I have more than a thousand accounts in various websites. A majority of these accounts are inactive, while I use around 30 accounts regularly. Every day I sign up for 3-5 web services. So the accounts I own in the web are growing like nothing.
Managing all these online accounts is getting difficult for me day by day. I almost use the same username for the different accounts, but in some accounts, I have different usernames. And with different password for each account, it is getting really messy. Which username password combination for which account…? grrr…..
I need some software to manage my accounts. Who should manage my accounts?
My web browser. Not any third party add-on. Not any spyware disguised as friendly software.
If we have excellent mechanisms in the browser for managing online acccounts, it will be useful in designing protocols to create, edit or delete our accounts from a single window. This can in effect lead to great advancements in data portability.
Meanwhile, what are the browser vendors waiting for? I think Opera or Firefox should integrate a full fledged account management system to the browser. IE will follow.