Check if the extension is correctly installed
When you open your browser after installing the Dashlane desktop app, you will see the shield icon in the toolbar. It will be outlined in the color teal (unless you use Safari, where the Dashlane icon will be dark gray, or Internet Explorer, where the extension will show a green dot).
This is what it should look like:
If you don't see this, then click here for more info about how to install your Dashlane browser extension.
Also note that, should you wish, the extension can be used independently of the desktop app. See here for more information.
Easy one-step log in
Dashlane can log you in to all your accounts with one simple click. When you go to a website, look for the Dashlane impalas in empty fields. A blue impala means that we have the information already, and a gray one means that we don't and you will have to enter it manually. Click here to find out how to add your login information to Dashlane.
Click in the field and Dashlane will display a drop-down list for you to choose the information or identity that you want to use. Make your choice and Dashlane will automatically fill in all the fields based on the information you've saved in the application. For example, if you click in the "Username" field and then click on your login...
...Dashlane will log you in automatically.
Dashlane also has the ability to log you into your accounts via HTTP Basic and Digest Authentication on Chrome and Firefox. Simply enter and save your credential into Dashlane and Dashlane's auto-login feature will log you in behind the scenes. Please note that this feature works best with only one credential saved per website and that the log in experience is invisible.
Automatically filling out forms
Tired of filling in registration forms for every website you sign up for? Let Dashlane do the legwork! Simply click in a field and choose what information you want to use to fill out the form.
Click on one of these choices from the drop-down menu then Dashlane will automatically fill in the form.
Speeding up online purchases
Dashlane lets you complete any purchase in seconds.
Click in the field where you need to enter your credit card, and Dashlane will let you choose which credit card you want to use and then fill in the information for you.
Strong password generator
One of Dashlane's best features is the ability to automatically create and store unique and secure passwords. When you click in a field where you need to enter a new password, you will see a drop-down green box saying Generate Strong Password. Click on this and we'll generate a password for you. Save it, and whenever you return to this site in the future Dashlane will sign you in with this new, secure password.
Dashlane extension menu
If you click on the Dashlane icon in your toolbar and go to the first tab, you will be able to see all the logins and passwords you have saved into Dashlane. Simply click on one of your credentials and you'll be redirected and logged in to this site. If you want to access the application, click on the pencil icon ("Open item") when hovering over your credential.
The second tab provides you with options related to the website you are currently visiting. This tab allows you to disable Dashlane on a specific webpage or entire website and to report any issue you might notice in the extension (for instance if Dashlane does not fill a field on a particular webpage).
The third tab allows you to generate strong password at any time you want. You can choose the desired length of the password, whether it will contain letters, numbers, or symbols, and if you wish to avoid using characters that resemble each other such as "i" or "l".
The fourth tab offers you buttons to go directly to three features of Dashlane, Password Changer, the Security Dashboard, and the Password History.
Note: The fourth tab is not yet available on Linux and Chromebook.