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Showing posts with label Free Apps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Free Apps. Show all posts

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Use Air gestures to answer calls on any Android phone

Samsung Galaxy S4 users have something called Air Gestures  -- they can use it to answer calls by a simple wave of the hand in the air. Users of other Android phones who'd like to get have this feature can do so now through an Android App called Air-CallAccept. There are two versions of the App. The free version allows users to accept calls using an air gesture like a wave of the hand in the air. Or putting the handset to their face. The paid version of the app lets users use gestures to even reject calls and send canned SMS when they reject a call.

How to use Air gestures to answer calls on your Android phone
All you need to do is download the app and install it and it's ready to go.

Use Air Gestures on any Android phoneAir gestures are the new thing for SmartPhones and a lot of phone makers are starting to offer air gestures to answer and reject calls. So if you want this new feature on your Android phone. Please find the links below.

Air-CallAccept free version
Air-CallAccept Paid version ($2.99) via XDA

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Get the new YouTube App for iOS 6 and iPhone 5 [How-to]


YouTube App for iOS 6

Pre-orders of the iPhone 5 have already sold out and the iOS 6 is just days away from landing on people's phones. One thing that the new iPhone and iOS will not come with is the stock YouTube app. There are many reasons for this and the main one being the fierce competition between Google and Apple - a number of lawsuits persist between the two companies. Apple did announce that YouTube will come out with its own standalone app -- that is just what happened. Just days ahead of the release of iOS 6 YouTube launched its new stand-alone app in the app in the app store. The older stock version of YouTube available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod is something most users are familiar with. The new app however has added features and capabilities that make using it all the more better. 

Improved features found on the new YouTube app for iOS.
You can now browse channels you have subscribed to by swiping right from the left side of the screen.
New options for sharing videos with your Facebook and Google+ friends.
The search bar now comes with auto-suggestions and voice-search option.
Once you log-in using the pop-up screen you can design your YouTube homepage to display options that you want.
Subscribe button available below each video
You can play video both in-play and full-screen mode.
Get the new YouTube app for iOS here





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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CircleMe gets 'Plant Guides' to help you discover more




CircleMe the iPhone app people use to plant virtual plants in locations they like now gets an added feature 'Plant Guides'. The way to plant on the app is that once you find something you link you can leave a virtual plant for other users to find and water. By water we mean add stuff to and help it grow. So users can plant a movie, a song, an actor whatever you can think of. These plants are left with messages that other users can then pickup and enjoy. So when you go to a new place you can check out all the plants and see what other people are saying about them and other fascinating facts left by other users. This ability to geo-tag locations and share with everyone or only people form your trusted network is an opportunity to discover new places whenever you walk by.

Plant Guides - the newest feature from the app are plant guides provided by select partners. These selected partners will curate and display plant guides that are really interesting and worth discovering. The first partnership is with Cibando  - The Cibando Plant Guide. Offering plant guides to the tastiest places to eat in Italy. So if you're roaming around in Italy and not sure where to have lunch, check out this plant guide. There are two other partners that offer plant guides - 1. The Art-masterpieces Collection and 2. The Boutique Plant Guide. The former offering the most famous works of art to be found around the world and the latter a guide to some of the most famous boutiques around the world.

How to find 'Plant Guides' in CircleMe's iPhone app.
1. From the menu button navigate to 'Brand new plants page'.
2. beside 'Near You' it the 'Plants Guides button' - click it to see the three new guides.

CircleMe for iPhone and iPad. Check out their blog to learn more.





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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How to send Skype pictures on iPad, iPhone Apps



Skype one of the most used apps both on the web and SmartPhones have updated their app. This was one of the most requested and missing features on the Skype App for iPhone, iPad and iPod. With Skype version 4.1 you can now send photos using your iPhone or iPad - with no size limitation on your photo. You can send and share photos already available on your phone or click a new one and share with all your Skype friends and contacts. The new feature is called: Photo Sharing for iOS. This also allows you to send large files and photos to friends without having to pay expensive MMS charges. This also bypasses the Email size of photos you can send, something that is imposed by email service providers. How to send Skype pictures on iPad, iPhone Apps.

