Dashlane’s password manager now taps into the fingerprint scanner on Samsung devices for quick data entry to apps and websites.
The new feature works with the Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge, Note 4, and Note Edge.
I activated the feature on my Galaxy Note 4 with relative ease by following the on-screen prompts (be sure you have the latest version of the Dashlane app from the Play Store).
You may have a better experience if you have a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge because those devices allow you to just place your finger on the scanner, much like Apple’s Touch ID. Whereas with the Note 4, like previous generation Samsung devices, I had to slide my finger over the scanner. It took a couple of triesto get the fingerprint to register, but it eventually did so.
Either way, it’s faster method to use the fingerprint scanner to authorize a password when you go to sign in to a new app or website with Chrome. The new feature is a good update that could make its way to future devices that come with a fingerprint scanner.
Why this matters: Recently, Dashlane integrated with SwiftKey keyboard, which creates a pretty slick method for instantly entering your password on an Android device. Online security is a critical business, and with Google’s continuing efforts to eliminate the password altogether, Dashlane and rivals like LastPass will need to keep one-upping one another to stay relevant. Dashlane promises integration with other brands of devices in the near future (we suspect as more and more phones ship with fingerprint readers).