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Why I love Dashlane!

April 1, 2016

I hate passwords…..hate them!  It’s tew much (yes I said tew) it’s not as simple these days to choose a word you have to do an uppercase letter, symbol, number, etc. I was on a roll a couple of years ago where all my emails were two passwords that’s it. If it wasn’t one it was the other. These days with so many emails and so much hacking I have had to change my password up a bit.  I have so many passwords and stuff that I have to sign into that I had to get some help….enter Dashlane.

There are some tricks you can use if you don’t want to pay for any services.

  1. Use Google Documents – I use google Docs to store some passwords. What I do (just in case someone happens to get my phone or something) I don’t put the entire password. I put the username and then I put a part of it and put a mark like this* in the place of where a number or letter should go. Since I only use one number for all of my passwords I know that when I put * I know exactly the number I am referring to so it’s easy to remember.
  2. One Note – I love one note! It’s where I keep up with all of my social media clients. I use one note instead of evernote these days. You can do the same above and save your passwords and put unique symbols that you can recognize. Both platforms go everywhere with you so it should be easy to take passwords with you
  3. Use acronyms for your password. For example my wedding anniversary is April 2, 2005 (yes the hubs and I would have been married 11 years tomorrow may he RIP) so for my password I would use WAA22005 (Wedding Anniversary A(April) 2 2005. You can use your kids names and put it together or use something like My Favorite teacher is Ms. White. MFTIMW and then throw in your favorite number. This makes it easier.
  4. Try to use a mixture of symbols/numbers and use that same password for the majority of things. That way you won’t forget!
  5. For your username try to use your email. My usernames are always the same for most things.

why i love dashlane

Getting back to Dashlane though…..I love that thing. I use one master sign in and it saves me time to be able to just press the box and my stuff magically appears without me having to type anything in. When I go comment on blog posts I just click a button my name, email, and website shows up in the comments section and I don’t have to type a thing. I also love that it saves receipts for me so if I pay using my credit card online Dashlane will save the receipt for me. It’s a digital wallet! Now I don’t put my bank card info in this…I am not feeling that safe but passwords..yes! The only draw back is that sometimes you may want to use a different name or a different email for certain things and it doesn’t recognize other emails or names very well. For example when I pay my water bill I use my personal email. I have to click out of dashlane in order for my business email not to show up in the box. Other than that I have no complaints about the system. As a business owner I have the peace of mind to know that I don’t have to sit and type out stuff all the time.

How do you remember your passwords? Would you pay for a system?

I was not paid for this….I actually paid for Dashlane so this is not a sponsored post!

  • Reply
    Heather lawrence
    April 1, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I have to agree with you on this one. I have so many different passwords that half the time I mess them up and I have no idea what the heck I chose in the first place! Only to go back and re-install the exact same password!! So frustrating. I have never heard about dashlane before now. Off to learn more about it!

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    Travel Blogger
    April 1, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    I will have to give Dashlane a try! I have a piece of paper in my wallet with all my passwords – yikes! Not very safe, but it is so hard with so many sign ins.

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    Pam
    April 1, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    I have such a hard time making good passwords and remembering them. It seems like Dashlane might be the perfect solution for me!

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    Vera Sweeney
    April 1, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    I am awful at remembering passwords for things! I had not heard of Dashlane what an amazing program!

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    Nancy L.
    April 2, 2016 at 2:51 am

    Wow! This is a great idea! I’m with you. I can’t stand having to remember so many passwords. I get really peeved with silly sites wanting passwords too. Why would Kellogg’s have a tripe secure password. Seriously? lol Checking this out, for sure!

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    Eloise
    April 2, 2016 at 3:03 am

    I’m going to have to look into this, I can always use easier things in life, this seems like one of them!

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    Nancy at Whispered Inspirations
    April 2, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    This sounds like it is very beneficial. Thanks for your honest opinion, I’ll have to check it out. I love how easy it makes everything.

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    Jamie
    April 2, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I tried to come up with two or three passwords that cover all the weird scenarios, and those usually work. I also usually have to try logging in two or three times until I get to the right one! LOL

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    Seattle Travel Blogger
    April 2, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I am not a fan of paying for services like this.
    Thank you for the list of alternative options.

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    Jeanine
    April 2, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I’ve never heard of dashlane before. I will be honest I’m the WORST when it comes to passwords so this sounds like it would be very beneficial for me to check out.

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    Becca Wilson
    April 2, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    This is such an awesome thing! My pw is the same for everything simply because I am forgetful.

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    Brenda Pace
    April 2, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Hey Kita,

    I’ve never heard of Dashline, so thank you for writing about it. I use another application for mine that I can use my smartphone as well as online to retrieve them. There are just way too many passwords in my life. I’d be lost without an effective tool.

    B

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    Adrienne
    April 4, 2016 at 10:54 am

    I was just complaining the other day about how many passwords I have to remember. Glad I now know about Dashline!

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    Kenya G. Johnson
    April 28, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I had Splash ID for many years but I finally got fed up with having to pay for the upgrades. I’d been with them since having a Palm Pilot so i think I should have been grandfathered in. I don’t want to know how much I paid over the years. Now I use Safe In Cloud. I had to buy the app for my phone and then separate for the Mac. I’ve yet to turn on the feature where I don’t have to type stuff in though. It keeps reminding me. I think I switched in January. I was so mad yesterday because Starbucks wasn’t in there and I forgot my password. I thought it was my simple one but nooooooo Starbucks what the capital letter, number and special character. Good LAWD.

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