How to send photos on Skype for iOS

How to share photos using Skype for iPhone or iPad.
1. You need to update the App to the latest version available for the iPhone or iPad.
2. Tap on the name of a contact yo want to share a photo with. Make sure the contact is setup for Instant Messaging (IM)
3. Tap on the send photo button to choose from a photo already available or snap a  new one.
4. Compose your message and then click on the send button
5. You photo is sent if the person is online if not the photo gets sent once that person login to Skype. Your contacts can also send you photos in return

Another notable enhancement is that the new Skype for iOS is less of a drain on your battery. So you now log-in to Skype and keep it turned on for as long as you like.


Get Skype for iOS version 4.1 now




 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

RealPlayer for Android now available





RealPlayer for Android App
A screenshot of the App

RealPlayer the music player for desktop PCs that we have been familiar with but no more regarded as one of the premier media players on the internet - have decided to do something about it. They have targeted mobile devices and plan to once more reclaim the title of premier music player on mobile devices, SmartPhones and Tablets. There have been a huge features announcement and the app which till now was in Beta, is now ready for download as a full-fledged app. To start with the app is multilingual and supports 9 languages; supports multiple file formats, play music and videos and can be used to browse photos.

Among the other features that are available are voice commands for search, sharing on your favorite social media sites. You can also move the app to your SD card. You can also use the app without unlocking your screen - for easy playing of all your music and video files. The app also promises a fine tuned graphic equalizer which allows you to fine-tune the output sound of the music you're listening to. Another important feature to note is that the developers of the app promise no ad - that's right no advertisements to be show in the app. RealPlayer promises a totally new experience to handle all your media files on your mobile device. Android users can download the app now at the Google Play store. 
Download RealPlayer for Android now







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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pinterest App for Andriod, iPad and iPhone now available





Some of Sociolatte's pins on Pinterest
Some of our pins on Pinterest

Pinterest the darling of the internet in 2012 which has finally opened its doors to everyone (Aug 8), now has an official iOS and Android app. So if you have been waiting for the ability to use Pinterest on your iPhone or Android phone - it is finally here. The wait has been long and it seemed the Pinterest would take forever to open its doors to everyone and not just those with invites. Things have changed however for the startup and they seem to be really opening up with the new Apps and the everyone one is invited for the feast kind of thing.

Pinterest has taken up a lot of time from users especially those who like all those pics pics found on the internet. Companies have also been able to ride the Pinterest wave and gain a lot of traffic from their followers and fans. If you are able to run a successful Pinterest campaign you will be rewarded with a lot of traffic and a lot of word of mouth or should be say pins. Repinning of good stuff is a favourite past-time of many users. Pinterest also received a $100 million round of funding in May and is valued at 1.5 billion. 

Download the Pinterest App for iPhone and iPad here.
Download the Pinterest app for Android phones here





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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Twitter for Nokia now available





Nokia is the most used mobile platform in the world and is now offering a native Twitter experience for all Nokia Series 40 phones. Series 40 is a software and UI platform used in all Nokia mid-level and some luxury phones. It is the most widely used mobile platform in the world with hundreds of millions of devices running on series 40. With the company announcing in 2012 that 1.5 billion S40 devices have been sold worldwide. So if you own a Nokia phone and till now did not have a Twitter native app for your Twitter enjoyment, well here it comes you can head over to the OVI store of Nokia and get the Official Twitter App for your Nokia phone. 


