Another thing: people are so nosy! Being nosy is human nature, I guess, but we kind of like our privacy.
Thousand Words Free hides your message - up to 160 characters (same as any SMS message) - within a copy of any static digital image that Android can open (or take with a camera), and makes it easy to share that new image with others.
Is it ONLY a funny cat picture? Or, is there more to it?
Cool! Weird! Science-y!
OK, I hear you. "No way can I squeeze 1000 words into 160 characters!" That's true, but this version can also receive and decode encrypted text of any size, or receive encrypted file attachments from the paid version of Thousand Words! Some very smart people who own white lab coats tested this, and a typical phone camera takes images large enough to hold more than 3000 words! You can receive full PDF files, or even other images that contain other images!
1000 words. Pfft. Inflation isn't all bad, or at least not this time.
- Animated GIF images: not yet...
- Movies: not yet...
- Translations: English, Spanish, and Russian are there. Contact us if you'd like to help translate Thousand Words Free
- Localization is limited to CHARSETs that are supported by UTF-8 encoding.
- The encryption is the strongest that can be exported, which is not very strong. Don't use an image for a BitCoin wallet
- You can only store as much data as the image can hold (this is not a cheap AngeCrypt knockoff)
Thousand Words Free collects NO identifying information, but it contains ads, and those ads do track some aspects of who you are and what you do in accordance with Google's own Privacy Statement. Thousand Words Free embeds NO identifying information or ICBM coordinates. Images received from Thousand Words contain NOTHING that can identify the sender, unless the user attaches it themselves. Appy-Daze LLC (We) don't know or care who installs this software as long as they have fun doing so.
If there's a bug, we'll fix it as soon as we can.
Thousand Words encryption is WEAK! Don't trust anything really REALLY important to it. That said, if you forget your passphrase for an image, well, that data is gone. We can't break the encryption in one lifetime.
If the image is modified after a message has been hidden in it, some or all of the data will be lost. Many popular applications alter uploaded images (Facebook is a good example).
No, we are not considering a port to iOS at this time.