Email inboxes can be a major source of anxiety thanks to seemingly endless amounts of spam, newsletters, and subscriptions flooding them daily. Wish you could take back control of your inbox and declutter it without having to sacrifice your privacy? Then get yourself acquainted with this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, LeaveMeAlone.xyz.
LeaveMeAlone.xyz was founded by Danielle Johnson and James Ivings, two self described “digital nomads” with a passion for creating new and useful tech. Their software company Squarecat is replete with innovative apps and services they’ve developed, and LeaveMeAlone.xyz is among their most popular creations. What gave them the idea for LeaveMeAlone.xyz? We’ll let Danielle explain:
“James and I find managing emails a huge drain on time and productivity. Spam emails plagued us daily and we wanted a service which would show all of the email lists we were subscribed to and allow us to unsubscribe easily. We found a few services that would help us for free, but that’s because they make their money by selling all of your data for marketing purposes.
Faced with the dilemma of a messy inbox or all of our data being exploited, we decided to build Leave Me Alone – a privacy focused email unsubscription service. Our main goal is to help as many people as we can to take back control of their inboxes, and hopefully give themselves more time and improve productivity, without having to compromise on their privacy.”
With it’s high usabiliity, low cost, and complete privacy guarantee, it’s not surprising to find that Danielle and James have already met that goal. LeaveMeAlone.xyz has received rave reviews on ProductHunt and Twitter, with users praising the service and recommending it for anyone who deals with inbox clutter.
When asked what the future holds for LeaveMeAlone.xyz, Danielle says “We have plans to support more mail providers than just Gmail, including Proton Mail and Hotmail/Outlook. The next step for growth is to encourage adoption by companies. We intend to implement an enterprise subscription service which would help allow employees to purge their spam emails as often as they like.”
The Leave Me Alone creators also made a wise decision when it came to choosing a domain for their popular services. As Danielle explains, “The .xyz domain is particularly popular within the indie maker community right now. The low price tag allows for an idea to be validated and prototyped in an affordable way.”
Danielle and James count on .xyz as the platform to help their idea reach a global audience, and their product is making a major positive impact by targeting one of life’s biggest and often most overlooked headaches. Keep an eye out for Danielle and James, as they are no strangers to using .xyz domains and will almost certainly be popping up in a future #WebsiteWednesday soon!