When comparing Dashlane vs RoboForm, the Slant community recommends RoboForm for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform password manager?” RoboForm is ranked 7th while Dashlane is ranked 8th. The most important reason people chose RoboForm is:
In addition to being capable of filling in usernames and passwords even in places other popular password managers tend to fail, RoboForm can also fill in a wide variety of other form fields such as long registration or checkout forms that require personal, credit card, banking and other information. To enable form fill functionality an identity has to be created and all relevant information supplied. It's possible to use multiple identities and identities created from login credential entries. In case of multiple identities a drop-down will offer choice in which to use.
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Pro Can automatically capture passwords
Dashlane will automatically add passwords to its database when logging in a site.
Pro Simple UI
Dashlane's user interface is split into three clear sections - password manager, form auto filler, and digital wallet. It's simple, intuitive and easy to use.
Pro Free on single device
Dashlane is available as a free product. The paid option ($29.99/yr) adds syncronization across multiple devices and ability to create an encrypted backup.
Pro Allows securely sharing passwords
Dashlane allows users to share login credentials with trusted friends or family.
Pro Can automatically log in sites
Pro TouchID login on iOS
TouchID makes logging into the app incredibly fast, easy, and secure.
Pro Multifactor authentication support
Two-factor authentication is available through mobile apps. Dashlane supports Authy, Google Authenticator and FreeOTP.
Pro Elegant UI/UX
Pro AES-256 encryption
Military grade encryption
Pro Allows you to keep multiple IDs for the form filler
For when you need to keep your identities separate.
Pro Tracks online shopping
Pro Slick and intuitive user interface
The Dashlane app for iOS was redesigned for a fresh look and effortless experience.
Pro Security Dashboard rates all passwords
Security Dashboard checks the strength of all passwords.
Pro Log in with fingerprint on Android
You can use your fingerprint to log in to the app, or to authorize auto-logins.
Pro Sophisticated form fill
In addition to being capable of filling in usernames and passwords even in places other popular password managers tend to fail, RoboForm can also fill in a wide variety of other form fields such as long registration or checkout forms that require personal, credit card, banking and other information.
To enable form fill functionality an identity has to be created and all relevant information supplied. It's possible to use multiple identities and identities created from login credential entries. In case of multiple identities a drop-down will offer choice in which to use.
Pro Adding new passwords and updating existing one's requires little manual work
When logging in a website for the first time, RoboForm will offer to save the login credentials via a pop-up. The pop-up allows creating a new entry or replacing an existing one with the information supplied. And if a password has been changed without updating the entry in RoboForm, the application will offer to update the password next time it's used.
Pro RoboForm's toolbar can be used as a bookmark's bar that automatically logs in
RoboForm's toolbar allows accessing all logins and associated websites. Clicking a website will navigate the browser to the appropriate place and peform the login sequence. It even takes care of multiple identities allowing multiple people to quickly switch between, for example, webmail accounts.
Pro Virtual keyboard support for added security
If worried about keyloggers, you can use a virtual keyboard to log in.
Pro Fingerprint verification
Some fingerprint readers can be set up to be used to access RoboForm instead of a master password.
Pro Strong Password Generator
Choose the length and characters you want to use and get a great random password that is one click copy and then saved in Roboform. Quick and effective.
Pro Portable versions available
Pro Safenotes allow saving free-form data
Pro Free tier
Roboform for desktop permits the user one license to install one system for free. Paid version, Roboform Everywhere, offers syncronization across multiple platforms for a yearly subscription fee.
Con No Linux support
There is no native desktop app for Linux, though it is possible to use a Chrome or Firefox extension.
Con Massive memory consumption on MacOS
The MacOS client has been a huge memory hog for years. Memory consumption of multiple gigabytes is not uncommon.
Con It won't let you easily stop automatically starting on login
Con Poor technical support
It has no competent technical support, and no telephone support phone number.
Con Not seamless with iOS Safari
Dashlane links to Dashlane Browser which is the worst browser in the world. Dashlane is crippled in linking seamlessly to iOS Safari. Support is lame, late and narcissistic.
Con Can be slow and resource-heavy
Con Depends on the cloud
Con It keeps pushing to give it access to the browser and then screws up the log-in
Con No native BlackBerry or Window Phone applications
Con Not Open source
Con Windows browser plugin is a memory hog
On Windows 10.
Con Way too self promoting
Con Does not help with updating weak and old passwords
You will have to step through the entries yourself.