Help with Logging In

You can log into Minimal one of two ways:

  1. Through your favorite existing account on Google, LinkedIn, or Twitter, or
  2. With your email address and a new password.

The benefit of logging in with Google, LinkedIn, or Twitter is that you don't have to remember yet-another-password. It's more convenient too, because it often only takes one click to log back in again later. Twitter, for example, will remember that you already logged in with Minimal when you return, and will let you right back in.

The only thing we get back from Google/LinkedIn/Twitter when you log in is your email, name, and profile picture. We use your email address to automatically set up your account.

Logging in with Google, LinkedIn, or Twitter

To log in with either Google, LinkedIn, or Twitter, simply click on the appropriate button at the top of the login page. You will be taken to their website to enter your password for that site, and then sent back to Minimal once you have logged in there. Their job is to confirm you are who you say you are. Once you do, they send us a message to confirm that you have given us permission to log you in, and you're all set!

In most cases, it takes just a click or two.

Logging in with an email address

If you don't want to log in with Google, Twitter, or LinkedIn, you can still log in the traditional way: email and password.

After you log in

If you have not already confirmed your email address, you will see a banner at the top of your screen that reminds you to check your email (and a link to request a new email if you didn't get one).

If you have already confirmed your email address, but have not yet finished signing up for a trial or subscription, you will see a page that allows you to pick which type of free 14-day trial you want (based on a monthly subscription, or an annual subscription).

If you have already confirmed your email address and signed up for a trial (or subscription), then you should be all set and can start writing!

If you have forgotten your password

You can request a password-reset link here. After entering your email, you will be sent a link that will allow you to choose a new password.

If you don't receive your password reset email:

  1. Check your email spam folder. Sometimes email providers get a little too aggressive with what they consider spam, which is mostly out of our control. If your message ended up there, be sure to mark it as "not spam" so you'll get future messages.
  2. If you still don't see your password reset email, you can request that we send it again.
  3. If you still didn't get the password reset email, please contact us and we'll look into it immediately and help you out.

If your account is locked from too many failed logins

For your security, and in order to prevent hackers and spammers from accessing your account, it may become locked if you or someone else enters the wrong password too many times in a row.

If this happens, you will receive an email with instructions on how to unlock your account. If your account is locked and you can't find that email, you can request a new copy.

If you don't receive your account unlock email:

  1. Check your email spam folder. Sometimes email providers get a little too aggressive with what they consider spam, which is mostly out of our control. If your message ended up there, be sure to mark it as "not spam" so you'll get future messages.
  2. If you still don't see your unlock account email, you can request that we send it again.
  3. If you still didn't get the email, please contact us and we'll look into it immediately and help you out.