With Secure Notes, you can store private keys to software, WiFi passwords, and other important documents that need to be stored securely, but to which you also need easy access. Keep them safe, private, and accessible only to you.
Note: Secure Notes are a paid Dashlane feature. If you currently have a free plan, you will first need to upgrade to one of our paid plans, such as Essentials or Premium, before you can use this feature.
How to create Secure Notes
To create a new Secure Note in Dashlane, you need to go first to the Secure Notes section of your Dashlane application. Then click the Add New button at the top left. This will open up the note editor for a new note.
In our desktop apps for Windows and macOS, you also have the option to store a secure file by clicking on Attach a file. Click OK to save it. We plan to add this feature to the web app in the future.
To create a new Secure Note in Dashlane on your iOS or Android device, you need to open the Dashlane application, tap on Vault, then tap on Secure Notes. Finally, tap on the + sign from the top right corner of the screen. This will open the editor, where you can type your note and save it.
Available options for your Secure Notes
Choose a category for your note. This way, you'll be able to sort them more easily in the list. In our desktop apps for Windows and macOS, you can also add a new category by going to the Tools menu, then clicking on Edit secure note categories.
- Secure File Storage
Secure File Storage allows you to use the same powerful encryption and security infrastructure used to protect your passwords and Secure Notes, but now to encrypt and store your sensitive documents within your Dashlane app. For more information on how to use Secure File Storage, please click here. This feature is not yet available in the web app but we plan to add it in the future.
- Lock notes with your Master Password
You can decide to lock a specific note with your Master Password by clicking or tapping on the small padlock icon. This means that you will need to enter your Master Password to access this note. Note that once you unlock a note with your Master Password, then it will stay unlocked until you manually lock it again or log out of Dashlane.
Also note that this feature is not yet available in the web app but we plan to add it in the future. In the meantime, you can lock your notes from the desktop apps or the mobile apps and they will appear as locked in the web app.
You can give different colors to your notes to make them easier to identify. This is done with the Color option next to the Categories when you edit a note.
- Share your notes securely with other people
Once your Secure Note is created, you can safely share it with other people, whether they are Dashlane users or not. Simply click on the Share button at the bottom left of the note, put in your friend's email address (one or several friends) and click Send. Note that it isn't possible to share Secure Notes with attached files, nor attach files to shared notes. Learn more about secure sharing.
- Searching for your Secure Notes
Search for a note using Dashlane's Search bar. But if your note is locked with your Master Password, then keep in mind that you'll need your Master Password to access this note from the search bar.