Privacy notes are a great way for people to communicate without sharing their real names or phone numbers. But if you’re looking for something that goes beyond just one-way communication, PrivNote’s new premium service might be what you’ve been waiting for.
The company has launched a new premium service called “Private Notes” that allows users to create and share private notes with other people via the web. The idea is that when you share your note, no one can view it except the person who sent it to you—and even then, the recipient only sees a link that they can click on. You’ll have to pay $5 per month to use this feature (you can cancel at any time), but there are a few benefits. For example, you won’t get ads in your notes, so privacy is preserved. And since you don’t need to sign up using your email address, your privacy is protected from prying eyes as well.
You can also set the notes to expire after a certain amount of time, which means you and your recipients will need to take an action to keep the note active. For example, you could set the note to disappear after a week if you don’t want anyone else viewing it. Or you could create a note that expires after five days, giving you time to respond to someone before it disappears. This functionality is similar to Snapchat’s disappearing messages, but with more options.
The basic free version of PrivNote lets you send notes to three different people. However, the service doesn’t seem to work that well. I tried sending a note to my wife and my sister, but neither one received it. When I emailed them later about the issue, they both said they didn’t receive anything.
It turns out that the problem isn’t that PrivNote doesn’t work, but rather that I was trying to send it to both of my sisters at once. It looks like each family member should be able to send a note to another family member, so all you really need is one account. If you try to send a note to two people, it won’t go through.
If you do plan on using PrivNote, make sure you pick good contact information because your friends may not be able to reach you. My wife and sister were able to find me by searching my name, but that wasn’t the case for everyone.
To use PrivNote, head over to the official website and fill out a form to create an account. Once you log in, you’ll see a list of your contacts. In addition to the normal method of selecting people from your contacts, you can use Facebook or LinkedIn to add people too. After adding people, you can start writing and editing notes.
There are a couple of ways to write notes. You can type directly into the box that appears on the screen, or you can drag and drop text onto the blank space. There are plenty of formatting tools available too, like bolding text, underlining sentences, inserting images, and adding links. You can also format your entire note, including titles, headers, and footers.
Notes are saved automatically when you hit submit, but you can save additional copies manually if you’d like. Each note has its own URL, which you can copy and paste wherever you want. You can also embed these URLs in emails or social media posts to let others know where to find the note.
Once you finish creating your note, you can either choose to make it public or keep it private. Private notes appear on a user’s profile page, while public ones show up in search results in case you ever forget where you put it. Public notes are visible to anyone who searches for them, but they can also be embedded in sites like Facebook and Twitter.
As mentioned above, you can share your notes privately with other users. To find someone who wants to exchange notes with you, scroll down until you see a section entitled “Invite People.” Click on “Create Invitation,” enter their email address, and select how long you want the invitation to last. Your invitees will receive a notification letting them know when the note is ready to be viewed, and they’ll be able to read the note when they visit your profile.
When someone clicks on your note, they see a preview of the note along with a button that says “View Note.” They can then click on that button to read the full note. From there, they can click on the “Share” button to send the note to another user. They can also reply back to the original author, edit the note, share it publicly, or delete it completely.
The biggest downside to PrivNote is that it’s currently only available for Windows computers. The company told us that they’re working on getting the service to work on Macs, Android devices, and iOS devices. We’ll update this post when those services become available.
In terms of pricing, it seems like the service is pretty much unlimited. As we noted above, you get three notes for free, and then you can pay $5 per month to access the premium features. That’s a fairly small price to pay for such a useful tool, especially considering how many times you’ll probably use it.
The person can plan to create the Privnote for the expansion of their business. As there is no business that will expand without the marketing tools. There are various tools that will lead to the good income. A person can make proper analysis and go of the best option.
And if you’re wondering why the service charges money instead of asking you to contribute to a nonprofit organization, the company told us that the goal is to provide a sustainable business model that allows them to continue improving the product. So basically, they’re profiting off of people’s willingness to buy stuff. Not the worst thing in the world.