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23 Secure Communication Tools

From Secretive Texting Apps to Ephemeral Email Extensions

— December 10, 2015 — Tech
Rather than taking to the world wide web to share ideas, opinions or casual conversations, many savvy consumers are seeking alternatives for secure communication. One major drawback to the Internet is that it can be extremely difficult to erase content, especially when sharing has been accelerated by social media. As a way to ensure that one's digital identity is not permanently marred by something negative, many consumers are opting for communication tools that boast ephemeral or encryption features.

Taking inspiration from the popular qualities of Snapchat, a number of apps and services have been created to facilitate the safe sharing of text, images, videos or other content. In the case of a Google Chrome plugin called 'Dmail,' users are able to send encrypted self-destructing messages that can be revoked at any time. While there are a number of applications that work in this way, some are more covert about their approaches to privacy. For instance, 'Kibo' is an app that hides private information in plain sight, concealing true messages under the disguise of false ones.

In an age where one's online identity is easily searched by prospective employers, spouses or anyone with web access, tools for managing one's personal identity are more valuable than ever.
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Encrypted Communication Apps
Encrypted Communication Apps
Signal For Android Keeps Prying Eyes Away From Your Business
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Encrypted Messaging Apps
Encrypted Messaging Apps
This New Feature Allows Users to Send Private Texts on Line Messaging
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Simplified Ephemeral Messengers
Simplified Ephemeral Messengers
The QUICKIE Disappearing Messages App is Less Complicated to Use
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20
Secretive Texting Apps
Secretive Texting Apps
The 'Threema' App Encrypts Text Messages for the Ultimate Form of Privacy
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Sobriety-Aiding Apps
Sobriety-Aiding Apps
This Sober App Acts as a Virtual Alcoholics Anonymous Group
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18
Mobile Encryption Apps
Mobile Encryption Apps
This T-Systems App Protects Cell Phone Calls and Text Messages
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Ephemeral Email Extensions
Ephemeral Email Extensions
This Chrome Plugin Offers Self-Destructing Email for Sensitive Content
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16
Message-Concealing Apps
Message-Concealing Apps
This Mobile Application Helps Users Hide Private Information
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15
Dynamic Parking Prediction Systems
Dynamic Parking Prediction Systems
This BMW System Helps You Find Available Street Parking
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Kid-Safe Messengers
Kid-Safe Messengers
Roo Kids is a Secure Chat App for Children
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Text-Based Therapy Services
Text-Based Therapy Services
This Service Helps People in Distress Without Actually Talking to Them
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On-Demand Realtor Apps
On-Demand Realtor Apps
This App Helps Connect Buyers with Real Estate Agents Anywhere in the World
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11
Encrypted Social Apps
Encrypted Social Apps
'Minds' is a Secure Social Network That Puts Privacy at the Forefront
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Photo Tag Apps
Photo Tag Apps
Sendish Lets You See How Far Your Photography Travels the World
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Anonymous Photo-Sharing Apps
Anonymous Photo-Sharing Apps
The Rol App Lets You Send Photos to 3 Strangers from Around the World
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8
Positive Polling Apps
Positive Polling Apps
The Honestly App Anonymously Surveys Your Friends
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Anonymous Office Communication Apps
Anonymous Office Communication Apps
This System Enables Employees to Make Workplace Suggestions
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Workplace Messaging Apps
Workplace Messaging Apps
The Memo App Serves as a Forum for Anonymous Workplace Chats
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Simplistic Sharing Apps
Simplistic Sharing Apps
The Viggo App Lets You Throw Content to Share With Everyone in the Area
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Revolutionary Live Streaming Apps
Revolutionary Live Streaming Apps
The Periscope App Lets You Stream Video To Your Followers
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3
Anonymous Confession Screens
Anonymous Confession Screens
The 'Waiting Wall' Reveals Emotional Confessions in a Bus Station
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2
Anonymous Dermatology Apps
Anonymous Dermatology Apps
First Derm Offers Professional Medical Advice On Demand
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Anonymous Proximity Messengers
Anonymous Proximity Messengers
Anonymous Messaging App Nod Wants You To Text Strangers Nearby
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