February 19, 2003

Payment Utility

I think a useful web utility would be one where you record the various things you intend to eventually pay for but haven't got around to yet. Like owning a credit card, except you yourself are the bank. You can record the item name and description, and the link to where payment is accepted. If it's a cd that you own the mp3s for, it could be amazon's "buy" link. Or for shareware, their paypal donate link.

Then you could use it as a reminder service, or sort by amount, or urgency, or whatever. I guess it wouldn't have to be web-based. Actually, I guess someone could store it in a private html file, but that's boring. Posted by Curt at February 19, 2003 10:57 PM


Actually, I made something kinda like that. Not strictly to deal with money or anything, but a little memo book for stuff. It's called "Note To Self" and has two main features: notes and tasks. It's a PHP app on top of a MySQL database, and being the geek that I am, I made it multiuser (so my wife can keep her own notes). I also added some tweaks like being able to sort them based on title, date, and size. And each note is rendered when it's displayed so any URLs are shown as clickable links.

Anyway, it sounded a little like your payment thingee. Here's a small screenshot of it:


Posted by: Brian at February 20, 2003 10:07 PM
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