Dashlane helps you make strong, unique logins and keeps track of the information for you. Dashlane can also autofill this information and speed up online purchases.
Dashlane uses an autofill engine to analyze the content and identify the different types of fields on the web pages you visit. The autofill engine enables Dashlane to offer the most relevant information for autofill and contextual help. You see the autofill engine in action when you create an online login or change a password.
Machine Learning autofill engine
Earlier versions of Dashlane's autofill feature used a "semantic rule engine," which used a set of rules our engineers developed to identify fields on web pages. So, if a website didn't match those human-set rules, the engine might not recognize the fields properly. This required heavy maintenance and impacted your computer's performance.
As we've focused more on a web-based environment, we introduced an autofill engine powered by machine learning. Instead of using a set of rules, we "fed" the engine with a large number of websites that we classified manually, and the engine used those examples to learn how to recognize fields on its own. As a result, this engine is more efficient when identifying fields in different contexts.
The main advantages of this new engine:
- Improved accuracy
- Faster adaptation: The engine powered by machine learning can better adjust to web standards changes
- Lower maintenance cost: More resources are available to build upon instead of just maintaining
- Faster and lighter: The engine has less impact on your computer's performance
Easy one-step log in
Dashlane can log you into all your accounts in one step.
When you visit a website, look for the Dashlane D icon in the login fields. A dark green D icon means that we have the information already, and a gray icon means that we don't, and you'll have to enter it manually.
Place your cursor in the field to have Dashlane display a list and choose the information or identify what you want to use. Dashlane autofills the fields based on the information you've saved in the app.
For example, when you're in an "Email" field and select the correct login, Dashlane logs you in automatically.
When you visit a website where you don't have an account, Dashlane lets you know you don't have any passwords saved for the site yet.
Sometimes, you might come across a field that Dashlane can't identify correctly. As a result, Dashlane may not be able to log you in automatically or save your login details.
Autofill fields using the right-click menu
If you don't see the Dashlane D icon or you want to autofill different information, you can right-click in a form field to open the menu and select Dashlane. From the custom autofill menu, you can select the data you need from your vault and even create a new password.
Turn off autofill for certain sites
If you don't want Dashlane to autofill certain sites, you can turn off autofill either on one unique web page, the entire website, or a unique form field.
- Go to the page or site where you want to turn off autofill.
- Select the Dashlane "D" icon in your browser.
- In the extension menu, select the Autofill tab to access the website's autofill settings.
- Choose either This entire website or This page only to control the autofill settings for the website as a whole or a particular webpage.
- Choose an option:
- Everything: Have Dashlane working fully
- Only username and passwords: Autofill login information only
- Don't autofill: Completely turn off Dashlane on this website or page
If you turn off Dashlane autofill for the entire website, autofill won't work on any website page.
Speed up online purchases
Dashlane helps you complete your purchases in seconds.
Place your cursor in the field where you need to enter your credit card number, choose which of your credit cards you want to use, and Dashlane autofills the information for you.
For security reasons, Dashlane prompts you to enter your Master Password before Dashlane autofills the information.
Manage website subdomains
A domain is the identification string used to name a location on the internet. For example, Dashlane's domain is "dashlane.com." A subdomain is a domain that is part of a larger domain. Dashlane adds the subdomain name before the primary domain name. For example, you're currently reading a page on Dashlane's subdomain "support.dashlane.com."
You can set up Dashlane to use the correct login of all the logins that share the same domain. For example, if you have logins for "user.dashlane.com" and "support.dashlane.com," Dashlane suggests both logins when you sign in to "user.dashlane.com."
Manage linked websites
You can "link" and use the same username and password for different services that share the same account. With linked websites, you don't need to have separate logins for each website that you use the same login for. For example, your "apple.com" and "icloud.com" accounts may use the same login.
After you save a linked website in a login, Dashlane's Autofill logs you into any of the linked websites for that login. The new linked website syncs to all your devices and updates for anyone you shared the login with.
Linked websites added by Dashlane
Dashlane makes a single login available for autofill on different websites or domains when appropriate. This feature works with a list of websites that we maintain and manually update on our end. You can also manually add subdomains to a particular login on your mobile device.
For example, you need only one Amazon login, but you can use that login on amazon.com, amazon.fr, amazon.co.uk, and so on.