5 Self-Destructing Apps to Send Secure Messages or Stay Organized

MakeUseOf | 2/12/2019 | Mihir Patkar
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The threat to your privacy looms large. Beyond encryption, if you want to ensure your data isn’t stored anywhere, use these self-destructing apps to send sensitive information.

Even if you use the most secure apps, there is a chance someone might get sensitive or personal data at a later date because it was stored somewhere. If you want to send something without it being stored forever, try these self-destructing apps that blow up the message, once and for all. Of course, if you use Gmail, you can already send self-destructing emails with Confidential Mode, one of the best new Gmail features.

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These apps have different uses. Some let you send a single message or even a message on Slack. Others use self-destruction to keep your system lean and make you productive. Pick what you need.

SafeNote is the new kid on the block for self-destructing apps, and it’s already doing everything right. Like all the other apps, it encrypts any note you write, or any file you upload. Then it creates a link, which you can share with the recipient.

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What makes it better is that SafeNote lets you set when and how the link self-destructs. You can either set a time period (from one hour to one month) or use the option to delete the note immediately after it is read the first time. The latter is useful for one-on-one communication, while the time limit lets you share it with multiple users.

You can password-protect the link too. And you can choose to be notified when anyone opens the link, or when the note is destroyed. It’s a simple, easy-to-use app that does...
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