Even though password managers have definitely evolved over the years in terms of both usability and features, people are still looking for a multi-platform tool that can store their most sensitive data in a highly secured vault to overcome the need to ever memorize those passwords and usernames again.
Thankfully, even the most basic password managers comply with these requirements, but the competition between password management solution providers is fierce. So, the question is, is simplicity and focusing on the most basic features enough, as in the case of RememBear? Or is it better to pick a multifaceted tool like Dashlane?
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Aside from the cute bear theme, RememBear is a simple yet effective password manager with very few specialties. Although the software’s appearance and overall usability is up to industry standards – even with added touches like a trash function for unused credentials – RememBear is pretty basic due to the fact that it is only capable of storing passwords, credit card data, and secure notes. Sadly, exporting data from RememBear is only possible via cloud syncing, and even this is limited to the pay-only Premium version.
However, RememBear’s main strengths don’t lie in the more conventional features but in its smaller extras, and in that regard the app more than makes up for its modesty. For instance, there is an option to generate a so-called backup kit to easily verify RememBear on new devices. The software performs well when it comes to data security, too, especially with the iOS version, which supports TouchID and Face ID authentication.
The only major downside of RememBear is that it’s Premium version – which can be installed on multiple devices – costs $3 a month without any way of reducing the prices. However, for those looking for a reliable solution on just one device, then the free version is undoubtedly an great choice.
If RememBear is a basic tool, then by comparison Dashlane is the Rolls-Royce of password managers. It combines user-friendliness with bespoke features, allowing for virtually all types of data to be stored within its vault – even online receipts – in a very logical manner. These credentials can be shared with other Dashlane users without leaving the safe, encrypted environment of the program, which is a huge asset for security. Dashlane goes even further than this, though, by providing security breach and dark web monitoring, the ability to change passwords with a click, and even a fully functional built-in VPN. The software itself is available across all platforms and comes with a handy extension that is compatible with almost all web browsers on the market.
Sadly, the outstanding data protection that Dashlane provides comes at a price. Although there is a free version, it’s limited to just one device and a maximum total of 50 credentials. To enjoy Dashlane at its fullest with unlimited storage and extras like the VPN you will need to subscribe to Premium for $3.33 per month. However, by paying for this you’ll be entitled to a 30-day risk-free trial.
There are certain things to consider before picking either of these solutions because both companies have different approaches. RememBear offers a simpler app that devoid of any interesting extras. But it’s this simplicity – with its outstanding security – that makes this software a considerable choice, especially since its free version is bearly (pun intended) limited.
Dashlane, on the other hand, is the priciest solution on the market and its free version has considerable limitations. However, for the $3.33 monthly fee you’ll get a password manager that is capable of housing a plethora of different credentials. And since all those extras like the password changer, web monitoring feature, or built-in VPN are all part of the paid package, Dashlane makes its high price very worthwhile.