I love email. It's the only way I remember the stuff I like, exists. So I happily subscribe to everything I want to keep up on and err on the side of letting services set me up with their default subscription. This behavior also means I find myself needing to adjust said default email subscriptions once I see the value or lack of value being provided.
Today I was blown away by the way My Shoebox handles this use case. I've never seen this done is such an elegant and respectful way. I hope the designer or marketer who did this will raise their hand and take a bow.
I was getting daily emails and it was too much for me. I like the trip down memory lane but having it everyday really took the special out of it.
So I scroll to the bottom and suspect I will have to click an edit preferences link, go to the site, log in, then select my subscription preferences. This or just unsubscribe from it all together.
They gave me a one-click option to change my settings and it was actually ONE CLICK!
See ^^^^^^ So brilliant. So good.
Go try out their photo back up service. It's excellent too! My Shoebox
This is a design pattern that makes me smile every time I see it and then wonder why everyone doesn't do it.
There's still quite a gap between our desktop and mobile life. I find myself doing so many frustrating little hacks to connect the two worlds. There are a lot of solutions for little bits of the problem but so far I find them cumbersome and hard to remember to use. If you have favorite hacks or products to ease this pain I would love to hear them.
Anyway….enter phone number to get a text, to download on your phone. La la love. This one is as lovely as right clicking a logo and getting an option to download hi res versions of the logo (I learned about this from the book Microinteractions) Makes business sense too right? The point is to get downloads right?