Your iPhone and iPad are great paper replacements, but they couldn’t actively stop it. Until now: PaperKarma is an iPhone app which lets you stop paper junk mail, just by snapping a photo of it.
PaperKarma takes an annoying, tedious task and automates it for you. Next time a piece of dead-tree spam drops onto your doormat, snap a photo and let the app go to work. It processes the image, extracting text and working out where the catalog, magazine, coupon book or even White or Yellow pages came from.
It will then communicate with the company responsible on your behalf and have you removed from their mailing list. You can make it work better by ensuring things like the company name and return address are in the photo.
It even keeps track of progress and presents the status to you from within the app, and gives you information about the company responsible.
It’s a fantastic idea, and the app itself is very slick. I can’t see any reason not to use it, unless you really hate trees, or have a thing for your mailman. PaperKarma is free, and available now in the U.S App Store.
- Via TechCrunch