With Digify, shared files will self-destruct in 5, 4, 3…
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Singapore's Digify is taking cues from Mission Impossible by offering a file sharing service that deletes documents after custom time periods.
Cloud companies always offer security alongside their file storage packages, but the truth is that any piece of data can be stolen so long as it can be accessed via the web. Products such as Lyve have recognized this, giving households a way to store their shared photos and videos on a personal, private cloud system. Now Singapore’s Digify is taking cues from Mission Impossible by offering a file sharing service that deletes documents after custom time periods.
While in the TV series and films, the cassette recording usually physically destroyed themselves by setting on fire, Digify has updated the concept for the digital age. When sharing a file, users have complete control over its accessibility. The self-destruct feature enables them to set how long the file will be available for, whether it’s one minute or one month. Each file is copy protected, meaning it can’t be downloaded, copied, edited or forwarded on to anyone else. One desktop and Android devices, the screenshot mode is disabled, and iOS screenshots instantly send a notification to the original file owner. Even after files have been sent, users can revoke access at any time. For each document, the app shows details about when it was viewed, who by and for how long. Teh service also works with Dropbox.
Watch the video below to learn more about Digify:
Digify takes cues from the popularity of apps such as Snapchat by taking away the permanence of cloud-based file sharing and giving control back to the user. The service can be downloaded for free on the App Store and Google Play, as well as downloaded for Windows and Mac. Are there other ways to stop important data from straying into the wrong hands?
30th July 2014