Mill Valley, CA (PRWEB) April 12, 2012
FileThis, a Marin, California-based startup, today announced the availability of its award-winning service FileThis Fetch for Evernote. FileThis Fetch, the 2012 MacWorld | iWorld Best of Show winner, is a service that lets consumers go paperless by automatically delivering monthly bills, statements and other electronic documents, directly to their Evernote account. FileThis Fetch is available immediately to Evernote users through the Evernote Trunk.
FileThis Fetch, a cloud-based web service, downloads and organizes years of information from household accounts such as banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, brokerage firms, mortgage companies, and phone and utility companies. The information is securely captured regularly and downloaded to Evernote, or to a folder on the user’s computer.
For more than a decade, household providers have been asking consumers to "go paperless." There are many benefits to replacing paper documents with digital documents:
- reduces paper clutter
- easier to search and find
- easier to store and manage
- easier to share, where appropriate
The problem with going paperless is that providers don't actually deliver documents. They store them, taking them out of the consumer’s control and making it difficult to stay organized. FileThis Fetch solves this problem by delivering documents directly to the consumer, offering all the benefits of going paperless, and for the first time giving the consumer full control over their digital documents.
"FileThis Fetch is a perfect example of the types of applications that we love to see built on the Evernote platform" said Alex Pachikov, Evernote's VP of Business Development. "Evernote is the place where you keep all of the important information in your life, but an organization system is only as useful as the content that you put into it. By making it painless to get all of your important documents into Evernote, FileThis Fetch makes Evernote more valuable to a user. It's a perfect complement."
Industry veteran and FileThis founder Brian Berson says “FileThis and Evernote share the same vision of helping consumers stay organized and in control of their day to day life. FileThis Fetch is the first-ever service to automatically and securely fetch and deliver your confidential online documents for household and financial accounts to your desktop. By partnering with Evernote, consumers now have a powerful way to store, manage and find their most important documents online, anywhere, anytime.”
How it works
Users first authorize Evernote to accept documents from FileThis Fetch. The user then selects and authorizes connections to their online household accounts from a list of more than 50 institutions, including Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, American Express, Charles Schwab, Fidelity Investments, AT&T, Comcast, Allstate, Aetna, and others. New providers are being added continuously, and automatically made available to all users.
FileThis Fetch connects and fetches the user’s online documents and delivers them as searchable PDF files. Rather than using cryptic filenames and random file creation dates, FileThis Fetch intelligently organizes documents into Evernote notebooks, and names them with the institution name, account name and statement date for easy comprehension.
FileThis Fetch automatically fetches new documents as they become available. Users are notified via email when a new document has been fetched and is available for viewing.
Pricing and Availability
FileThis Fetch is a subscription service with a one-month unlimited free trial. The monthly plan is $2/month, the annual plan costs $20/year, and the 3-year plan costs $50. FileThis Fetch for Evernote is available immediately through the Evernote Trunk.
FileThis is a startup based in Marin County, California, dedicated to helping consumers go paperless quickly, easily and securely.