App review: Dashlane

App review: Dashlane
Dashlane is like Fort Knox for passwords and private data. How? The app secures your information using the AES 256 bit encryption standard - once you've stored the things you don't want others to know, you lock the app and nothing is unencrypted until you unlock it with your password or a pin.

Dashlane is like Fort Knox for passwords and private data. How? The app secures your information using the AES 256 bit encryption standard - once you've stored the things you don't want others to know, you lock the app and nothing is unencrypted until you unlock it with your password or a pin.

The app starts with an option to store your passwords for major social channels and email services, and one to add them for other websites. That means those sites can be securely autofilled with your login and payment method details.

If you've set up lots of sites this way, you can sort them into categories.

When I signed up I got 30 days of the premium version for free - that gives free cloud backup for the duration, and the ability to sync to your desktop and across iOS and Android devices. The premium version costs $25.66 per year.

For extra security the app automatically logs you out after a minute, but you'll want to change this default setting if you actually want to get anything done.

Dashlane can also back up payment information once you've made purchases using a credit or debit card, funds from your bank account and Paypal. The in-app browser is also a handy feature.

The app is in Google Play and Apple's App Store.