Haystack.it is the World's 1st Zero Knowledge Privacy App combining messaging and cloud storage. What is zero knowledge? Simply put, your data is encrypted and you hold the keys, meaning we have no access; we don’t know anything, thus we can’t tell anything. Finally, with this secure file sharing app, your messages, stored data and shared files truly belong to you, in one place, on one platform with Haystack’s one mission – Privacy.
WHY USE HAYSTACK.IT:
USER ACCOUNT: Your Haystack.it account is setup with an email and your selection of a unique Haystack ID. No mobile number is required, eliminating unwanted lookups or harassing connection requests. Don’t be tied to a mobile number! Your account can be synced and accessed across multiple devices. In My Profile, personal data is optional. Yet you can select how much or how little information about yourself is displayed to your connections.
MESSAGING: Haystack.it, one of the most trusted private messaging apps, uses your device’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/Edge or Wi-Fi, etc.) to allow messaging to friends and family around the world*. Whether in a single chat or group chat, your conversations are end-to-end encrypted for security and privacy. No worries if you are offline. Your received messages will update and sync once you log in. No need to worry about messaging the wrong person’s phone number anymore. With Haystack.it, you must approve connections - each connection maintains his / her unique Haystack ID. Messaging is free for the 1st year.
CLOUD STORAGE: Haystack.it is a secure cloud storage app offering a place for photos, videos, audio, passwords, identification records, docs and other files. Files stored on Haystack.it are maintained in a zero knowledge environment and are safely backed up across multiple servers around the world giving you continuous access from all of your devices. Given that Haystack.it is cloud based, none of your information or data remains on your device, eliminating the worry of losing a device or someone gaining unauthorized access. Cloud Storage offers additional plans up to 1TB including messaging.
SHARING: Haystack.it currently provides 2 ways to share information with your Haystack Connections. In messaging, you can simply attach a media file or document and share within your chat conversation or use 2-step verification file sharing. In 2-step, the receiver must identify themselves with 2 unique pieces of information, one being an OTP code and the other being the user’s email ID to gain access. Once accessed, files can be accepted or rejected.
USER CONTROL: Haystack.it believes a part of privacy is control. Therefore much control is built into the app. In messaging, you can not just hide, but delete a sent text or shared file from the conversation on your device and the device of the recipient anytime. You can also set your conversations to sync or destroy at logoff. Destroy means all your chat conversations will be deleted from your account, thus deleted from your devices as well as sent messages and files from devices of all recipients. Note, shared files via messaging cannot be forwarded or download to the recipient’s device.
In 2-step verification, permission controls are provided allowing you to give permissions to the recipient to view only, download or re-share. As the owner of the file, you will always have access to deleted files within the Haystack environment even if your Haystack Connection re-shares the file numerous times. You can delete it from everyone with the swipe of a button.
AND THERE IS EVEN MORE: Haystack.it, an end to end encryption app, provides free storage promotions, login via email, SMS OTP* and fingerprint (where applicable), auto inactive logoff and more!
*Data charges may apply. Contact your provider for details.
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