Messieh highlights the following four services to help you regain control of your online life:
Tidy up your email notifications in one minute with this free service! Click here to learn more.
Avi Charkham, the Founder of MyPermissions, explains it best: "Privacy is no longer about protecting your personal computer! It's about controlling who has permissions to access your personal information on the web." Every time you sign up with websites and apps, you are allowing "them permissions to access your personal info." While it's remarkably easy to share your permissions (most often without even realizing it), removing access to your permissions can actually be quite difficult.
This is where MyPermissions comes in! As Messieh explains, "you can use the service to figure out which third party services have access to your social media accounts." Click here to learn more.
*Please note: This is not a free service!
Now here is an excellent free service for managing your out of control inbox! As Messieh points out, Unroll.me makes it especially easy to "unsubscribe from" all those unread newsletters by pooling them all together "in one place." Click here to learn more.
*Please note: According to Messieh, "At the moment, Unroll.me only works with Gmail and Google Apps email accounts." Also, you must "grant it access to your email account", but as Messieh points out, "...with a service like MyPermissions, it's easy to simply revoke access..." later.
Rescue yourself from the pitfalls of online time wasters! RescueTime tracks your virtual time and allows you to graph your online efficiency. Available for both Windows and Mac, RescueTime offers both a free service, as well as a paid option with extra features. Click here to learn more.
-Kerry Vash, Online Librarian, Blog Co-editor -