Bills & Statements Now Available from 200+ Companies Using FileThis

A few weeks ago, we mentioned that we would soon offer exciting new ways to help people access, share and easily reuse information from companies with whom they do business.

Today, we are excited to announce a new partnership with FileThis to automatically deliver bills and statements from the leading banks, credit card, insurance, utility, health and retail companies directly to your Personal vault.

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Enjoy the peace of mind of a constantly updated archive of your records safely synced across all your devices, and rest easy knowing that your documents will be protected with the same encryption algorithms used by banks.

It’s ideal for paying bills, searching for transactions or securely sharing with a spouse, accountant or financial planner. For a company like Amazon, receipts from literally every purchase appear in less than 24 hours, while monthly or quarterly statements appear as soon as they are ready.

Also – import passwords, career and educational information!

In addition to our partnership with FileThis, we are also officially announcing Imports, a feature that makes it easy to automatically add and update information to your vault — everything from usernames, passwords and addresses to career and financial aid history and important documents — so that it’s always at your fingertips to reuse or share.

With our new “Add Data” button, you can also import:

  • Passwords from popular password managers to easily add your usernames and passwords to Personal
  • Education & Career History from LinkedIn and the U.S. Department of Education

Whether you’re adding bills and statements, passwords or education and career history, imports makes adding information to your vault quick and easy.

Follow us on twitter (@personal) to learn about upcoming product announcements – and let us know what you think.

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By Shane Green in All

Launching ‘Fill It’

Today, I’m excited to announce the launch of “Fill It”, a new app built on the Personal Platform that makes it easier for you to save and reuse your personal information and passwords online.

Fill It for Easy, Secure Password Management

With Personal’s mobile and web data vault, you can already securely store, retrieve and safely share your logins and passwords. With Fill It, you no longer have to copy and paste passwords to log in to websites. Fill It does it for you in seconds.

Initially launched as a bookmarklet, Fill It automatically delivers usernames and passwords from your vault to log you in to websites in seconds. You can also create and save new passwords on the fly. Fill It enables you to get control of all of your passwords so you can stop using the same or easy passwords across sites, saving you time, while  significantly increasing your security. (Mobile logins continue to use one touch copying to clipboard to paste into native and mobile web apps.)

Fill It for Fast Registration and Checkouts

Fill It also allows you to easily fill out registrations and checkouts by enabling you to securely reuse personal and work information, credit card and reward numbers, and other information from across your life. Fill It can help you reclaim dozens of hours of time each year, conveniently shop online and enjoy greater peace of mind by not having your sensitive information on so many sites.

Fill It for Longer Forms

Unlike other form filling solutions, Fill It can leverage thousands of different fields of data (and they’re growing by the day) from Personal’s web and mobile data vault, enabling much more in-depth form filling for a wider variety of forms, such as applications – and with a higher degree of protection.

It’s our mission to make the manual, repetitive, and time-consuming process of filling out forms a thing of the past. With your help — and that of companies, sites and organizations — we can. Just let them know about Fill It and that they should improve the forms on their sites according to best practices.

Getting Started

It’s easy to get started. Simply add Fill It to your bookmark bar. Then go to an online login or form and click “Fill It.”

When filling out a form for the first time, Fill It saves that information in your Personal data vault if it’s not already stored there. Whenever you need that information again, just click “Fill It” to automatically complete the form in seconds.

What does life with Fill It look like? Meet Sarah. Sarah’s a busy mom who uses Fill It to make her life easier – whether it’s logging in to websites, shopping online, storing her kids’ information or keeping track of shipping addresses around the holidays. Watch our video to learn more about Sarah and Fill It.

Calling All Developers, Companies and Organizations

We invite developers, companies and organizations of all types (government, schools, non-profits) to embrace and promote auto-completion of logins and forms with Fill It.

For every form you optimize for auto-form filling, you can save thousands of hours of time and hassle for your customers or constituents, and significantly increase your conversion rates and the quality of the service you deliver.

It starts with following best practices in how you design and implement forms and data fields. Check out the guide we created for you for more details.


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By Shane Green in Product

Announcing Mobile 2.0

As the lead product manager for mobile, I wanted to wish you happy holidays from the Personal mobile team! We’re celebrating the season by bringing you new features for our iPhone and Android apps.

Mobile 2.0 brings you recently added features from the web and even a few exciting new features of its own. These features give you greater flexibility to organize your vault and find what you need faster. Here’s how you Tag, Filter and Swipe:

In addition to the vault, we’ve launched an entirely new feature to help you add your life’s details to Personal. Just click on the “+” in the top right corner of your vault to go to the “Add Data” screen. When you answer the question: “What do you want to store?” the app provides suggestions for the Gems you might need.

When I want to store information about my VW Jetta, Personal suggests that I try the Vehicle and Vehicle Paperwork Gems. It’s like it reads my mind! (kind of).

Oh, and how can I forget? We’ve also changed our app icon! Be sure to look for it on your phone’s home screen.

Last, but not least, thanks for your feedback throughout 2012. We’re excited for more exciting announcements and product features in the new year. Let us know how you use Personal, suggest a feature on our support site or strike up a conversation with us on Twitter, @personal.

Enjoy our Mobile 2.0, and happy holidays!



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By Katie Shields in Product

Passwords and Party Tricks

Most people think their passwords are pretty good. After all, these passwords protect a growing stash of precious digital information about us. I used to do a party trick and/or a security demonstration where I bet people I could ask them five questions and then guess their password in five tries or less.  I won the bet a frightening percentage of the time.  For most people, my five password questions would be along the lines of:

  1. What is your significant other’s name?Password Phishing
  2. What is your pet’s name?
  3. What is your firstborn child’s name?
  4. When is your birthday?
  5. When is your anniversary?

Combining these in a fairly predictable way, I could almost always get close.  After a few questions, many people started to realize that their entire digital life was locked away behind these easily picked locks of their own creation. Banking, credit card accounts, emails, instant messages – all potentially hanging in the breeze.  Not a good feeling when you’ve always acted with the presumption of security and privacy.

For some people, I would ask different questions, “what is your favorite beer,” or “who is your favorite athlete/celebrity,” but the principle is that people generally create passwords around things meaningful to them that they can remember.  If you understand this principle, passwords become increasingly easy to guess, as they are almost always based on common words and names.  They more you know about a person, the easier the guessing game.

This gave me a natural segue to talk about password security and password complexity, topics of ever increasing importance in the digital age, and as more and more of our lives transition to the digital realm, the trend isn’t going to reverse anytime soon.

Stay tuned for the next installment where we’ll talk further about how to keep your digital property safe and secure!


By Greg Bledsoe in Practical Tips