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Billeo

Billeo - assisting with shopping, billing and passwords

Posted by ClifNotes, Oct 2008, permalink Password Manager

 

Twice now I've run into people who have recommended Billeo as a good password and billing manager. I've been a little cautious about recommending it. Below, Furqan Qureshi wrote up his mini-review of Billeo. He's happy with it but is that enough of an assurance for us to try it?

 

I did a little checking on it. I found that it's available at Download.com and a couple of the other software distributors. That's good. They usually check for bad software.

 

I checked on the details of how they save your passwords and credit card info and here's what their FAQs say.

 

Passwords:

All your passwords are stored on your own PC in your encrypted vault. They are encrypted using industry standard 128 Bit AES encryption. We do not have any access to them.

 

Card Wallet:

Your credit card and bill payment information is stored in your vault on your PC. They are encrypted using 128 Bit AES encryption.

 

I also checked to see if the Billeo toolbar (I don't like toolbars) collects information about you. They do collect information. They don't say what it is but they do say the following.

 

Privacy:

Billeo respects and protects the privacy of the individuals who use the Billeo Toolbar. We do not track any personally identifiable information.

 

It doesn't sound much riskier than using most of the Google services. Many people are liking the ease of use. Personally, I'd rather use AiRoboform or KeePass. If I did a large amount of online shopping, I would seriously consider using Billeo.

 

Quote from the website

Manage all of your online payments, receipts and passwords using one easy-to-use tool. Billeo helps you pay bills and shop online, making your online life easier and more secure.

http://www.billeo.com/

 

Review from Furqan:

WHAT KIND OF PROGRAM IS IT?

Shopping/BillPay Assistant & Password Manager

 

IS IT FREEWARE?

Yes

 

WHERE IS THE WEBSITE AT?

http://www.billeo.com/

 

IF THE DOWNLOAD LINK IS HARD TO FIND, INCLUDE IT.

http://www.billeo.com/getbilleo/setup/winxp/billeo-setup.exe

 

WHAT VERSIONS OF WINDOWS ARE REQUIRED?

WinXp (SP2), Vista

 

IS IT A LARGE OR SMALL DOWNLOAD?

About 2.5 MB

 

IS IT AN EASY PROGRAM TO INSTALL?

Yes

 

WHERE DID YOU FIND IT?

Google

 

WERE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS? No

 

WHAT ARE YOU USING IT FOR?

Right now as a Password Manager only.

 

WHAT WERE YOU USING BEFORE YOU FOUND THIS? Keepass

 

HAS IT SOLVED A PROBLEM YOU WERE HAVING?

Serves as an online backup of my keepass data.

 

WHAT PROBLEMS HAS IT CAUSED?

None. so far!

 

IS THE PROGRAM EASY TO USE?

Yes

 

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LIKE OR NOT LIKE?

nothing in particular.

 

WHAT FEATURES WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ADDED OR TAKEN AWAY OR CHANGED?

none.

Furqan Qureshi