Originally Posted by Brocke
what does the avast account do in the UI? or really whats it for for that matter
The new avast account is a new feature that allows you to view/control (and in a limited way, also manage) all the avast installations you have made (either on your computers, or your friends' and relatives' ones). This is done through a new web-based console/dashboard.
The soon-to-be-updated avast for Mac and avast for Android also support this, so that you have a centralized view of all your avast-protected devices.
The functionality is still not enabled in the current beta - but it will be in the next beta refresh.