Backupify

When you really stop and think about it, you begin to realize how much personal data you have stored online through an assortment of accounts. Accounts related to social networking, e-mail, photos, bookmarks, blogs, and so on are trusted to keep all of our data safe and secure, but they can’t always be trusted. Many times we think about backing up the data on our computers, but we should also be thinking about backing up the data in our online accounts because it’s just as important. Before you get caught in a bad situation, consider using Backupify.

They’re offering free storage accounts until January 31st, so you’ll want to create an account as soon as possible in order to give the service a try. You’ll see that Backupify supports many of the popular online services that are available today. Once you’re a member, you just provide your login information for the supported services and Backupify goes to work by backing up your data automatically and securely. The data is yours and you’re in control, so you can rest easy knowing that you’re covered.

Greplin

There should be an image here!Search technology has become such a big part of our lives that we just expect it to work great all the time. Not only do we use search engines to find content on the Internet, but we also use search tools on our computers to find our local files. The results from these helpers used to be pretty unreliable, but these days you can almost always find what you’re looking for. Of course, there’s a separate search problem that has needed to be improved outside of public content on the Internet and local content and it relates to finding content in your online accounts. Thanks to Greplin, that problem appears to be well on its way to being solved.

Once you have an account at Greplin, you can add many of your online accounts to its index so that it can search through them for you. For example, you can add accounts from Facebook, LinkedIn, Gmail, and Google Docs. The tool can be accessed through your browser and the search process is shockingly fast. Now you’ll have to really go out of your way to lose something.

Password Bird

One of the things that people sometimes have a hard time with is creating passwords. Any online account that you maintain is probably going to require you to use a password, so you better have a collection of good passwords that you can easily remember. If you think hard enough, you’ll eventually come up with some good passwords to use, but if you need some help, a little bird told me that you can use Password Bird to get some suggestions.

Instead of generating completely random and complicated passwords that you’re sure to forget, Password Bird uses a special name, word, and date that you provide to construct a password that you’re more likely to remember. If you don’t like what you see, then you can continue to generate new passwords based off of the information that you provided before or entirely new information. Even if you’re confident in your ability to create your own passwords, you may still benefit from getting some hints about passwords that you might be able to use in the future.