For quite a while at each one of my seminars I’ve talked about of getting rid of junk mail. In addition to registering with the DMA (Direct Marketing Association) I’ve passed on several other sources that help to stem the tide of unwanted paper passing through the front door. Anyhow, the whole process is a lot of work.
Now the job is much easier. Paper Karma is a free app for iPhones, Andorid and Windows Phones. Just snap a picture of the piece of mail and with a few clicks you unscribe to whatever it is. Granted, this is a piecemeal way to do it – but it doesn’t require a large block of time and you can be selective about what you want and don’t want.
Speaking of apps, another good one is Apps Gone Free. Every day you get a list of apps that have gone free. Sometimes they’re free for only 24 hours (or a limited time). Sometimes, they’ve gone free for good.
One question I field frequently is how to keep track of passwords. We know that not only should we have multiple, complicated passwords, but that we should change them frequently. Anyhow, there are apps for that, too. You can do a search for ‘password manager’ or use something called Last Pass. Old school alert: Just have a hard copy list of sites and their corresponding passwords stored securely somewhere. An A to Z address book makes it easy to look up needed info.
Artkive.com – check it out. Great way to take care of all the papers the kids bring home from school. Save, store and publish their treasures. When they say that there’s an app for everything, it’s true!
I remember when Steve Jobs died. There was a cartoon published showing him standing at the Pearly Gates and St. Peter was going through a huge book evidently looking for Steve Jobs’ name. Anyhow, he told Peter, “There’s an app for that!”