TL;DR – https://www.slimboxapp.com/privacy-policy (seriously, it's actually an enjoyable read in plain English)
1. Slimbox is verified to be in strict compliance with Google's User Data Policy
- Edison and other apps are literally what caused Google to change their Gmail user data policy. This means that the use of user data is limited in ways that does not allow monetization. See the Limited Use section here to get a sense of how strict everything is now: https://developers.google.com/terms/api-services-user-data-p...
2. Slimbox is NOT in the data business
- Our business model is a simple subscription service ($1 per month). Slimbox does not monetize user data in any way and does not allow ads of any kind. Even before Google's policy revisions, we were focused on delivering a service that we would want to use: one that doesn't operate on a surveillance capitalism business model.
3. Slimbox requires the absolute minimal data to operate
- When you sign in with Google, Slimbox gets your name and email address to send your daily summary and log you in to the app (where you can manage your senders, set your timezone, etc). The only other information stored in our database (encrypted) is a list of clutter email senders - this is essentially a list of filters that Slimbox has created for you in a single click. This information never leaves the database, and is strictly limited in access.
4. Slimbox does not have the capability to access the content of your email.
- Slimbox never stores or takes possession of your emails on our servers to operate. This keeps user cost as low as possible, ensures there is never a data-leak from our side, and also means that if Slimbox is down for any reason, you continue to have access to your email as you would normally.
Love the simplicity and that you priced it reasonably as opposed to everyone else who seemingly goes 5/m or 9/m .
I’m working on an inbox service that makes it easy to have integrations (think Slack superpowers). Would love to see how we could integrate Slimbox and offer it to our users.
Because Slimbox is a relatively simple application, we came in under $50k, but laying out 5-figures pre-revenue was a tough pill to swallow. It's certainly a great test of how much you believe in what you're making – we were fortunate to have strong validation from early testers.
The founder of a tool called GMass documented an experience of the verification process that felt similar to ours that you might find useful: https://www.gmass.co/blog/live-updates-google-oauth-verifica...
Feel free to reach out as you make progress on your inbox service.