Oneshar.es: For those messages that need to stay secret
There are some things that you just don't want to send through regular email: your credit card number, your Social Security Number (if you live in the USA), and other messages that you really don't want anyone else to read. A new service and accompanying iPhone app, OneShar.es (US$0.99) provides a way to send encrypted top-secret information.
Using the OneShar.es service is simple: you either go to the website or fire up the app, type in your message of up to 1000 characters, and a one-time URL is created. You send that URL to your recipient, and once they read the message, it can never be retrieved again. HTTPS encryption is used between the OneShar.es servers and the app (or your web browser) to keep your message encrypted in transit.
OneShar.es says that "No service is 100% secure. However, we do take security extremely seriously." They also admit that Google Analytics is used on their site for web analytics, but "we, unfortunately, do not know who you are although we bet our users are rather great people."
It's an interesting service and at $0.99 for the iPhone app (free to use in a browser), it's worth a try if you occasionally need to send sensitive information.
[Via One Thing Well]
Subscribe to Newsletter
Software Updatesmore updates
- Readdle rolls out PDF Expert 5: iCloud support, shared folder with Documents by Readdle
- FlightTrack 5: new look and features just in time for holiday travel
- HBO Go for iOS update adds Google Chromecast support
- Haiku Deck updates iPad app, launches web-based cloud version
- Weather Underground iPhone app gets crowdsourced weather, iOS 7 style
- Apple updates iMovie, adds support for older Macs