I would not think of using any Mac without a password manager. I have so many passwords I cannot count them all. A few months ago I switched back to using the excellent 1Password program to manage all my password needs. 1Password has been around a long time, it is well thought of in the password management genre. However, some recent changes in how 1Password works has moved me back to Dashlane Password Manager.
Just recently, the 1Password people changed how their App works. It no longer allows you to “Auto-Login” at a website. When you go to a website with 1Password, it will fill in the login info but it will not log you in automatically. They have removed this feature citing security issues. Look I get it. It is not as secure to have your browser auto-login at a website the idea being someone could maliciously take advantage of that feature. But, here is the deal, I really like the auto-login feature! I know it may be a little less secure, but I am will ing to take that chance for ease of use.
Dashlane still uses the auto-login feature:
I am sorry, but I really like that feature and do not wish to live without it.
There is another feature in Dashlane that I really like. They list all your passwords in an Alphabetical Table of Contents:
This makes finding a password entry extremely easy. In 1Password you have to scroll through a long list to find what you want. You can do a search of course, but it is just easier to click on the correct letter and go to the password entry from there.
Both of these Apps have many of the same features. I think Dashlane costs a little more, but for me it is worth it. They both have iOS versions and sync through the cloud. They are both very good Apps at what they do, but sometimes the small details make a difference.
I will be staying with Dashlane for my password needs for now. 1Password is a very capable App. If you are satisfied with it, by all means just stay there. But, if you appreciate some of these Dashlane features, you might consider switching over.