5 Times You’ll Be Glad You Used A Privnote

If you’re reading this, you’ve likely heard of privnotes by now, which are notes that can only be viewed by the recipient and the user who creates it (or their administrator, if they have an account). That means that they are private! What follows are five great ways to use them in your business, whether you run your own company or have a job where you sometimes need to send information via email to others.

In plain English, encryption serves as a lock. Your data is protected against access by anyone lacking the key.

If you’ve spotted someone special, geographical boundaries become irrelevant. Once you identify a potential romantic interest, consider employing self-destructive notes, akin to a discreet private note. Ideal for maintaining privacy and security during intimate conversations, these notes ensure that messages vanish after a single viewing. Just exercise caution and set a brief self-destruct time to avoid leaving traces in logs. This precaution is especially crucial for important matters. Another strategic use of these notes is when signing up for website accounts, adding an extra layer of confidentiality to your online interactions.

1) Job interview

Use a privnote to stay on track and avoid any controversy that may be taken out of context in your interview. Write down your responses to common questions and know what you’ll say—even if you have to practice saying it a few times. That way, there’s no time spent thinking about what you should say during an interview, which is valuable for ensuring you’re as prepared as possible. Remember: It’s important to have answers and understand why those answers are correct. If there’s any risk of misinterpreting something, write it down first. After all, if you can’t explain why your answer is right after thinking about it, how can an interviewer possibly trust that it will hold up in his or her company?

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2) Online dating

If you’ve got an eye for single, it doesn’t matter where they are. Once you’re aware of someone who might be interested in dating or interacting with you romantically, there are always self-destructive notes. These are great for some privacy and security when sexting: Anyone can use them to send out private messages that delete themselves after being viewed once. Just don’t leave your privnote up too long! These records will show up in any logs, so only have a short self-destruct time if you’re planning on anything important. Another great place to use them is when signing up for website accounts.

3) Sending important information over long distances

Self-destructing notes are great for sending confidential information over long distances. The self-destruct function provides an extra level of privacy. And suppose you use them to share important medical or financial information. In that case, they’re essential—no one can ever view that information but you and your doctor/bank/etc. Self-destructing notes are also great for communicating with co-workers on sensitive topics that might cause tension in your office environment if overheard.

4) To-do list

The word privnote is an amalgamation of private and note. Imagine it as a private sticky note you can use to remind yourself about what you need to do or progress in your business. The benefit here is that others don’t see your privnotes, so if you have sensitive information on them—like tasks that aren’t quite ready for public consumption—you’re not putting yourself at risk of accidentally leaking information. You can read more about self-destructing notes in our help center.

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5) To say ‘thank you.’

Sometimes, you need to say ‘thank you for something big or small. Those thank-you notes can be awkward and time-consuming, but an advanced use of privnotes makes things easier. Just write up what you’d like to say in your note, take a picture of it, and send it off to that special someone via privnote. Voilà! Your gratitude is officially expressed!

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