Sharelock encrypts a message of text of up to 500 characters and locks it so that only specific people can view it. It is a valuable tool to use when sending sensitive information such as passwords over the internet. Still, it is recommended that you share Sharelock links directly with the person it is intended for and not post it in public forums. You can download the Sharelock App for OS X 10.10, Android, or use the Sharelock Website.

People can unlock your message using one of the following methods. You specify which method they will have to use when you lock your message:

  • Email Account
    • Recipient will have to sign in using an email account that you specify that has been registered with one of the following services:
      • Facebook
      • Google
      • Microsoft Account
  • Twitter Login
    • Recipient will have to log in using their twitter account.
  • Email Domain
    • Same as Email Account except anyone with the specified domain that is registered at one of the services can unlock and view the encrypted message.

Encrypting your message

  • Copy the text that you want to share
  • Open the Sharelock app or website. Paste your text into the “Your Secret” section
    • App:
    • Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 1.25.43 PMWebsite:

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  • In the “Who Gets Access?” section enter the method that you want the recipient to authenticate with.
  • On the App click the “Sharelock It!” button to automatically copy the link to your clipboard. You should see a notification if this is successful. Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 1.26.55 PM
  • On the Website you will be presented with the link and a “Copy to Clipboard” button.Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 1.26.33 PM
  • Send the link using any method you prefer. Again, it is advised that you send the link directly to the person you are sharing with and not posted to a public forum.

Decrypting the Message

  • Click the link you are provided with or copy and paste it into your browser. You will then be taken to the Sharelock website.
  • Select the method you wish to use and enter your credentials that are associated with that service. The service must have the email address or domain specified by the user attached to it. If a twitter handle is used you must log in with the account associated with that handle.Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 1.43.48 PM
  • You should then be presented with the sensitive text that the sender encrypted for you. Copy this and do what you will with it.Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 1.44.05 PM