Awesome way to permanently recycle I absolutely love this idea. So far, every single piece of unwanted mail that I have snapped a picture of and sent to the PaperKarma team has been processed, removing me from the mailing list. Sometimes you have to be creative, but as long as the picture contains the sender's name, and your name and address, your picture will be accepted. Thank you for the creativity and ease of this application.
Only works if companies honor it. The app looks great and is easy to use. However -out of the 13 companies that I submitted to PK ( ten that actually went thru) the vast majority still send me mail. I have waited 2-3 months for it to stop, but it continues. In some cases they still send it but put "current resident" instead of my name. Grr. This is no fault of Paper Karma, but understand that your mileage may vary.
Works! First, you have to give out time to work and success rate is only about 90%. Easy to use. Have been using for 6 months now. At first, I was sending 3 to 5 per day. Now, I'm sending 1 or 2 a week. Anything related to the government cannot be unsubscribed, i.e. USAA. I have recommended to many people. Love that the junk mail is decreasing. Love it more because it's free. I don't know if it's saving very many trees, but many drops of water in the bucket will eventually fill it.
GENERALLY works I've found it useful -- when it works. When it doesn't, such as when it took my home city and assumed I was getting mail from a museum with a similar name, it's nightmarish to correct. There's no way on the app and the PK team is unresponsive so far to multiple request (6 months and counting). Use with skepticism.
So Easy I love this app! It's simple and effective. I've had it since March, and am seeing a significant drop in unwanted catalogs and adverts. It is more effective with national retailers than local or regional mailers, but I think that has to do with lack of response from the organizations. Now that the holiday season is here, my PK will get a workout and, hopefully, next year will see a lot less paper in my mailbox.
Wonderful idea unfortunately does not work A careful review of all my submissions to Paper Karma has shown not one solicitation was stopped. I understand how tenacious mailers can be. All this did document how long I have been trying to stop the mail. But unsuccesfully in every single attempt.
* Removes scanning screen so we don't block you from uploading immediately after taking a photo.
* Fixes some out-of-memory camera crashes.
PaperKarma now sports an updated look and new features to make managing your mail even easier:
* Identify some mail immediately!
* Add addresses via GPS! No more clunky typing - if you choose, we'll locate you and fill the form out for you.
* Holo-themed UI to maintain the latest Android look and feel.