Some background:

I am moving to a new email address, and I want to delete any accounts tied to my old email address. But I can't remember what I've signed up for. It would be nice to revisit any subscriptions and unsubscribe, download data that I want to preserve, update the email if I plan to keep using the service, etc. But that's actually not what I'm aiming for with this question. I'd much rather just let those old accounts rot. I don't really care if I forgot some or most of them. The important ones are already taken care of.

The real task at hand:

Moving forward, I would like to proactively keep track of places I give my email to. And more especially I'd like to keep track of paid subscriptions. I also want to know all the usernames, names, and other personal info I input across various sites.

Must haves:

  • Saves the form for signing up and the values I entered into the form.
  • Secure.
  • Displays all sites I signed up for and the forms I filled out.
  • Reminds me when a subscription will renew.
  • Reminds me when a trial will end.

Nice to haves:

  • If I signed up with Facebook, Google, etc, it saves which method I used and which Facebook (google, etc.) user I logged in with. (I hardly do this anymore)
  • Adjustable preferences to save "Welcome" emails and other emails.
  • Saves terms and conditions.
  • Accumulates ratings about the company and its service from other users.
  • Generates knowledge about how to unregister, and lets me see people's reviews about the un-subscribing, un-registering, or account deletion process for that site. This info should be available to me before I sign up for a site.
  • Generates knowledge about companies' email campaigns: how often they send email, do they send special discounts, etc. This info should be available to me before I sign up for a site.
  • Gives me some type of cryptocurrency each time I use it.
  • Increases the value of the internet as a whole.
  • Finds me a math tutor.

OS? Any.

Web app, desktop, etc.? Any.

Paid or free? Anything. But I'm not legally capable of being an accredited investor

Open source or not? Either.

Digging around the internet I found https://knowem.com/ where I can type in my typical usernames and check multiple social media sites for its availability. That's gonna help me after the fact. But I can't find any helpful tools for saving my info when I sign up, and especially for reminding me that a trial is ending. Some companies are nice and tell you themselves. But some aren't. My browser can save a disgusting amount of my personal info and login/password info. But still no reminders of trials ending.

When I was in school, some people I knew had built a tool for this. I am trying so hard to remember what they called it. But I think it only ever reached a beta phase, and I think they all moved on to different projects.


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Try combining a password manager, such as KeePass, with a program for managing reminders, such as Lightning, a calendar plugin for Thunderbird. When you sign up for an account, put your username, password, email address, etc. in KeePass and make a reminder for when any subscription or trial ends in Lightning. This gets you all your must-haves, and you'd be hard-pressed to find any software that generates knowledge or finds math tutors, anyway.

  • I'm checking those out now. Thanks a ton. I see this as a very proactive effort as well, which is how I imagined it. I plan on accepting this soon once I'm all set up. Do you know if KeePass or Lightning are built for easily integrating with more services? So that I can string together multiple apps to fullfill the other nice to haves and things like that?
    – user28479
    May 6, 2018 at 5:32
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    @PieTillIDie I'm not sure. I haven't used these programs much myself. I only really use Thunderbird for email, and I use a ccrypt-encrypted text file for password management. May 6, 2018 at 14:20
  • There are various plugins for KeePass so it seems it is easy to extend it for more needs. May 30, 2018 at 3:06

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