't be beaten – at least not by LastPass.
Dashlane is easy to use, and enables you to easily manage your passwords across multiple sites, prompting you to create stronger passwords when needed, and even alerting you when a site you use has its security compromised.
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