Now that you’ve taken the first steps to checking “Secure my passwords” off your To-Do list, it’s time to put your passwords to work for you!
Your password manager is more than just a vault for your passwords; it can help save you precious time during the online checkout process, while you sign into your social media accounts, and while you’re on the go on your desktop and mobile devices!
A password manager can boost your productivity by:
- Autofilling your passwords, personal information, and payment information into form fields.
- Generating strong passwords for new accounts–without leaving the web page.
- Allowing you to sign into your account with your fingerprint.
- Accessing your data on the web whenever you need it.
- Sharing passwords & other data quickly and securely
- Alerting you to security breaches so you can quickly change passwords
- Allowing more convenient methods of two-factor authentication.
Here’s how you can take advantage of these 7 productivity-boosting benefits in 7 days or less!
Day 1: Add your passwords and personal information into your password manager.
It only takes less than 5 minutes to get all of your data imported to your password manager. Start by importing your passwords from your frequently used browsers. We show you how here. Then, add your personal information, including your name, birthdate, address, phone number, email address, etc. Finally, add your credit cards, bank accounts, or PayPal accounts into your Digital Wallet. We show you how to do it here.
Once you’ve added your personal information, make sure you install and enable your password manager’s browser extension so you can begin auto filling online forms in a snap! Click here for more information about installing Dashlane’s extension to your browsers.
Day 2: Start generating passwords as you go.
With your extension installed, you now have the ability to generate passwords while you surf the web! Try it for yourself with Dashlane. When you sign up for a new account, Dashlane will prompt you to fill in your personal information, and ask if you’d like to generate a strong, random password in the password field. Simply click on the blue impala or the green pop up button. Once generated, Dashlane will prompt you to automatically save your new login into your account, and that’s it! No need to open your app or write down a password. If you have a few more minutes to spare, click here to learn the other ways Dashlane can generate a password for you!
Day 3: Use your fingerprint for faster mobile login.
Instead of re-entering your Master Password when your log into your password manager on a mobile device, enable Apple’s Touch ID or Android’s Fingerprint Scanner for faster logins. This is incredibly helpful when you’re trying to log into your password manager on the go or while you’re holding a coffee cup in your other hand. Here’s how to use Dashlane’s password manager with Touch ID and Android Fingerprint Scanner.
Day 4: Sign into the Web App to access your credentials on any device or computer.
Have you ever attempted to sign into an account on a family member’s computer, but couldn’t remember your password? Instead of resetting your password, access your password manager via the web. Dashlane’s web app allows you to view all of your credentials backed up on our servers, manage authorized devices in the event that one of your devices gets lost or stolen, and you can refer friends to Dashlane! Learn more about our Web App and what it can do here.
Day 5: Share multiple passwords and notes in a snap!
Need to share more than one password? Save time and share them all at the same time! Dashlane’s password manager allows you to share an entire category of credentials, or share multiple credentials at once. Click here to learn how you can share your credentials efficiently.
Day 6: Change passwords instantly with Password Changer.
Another great benefit of a password manager is being able to quickly change a password in the event of a data breach. Dashlane will send users Security Alerts about a compromised website and will prompt you to quickly change that password and other reused passwords in your Security Dashboard. To make the process even faster, use Dashlane’s Password Changer to immediately update and save a new password, without having to log into that website! Here’s how you can try Password Changer today.
Day 7: Using 2FA? Use a Yubikey for faster authentication.
Enabling two-factor authentication? Great! It’s a great way to add an extra layer of security to your online accounts, but it can also be a hassle hunting down time-sensitive security codes. As an alternative, try using a security token, like a YubiKey! Dashlane supports U2F-enabled YubiKeys, which authenticates you with a simple tap. You can learn more about U2F and YubiKeys in this article, or order your own YubiKey today here.
Ready to start saving time? Take the first step by downloading Dashlane’s password manager!
Looking for other tips to save you time and effort at home and at work? Check out these helpful posts on our blog!