Keeping Track of everything -- Organization

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I've began outgrowing myself, I have a lot of domains and a lot of upkeep to do. Tons of passwords to remember and I feel overwhelmed.

What does everyone suggest for Organization of domains, passwords, information, etc?
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Ohms
    I have a little notebook I keep my domains, passwords, and some other info in. It seems when I try to keep track of this stuff digitally it ends up getting buried in My Documents somewhere. I like to write stuff down :-)

    I have also heard RoboForm is a great way to keep track of this stuff, but I have never tried it personally. For thirty bucks it might be worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lady
    I am with Matthew on this one. I keep a little notebook with the name of the site, however my ID name and password are clues so as to jog my memory for some type of protection.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sojourn
    Since I've spent the past few hours trying to figure out how to make my links work in docstoc (and not getting anywhere), I thought I'd at least throw my password tracking spreadsheet in there and use it to answer this question.

    Internet Marketing Password Tracker

    It's nothing special, just a spreadsheet of organized tabs for all the different types of sites I find myself logging in to on a regular basis. This approach might not work for everyone (knowing Excel helps), but it keeps my head clear of that growing list of passwords and when I need them, I can quickly copy and paste them into any of the sites.

    You'd have to download the file from docstoc and it will open as an Excel file you can customize to suit your needs. At the end of the tabs are 3 Website tabs for tracking everything that belongs with one particular linkwheel or campaign.

    Hope it helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    I have a similar resource that I use all the time called treedbnotes, it's an all-in-one database tool that allows you to keep track of websites, domains, and whatever information you'd like. You can even copy and paste photos into it, and password protect/encrypt your file if it has sensitive information.

    The free version works so well that I wouldn't even recommend the paid one unless you have some specific need that it fills. Try the free version, you won't regret it -
    PIM, Word Processor, Alarm & Reminders, Contacts and Passwords manager, e-Book maker
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  • Profile picture of the author juzanobo
    YOu can create a simple spreadsheet where you will put the information that you wanted such as domain, pass , date etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Grapho
    As others said: hand written notebook. Nothing beats it in terms of portability and cross platform compatibility.
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  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    Hi guys

    im microsoft excels biggest fan it is a god send for all this and then you only need to remember one password and thats the one for your excel spreadsheet.

    Then have one column with your domain, another with your username, password, when it is due to expire and any notes you have about it.

    I use it for all kinds of things including listing my passwords for article directories, social media accounts, bookmarking, press release submission etc.

    If you have lots of income streams its great as you can keep all the info in one place and have access to it at a drop of a hat.

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  • Profile picture of the author Karen Keyes
    I've been using LastPass - Password Manager, Form Filler, Password Management for several months now and cannot live without it, it's a lifesaver. Especially useful for me since I work on more than one computer.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Mc Donald
      i use roboform and google docs
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    • Profile picture of the author Shaleniie Devi
      Originally Posted by Karen Newton View Post

      I've been using LastPass - Password Manager, Form Filler, Password Management for several months now and cannot live without it, it's a lifesaver. Especially useful for me since I work on more than one computer.
      I second this - Like Karen, LastPass is so essential to my web life now. I tend to lose my login details everytime I write them down and I keep forgetting my passwords so I have to always request new ones. Got sick of it and LastPass came to the rescue.

      Seriously you should give it a shot, you can use this anywhere with an internet connection.

      Shaleniie Devi
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    • Profile picture of the author David Rundle
      Thanks for all the great replies! I'm going to get a notebook and use a password manager for my passwords. I don't mind the idea of excel, I just don't feel like paying the Microsoft premium for the software.. maybe openoffice would suffice.
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    • Profile picture of the author khtm
      LastPass is absolute WIN.

      Your passwords are encrypted and saved on a server so you can access them from any computer (with internet access). I use IE, FireFox, and Chrome for my work and it's such a time saver having access to all passwords across all browsers. The auto-login feature is pretty badass too. Not to mention that it's WAY more secure than saving passwords in your browser on your local PC that are easily "stolen" by trojans and whatnot.

      I also use a lot of Gmail (labels / stars), Google Calendar (reminders), Google Docs (spreadsheets to track tons of stuff).

      Originally Posted by Karen Newton View Post

      I've been using LastPass - Password Manager, Form Filler, Password Management for several months now and cannot live without it, it's a lifesaver. Especially useful for me since I work on more than one computer.
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  • Profile picture of the author marklyford
    If you happen to be a Mac user I use DevonTHink Pro (database ), Omnifocus (Organisational tool ) and Nova mind ( mind maping )
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  • Profile picture of the author Snap
    Google docs works great for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author master
    Originally Posted by peewoa View Post

    I've began outgrowing myself, I have a lot of domains and a lot of upkeep to do. Tons of passwords to remember and I feel overwhelmed.

    What does everyone suggest for Organization of domains, passwords, information, etc?
    I use Excel files where I keep:
    Domain & Hosting ( all my domains with date of registration, user and pswd, Hosting data and email addresses related to these domains)
    Articles (what articles were submitted, Article Directories, date of submission and date of acceptance)
    Email Accounts (with all pswds and usernames)
    Paid subscriptions (with recurring payment dates)
    And so on.
    Some information I keep in simple log book. This is information I look from time to time very often to keep track of what is going on. I do this to avoid losing some important things which can be sitting somewhere on hard drive invisible.
    Hope it will help.
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  • Profile picture of the author zorus
    years ago i did a software to add login/passwords data, domain and its expire dates, random interesting text, Urls, etc i can have access to all these with a access database, the software is very simple, i don't know how people can live in this digital era with something like that, maybe i should sell it, i don't know
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  • Profile picture of the author Aljiro
    Chandler is a nice and FREE PIM. You can google around for it.

    I personally use it to keep track of online things as well as offline duties

    I hope that helps
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