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BigString

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Published 07/01/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

BigString offers users an email service that incorporates many modern features that are not commonly found in other basic email services. The application gives users more control over the messages they send and receive. A virtual email shredder feature allows the user to decide whether a message can be permanently stored by the recipient or anyone else who accesses it. BigString can remove the message so it is never seen by the wrong people or used for the wrong purposes. A similar feature is available for pictures or messages that the user want to keep private. BigString will prevent the private content from being passed around. The application can also limit message viewing or delay email transmissions. Along with destroying an email message, the user can also choose to recall or edit them after sending. The application is web based and requires no downloads.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

BigString was founded in October of 2003. The application was intended to give email senders more control over the messages they pass on to others. BigString would enable users to edit messages after they have been sent or to have them deleted completely so the information could not be passed on to others. The current BigString team includes President and CEO Darin M. Myman, CFO and Treasurer Robert S. DeMeulemeester and COO and Secretary Adam Kotkin. The application is currently in beta.

What are the differences to other apps?

BigString provides its users with a unique service. Although it handles all the basic functions of email, BigString goes a step further by providing more control options that apply to messages that have already been sent. Through BigString, users can have messages deleted, limited or edited even after they have been shipped off to the recipient.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The BigString website invites users with a soft blue background and red and white logo. The site is overall very well organized, with open sides and neat links. However users will find the occasional text or banner advertisement scattered throughout. Although these seem to lower the professional appearance of the website, they do not interfere with navigation.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can create a BigString account by clicking the blue “Sign Up” link found along the right hand side of the homepage (just below the sign in area). The following page asks the user for their desired BigString email address. After checking availability of the name, the user can click the green “Continue” button to access the registration form. The form requires a password, first and last name (optional middle initial), address, city, state, zip code, country location and optional gender, secret question and answer. The user is asked to also provide an alternate email address to validate the account and for future password recovery. After checking the terms of service and privacy policy agreement boxes and entering the Captcha code, the user can submit their information.

What does it cost to use the application?

BigString is currently free for all users. The user only has to create an account and can access their newly created email inbox as often as they like. The site does not currently list a premium paid membership. It is important to note that BigString is still in beta, so it is possible that this could change in the future. At this time, the site appears to use advertising to support itself.

Who would you recommend the application to?

BigString is aimed at almost anyone, especially those who are concerned about what happens to the email messages they send. BigString allows users to control who can view their messages and where the messages end up after they are sent.

  • Access your email as often as you like for free
  • Send and receive messages
  • Recall or edit previously sent messages
  • Set a viewing limit on the messages you send
  • Have a message destroyed after it is sent


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