Send private info that self-destructs? Sign me up. Anything that makes me feel like a super secret agent is tops in my book. OneShar.es lets you indulge your inner Inspector Gadget and send an encrypted message (via a link) that disappears after the recipient reads it.
And, you guessed it, it’s extremely easy to use.
How does it work?
- Click the “create one now” blue button. (Or just visit the “create” page.)
- Type or paste something private.
- Receive a unique URL that you can share in email, instant message, Twitter DM, etc…
- Once the recipient clicks on the link the information is no longer accessible. Your encrypted message is deleted from our system. (Find out how, here.)
I tested it with both my desktop and iPhone and it worked perfectly each time. For one scenario, I used my husband’s ancient HTC Snap (that he affectionately calls his Blackberry). I sent the message via my desktop to his email. It arrived in his inbox almost immediately. Once he clicked on the link, it required a bit of scrolling on the mobile browser, but anything sent to him via email on that phone requires it. If it worked on his phone, it should work on any smartphone with internet access.
Why might you need OneShar.es? How about for:
- Usernames, passwords, PIN numbers, etc… Ever need to send these to co-workers when you’re on the go? Never worry about it getting into the wrong hands again.
- Drafts or proofs of a project. Maybe you don’t want the client to save the uncompleted version and just need a quick review.
- Embargo. Have a story that isn’t quite ready for the masses? Use a one and done approach.
- Create a sense of urgency or exclusivity. If you have a message that needs an interesting way to reach your customer/viewer, send and let people know they can only view it ONE time.
We (should) all know that NOTHING sent or posted on the web is 100 percent safe from prying eyes, but OneShar.es sure makes it a bit safer.
Have a question? Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download for iPhone.
Download for Android.
FUN INSPECTOR GADGET FACT from wileyk209zback: We all remember how Inspector Gadget would get an exploding message from his boss Chief Quimby at the beginning of most episodes, right? Well, in the first season in order to save money on animation, they often recycled the same clip of Gadget reading the message, beginning with “The Pharaoh.”