After several months of evening development and jumping into Rails at the deep-end, I'm happy to jump into 2010 by opening public beta accounts for Amberleaf - and every account is free for the duration of the beta!
Amberleaf is built to remind you of upcoming renewals for domains and SSL certificate expiries, and hosting account renewals, and simply to remind you when to bill your customers. It is the evolution of HostManager, an OS X app I wrote back in my university days.
Who uses Amberleaf?
Anybody who has a domain! Whether you own or manage a single domain, or several hundred hosting accounts on behalf of your clients, Amberleaf is designed to make your life easier, by providing:
- Automatic WHOIS lookup for domains, with more TLDs being added.
- Email notification of upcoming expiries and renewals.
- Private RSS feed of your upcoming notifications.
- Simple client management, with the ability to import your existing clients' vCards.
- Keep a history of notes for your domains and clients, such as when special discounts are due to end.
What do you think?
Amberleaf is completely free for the duration of the beta, and signup only takes a couple of minutes; I'd love to hear your feedback and comments.
If you've already signed up, you can email comments to chris at chrisblunt dot com; ping me on twitter (@cblunt), or send feedback directly from Amberleaf using the feedback tab at the bottom of every page.
If you'd like to see what's coming in future releases, and get involved in Amberleaf's development, check out the public tracker at trac.chrisblunt.com.