The Official Twitter App for Nokia allows you to read all of your Tweets connect with others and do all the things on Twitter that you normally do on your PC. The Twitter phone experience is something that Nokia phone users were denied till now. Once you land on the App page you can use the Nokia phone selector to see if your device is compatible. So use the link provided below to get Twitter for your Nokia phone now.
Official Twitter app for Nokia Phones



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Thursday, July 19, 2012

How to watch the Olympics London 2012 live on your iPad, iPhone or Android Phone



Now for those of you who travel a lot and are not able to watch the games on your television or PC. There is an app for you - BBC Olympics. Courtesy of the BBC comes an App for your iPhone, iPad or Android based phone to watch the Olympics on the go. The app offers up to 24 live video streams, video highlights of the action including interviews with the athletes.  Something special being offered by the app is an individual page for every athlete participating in the Olympics, a single page for every country and  a single page for every sport. This is a feature that would be a must have for die-hard-fans of each sport being played in the Olympics. So if you want to follow Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps and see if they live up to his reputations. This app will be able to follow all the do, including each event and all interviews. You can also customize the app and add your favorites to the top bar. You can also share all those stories, wins and moments with your pals on all your favorite social networks like Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. So get the app now and prepare to watch live steams of your favorite events from London 2012. 
BBC Olympics App for iPhone and iPad
BBC Olympics App for Android





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Monday, May 21, 2012

My Last Wish the Death Based Social Network



Along came a spider - well not literally but started with that line to set the tone. Talking about death and your last wish can be very enlightening for some people. Although other blogs and websites have written about the creepiness about this new social network, we do not think this is so. With all the hype being built into social media and social networking sites. People constantly complain about the need for more serious stuff to be shared online. Well, here you have it, especially if you are one of those people who always want to talk serious stuff this might be a nice getaway for people to discuss the actual reality of life. Maybe inspiring some to go for a dream they might have had their whole life but never had the guts to just do it. Death always brings with it a shock and shakes people a little. It is also the one thing that can truly inspire. Steve Jobs now famous quote from the 2005 Stanford Commencement Address where he says that every morning he looks in the mirror and asks himself, 'If today was the last day of my life, would i wanna do what I am about to do today?. Perspective - something we cannot live without.


My Last Wish: How does it work. 

You download the iOS app for your iPhone, iPod or iTouch and then you need to register. Once you register you will be known as a 'Fellow Wisher' and you can then update your last wish. Other user who join are also know as 'Fellow Wishers' and you get an update of all new fellow wishers who join and what their last wish is. Once you find someone whose last wish is as the same as yours. you can then get connected with them and stay in touch with them. So you get to make friends with people who have similar last wishes as yours. Fellow Wishers can share multiple last wishes.



There is a palm icon (Five) is you like the person's last wish you cna click on this and it gets added to your 'aLike Wishes'. So once you give a person a five it is like saying 'hey, we have the same last wish, lets be friends'. You can then communicate via phone or email. My aLikes shows all your wishes that are marked as  a like.




So this is a brief about how this social network works, will you join and use this social network or is it a bit too serious for you. Please let us know in the comments section below.
My Last Wish for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch






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Monday, April 30, 2012

FlyRights mobile app lets you report unfair Airport Screeners and Ethnic Profiling



If you feel you have been unfairly screened by airport security or maybe called aside due to ethnic profiling there is an app for you to launch a complaint. Developed by the Sikh Coalition who have been subject to more airport security checks since Sep 11, because  of the turbans they wear. Some of them have also been asked to remove their turbans which they wear for religious reasons. The App has been released for both the iPhone and Android phones. The app has been released with clearance from the Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration, both were notified of the app before its launch. The agencies agreed to allow the app to use the agencies' system for submitting complaints.


TSA in response to the app have said that they do not profile passengers based on race, ethnicity or religion and are constantly working with various communities, including the Sikh Coalition to help them understand unique passenger needs. 



FlyRights: How does it work

Once you download the app on your smartphone it is ready to use. after completing screening at an airport you than then launch the app if you want to complain. Tap the app to launch and then tap the 'Report' button if you want to make a complaint. The app will automatically fill in your name. phone number and email address. The app will then ask a few questions like race and name of airport, basis for the complaint, like religion or gender. Once you done it then has two buttons to submit your complaint and share for you to make known your complaint using social media. The app also contains right of passengers and TSA guidelines. The app is being advocated as a real-time airport discrimination complaint app.



