Introducing Shuffle, an app that provides you with multiple disposable phone numbers and email aliases on a mobile device, managed with the tap of a button. Shuffle is a handy mobile app for the smartphone that lets you create disposable phone numbers and email aliases to help protect your personal information.
You can use the phone numbers to call, text, and receive voicemail right from your smartphone just as you would with your regular number. You could even set up a number to be your “second phone line.” You can also easily create disposable email aliases that forward mail to your regular inbox.
Folks today commonly use their smartphone as their work, home and mobile phone number. We often do the same thing with our email addresses. But sharing that personal information doesn’t always make sense. You need to protect your personal contact information from unscrupulous scoundrels. That’s where Shuffle is able to help.
Instead of having to post your personal contact information to the web, Shuffle lets you set up multiple virtual phone numbers that work with your mobile device so you can still call, text, and email, but without giving up your privacy. Remember, once someone has your number or email address, they have it from now on. And, they can share it with anyone.
Shuffle founder Craig Collett especially wanted to create an app that helps users with all of these concerns. “Individuals have the need to protect their personal privacy and keep different business and social aspects of their life separated,” he explains.
Here’s how Shuffle works: You can set up a variety of “shuffle” numbers and emails, and assign one for your personal contacts, another for social connections, yet another for work, and a different one for social networking sites. Shuffle could also make sense for vendors temporarily in an area who want to establish a local phone number.The list of uses goes on. If a phone number or email address becomes compromised in any way, you can simply delete it, which disables that number instantly.
Here’s how to use Shuffle:
1. Second Number
For everyday use to connect with family, friends and general contacts. Just like a regular number.
2. Dating Services Going on a new date? Always use a Shuffle number to connect in case things don’t work out as planned.
3. Classified Ads Never give your real number or email to strangers or an online service again—use Shuffle to stay safe.
4. Job Searching With a Shuffle number for each job application, you’ll always know which potential employer is calling.
5. Social Networking Protect yourself from potential abuse—use your Shuffle contact points to connect to social networking sites.
6. Short Term Projects Stay organized with affordable separate numbers, voicemail inboxes and emails for different projects.
7. Home Business Shuffle is perfect for your home business so you can have a separate identity and professional image for everything work related.
8. Get a Local Number Traveling, or have a client who lives far away? Get a local number and make communicating cheaper and more accessible.
9. Staying in Touch Texts between Shuffle users are free—even more reason to invite your family and friends to join the Shuffle community.
10. E-Mail Aliases Protect yourself even more by creating email aliases for every situation where you need a disposable phone number.
Shuffle, with all its exciting privacy features, was developed in Austin through CabForward, and is now available in the iTunes store. The Android digital app is under development, and will be available soon. CabForward is pleased to be Craig’s strategic technology partner and expect his innovative app will better protect personal identities and provide greater security in this increasingly mobile culture.
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