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Make sure that your photos don't end up where Weiner's did

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Send fun and silly messages to your friends! Introducing iDelete, an awesome free app designed ... More

Editor's review

Published 23 Mar 2013

If iDelete had been around a few years ago, former US Congressman Anthony Weiner would probably still be reasonably anonymous...and still have his job. Weiner was caught after sending an explicit picture of himself to a woman in Seattle. The picture went viral and, pretty soon, his career was in tatters. He's not the only person who was been caught with their pants down when sending 'sensitive' pictures to 'friends.' A few months back saw the introduction of an app called Snapchat that went some way to solving the problem by having a time-sensitive self destruct option when sending racy photos. The only trouble with that was that it was easy to take a screenshot to capture the picture. So, IDelete took the concept one step further by creating an app that no only has a self destruct timer but prevents screenshots and leaves no trace.
iDelete is a very convenient and free new messaging app that is designed exclusively to capture and share unique and intimate moments with your friends before  automatically self destructing and deleting your message and  leaving no trace! The app comes with a flexible self-destruct timer that enables the sender to establish exactly how long the message can be viewed before deleting itself from the receiver and the sender as well as the server. The app ensures that all of life’s spontaneous moments can be enjoyed securely with iDelete’s patent pending 'screen shot protection' system which can be turned on and off at the sender's discretion. The text and image are seen through a viewing loop that the receiver can navigate on their touch screen, making it impossible to capture in a screen shot. There are a few other useful features that might save you from embarrassment later too. If your recipient hasn’t yet opened your message you can delete the text or image from your outbox. Plus, there's a very handy 'confirm send' option so you can double-check your messages and your intended recipients before you send it to their inbox.
Now, while iDelete claims that this is an app for sending funny messages and photos to your friends, i don't think there is a great deal of doubt how 99% of its users will be using it. When Snapchat came onto the app scene a few months ago there was a rabid frenzy of people using it and believing their 'sensitive' and  'intimate' moments wouldn't be spread over the Internet. In fact, it got to the point where tens of thousands of people were using the service every day. The app is very clean and very easy to use and you can set the delete timer button to anything between 10 seconds and a couple of minutes. But IDelete's unique screenshot prevention feature is the thing that ahead of the rest and makes this free app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch a must have for those wanting to send their photos to friends...or anyone else if it comes to that.

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