The TSA does have a complaint site which can be found here

Source: AJC.com





Please let us know what you think in the comments section below. 






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Saturday, April 21, 2012

How to get a Faster Facebook on your Android phone


If you have download the Facebook app for your Android device one thing that needs to be fixed is speed. It might take forever to open and leave you staring at a screen as it struggles to load photos, news feed and Timeline. Fast Facebook which is still in beta seeks to do away with all the slowness and promises a much faster Facebook experience. The App has gotten good reviews on the web and has got a rating with an 3.9 average. Comments also praise this Android App


Fast Facebook is an Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) inspired app and therefore has an amazing look and feel and the ability to have themes. You can theme your Facebook experience or upload and use your own background images.  The design is based on Android 4.0 and is designed to be streamlined and run much faster that the original Facebook app for Android, which can be downloaded here


Fast Facebook has the following features that bring out it's highlights
- Customizable
- It's fast with photos and profiles loading in real-time
- It has some nice Animations to go with it
- Ice Cream Sandwich inspired look
- Choose the resolution of photos


What it does not have right now are push notifications and event invites. This Facebook client for Android should get there as it is still in beta and still has some work to be done on it. Overall, it is much faster that the official app from Facebook and give this a go if you want a faster Facebook on your Android phone. If you do please leave a comment with what you think about it and did it give you a much faster Facebook.
Download Fast Facebook from the Google Play store now and yes it's Free





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Saturday, March 31, 2012

CrowdCall for free group or conference calling on your iPhone or Android phone




Group calling is not an everyday thing and most of us rarely need to use. it. There is that time however when you are planning your next family vacation and you need to make group calls with all the people travelling. There is also the office situation where you and a group of your colleges need to get on a conference call. This handy little app is fast and super simple to use. It will get the job done in no time at all with the minimum of hassle. 




When you need to conduct a conference call you know how difficult it is. You set up the call and then you get a call-in number and all participating members have to dial in or use a pin-code and wait for the others to log in to the call. CrowdCall removes all those hassles with a simple and easy to use interface for quick and easy conference calling. 



CrowdCall: How does it work

To start using the App only one person needs to download it onto their phone. Unlike other apps where everyone needs to download to be able to use it. CrowdCall requires only one person to download it and others can simply join in. Once you download the app all you need to do is to tap the plus symbol to starting adding contacts from your list to the call. Once you have added people who need to be on the group call, hit the call button to start the call. Everyone on the list can either choose to join the call or hangup if they rather not. Once a call is accepted they are greeted with an automated response from CrowdCall letting them know they have been invited to a conference call. It is free and you can invite up to 20 participants to join anywhere in the world







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Saturday, March 24, 2012

iPhone App Pair answers the question: How to stay in touch when in a long distance relationship



So if you have been in a long distance relationship you might have experienced things like longing, missing and other associated love experiences. If all of this can be transferred to an App - Pair seems to be quiet a good fit. The app offers things like ThumbKiss. If you're wondering what a ThumbKiss is, it works like this. when your distant partner touches the screen at a certain place, you can see the exact spot and by touching the same spot both the phones will vibrate simultaneously. If both of you are online you could sketch together. Messaging is very private since you're connected to only one other person. You can also send photos videos and text messages for free. Play tic-tac-toe together. Creating a shared to-do list will will help you and the person you love to stay in each other's minds with actions.


The app is free to download and use and has been created by Oleg Kostour who moved from Canada to Mountain View to setup a software company. Instead, building app to stay in touch with the girlfriend he left behind in Canada. 


