The other day I was on the site momversation.com and Digitwirl did a video about saying goodbye to junk mail. She introduced an app called Paper Karma. It was so neat that I just had to run over to the app store and download it and give it a try myself.
I have an iPhone so the app was pretty straight forward to download. There is no iPad version as of yet so you will have to look in the iPhone section. Don’t worry if you don’t have an iPhone because this app is available for Android and Windows Phone too!
Now back to the app. After I downloaded the app I started it up and was met with a welcome screen. From there I was asked to login with Facebook or signup. I didn’t want to login with my Facebook account so I just signed up with my email address right there and hit the join button.
The next screen asked for my address but it did something pretty neat. It asked if I would like for it to find me via GPS so that I wouldn’t have to enter the information in. So I said what the heck and let it find me. It took only a few seconds and it had me pinpointed to my exact address. Amazing! Some of those GPS locators just locate you to the street but not your actual address.
After that information was saved then I was taken to a welcome screen where it gives you a quick tutorial of how the app works. Then you are off to the races.
I just grabbed a piece of junk mail that I had received and took a photo of it and that was it. The nice thing about this app is it didn’t save the photo to my phone. It stores the photo on their server.
After you take the photo you just wait. You can go to the status center right in the app to see the status of your request. Whether it is pending or complete or whatever. I will let you know if I start to see any decrease in junk mail.
If you want to decrease the amount of junk mail in your mailbox then go ahead and download the Paper Karma app. You have nothing to lose and its FREE. The app is available for iPhone, Android and Windows phone users so you have no excuses why you can’t just try it out.
If you would like more information just go to their website at www.paperkarma.com and check out their blog. You can also see a hands-on demonstration by Digitwirl at Momversation .com to see just how easy it is to use.
Unitl next time…
Update: I received a email after about 2 hours that said they were successful in contacting the two places that I had sent them. Now that is fast! I have high hopes for this one.
Latest Update 3/18/13: It has been some months since I first started using Paper Karma and I must say that I have not received much junk mail at all. I certainly have not received any mail from those companies that I set up at first. I now get only the mail that I have asked for. You can’t go wrong with this app. I would grab it now if you want to cut down your junk mail. I still get email status updates from Paper Karma letting me know if any other companies have been trying to contact me. I love this app!