From @Dougstandley: “Just heard great things from AboutOne.Com Easily organize the important stuff in your life.”
No, it’s not an organization system for your sock drawer (apparently there are other more important priorities).
AboutOne.com is a startup focused on helping busy families organize their lives, from keeping track of medical documentation, receipts, and other important financial information to helping organize photos, movies, and family events.
The brainchild of a mother and longtime tech CEO, AboutOne.com came to her after an emergency involving her son caught her away from home with nothing but a set of keys and a phone. With no one at home, she couldn’t get paramedics a list of medications her son was taking quickly. She knew there had to be a better way.
The answer, conveniently enough, was the cloud.
With AboutOne.com, documents can be stored by scanning them, entering them manually via the website, or just grabbing a quick cell phone picture of them. You’re able to quickly and easily store information about individual family members, linking them to individuals, events, and other customizable groups helping to make sure that when you go to sift through information, you know where to look. They’re then stored on your personal cloud with bank-level security (so your information remains safe) so that you can access them anywhere.
Just so that the information isn’t stored in a vacuum (after all, what if you can’t be reached?); you can also allow others access to specific bits of information, letting a school see medical information for a child, or allowing your accountant to help you track receipts.
It’s not all financials and medical information though. The website will also sync up with services like Picasa, Facebook, and other social sites to help you keep track of birthdays (it even makes gift suggestions), share movies, and show off photos you’ve taken from your digital camera or phone. Take a few more steps, and you can even use it to organize a quick newsletter of events for friends and family (which would have been pretty handy around Christmastime here…).
Of course, there is one catch — the service hasn’t quite launched yet. You can sign up for an invite when it is, though, by heading to AboutOne’s website.
While you’re waiting, though, we might recommend checking out a way to get the most from the service; if you don’t have a smartphone, you might take a look at the iPod Touch, which allows you to tap (pun intended) into a service like this without the phone contract.
So thanks to @Dougstandley. Those are some pretty good things.
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