How often have you though “I wish there was one centralized place I could go to delete all the online services I no longer want”? I sure have. Or maybe you’ve tried to find a way but the link or process is so well hidden that you gave up. Then as I’m reading some news this morning I find an article that mentioned a website that does just what we need; JustDelete.me
The concept is a simple one yet noone has though of actually building it until now. “JustDelete.me aims to be a directory of urls to enable you to easily delete your account from web services.” Yup, that’s it and that’s all we want. All services are color coded:
- Green: Simple process
- Yellow: Some extra steps involved
- Red: Cannot be fully deleted without contacting customer services
- Black: Cannot be deleted
Accounts you have to services you no longer use or maybe even forgot about (really, who remembers MySpace?) can be a potential security and privacy hazard. Delete unused accounts, next time LinkedIn or Pinterest gets hacked your user information won’t be amongst the spoils. If you have banned Google from your home you may see mixed results with the search field, ‘fonts.googleapis.com’ is contacted and if blocked the field may not load or disappears when the page is refreshed. Use your browser’s search feature instead if you experience this, just as easy. So, go have a look and try it. Don’t forget to bookmark the page, more services are added over time (a bunch were added as I wrote this) so it’s definitely a good resource. Have a site that’s not listed? Robb Lewis, who developer of the site with the help of Ed Poole, will gladly take your suggestions.