Life can be a little disorganized at times, between appointments, family time, bills, work and just about anything else that happens to pop up in the run of a day that may often cause chaos for a lot of people trying to juggle all those things. A new free application for your BlackBerry has been released to help over come some of those frustrations.
One thing I noticed in the forums that gets asked a lot is "is their an app that can help me control....", and this question usually pertains to an aspect of life such as bills, credit card statements, online purchases etc..etc. Now finally, I have an answer that fits into so many of those blank spots that it is simply amazing. Allow me to introduce you all to PageOnce.
Now you might be wondering what is this wonder app? How can it fit into so many places? What can it do for me?
PageOnce pegs itself as a "Personal Productvity Assistant" and the description fits quite well, with access to tons of sites you can now organize almost everything from your BlackBerry device. Some of the key features include:
1. Monitor bank, credit card transactions and investment accounts
2. Manage air miles
3. Track cell minutes
4. Get travel itineraries
5. Stay on top of bill due dates and expiration dates
6. Guard against fraudulent activity
7. View your Netflix queue
8. Access social networks, online shopping accounts and more..
And when PageOnce says more they mean it... with services such as Chase, Citibank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Fidelity, United, Delta, Southwest, Comcast, AT&T, LinkedIn, Amazon, eBay, Barnes & Noble, Blockbuster and MySpace all being available and also having the ability to add even thousands more through your account set up. Most of the services are updated in real time allowing you to view any new changes instantly on your device.
Before I started using this application, I often times found myself bouncing from website to website for all my services, some of which never offered any sort of "mobile experience" thus making certain aspects such as say my Rogers bill not even viewable via my BlackBerry, now having installed PageOnce when Rogers sends me an email telling me my online bill is ready I can now view it on my device.
That's just one example of how PageOnce can help you, I really could go on all day singing it's praises but really I think it's best you expereience it yourself.
Account set up is rather easy for anyone, although set up does require a PC to get the full experience, simply visit http://www.pageonce.com and register for a free account. Once logged in you can set up all the accounts you wish in the services, and the best part is if for some strange reason the service you are looking for is not available you can request that it be added. Granted the request won't be fufilled instantly but that at least proves PageOnce is looking to expand which is always good. Once the account is set up via PC, head on over to http://m.pageonce.com and grab the mobile version. Once installed you fill in your registration information and set security options (you can make it accessible only from your device... Awesome), you will still be able to login via PC but no other BlackBerry will be able to use it due to the security options you have selected. Sadly though accounts are not editable via the device this has to be done through the PC.
Supported devices include: BlackBerry Pearl (8000, 8110, 8120), Blackberry Curve (8300, 8330)
Blackberry Bold (9000), Blackberry 7130,8820,8800,8820,8830,8700c and yes even gasp! iPhone.
Although on the Bold the UI is a little weird, it has a habit of cutting the menus off in certain screens but remains fully functional of course.This does not hinder any functionality, just looks weird lol. And I'm sure that will get fixed up in short order.
So there you have it folks, your life...centralized, a little organization can go a long way in the run of a day and maybe (hopefully), give you more time to enjoy your life rather then just feeling like you are constantly "dealing" with it.