Pair: How does it work

Once you download the App on your iPhone or iPad you will need to send a request to someone to be your pair. Once accepted you can then start using the app to stay in touch. No, you cannot have more than one pair at a time. You can however unpair and then re-pair. If you're a long distance couple or know one please let us know in the comments section below if you think such an App will actually help. An Android App is on the way.
Download Pair now form the Apple App Store





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Friday, March 16, 2012

How to find the best apps for the new iPad's retina display



Ever since the iPad went on  sale a day ago media outlets have been covering it constantly. If you are one of the first to get the new iPad or have already ordered one online you will be aware of the iPad's screen clarity. Apple has termed it's new retina display 'Resolutionary'. The screen that has more clarity than HDTV. With all this improved screen clarity and display, you can bet that App developers are scrambling to make sure their apps take full advantage of the new screen quality. Apple has done its share and released a set of Apps that have already been modified to fit the new role and utilize the new screen resolution to the maximum. The apps that have been recommended by Apple have been re-written to take full advantage of the new iPad's best retina-display. Other apps will still work on the iPad but these have made full use of the higher screen-resolution to bring to the forefront the tremendous screen clarity for you to enjoy your new iPad. So simply follow the link below to find all the best apps available for the new iPad in high-screen-resolution.
Best apps for the new iPad by Apple.





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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Use Bounce to help you never be late again for a meeting or appointment



This little Android App will help you be on time. Whether it is for an official meeting or an appointment with your doctor. The app does a whole lot of calculations and then lets you know when it's time for you to leave and begin your journey so that you show up on time and stick to all your meeting deadlines. Important for people who just seem to find it so difficult to make it on time for a meeting. This is an Android App with an iPhone app in the works. 


Bouce: How does it work
Once the app is installed on your phone it will integrate with all your appointments like Google Calendar, Microsoft Exchange etc. It will then run in the background and will use your GPS, Calendar and Traffic Data to calculate how long before you need to set out on your journey. The App takes a lot into consideration and calculates the time taken to travel factoring in the traffic situation and provides a reminder up to 60 minutes before you need to leave. There is also a configurable option to factor in things like finding parking or waiting for the kids etc. So if you find yourself as a person who seems to run a little late to meetings then this app might be a great way to remind yourself about where you need to be and get up and start heading out.
Bounce on Google Play




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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

MobiTexter: Use your web browser to send and receive SMS or Text [Android]



There are a number of app available for you to download and use for sending and receiving text messages on your web browser. MobiText is one of them and once you download the app you can Sync you Android phone contacts with your PC and then keep up your SMS and Text addiction with the same. Once you send a text message using the app the message is delivered instantaneously and therefore no wait time. So with this app you can be away from your phone and still send and receive SMS or Text. 


MobiTexter: How does it work
Once you download the app it syncs your existing phone contacts to your email account. As soon as you receive a text message it shows on your web browser and this way even if you are away from your phone you can reply to the text message and it is sent in real-time which means there is no delay in sending or receiving messages. So once you download the app you will then need to register your email ID with the app. After this you can choose to sync your SMS and contacts and access them directly on mobitexter.net. From there you can access your Inbox and compose messages and send. messages that appear here are from your phone. Deleting a message here does not remove it from your phone. The thing about all this is that you have your keyboard at your service for fast and easy typing of SMS or Text messages.
Download Mobitexter at the Google Play store.





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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Use BoxCryptor to encrypt and store your cloud files on services like DropBox and Box.net


It seems everyone these days has the need to store their files in popular cloud services for easy and immediate access. Storage all your files on your local device is a thing of the past with the emergence of cloud storage services. There are a number of cloud storage services to choose from. One of the most popular being DropBox. DropBox the service that adds and extra drive to your PC or other storage device and stores all your files in the cloud for easy access. With all the files that are stored in the cloud what if you need to store some files securely and ensure that if there is any compromise you know your files are safe and secure. Enter BoxCryptor the service that allows you to do just that. with BoxCryptor you can safely and securely store your files on services like DropBox and the service also uses AES-256 standard to encrypt your files. We had previously written about a service called Data Locker and BoxCryptor is an alternative that you can use.





