If you’re like me, you thought choosing electronic statements was s good idea. But then you have to remember all those pesky UserIDs and passwords.
Problem solved with LastPass, right? Well, the you still have to remember to log in each month and pull down your statements. Then dump them somewhere like Box, Dropbox, Evernote, etc. Finally, a vendor has come up with a Web 2.0 twist on account aggregation, originally floated around 2000 by a company called Yodlee (still there, BTW). FileThis has a service in beta, called FetchThis, that will simply aggregate your electronic statements, not your accounts, and file them in the target repository of your choice. I’m testing it now with non-financial utility accounts and it really works well with Evernote. But if you’re a Mac user, you realize quickly that Evernote for Mac still lacks a bulk tagging feature. So to tag your initial statement downloads, you’ll need to hop over to Veritrope and get the AppleScript that allows you to bulk tag Evernote notes.
Hopefully FileThis Fetch will emerge form beta and stick around. It’s one of those cloud API do-it-yourself mashup services, similar to IfThisThenThat, that really empower the end user in the Personal Cloud.