Update: Dashlane now offers multi-factor authentication.
Dashlane is one of the best password managers out there — it’s free, it’s easy to use, and it has a ton of helpful features. But if you’re looking for an alternative with similar features, you might consider Enpass, another great option that gives Dashlane a run for its money. Check out our side by side comparison to see how they stack up.
- Both have password generators that allow you to create strong, unique, customizable passwords
- Both use a master password to protect your data
- Both use one-sided encryption
- Both are free
- Both have security features that allow you to monitor your password practices
- Both are accessible offline
- Dashlane offers two-factor authentication. Enpass does not.
- Dashlane has a tile-like layout, whereas Enpass displays your saved entries as lists.
- Dashlane offers a business-specific version of their software. Enpass does not.
- Dashlane offers a paid premium version. Enpass does not.
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Both Enpass and Dashlane have intuitive, easy-to-use interfaces. The main difference is that Dashlane uses a tile-like layout, while Enpass displays your saved entries in a list. Ultimately, it comes down to which you prefer, but the Enpass interface is probably a bit more intuitive. Enpass also has more built-in categories than Dashlane.
Dashlane and Enpass are very similar in terms of their security features. They both offer a feature that allows you to monitor the strength of your passwords, displaying which passwords are old, weak, or duplicated. On Enpass this is called “security audit,” and is conveniently located in the navigation toolbar on the left, making it easy to check in just one click. But Dashlane’s security test is more comprehensive, giving you a more in-depth analysis of all of your saved passwords.
Neither Dashlane nor Enpass offer specific versions designed for family use, but you could potentially use either program for the entire family by creating an account for each user and sharing the desired information among family members.
Enpass does not have a business-specific version of their software, but Dashlane offers Dashlane Business, which allows companies to share information securely among employees. A designated admin can manage employees and permissions from the Admin Console. They also offer a unique feature called Smart Spaces, which allows employees to separate their personal information from shared company information.
Both Dashlane and Enpass are free to use. However, if you want to use the premium version of Dashlane, a subscription starts at $30/year after the 30-day free trial.
Both Enpass and Dashlane have sleek, easy to use mobile apps. Both feature an intuitive interface and a built-in browser that allows you to use the internet within the app, adding an extra layer of security against hackers. Dashlane ultimately wins because it’s free to use. Enpass allows you to store up to 20 items on the mobile app, but then costs $10 for unlimited storage.
Who Dashlane Might Be Good For:
- Users who want a password manager with a highly comprehensive security test feature
- Users who don’t want to pay extra for an unlimited mobile app
- Business who want a password manager suited for multiple employees
Who EnPass Might Be Good For:
- Users who want a basic, no-frills password manager for no cost
- Users who want to effortlessly monitor the strength of their passwords
Dashlane and Enpass are comparable in terms of features and ease of use. Both have impressive security features, interfaces that are easy to navigate, and they’re free to use for at least the most basic version. You might prefer Dashlane for its security test feature and its business-specific application. Otherwise, you really can’t go wrong with either.
To learn more, read our review of the best password managers of 2019.