When I got the email I had to admit I was really intrigued. I’ve tried self destructive text apps before, but none were free. The point of it is to have a text that can self-destruct in a time limit that you set. TigerText is available in the BlackBerry App World for free. What is TigerText exactly?
The description of TigerText is as follows:
I downloaded the TigerText application to my BlackBerry Bold 9650. The last application like this was SMS Eraser. When you download the application it asks you to set up your account so that you can use it. It even has a text message practice to show you how to use the application. After answering back with the quick messages that teach you how to start using it.
Here’s the way that it works for those interested. You’ll have an inbox after learning by the messages that gave you a quick practice run. To create the text, you first click your Menu button and you choose the Settings. You’ll see your user name, your password hidden, your country, and your phone number. Next you see the Messaging Options. In here you choose the life span of your text. You can choose five minutes to 30 days. Under that is the choice to Delete On Read, then Delete History. Beneath that you can see the software version. Hit save after choosing your settings.
Now you’re ready to create your text. Click the Compose New and create your text message. After clicking compose new, it will bring you to your contacts. You can choose which contact and number to text. Then you simply type your text and send. In the message in the inbox you’ll see the number you texted to, the first part of the message, and the time. The recipient must read the text within the time alloted or the text will self-destruct.
I tried texting quite a few friends with this and it worked like a charm, especially for those who didn’t bother checking till after the deadline. All in all, the app worked perfect, does what it says it will do. Now the only thing that SMS Eraser did was kept your message from being able to be saved. You could also make it self destruct after opening once or twice. There’s even a user guide that you can access that will have the faqs on how to use the application.
If you’re interested in an app that could keep your texts private and is free, then this app is for you. I’d like to know who else has tried the TigerText and what you think about it. It’s currently available for all devices. For me it was more for fun, I’m not so much a texter since I use email and BBM primarily, but it is a great feature for those who still text.
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