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Take control of your unwanted paper mail and help save the Earth! As seen on TechCrunch, AllThingsD, LifeHacker, GeekWire, NBC, CBS, and the App Store's "Best of 2012"! Just snap a photo to stop:
■ Coupon Books
■ Credit Card Offers
■ White and Yellow Pages
■ If you can take a picture of it, PaperKarma will try to stop it!
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PaperKarma is the easiest way to cut your paper waste — by taking photos! Simply pull out your phone and snap photos of the offending mail. PaperKarma will figure out what it is and how to stop it.
- If a company is sending you unwanted mail, we'll find them and remove your name/address from their mailing list.
- It's dead simple to use — just take a photo, tap "Unsubscribe," and you're set!
- Track the mail you've submitted, and watch as PaperKarma identifies and eliminates it.
- Learn what information PaperKarma finds about the senders.
- Watch as your paper waste goes down month by month.
How does it work?
Our system is simple. We've built a massive database of company information. When we identify your photo, we use this information to instantly submit a request on your behalf. If we don't know about the company already, our database discovers what we need to know automatically.
What's New in Version 1.2.1
WHAT'S NEW IN THIS VERSION:
- Bug fixes and minor updates
I Am Suspicious
Two things make me wonder about the effectiveness and true nature of this product:
(1) All of the rave reviews below came out within TWO WEEKS of this app being released, including EIGHT of them within ONE WEEK, and FOUR of them on the VERY DAY it came out. How could anyone know if the app is effective in stopping junk mail when a specific company's advert mail doesn't come out nearly that frequently. More likely, all those rave reviews came from insiders like the two guys from Readabl and their friends. Possibly they had been beta testing it, but I doubt it was a random test sample.
(2) It's well & good if they do indeed have contact info for all the various junk mail purveyors & will send them an "unsubscribe" on your behalf, but here's an important question: Are the junk mailers actually required to honor an unsubscribe request made by a proxy on your behalf? The "one-week-later" blog entry shows examples from highly visible & reputable companies that would respond to such requests in the interest of their reputations, but what about the majority of junk mailers you've never heard of? Legally speaking, can't they just ignore an unsubscribe demand that doesn't come directly from you?
I hope I am offbase and that this app really does do all it claims, but it'll take some time & real public testimony before I really feel good about it.
Seems to work well!
I've had great success with this app. I think you have to be very precise with the address—it really should match what's on the mailer.
Two minor things: no in-app photo cropping, so you may want to take photos of any business-size envelopes in advance and crop out your desk surface/background. Also, there doesn't seem to be a way to remove or edit addresses you've entered already.
All in all, though, I've found it very useful.
I love this App! I makes it so easy to get junk mail to stop. I used to call each company personally and request them to stop mailing junk to me. Sometimes to be told they couldn't! What a waste of time and energy! Paper Karma seems to already have a rapport established with most of the companies. Wish it could cover more of the items addressed to "current resident" or " our neighbors". Maybe one day we can stop this useless waste of natural resources!
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Jun 11, 2014
- Version: 1.2.1
- Size: 11.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: REPUTATION.COM, Inc.
- © 2014 Reputation.com
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.