We’ve all been there—the moment after you hit send on that email when you think, ‘NOOOOOO, come back here!’ How many of us have wanted to recall an email we sent by mistake to either to an incorrect recipient or with incorrect content? I imagine all of you with your hands raised because it has certainly happened to anyone with a little bit of business experience at least once (if they’re lucky!).
Well if you use primarily Gmail or Outlook you don’t have to only rely on that dubiously effective Outlook option any longer. Criptext, a browser extension and plugin that is compatible with both email services can now recall your emails on demand or make them self-destruct if you only want them to be visible for a brief period. Users can also track when, where and who has opened emails or downloaded attachments inside their emails.
The company also makes a secure messaging app. What makes Criptext’s app unique is its patent on a screenshot-proof method. In Criptext’s settings, users can activate a screenshot privacy mode. It then hides your name from the chat screen on the other person’s phone. If they take a screenshot, your name isn’t shown with the message.
Of course, the best practice is to just triple check every email before you hit send, but this option wouldn’t be a bad one to have in your arsenal.
- On June 16, 2015