Secret

Send a message through a safe, private, and encrypted link

#4 Product of the DayNovember 26, 2017

Secret is an open-source tool that allows you to safely send a message privately using an encrypted link.

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Reviews

 +5 reviews
  • taboneApplication Developer
    Pros: 

    Side-project

    Cons: 

    Outdated

    This would have been nice 10+ years ago, but I think in this day and age all major web apps (especially communication services ex. gmail, facebook, twitter) have figured out encryption.

    tabone has never used this product.

Discussion

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Julian j/k Krenge@jkrenge · Lean Prototyper
How does it guarantee that only the intended recipient sees it? If someone intercepts the link in time he can read it as well, and the intended recipient wouldn't even notice the breach.
Bu KinoshitaMaker@bukinoshita · Front-end Engineer & UX Lead Designer
@jkrenge you can add a passphrase to it.
Chen Zeev@bulleitandcoke · Co-founder of PartyCam
Am I missing something? Whatever method you use to share the link reveals your identity. So how is this anonymous?
Lindsay Shaver@theclaw33 · On the hunt...
@bulleitandcoke I think it's aiming to prevent your message from being read by someone other than the intended recipient.
Keith Crawford@tsudo · Solutions Architect, Mainstream Tech
@bulleitandcoke I didn’t see anonymous listed. It’s private and auto-expires.
Chen Zeev@bulleitandcoke · Co-founder of PartyCam
@theclaw33 the recipient can take a screenshot though. Why not use Snapchat. Take a blank image and add text. At least you get notified if someone screenshoots it
Bu KinoshitaMaker@bukinoshita · Front-end Engineer & UX Lead Designer
@theclaw33 @bulleitandcoke well that's not possible because we don't ask for any user information. So there's no way to "send you a notification"
Vignesh Sankar@vignesh_sankar · User Experience Designer at Vicara
Why would anyone use it? If I need to share my link and passphrase to someone, I'll rather communicate the message directly.
Bu KinoshitaMaker@bukinoshita · Front-end Engineer & UX Lead Designer
@vignesh_sankar Say you want you share a password with your co-worker, you can directly share with him and it will be saved on the chat platform you're using. With secret after your coworker opens the link, it will be deleted. So it's not saved forever.
vasanth@vsnthv · Maker of Hello
Bu KinoshitaMaker@bukinoshita · Front-end Engineer & UX Lead Designer
@vsnthv That's cool! Do you know if they encrypt their messages/files?
Enrique Benitez@bntzio · 🦄 Full-Stack Developer and Maker
Very cool! 👏
Bu KinoshitaMaker@bukinoshita · Front-end Engineer & UX Lead Designer
@bntzio Thanks! 😍