Earlier this month, I opened a free account with online account management and organization service, Manilla. After spending some time in the platform, I was impressed with the capabilities of the clean UI and its easy functionality. The company offers both a desktop and a mobile version.
- Headquartered in New York, NY and San Francisco, CA
- Founded March 2010
- Over 50 employees
- Named one of Time's Top 10 NYC Startups to Watch in 2011
- Won the DEMO God Award at the DEMO conference in Spring 2011
- Won the Webby and the People's Voice Award in the 16th Annual Webby Awards in 2012
- Zip code
- Email address and password
- Two security questions
2. Add accounts such as utility bills, bank accounts, travel and rewards memberships, and even magazine subscriptions.
Select a pre-listed provider (Manilla integrates with over 3500), then enter your username and password. More secure accounts, like online banking, require additional security questions and verification information.
I uploaded 5 accounts, ranging from Alaska Air mileage plan to my Verizon account. The average number of accounts a typical user maintains is between 7 and 10; some have up to 20.
3. Use it to manage bills and payments:
- Select how and when to be reminded (pictured right) of an upcoming bill due date
- Store PDF versions of bills forever
- Login directly to biller websites through your single Manilla password
In the documents tab (pictured below), users see an overview of all documents, such as a bill, associated with their accounts.
The mobile experience parallells the full web experience. Just like the web experience, it has dashboards for reminders, documents, and accounts. It allows you to view your bills on-the-go, email them, and go directly to the biller's site to pay the bill.
In addition, you can set up push notifications on your phone to be reminded of upcoming bill payments.
To learn more about Manilla, watch its FinovateFall 2012 demo.