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Review Confide

Tariq Abdulla
7.9Good
High level of security, do not give to take screenshots of text, automatically delete messages
No blacklist
Confide for Android is a messaging app that lets you send confidential messages; safe in the knowledge that they will self destruct after being read. Messages can't be forwarded, and they can only be read one line at a time before disappearing. All this helps to maintain your privacy if you want to confide in somebody about your most sensitive or secretive problems.
The name of the app would suggest this one is targeted towards vulnerable people who need to talk to someone without being judged, or without fear of other people finding out. It works through an ID code sent to your phone number, and you are able to see if any of your contacts have set the app up before (one of mine had, but they didn't reply to my message. They might have uninstalled the app, or just forgot to reply).
Of course, the privacy features in Confide will work for all sorts of other purposes. Nervous flirting between teenagers. People trying to cheat on their spouses. Perhaps modern Catholic priests could even use it as an alternative route for confession? It seems reliable, but remember that anything you write can still have repercussions. I'm also not totally convinced that it stops people taking screenshots of bits of messages; though at least it does stop them capturing the whole message at once.

Final ratings

Usefulness 8/10
Usability 8/10
Originality 7/10
Design 8/10
Brandon Girod
9.0Excellent
Lets users only read messages once, doesn't allow users to take screenshots of text messages, features powerful security features
No way to block numbers
Ever since all of the NSA scandals that happened over the last couple of years communication privacy has been a big concern, and many people flocked to find alternatives to popular apps and programs they used that emphasized on privacy and security. Confide for Android is a messaging app that wants users to rest assured no one will read their messages aside from the receiver.
Possibly one of the most famous scenes to come out of Mission Impossible was the one with the self-destructing glasses. “This message will self-destruct in 5 seconds”, it says right before Tom Cruise throws the glasses away. Well, that concept is now reality.
Each message sent from the application is only kept on the recipient’s phone until it’s read. The message is then destroyed, so it can’t be referenced again. But what about screenshots? Well, turns out they’ve thought of that already and sports a feature that blocks screenshots from being taken.
Another cool feature is just how a message looks from the receiver's perspective. Rather than viewing the message all at once, each word is censored by a bar that is revealed as you swipe to unlock it.
Confide is a strong contender for those looking for a more secure way to send secret text messages. It’s clear that it puts privacy first and offers a lot of top notch security features. However, it’s not without faults. For instance, there is no way to block numbers from the app itself. That small gripe aside, it’s a totally competent and secure way to send secure messages to your friends.

Final ratings

Usefulness 9/10
Usability 9/10
Originality 9/10
Design 9/10
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