BoxCryptor: How does it work
lets you store your files on-the-fly and it is a fast and easy service to use. The service is available for for Windows, Android and iOS - and even support Mac OS X and Linux. Once you start uploading files each file is encrypted individually and stored in a folder of your choice. Once stored all your files are avialble to you on any of your devices - computer, SmartPhone or tablet. So using your iOS or Android device you can upload and store your files securely even on-the-go. You can even drag and drop existing files into your BoxCryptor folder to safely encrypt and store them, the service also decrypts in real-time BoxCryptor uses the AES-256 standard to encrypt and protect all your files. The Standar AES-256 is classified by the U.S. Government to protect data that is “TOP SECRET” information. In addition to this, BoxCryptor also uses filename encryption.

Check out BoxCryptor here.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wallit: The app that lets your write on digital walls in real places



Wallit is an interesting little iOS app that lets you visit places and write on walls. There is an Android app that is also coming soon. This is a kind of augmented reality that you might find really interesting. With Wallitapp you can visit physical places and create a wall. All the other people who are there will then also be able to write on the same wall and you can chat with everyone who has the app and have begun using the wall. The thing about each wall is that it is available to everyone and anyone can read it. To write on a wall however you would need to be there physically.


Wallit: How does it work
You first need to download the app onto your iPhone, iPod Touch or the iPad. You can then visit a place and find the associated wall. lets say you are visiting the 'Golden Gate Bridge'. You can then write on the wall and start a conversation with other people who are present there. So if you are at a stadium you can chat with all the people who support the other team. Will definitely make for very interesting conversation. It works anywhere in the world. Which means with the app you can look up places you are going to visit and see what other people who have already been there have written. The amount of information available however will depend on the number of people using this app. So if it becomes really popular you can expect to search and find some really awesome information. A wall can be created for just about any place. A waterfall, a road, a restaurant and well you get the picture. So go ahead visit a place and see if you can Wallit.
Wallitapp on the web
Wallit for iPhone








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Friday, March 2, 2012

Use DataLocker to encrypt and secure your DropBox files



The popularity of DropBox has proved once and for all the importance of cloud storage. More and more people are turning to storing their data in the cloud with the benefit that it will always be available to them no matter where they are. There is however a chance that you want to store some private and confidential information in the cloud and your service of choice is DropBox. So if that is the case you just might want to encrypt those files and then store is securely. DataLocker is a service that will help you do just that. With DataLocked you can store files from your native clients like Windows, Mac, iPhone or iPad. Once you download DataLocker you will be able to then use it to easily secure files and store the same in DropBox. 


DataLocker is the first product from 'Appsense labs' and is completely free to use. Currently the service is focused on DropBox and there is no information on when and if it will be available for iCloud and Skydrive. 


DataLocker: How does it work
You will first need to download and install the app. You will then need to link it to your DropBox account. You can then immediately start uploading new files while encrypting them. You will also be able to browse through existing files while protecting them and adding security. You can download the Windows version from here and the iOS app from here
DataLocker on the web





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Friday, February 10, 2012

OneShare.es Send Private Info That Self-Destructs after being read once



OneShare.es is a web app that allows you to send personal and sensitive data that self-destructs after the recipient have viewed it once. You might be wondering you need this service. Consider this - you email your spouse the ATM number of your debit card. After viewing the number you are not sure whether the email was deleted. Was it left open on his or her desk and others could have viewed it. You are never really sure, maybe you need to send some sensitive data to your colleagues and you would rather not have anyone else view apart from the recipient themselves. This web tool can get the job done. After the person views the data once it automatically self-destructs. In addition the data is sent across in encryption mode and no one can read it or find out what it is.


OneShare.es: How does it work
1. Visit share.es on the web
2. Click on the link 'Create One Now'
3. Enter the info you want to send such as 'Passwords' or 'Account Information'
4. Click on create link
5. Copy and paste the URL with the link provided into your email or you can also send it as in 'IM". There is an iPhone and Android App available.
6. You're done


You can send the link either via email or send it as an Instant Message. So the next time you need to share info like passwords and account info, try this service to ensure once the message it viewed it will automatically self-destruct. 
OneShare.es





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