updated 08:00 pm EDT, Wed August 13, 2008
IOnce 2.0 for iPhone
PageOnce says it has made significant upgrades to its free productivity app that helps iPhone users keep track of credit card, cell phone, MySpace and other online accounts. iOnce 2.0 features "significant security enhancements," and allows users to add and manage all of their online accounts directly from an IPhone or iPod touch by signing up for the company's online services. Also added is a "mobile destruct" feature that automatically deletes personal information if a user's mobile device is lost or stolen.
The biggest concern with using a mobile service like this is security -- and some may be understandably weary of storing their most valuable personal information on the Web. Pageonce answers those concerns by using "military-level security," including 256-bit data encryption and 128-bit SSL encryption along with a "state-of-the-art security infrastructure." That is apparently enough assurance for many users; the company says it has seen a 500 percent increase in accounts since the product first launched two months ago. The app has been ranked among the top applications in the Productivity category at the AppStore, according to Pageonce.
iOnce 2.0 allows access to "thousands of internet accounts," including email, finance, social networking, utility companies, travel sites and shopping. Users can set up online notifications or email alerts when an account changes. Accounts can be managed from any computer using a single web page, or by using the iPhone app. The service remembers passwords and automatically log on to a online accounts.
iOnce 2.0, A Personal Assistant, is a free download from the iTunes AppStore.