With the popularity of a service and an api come third party services that either use the service's authorization system or add functionality to the service. A prime example is Facebook. Sites on the Internet may allow you to log in to the service with your Facebook credentials. This is useful as users do not have to register yet another account before they can use the service. It does however mean that users need to authorize those apps to use that data.
And with multiple popular services doing this, it may quickly become a control issue. It is not that sites like Facebook or Twitter are hiding the pages where apps that have been authorized in the past are listed, but it still requires the user to know that a page for managing app permission exists.
My Permissions is a free web service that offers two core features. It first links directly to the app permission management pages on eight social networking sites. Included by the service are Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Linkedin, Dropbox, Instragram and Flickr.
A click on a button opens the app settings control panel of the selected service in a new tab. You may be asked to log in first before you can manage app permissions. If you are already signed in, you can edit or remove app permissions right away. It usually takes a single click to remove an application from the list of connected apps.
You can naturally bookmark the links right away to open the app permission pages right away without having to visit the My Permissions page first.
The developers have created an ifttt recipe that reminds users once per month to check app permissions on social networking sites that they use.
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