Dashlane To Bitwarden

I've been using Bitwarden for a bit over a year and generally been happy with it, but when my next renewal comes up I'm intending to switch to 1Password. (I think, that'll be in ~10 months, so I have some time to choose).
  1. Dashlane Bitwarden Lastpass
  2. Import Dashlane To Bitwarden

Why? I actually like BitWarden quite a bit. I like that it's open source and has been audited. I use it on Linux, my Chromebook and Android phone, and Firefox and Chrome browsers and it works very well. My wife uses it on iOS and didn't complain.

  • Click on the ‘+’ button at the bottom, and you can add new items on Bitwarden. New item types are limited to Login, Card, Identity, and Secure Note only. Compared to that, Dashlane offers Business.
  • Putting Dashlane and Bitwarden side-by-side is, without a doubt, a clash of titans. Each one offers a comprehensive password manager and, although some aspects differ, both are reliable pieces of software that will secure more than just your account credentials.
  • When invited to your company's Dashlane plan, you may already have a personal Dashlane account with a different login email. In order to combine the data from these two separate accounts, you can easily migrate your data from your personal account to your new business one, using a secure Dashlane.

It is very nice that it has a 2-person free plan to try out. That how I first tried it, and for me and my wife sharing it, it worked just fine. You do have to pay to get TOTP 2 factor integration, so I got the family plan, and we also got it for work.

So why would I switch?

Posted by just now. I am switching us from KeePass to Bitwarden so that she will not have to figure out how to update KeePass on her PC and new PCs years to come. I am a retired IT Sysadmin and I can't hangup on her when she has a question!:-) 87.

It's fairly clunky. Turns out, while my wife wasn't complaining, she also finds it 'ugly'. Do ranunculus spread. Which isn't the full reason to change, but.. My co-workers really struggle with it.

Bitwarden

The biggest issue is that often when you are adding items, the fact that you have to add it to a collection is scrolled off the bottom of the screen, and adding it adds it to your personal collection. Once you do that you can't move it to the shared group, you have to start over. Organizing passwords isn't really obvious, we used to have a password manager with a hierarchical structure and are struggling without it. Bitwarden has folders, but it's unclear that they do anything. It has collections, but likewise there's no real visualization. So you end up searching for everything and if you don't know what to search for you are kind of lost.

In short: I like BitWarden, but there are definite UI rough edges, especially difficult with multiple using it, and since Aug 2019 there's been no change.

Plusses though: Their support is super friendly.

That’s the end of the post. You can go home, now.

If you want a further breakdown, consider these points:

Security, most important, most overlooked

From a pure security standpoint, it’s a toss-up between Dashlane and Bitwarden. Both offer best-in-class security, so your passwords are safe on both.

Bitwarden offers 2FA auditing at the organization level for business users, while Dashlane does not. Enforcing is on the roadmap.

Dashlane To Bitwarden

I would add that Bitwarden can offer a little more peace of mind for two reasons:

1. It’s open source.

A great many of you just sighed, but it being open source means it can be checked constantly for issues. The source for all their software is here.

This also means that if Bitwarden doesn’t have a feature you like, or something works in a way you don’t like, you can just change it.

Dashlane Bitwarden Lastpass

2. It’s self-hostable.

Some hacker is far more likely to attack the behemoth that is Dashlane with it’s millions of user passwords, than they are to attack your little server with your 1000 passwords (at best). This also means that you are in control of your data, which is good news for the tin-foil hat wearers out there.

You can even get Bitwarden’s paid features for the price of hosting your server by following this guide

Nobody cares about security, though, right? So let’s move on to the good stuff:

Features, the good stuff (also price)

Import Dashlane To Bitwarden

Bitwarden offers every feature Dashlane does with loads more on top of those, and more of them for free. It’s paid version is also cheaper than Dashlane’s.

Here’s a table I stole, that compares both service’s features:

FeatureDashlaneBitwarden
Chrome supportyesyes
Firefox supportyesyes
Edge supportyesyes
Safari supportyesyes
Mac OS, Windows supportyesyes
Linux supportpooryes
Mac OS command-line clientnoyes
Windows command-line clientnoyes
Linux command-line clientnoyes
Android support, including auto-fillyesyes
Android auto-fill in Chromeyesyes
Auto-fill in Android work profileyesyes (1)
Android auto-fill shows full usernamesyesyes
iOS support, including auto-fillyesyes
Two-factor authenticationyesyes
YubiKey support in browser (Enterprise)noyes ($)
YubiKey support in browser (Personal)noyes ($)
YubiKey support in Androidnoyes ($)
YubiKey support in iOSnoyes ($)
Saved password in Android, iOSyesyes
Fingerprint login in Android, iOSyesyes
Synchronization across devicesyesyes
Import from LastPassyesyes
LastPass import distinguishes work from personal itemsnono
Preserves LastPass folders in some way when importingdoubtfulyes
Personal linked account support (or the equivalent)pooryes
Save location (personal vs. work) specified at creation timenoyes
Save location (folder / collection / space) editable in web appnoyes
Sensible password quality checks for master passwordnoyes
Password history on Linuxnoyes
Password history on Windows, Mac OSyesyes
Secure notesyesyes
Attachments on notes on Linuxnoyes
Attachments on notes on Windows, Mac OSyesyes
Shared folders with access control on Linuxnoyes
Shared folders with access control on Windowsyesyes
Shared folders with access control on Mac OSyesyes
Items can exist in multiple groups with distinct access controlnoyes
Nested foldersnoyes
Resists auto-filling invisible formsyesyes
Browser plugin only fills selected formunknownno
Browser plugin displays icon in form fieldsyesno
Browser plugin prompts to save new sites on Linuxyesyes
Browser plugin prompts to save new sites on Windows, Mac OSyesyes
2FA integrated into login entries in vault (Mac OS, Windows, iOS, Android)noyes
2FA integrated into login entries in vault (Linux)noyes
Auto-fill in browser disabled by defaultnoyes
Auto-fill in browser can be disabled by preferencenoyes
Admins can reset passwordsyesno
Admins can access other people’s unshared credentialsnono
Admins can reset other people’s 2fanono
2fa can be enforced at the organization levelnono (3)
2fa can be audited at the organization levelnoyes
Exporting items on Linuxnoyes
Exporting items on Windows, Mac OSyesyes
Password health reportsyesyes ($)
App export includes attachmentsunknownno
CLI export includes attachmentsnopoor (2)
Responsive to bug reports and feature requestsunknownyes
Open sourcenoyes
Option to self-hostnoyes
Users can delete own account (customer service not needed)yesyes
Admins can delete business account (customer service not needed)yesyes
Has a useful status page that can be subscribed toyesno
Number of outages in the past six months (since December, 2018)120
Enterprise price per user per month43
Personal price per user per month (no Attachments or YubiKey)4.990
Personal price per user per month (w/Attachments & YubiKey)4.990.84

Note 1: In work profile apps Bitwarden might not pop up a dialog automatically inviting you to auto-fill, but it’ll display a notification you can tap to do it.

Note 2: CLI allows individual attachments to be exported. The user would have to write a script to iterate through and export all of them.

Note 3: On the product roadmap, not yet implemented as of writing (Click to see the feature request)

If you aren’t interested in either Bitwarden or Dashlane, or just want to see what else is out there, Consumer Advocate wrote a great article breaking down a bunch of password managers by their price, feature-set, overall user experience and more. It’s a great read, click here to check it out.

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