Dashlane and Keeper are both excellent password managers. They offer a vast array of features that go beyond just managing your data. In addition to the standard tools such as a password generator and password auditing, both companies go a step further by scanning the dark web for data breaches and providing extra features that strengthen your security. There is a free plan for both providers and they each offer 30 days to test their premium versions via free trials or money-back guarantees.
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There's a reason why Dashlane is one of the most popular password managers. Although its free plan is very limited compared to the competition, there aren't many password managers offering the number of features that Dashlane does with its paid subscriptions.
Dashlane shines the most when it comes to its advanced features. There's a password generator that creates keys of up to 28 characters, a password audit that warns you about weak or duplicated passwords, and dark web monitoring. The latter is especially interesting, as it scans the dark web continuously looking for traces of your data and warns you in case of a data breach. Things don’t end there though. Paid users also get a built-in VPN so they can use the software on public Wi-Fi without concern.
Users who are willing to pay extra for Premium Plus will get even more neat features that go far beyond password management such as credit monitoring, identity restoration support, and identity theft insurance. Unfortunately, Dashlane is pretty expensive with a cost of $4.99 per month for the Premium plan and $9.99 per month for Premium Plus.
Although Keeper only lets you store passwords, payment information, and notes, it's a great piece of software overall. Not only does it offer various password management tools but additional security features as well. As per usual, Keeper comes with a password generator, multiple-device synchronization, as well as autofilling and autosaving capabilities. However, it also provides a helpful password auditor and data breach monitoring. There's a small problem with the software, though. Since it's not possible to categorize entries, finding stored information can be a bit of a hassle – even with the built-in search bar.
Security-wise we couldn’t ask for more. Keeper encrypts data locally, which means your information will be completely secure while traveling to its servers. Furthermore, you can add emergency accounts that will have access to your vault if something happens and you can't access it yourself. Those wanting to spend a little extra can also access KeeperChat Private Messenger and secure file storage.
Keeper's free version lets you store an unlimited number of entries but limits the number of devices to one. To get the more advanced features, you'll have to upgrade to a paid account. Providing you get the family package this can cost as little as $1 per month while allowing you to share five accounts with family and friends.
You don't need to be a genius to see that Keeper's free plan is more advantageous than Dashlane's. Although it limits the number of devices to one, it still lets you store an unlimited number of entries while Dashlane limits you to 50. However, when we get into the paid plans, Dashlane is the front runner. It may be more expensive than Keeper but at the same time, it provides a wider array of password management and security features – even throwing an integrated VPN into the mix. Therefore, if you're looking for a safe place just to store your credentials, Keeper is probably better suited to your needs since it does a good job without being too expensive. However, if you wouldn't mind adding some useful extra features, Dashlane is the way to go.
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