We love Dashlane as a password manager. It’s easy to set up, even easier to sync with your devices, and lets you generate strong passwords that you can autofill whenever you need to use them so you don’t even have to remember the strong passwords.
But Dashlane can also store much more than passwords in the Vault, which may be helpful for keeping notes, payment info, and other sensitive details available on hand in an extremely secure way.
Here’s what you can store and why you may want to do so.
If you went through the autofill test we showed you during the Dashlane set-up (link), you may already have some details stored in this tab.
In this tab, you can add:
- Your Name (with an associated Date of Birth)
- Email Address
- Phone Number
- Physical Address
- Company name
- Website URL
You can add as many entries as you want so if you need to have your home address and company address handy, Dashlane can store it for you.
Dashlane will also save your payment data for autofill purposes as well. You can add any credit or debit card, Bank account, or PayPal Accounts.
This is helpful if you have multiple credit cards or are using a virtual card service (like Privacy.com) and want to save a specific virtual credit card for certain kinds of payments. You can also access bank account information like your account and routing numbers from a centralized location if you don’t want to go through the hassle of finding it in a bank statement or by logging into your bank account.
You can also save different types of ID cards and related documents on its own tab in Dashlane. Dashlane allows you to save your:
- ID Card
- Driver’s Licenses
- Social Security Cards
- Tax Numbers (ITINs, EINs, or any other relevant number)
With ID Cards, passports, and driver’s licenses, Dashlane will mark whether the item is expired and will notify you at the 6-month mark when an ID will expire so you can make any necessary preparations to get a new ID, passport, or license.
After you add information to the payment, personal info, or ID, Dashlane can detect when you need to add an address, your name, or any other information and ask if you want to automatically fill it in. Just click on the associated info and Dashlane will fill it out, saving you time and effort. If you’re filling out multiple form fields, you just need to confirm once on the webpage and Dashlane will try and fill out all the ones you have stored info for. [FIX THIS]
Other information you can store with Dashlane
Dashlane also has a tab where you can store other kinds of information you’d like to keep secure on your device (and in the cloud). The Secure Notes tabs lets you save:
- Application passwords
- Database info
- Finance info (with more entries than the Bank Account option in the Payments tab)
- Legal Documents
- Membership info
- Server info
- Software Licenses
- Wifi Passwords
Each of these options have specific fields for the type of document, making it easier to organize the information you’re saving. For anything else you’d want to save there’s an option for a “Blank Note” if you just want to save any notes or other kinds of information.
Any passwords and items you save in the Secure Notes tab also allows you to attach files to the saved entry. You can also share anything in your Secure Notes with anyone, via their email address (they do have to use Dashlane’s Sharing Center, which is available on all subscription plans.)
You can share items with Limited Rights, which is essentially, read-only rights, or you can share items with Full Rights. This allows shared users to revoke access, share the items with others, and edit the items, so make sure you’re only sharing items this way with people you absolutely trust.
The last kind of item you can save with Dashlane are receipts. You can upload them manually but if you use Dashlane’s autofill feature to make purchases with saved debit or credit cards, you can choose to have a receipt generate automatically and have it saved via Dashlane.
More than just a password manager
Dashlane is an extremely effective password manager but that’s not all it is. It’s a really useful and convenient way to house sensitive and personal information in one of the most secure ways possible. Even if someone were to steal your laptop (or your phone), they still wouldn’t be able to access anything you’ve saved on Dashlane and if you’ve synced your devices, all your information will still be available.