Hey IH, it's been a while since I last posted an update about Leave Me Alone. We've all had a pretty crazy year and I kind of dropped off social media for most of the summer. Sorry about that! However, James and I were still working hard on Leave Me Alone and last month we released our new homepage with a brand new look and improved on-boarding flow!
We felt like it was time for Leave Me Alone to have a slightly more professional feel but we still wanted it to be fun and friendly at the same time. To us, this meant getting rid of the emoji logo, designing most of our own illustrations with a fun twist, removing nearly all of the emojis from our landing page, and sharing more social proof.
Our new logo is still an envelope but the emoji is gone! It feels good to have a real logo for Leave Me Alone after 2 years :)
We kept it fun and friendly by using the Kawaii style in our illustrations (aka all of our illustrations have cute faces ^_^) and choosing a header/accent font that was a little swirly and different!
The color scheme is the same with a couple of little tweaks; we changed our button colors from bright/angry red to a more friendly/happy yellow, and changed our border colors from red or pink to a softer grey.
James in particular worked really hard designing all of our new illustrations and we are both so happy with the result! I think it really brings the product together.
I mean how cute are our trees!?!
We also completely overhauled our on-boarding process to make some of our more complicated flows (like connecting Gmail accounts) much easier to follow.
The main things that we have changed are:
We created an intelligent account connection process that removes almost all of the manual process of connecting most accounts. You just enter your email address and password and we select the settings you need to connect. This replaces the old process of selecting the account type (e.g. Yahoo) and having to find and enter the host and port which are nearly always the same.
Connecting a Gmail account to Leave Me Alone is pretty simple but it has 3 steps you need to follow. We were seeing quite a lot of users signing up with Gmail but never completing on-boarding because this process was too complicated. We now have instructions with screenshots and arrows to guide you through each step, and an "ask for help" button always visible to chat with us if you get stuck.
We can now move your unsubscribed emails to a folder! This is something our customers have been asking about for a while and it's finally here! If you want to enable this you can do during the on-boarding process.
At the moment this is only available to new Leave Me Alone accounts but we're working on making it available to everyone soon (super sorry about this please bear with us!). And we are adding a way to move all of your previously unsubscribed mail to a folder so that you can go into your mailbox, select all, and delete forever if you wish!
Ok so we're up-to-date now! We're currently working on another big asked-for feature: ROLLUPS! Yep that's right, Rollups are coming to Leave Me Alone!
Rollups lets you bundle all of your mailing lists into one email sent weekly to minimise your distractions. You can create multiple Rollups for different types of mailing lists and you can choose when you receive your digest email.
It's still a work in progress but here's a sneak peak at how it's coming along...
We are hoping to have Rollups ready for our first beta test before Christmas 😱 so if you'd like to help us test please let me know!!
If you'd like to know when Rollups are ready you can add your email to this Airtable here and we'll email you when Rollups go live!
Stay safe y'all :)