LastPass's password-shuffling rival Dashlane gets a makeover

Also learns a few new languages


Dashlane last week unveiled a cross-platform redesign and support for five new languages with a redesign of its password management tool.

The revamp follows less than two weeks after LastPass refreshed its rival cloud-based password management software for the first time after its controversial purchase by LogMeIn back in October. Dashlane 4.0 offers translated and localised native language functionality in five new languages: Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian and Japanese. English and French were already supported.

Support for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android is retained in a redesigned user interface. This simplified UX means that “Dashlane is more intuitive than ever,” at least according to the marketing pitch accompanying the release.

The redesign features new list/grid views, sorting options, improved button and header labelling along with enhanced search. Dashlane boasts more than 4 million users worldwide.

Emergency contacts was the attention-grabbing addition in latest LastPass release. Dashlane pointedly said it has offered emergency password access on its desktop app since 2014, adding that it provides “password sharing and emergency contact setting on mobile devices any time, anywhere.”

In addition, Dashlane has added support for 300 additional websites to its automatic Password Changer facility to bring the total number of compatible sites to over 500. The main features of the update are explained in a short promotional video (below). ®


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