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Send Messages That Self-Destruct With Wickr

Wickr App

Have you ever sent a message that you wished you could take back a few hours or days later? Wickr won’t exactly let you do that (I think few, if any, apps actually allow you to delete a message before it’s been read), but it will allow you to send encrypted messages that expire within a certain time period once they’ve been opened.

Aside from text messages, you’ll be able to send pictures, videos, PDFs, and voice messages with an extra layer of security so that only the message’s intended recipient will be able to read or access it.

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Lovematically ‘Loves’ Posts on Instagram For You Automatically

Lovematically

Do you feel a need to like every post your friends post online? Is browsing through Instagram profiles and hitting that little heart below each and every photo taking too much of your time? Then you need Lovematically, an app that automatically loves each and every post your friends upload on Instagram.

Lovematically’s creator, Rameet Chawla, explains: “It’s our generation’s crack cocaine. People are addicted. We experience withdrawals. We are so driven by this drug, getting just one hit elicits truly peculiar reactions. I’m talking about Likes. Pre-Lovematically, my posts would average 35 likes. Now, I routinely hit the triple-digits for Likes.”

Lovematically was made available to 5,000 users last February 14th. It looks like Instagram isn’t too happy about the app, though, as they’ve begun blocking the app soon after.

VIA [ C|NET ]

‘Wingman’ App Hooks You Up with Other Singles On Your Flight

Wingman App How do you spend your time in a plane? I usually read or sleep or talk with whoever I’m traveling with, but if you’re the type who wants to meet new people and eventually ask them out by the time you land, then you might find the Wingman app useful. Currently in development, the app was thought up by Buzzfeed copywriter Gabe Whaley.

He explains: “I’m pretty sure that at some point, anyone who’s flown has had a thought, like, ‘I wonder what it would be like to talk to that person. Too bad it’s never going to happen, because the seating arrangement didn’t provide for that.’” Presumably this app will be able to help you out by introducing you somehow to that person. No specifics have been revealed yet aside from its premise, but Wingman definitely sounds interesting.

If you’re down to fly, reserve a seat by signing up for their beta launch here.

VIA [ Geekosystem ]

Share Your Thoughts, Read People’s Secrets With the ‘Secret’ App

Secret App

 

Secrets. Everyone has them. There’s a reason why they’re kept hidden–to keep a relationship going, to keep a business running, to keep a family together. But keeping it in will eventually take its toll on the secret keeper. If you find yourself in a similar situation but want to express yourself somehow, then you can always talk about it in ‘Secret.’

It’s an app that lets people share their innermost thoughts and read other people’s secrets, too. What makes it different from other apps is the fact that only people in that person’s list of contacts can see the secret.

Your secrets are delivered anonymously to the people in your Contacts who are on Secret. They can view, love and comment on your post. When friends love your secret, it will be shared to their friends. If they love the post, it can reach even further. When your secret travels beyond two degrees, it will be marked with your general location, like “California”. People beyond two degrees will be able to love your post or comments, but won’t be able to add comments to the conversation.

While it’s anonymous in the sense that it won’t reveal your name or identity, you might want to be careful about revealing too much details because some people in your address book might figure it out and realize that it’s you.

You can check the app out here.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

‘Everyday Racism’ App Shows You What It’s Like to Be In Someone Else’s Shoes

Everyday Racism App

 

In this day and age, you’d think that racism would no longer be an issue. Unfortunately, it still is. While it isn’t as widespread as before, racism is something a number of people have to deal with on a daily basis. Whether it’s microaggressions or a bit of unfair treatment here and there, it’s still racism all the same.

Shedding some light on the discrimination of racial minority is the Everyday Racism app by All Together Now, who worked with the University of Western Sydney, Deakin University, and Melbourne University on its development. It plays out like a game of sorts, where the user chooses to play as one of three characters, all of whom are based on actual people and their real-life experiences. Four scenarios will play out over the course of one week, where you will be subjected to discriminatory treatment that real people have faced while going about their day.

You can also choose to play as yourself, where you will be able to see how discrimination plays out in society and how it affects others from a third-person perspective.

Everyday Racism can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Mention Keeps Track Of Your Mentions on Social Media

Mention App

 

If you’re active on various social networks, then you might find it difficult to keep track of all the mentions you’re getting as people respond, leave comments, and converse with you online. Most social media suites come packed with a host of features so you can manage a number of accounts. But if you’d rather just track your mentions without all the other features, then you can download Mention instead.

It’s an that lets users set up real-time alerts for any mentions that they get on various social media sites. Organizations can also use this to monitor any mentions their brand or company is receiving. The service isn’t available for free, although you can try it out for 30 days to see if it meets your needs.

[ Mention ] VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Got a Secret? Whisper It To The World–With Whisper

Whisper App

 

Do you have some things you want to get off your back? Some confessions you want to reveal, or some secrets that you want to share? Everybody does. But most people don’t, for many reasons–the obvious one being that they could potentially hurt others or cost them their jobs.

When keeping things to yourself seems too heavy a burden, there’s one app you can turn to: Whisper. It’s kind of like a social network where people share and check out each other’s secrets. Everything’s anonymous, so you don’t have to worry about getting found out or discovered. Just make sure you choose a username that people can’t link to you and hide your location from your posts as an extra measure to keep your identity a secret.

You can choose to take a photo or choose a photo to accompany your post. You could also just type in your secret or thoughts and the app will find an appropriate image for your post. Whisper is available for free and can be downloaded from iTunes App Store and Google Play.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Jelly App: Don’t Ask Google, Ask Your Friends Instead

Jelly App

 

There are some questions that Google can’t provide the answers to–and for those questions, there’s Jelly. It’s an app that makes asking questions and getting answers more social, because it allows users to ask family and friends for answers instead. It’s best for questions that are framed with an accompanying image, as the app allows users to point, shoot, and ask about whatever it is they’re looking at.

In case the person you’ve asked is just as clueless as you, then he or she can forward the question to another friend who might have the answers.

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ECLIPS is a Coat Check System For the Future

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One of the biggest pains with coat checks isn’t the slow attendant who takes forever to come back with your coat. It’s the ditsy ones who switch coats and hand off the wrong ones to people who don’t bother to check. I’ve lost a few coats because of similar occurrences and it was enough to ruin an otherwise good night.

Potentially eliminating mishaps like this in the future is the ECLIPS system. It does away with claim tickets by employing an invisible ink stamp (which goes on invisibly on the person’s wrist) and UV lamp scanner (which the attendant uses to scan people’s wrists.) A clip is attached onto the coat, which comes embedded with a LED light that blinks when said person is ready to claim their coat.

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