Price: Free Score: 9/10 Category: Lifestyle
Here’s how it works. Say you meet someone in a bar or at a concert, want to stay in touch, but are wary of sharing your personal info with a total stranger. Solution: You use a symbol-based pseudonym, called a Gliph, to stay in touch.
You exchange your Gliph (a series of random characters like a plane, tree, wrench, etc.), and you can selectively reveal your email or phone number within the app once you get comfortable with someone. It’s the perfect solution for when you’re selling stuff on Craigslist but don’t want everyone who reads the ad to know who you are.
The interface is very polished, and super easy to navigate. And whether you use your Gliph to communicate for innocent reasons or more sinful ones, you still end up feeling like a secret agent, which is pretty darn cool.
The updates in the latest version (Version 1.2) include the addition of a four digit PIN to protect your information in the app, indicator for read/unread messages, some UI improvements, and (best of all) a very cool system called Lockdown.
The Lockdown system, once engaged, can completely lockdown the app from hackers, snooping friends, and even Gliph administrators. Once you turn this option on, not even an admin can decrypt your data unless you provide your password (so don’t forget it!)
Gliph is a must-have for anyone with an active social life, anyone looking to navigate the dating world, or anybody who wants to keep communication on their phone totally locked down.
Gliph is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.