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Get Your Loaned Item Back with These Simple Tracking Systems


Remember when you completely forgot to ask your friend to return your favorite DVD? It’s time to start using a good system to keep track of the items that you lend or borrow to your friends.

In this article we will cover two simple tracking systems: ReturnMyPants to keep track of your personal inventory and IOWEYou to keep track of money.

Tracking Your Personal Inventory with ReturnMyPants

ReturnMyPants is a dead simple personal inventory tracking system that help you keep track of items that you lend or borrow.

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ReturnMyPants uses a simple form to let you record the details of the items you lent or borrowed from your friend.

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Your friend will receive a friendly email from ReturnMyPants to let him know that you are tracking his loan.

He can then login to the website to see a list of items that he borrowed from you.

Tracking Your Money with IOWEYou

IOWEYou is a similar service to ReturnMyPants designed to keep track of money that you borrow or lend among your peers.

Note: We advised our readers to use BillMonk to track their expenses earlier today. One of our reader, Richard, pointed out that BillMonk has been pretty much abandoned so we decided to introduce IOWEYou.com instead.

We need to start a group before we can log any expenses.

IOWEYou will present a simple group editing form to list the people that you are sharing the expenses with.

Let’s say you paid $75 for sushi dinner yesterday…

You can keep a record in IOWEYou that you paid for the bill and split the bill among your friends.

Your friend can see how much they owe you in their IOWEYou account.

You may also checkout IOWEYou help page to have a better understanding how the service works.

Zainul spends his time trying to make technology more productive, whether it’s Microsoft Office applications, or learning to use web applications to save time.

  • Published 11/10/10

Comments (5)

  1. Richard

    I wouldn’t put too much faith in BillMonk: the site seems to have been pretty much abandoned. Constant errors around the site, and recurring bills no longer trigger.

  2. Zainul Franciscus

    @Richard thank you for the update, we really appreciate it.There is an alternative site that provide similar service as BillMonk called iOweYou

  3. KayDat

    “We found out that BillMonk has been pretty much abandoned, thanks to our reader Richard”

    Haha, phrasing makes it sound like BillMonk is abandoned due to something Richard did.

  4. Zainul Franciscus

    @kaydat hehe lol, we have updated that phrase just now. Thanks

  5. Ronin Vladiamhe

    Are there tools (addon) like this one can incorporate into a calendar/time program (Outlook)?

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